VISIT THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS
Experience a student-led tour of the learning spaces in the College of Liberal Arts and explore what it's like to be a student in CLA. Our student ambassador team is also available for questions at all CSU Visit Days.
In order to adjust to circumstances surrounding COVID-19, we have several virtual experiences available to prospective students and families in addition to our custom on-campus visits.
MEET THE 2021-22 AMBASSADORS
Leadership Development & Communication Coordinator
Majors: English & Philosophy
Pete decided to attend CSU alongside his twin brother. In addition to staying close to family, Pete appreciated CSU's sustainability and the nature on campus. During high school, Pete was inspired to become an English and Philosophy double major by his excellent AP Literature teacher. He is also a recipient of the Blake Leadership Scholarship, and a student in the University Honors Program. Pete's other involvements include the Honors Student Association and Cru Campus Ministries.
Campus Events & Marketing Coordinator
Major: Music Performance
Minor: Arts Management (LEAP Program)
Jenna was able to experience CSU through high school basketball camps and through her older brother who attended the University. She also was able to work with the CSU flute professor in middle school and her band performances were hosted by CSU. This strong connection with the University as well as its welcoming atmosphere led to her decision to become a CSU Ram. Jenna is in the CSU Honors Program, the international music fraternity, Sigma Alpha Iota, a member of the Presidential Pep Band, and a section leader for the CSU Marching Band. The ability to customize her education has played an important role in her student experience, and Jenna is excited for the endless possibilities to come.
Campus Visits & Tours Coordinator
Major: Political Science
Minors: Ethnic Studies
Merry attended a summer program at CSU her junior year of high school. Her familiarity with the University as well as the scholarships she was offered helped her decide to further her education at Colorado State. Her desire to be a human rights influencer around the world and her interest in current events paved the path to her major. Merry is a member of NRHH, ASCSU, Hall Council, UWOC, and the Elections Committee. Even though her involvement on campus speaks for itself, Merry strives to find more ways to be involved, make more connections, and continue her academic excellence.
Major: English (Creative Writing)
Minor: Media Studies
Andrea has a passion for writing because she firmly believes in the power of the written word. She is a member of the CSU Figure Skating club team, as well as its fundraising chair, and is involved in the Global Village living community. Andrea chose CSU because the liberal arts program stood out to her and she felt a strong connection with the campus through her family. Through her position as a CLA student ambassador, she strives to be more involved on campus. After CSU, Andrea plans to use her aptitude for writing to influence the writing and publishing industry.
Major: Sociology & Political Science
Bemnet decided to choose CSU because of the strong sense of community offered here. As a first-generation college student, the school search process was intimidating, but CSU offered help in her transition to college. Bement became interested in criminal justice and human behaviors in high school, and decided to pursue these interests at CSU. Bement has a passion for social justice, and she hopes to utilize her dual majors to work in the criminal justice field as a lawyer. Outside of studying and working with the CLA Ambassador Team, Bemnet is a leadership coach for Key Plus, an Associate Senator for ASCSU, and a Puksta Scholar.
Major: Journalism & Media Communications
Minor: Interdisciplinary Leadership Studies
Originally from Omaha, Nebraska, Ben was brought to CSU by the extensive options within CSU's Journalism & Media Communications Department. His interactions with JMC faculty helped Ben realize his potential within the industry and instilled confidence in his decision for a major. Ben was also impressed with CSU's efforts in diversity and inclusion. He felt a sense of inclusion for everyone in academics, athletics, and professional environments. Ben's other involvements include the CSU Triathlon Club, Society of Professional Journalists, PRSSA, and the Science Communication Club.
Majors: English & Communication Studies
Minor: Film Studies
Catrina chose to come to CSU primarily because of the beautiful campus and close proximity to the mountains. As a Colorado native and someone who loves the outdoors, the location was a major factor in her decision. Catrina has always known that she wanted to be a writer, so she became and English major at CSU. After attending classes, however, she realized that she wanted to expand her career goals and added a Communications major. Outside of the ambassadors, Catrina is also involved with the student involvement office (SLiCE), Key Communities, and a ski organization on campus.
Majors: History & Political Science
Minor: Science & Technical Communications
After a long college search process of applying to 20 different schools, Corinne ultimately decided to choose CSU. She was intrigued by the campus's outdoor-oriented environment as well as the option to go somewhere new while still being close to home. One of Corinne's campus visits to sit in on a university history class also helped guide her in choosing her major. She hopes to combine her interests in history, political science, and the environment by working for the National Parks Service one day. Corinne is a Blake Leadership Scholar and Honors student, and her other involvements include working for the CSU Library, Journal of Undergraduate Research, Defenders of Wildlife CSU, CSU Collegian, Straayer Center for Public Service Leadership, and CSU Public Lands History Center.
Minor: Legal Studies
Daniel is originally from Fairfax, Virginia. He visited CSU at a young age and its lasting impression led him to return for a tour in high school, reaffirming his love for the University and causing him to choose to be a CSU Ram. Through his studies, Daniel has improved his written communication skills, preparing him for his goal of attending law school. His well-rounded character is undeniable as he plays rugby for CSU alongside his involvement as a student ambassador.
