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.

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.

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 2021-22 AMBASSADORS

Pete Wilson

Pete Wilson

Leadership Development & Communication Coordinator

Majors: English & Philosophy

Year: Junior

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.

Jenna Moore

Jenna Moore

Campus Events & Marketing Coordinator

Major: Music Performance

Minor: Arts Management (LEAP Program)

Year: Senior

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.

Merry Gebretsadik

Merry Gebretsadik

Campus Visits & Tours Coordinator

Majors: Political Science & Ethnic Studies

Year: Senior

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.

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Abby Robinder

Major: Art Education

Year: Junior

Abby is originally from Iowa and was drawn to CSU because of the impressive Art Education program. She also enjoyed the campus community and proximity to the mountains. Abby has always considered being a teacher since she was young, and she chose to study Art Education because of cultural and historical applications of the visual arts. Her goal is to one day teach her favorite mediums including sculpture and ceramics. In addition to the CLA Ambassador team, Abby also serves as an Residential Assistant on campus. She enjoys where she gets to make meaningful connections and help people transition to college.

Bemnet Tefera

Bemnet Tefera

Majors: Sociology & Political Science

Year: Junior

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.

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Catie Harris

Majors: Theatre Design/Technology & Business Administration

Year: Freshman

Originally from Texas, Catie considers Colorado a second home. She chose to study at CSU because of the excellent combination of academic standards and a talented theatre program. Catie found her passion for the technical side of theatre in high school and believes the people backstage to be the unsung heroes of production. She hopes to have a career in stage management, and she decided to double major in the College of Business to further diversify her applicable skills. When she isn't working on a show or with the CLA Ambassadors, Catie also servce on the Theatre Student Advisory Council.

Catrina Vininski

Catrina Vininski

Majors: English & Communication Studies

Minor: Film Studies

Year: Junior

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.

Corinne Neustadter

Corinne Neustadter

Majors: History & Political Science

Minor: Science & Technical Communications

Year: Junior

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.

Daniel Trump | Student Ambassador

Daniel Trump

Major: English

Minor: Legal Studies

Year: Senior

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.

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Grace Dotson

Majors: Sociology & Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts

Year: Junior

Grace Dotson is a Colorado native. She was drawn to CSU because of the welcoming environment and the fact that she felt valued as a student. Grace explored many pathways at CSU and found that she was drawn to the Sociology field repeatedly. The connections she made with professors convinced her to create a unique academic experience by adding Sociology to her Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts major. After earning her degree, Grace plans to continue her education with either law school or graduate school. In addition to the CLA Ambassadors, Grace is a University Honors Student, member of the Blake Leadership Scholars, volunteer for the Community Literary Center, and she maintains an off-campus job.

Hannah Prinzi

Hannah Prinzi

Majors: English & Political Science

Minor: International Development

Year: Sophomore

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.

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Kate McGill

Majors: Political Science & Ecosystem Science/Sustainability

Year: Freshman

Kate, originally from Nebraska, chose to study at CSU because of its welcoming atmosphere and proximity to the mountains. Additionally, Kate is interested in a career in ecosystem policy, so the combination of an excellent political science program and ecosystems major made CSU a clear choice. Kate's double major provides her the perfect balance of understanding government environmental policies and the science of the environment itself. In addition to the CLA Ambassadors, Kate is a member of the Zero Waste Team, volunteers with the Environmental Learning Center, and participates in the University Honors Program.

Rylyn Todd

Rylyn Todd

Major: Journalism and Media Communications

Minor: Psychology & Communications

Year: Junior

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.

Sean Costello

Sean Costello

Major: Political Science

Minor: Global Studies

Year: Junior

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.

Will Wilson

Will Wilson

Major: History

Minor: Music

Year: Junior

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.