Meet the College of Liberal Arts

Student Ambassadors

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, including Explore CSU and Choose CSU.

Are you a current College of Liberal Arts student interested in joining the CLA Student Ambassador Team? Learn more about the application process

MEET THE 2018-19 AMBASSADORS

Meghan Zehnder

Meghan Zehnder

Leadership Development & Communication Coordinator

Major: Sociology and Business Management

Year: Senior

Meghan went to high school in Evergreen, CO and choose CSU for the beautiful campus, friendly faces, and the variety of academic programs offered. In addition to being a CLA student ambassador, she is involved with the honors program, Women in Business, the Sociology Honors society (Alpha Kappa Delta), and is an advocate for Education Abroad. In her free time Meghan enjoys the outdoors and the 300 days of sunshine that Colorado has to offer.

Lawrence Horowitz

Lawrence Horowitz

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Major: Political Science, Global Politics and Policy concentration

Minor: Business Administration and History

Year: Senior

Lawrence is originally from El Segundo, California and wanted to gain new experiences by moving out to Colorado. At CSU, he's been a Resident Assistant for three years, worked as a marketing intern for CSU Athletics, and serves as an ambassador for the Key Communities learning community. Lawrence also got the opportunity to study abroad on Semester at Sea and travel to 10 different countries around the world. Lawrence loves all the connections and possibilities within the College of Liberal Arts and how easy it is to get involved with your interests.

Madison Taylor

Madison Taylor

Campus Visits & Tours Coordinator

Major: Economics, Political Science, & Journalism and Media Communication

Year: Senior

Madison transferred to Colorado State after one year at CSU-Pueblo. She’s currently triple majoring in economics, political science, and journalism and media communication. Madison is in the Honors Program and has had internships with Gulf State Analytics and AK&P, LLP. She is involved on campus as the ASCSU Supreme Court Chief Justice and sits on the Student Fee Review Board.

Aram Sahakyan

Aram Sahakyan

Major: Philosophy

Minor: Legal Studies

Year: Junior

Aram was originally interested in attending Boulder, but after visiting CSU his heart and head told him he belonged here. Aram is from Rockville, Maryland but considers his second home to be Fort Collins, CO. Aram loves being an ambassador for the college because he gets to share his story with other people and connect with all kinds of different individuals. Aram loves promoting the college because he fully believes in what it stands for. In addition to being a CLA Ambassador, Aram is part of the CSU Club Soccer team.

Blane Lee

Blaine Lee

Major: Music Therapy and Bassoon Performance

Year: Senior

Blaine is passionate about studying music as a medium to bring both rehabilitation and change into peoples' lives. He is a member of the CSU Wind Symphony, University Chorus, and the Mountain Horns a capella ensemble. Blaine was immediately drawn to CSU by the community and pride that students and faculty held as Rams, and as a CLA ambassador he is eager to instill and uphold those values in both current and prospective students.

Brook Rajnowski

Brook Rajnowski

Major: History (Social Studies Teaching)

Year: Junior

Brook Rajnowski is originally from Grand Junction, Colorado. She chose to attend CSU because it felt like home after the many trips to Fort Collins throughout her childhood with her parents who are CSU alumni. As a student, Brook has been involved in many different organizations on campus. She has participated in both the CSU Marching Band and the concert band playing both flute and sousaphone. She also got the opportunity to study abroad in Ireland. Brook works in the School of Social Work on campus as well as volunteered as a Ram Welcome Leader to help welcome the freshman class to campus in the fall. In her free time, Brook enjoys baking and spending time outdoors in Lory State Park.

Caity Prendergast

Caity Prendergast

Major: International Studies (European Studies)

Minor: French

Year: Junior

Caity is originally from Aurora, Colorado and chose Colorado State University because of the location. She enjoys spending her free time hiking and meeting new people. She is involved with the French club on campus and working at the Lory Student Center. Caity encourages future and current rams to get involved on campus!