Majors: Political Science & History
Minors: Legal Studies & French
As a Fort Colllins native, Doug had the opportunity to grow up around the CSU community. Seeing the college evolve overtime as well as his love for Colorado solidified his decision to attend CSU. Doug new that he wanted to study history since his early high school days. He participated in the History Bowl, and he got to learn with two history teachers who were CSU alumni. Doug decided to add the political science major because of his interest in law and applying his history knowledge to the field. His other involvements include the Pre-Law Club, Rams for Progress, and giving tours at a historic home in Fort Collins.
Major: Economics & Political Science
Minor: Legal Studies & Sports Management
Ethan, originally from Amarillo, Texas, chose CSU because of its great location and fantastic academic opportunities. He was especially drawn to the College’s unique Sports Management minor. In addition to his involvement as a CLA Student Ambassador, Ethan is an active member of CSU’s Pre-Law club and serves as a Sports Journalist for the Rocky Mountain Collegian on campus. He also enjoys volunteering with the City of Fort Collins as a basketball coach. Ethan hopes to attend law school to obtain his Juris Doctor and ultimately specialize in sports and entertainment law.
Major: International Studies
Three things stood out to Gillian about CSU: its larger university size, its remarkable liberal arts program, and its exemplary international studies major. These three factors alongside her admiration for the University's campus and Fort Collins marked her decision to choose CSU. Gillian has learned critical thinking skills which she uses in her analysis of contemporary global issues. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors with her friends and leads outdoor excursions as an officer in the CSU Outdoor Club. This semester, she is embarking on a new adventure by taking part in the CSU Semester at Sea study abroad program.
Majors: English & Political Science
CSU was on Hannah's radar after a high school percussion ensemble performance held on campus. As the time came to make a college decision, CSU's Honors and Liberal Arts programs, campus community, and financial aid opportunities all convinced Hannah to become a Ram. Upon arriving to CSU, Hannah's professors helped her choose to study both political science and English. She plans to combine these interests into a career as a published author that will help make a difference in the world through political discourse. Hannah is a Blake Leadership Scholar and Honors student, and her other involvements include Spiritus Mundi (the Honors literary magazine), Honors Undergraduate Research, and Navigator's Ministry.
Majors: English & Spanish
Having grown up in a small town just east of Fort Collins, Sarahy had always been attracted to CSU's green campus and marching band. She decided to attend CSU for her college education because it was the perfect fit financially, socially, and academically. CSU also gave Sarahy the perfect opportunity to get out of her comfort zone in a new city without being too far away from home. Sarahy was excited to pursue CSU's English linguistics concentration, and her fascinating Spanish elective courses motivated her to add the Spanish major. Sarahy's other involvements include the English Undergraduate Committee, Las Comadres, Latinx Women's Club, Greyrock Review, and Nunn Community Sharehouse.
Majors: Political Science & French
Minors: Spanish & Russian
The excellent Languages, Literatures, and Cultures program as well as the affordable in-state tuition is what brought Peyton to CSU. Peyton became interested in political science because of AP U.S. Government and Politics and her involvement in the high school We the People Program. Her interest in languages comes from her desire to break international barriers and enhance her cultural understanding. Peyton is also involved with CSU's student government (ASCSU), Russian Club, Le Circie Francais, the Community Literacy Center, Gamma Phi Beta sorority, and serves as a girl scout mentor.
Major: Political Science
Minor: Global Studies
Sean originally began his college journey at the University of Oregon. However, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, he ultimately decided it was best for him to return home to Colorado. Sean was reminded of how much he enjoyed CSU from a previous campus visit and transferred to this university. Upon transferring, Sean also changed his major from psychology to political science after hearing great things about CSU's political science department. Sean has not regretted his decision ever since! In addition to the CLA Ambassador Team, Sean is a Transfer Transition Leader.
Major: Journalism and Media Communications
Minor: Information Science & Technology
Originally from Alaska, Rylyn chose CSU both because of the beauty of Colorado and the feeling of community on campus. She loved how people were receptive to making new friends, and she truly felt at home. Rylyn has always loved to write about people, events, and stories. During high school, she even wrote articles for the local newspaper about student life. The Journalism and Media Communications department was a clear path for her, and she has since expanded her knowledge of what she would like to pursue as a career. In addition to the ambassador team, Rylyn is also involved with Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), CSU's radio station (KCSU-FM), Collar Scholars, and Outpost.
The financial aid offered through the College of Liberal Arts alongside the amazing percussion studio were major factors in Will's decision to choose CSU. Will started as a music education major, but was able to switch his focus to history education. He is also a Colorado native and was glad to still have the opportunity to hike, camp, fish, and ski in his free time! Will's involvements include the CSU Orchestra, percussion ensembles, intramural sports, Cru Campus Ministries, and serving as a Resident Assistant.