Ellie Gould

Ellie Gould

Major: Political Science (Environmental Politics and Policy)

Minor: Spanish and Women's Studies

Year: Senior

Ellie is studying political science, with a concentration in environmental policy, and has a passion for sustainability and anything outdoors! She is from Denver, Colorado and was drawn to CSU immediately when she first visited because of its friendly and open-minded community that is constantly engaged in bettering itself and providing opportunities for others. She is a member of the CSU Honors Program, had the wonderful opportunity to participate in education abroad, and loves talking with prospective students about everything that CSU and the College of Liberal Arts has to offer!

Hannah Hurlbut

Hannah Hurlbut

Major: International Studies (Asian Studies) and Communication Studies

Minor: Chinese

Year: Junior

Hannah was adopted from China, grew up in Denver, and chose CSU because it felt like home. She is currently President of the Chinese Language Club, Vice President of the Council of International Student Affairs, an English Language Conversation Partner in the INTO program, a member of Kappa Delta Phi Epsilon sorority, and a member of the CSU Honors Program, in addition to the CLA Ambassador program. Hannah loves her major because she personally gets to see how CSU fosters an environment where students from all different backgrounds and countries can feel comfortable, accepted, and heard.

Isabel

Isabel Heiland

Major: Art

Year: Sophomore

Isabel is from Highlands Ranch, CO, and really loves this state. CSU was an easy decision for her because of the beautiful campus, great opportunities, and wonderful people. She loves art and plants and is studying to become a botanical illustrator. She’s got a thing for music as well, and is currently co-president (soon to be full president) of a campus affiliated a cappella group called Mainstreet Acapella. As an honors student, she loves to get involved wherever she can and has participated in many art related events on campus. She loves being a Ram and hopes future students will too.

Olivia Brett

Olivia Brett

Major: Art (Graphic Design)

Minor: Entrepreneurship

Year: Junior

Olivia is from Fort Collins, CO and transferred to Colorado State University from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (FL) after one year. She is a graphic design major, with a minor in business administration/entrepreneurship, and loves CSU because of all of the great opportunities to get involved with the community and to meet people from all different backgrounds. Outside of class, Olivia loves to spend time with her sister, draw, paint, play guitar and piano, and spend time with her foster dogs.

Megan Valliere

Megan Valliere

Major: Political Science

Minor: English and Legal Studies

Year: Freshman

Megan is a Colorado local who chose CSU because of its amazing academic opportunities and supportive campus community. She loves studying Political Science and is also involved in the University Honors Program. Being an ambassador is truly the most rewarding experience, as she loves being able to create and share positive experiences with prospective students and families. In her free time, Megan is an intern for a local nonprofit and an avid lover of yarn crafts and her dog, Mr. Simon.

Erika Pepmeyer

Erika Pepmeyer

College of Liberal Arts Recruitment Coordinator

Originally hesitant about working for a large university, I chose Colorado State University for its close-knit community, nationally recognized academic programs and research opportunities, outstanding faculty, and its location in the Choice City that is Fort Collins, CO. During my first four years at CSU, and first year in the College of Liberal Arts, this community, university and the City of Fort Collins have exceeded any expectations I may have had. As prospective students and families consider Colorado State University and the College of Liberal Arts for themselves, myself and the CLA Student Ambassadors are ready and willing to share information, provide valuable insights, and help create connections. I invite you to contact me anytime, or visit www.libarts.colostate.edu/visit to setup your personalized visit to see the college. It’s a great day to be a Ram!

A little more about me; I am originally from Iowa where I graduated HS in 2000 and spent one year at a large university before I transferred to a small private liberal arts college where I studied kinesiology and secondary education. After graduation, I spent the next four years coaching and recruiting at the college level in North Dakota and Iowa, and coaching and teaching for two years at the high school level in Arizona. It was during this time I first came to understand the complexities of the college search and recruitment process. In 2008, I made the transition to College Admissions where I’ve since stayed and grown my passion for serving students and families in a variety of roles including my position as Recruitment Coordinator for the College of Liberal Arts.