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.

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 2022-23 AMBASSADORS

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Pete Wilson

Leadership Development & Communication Coordinator

Majors: English & Philosophy

Year: Senior

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.

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Catrina Vininski

Campus Events & Marketing Coordinator

Majors: English & Communication Studies

Minor: Film Studies

Year: Senior

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.

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Rylyn Todd

Campus Visits & Tours Coordinator

Major: Journalism and Media Communications

Minor: Psychology & Communications

Year: Senior

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.

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Abby Robinder

Major: Art Education

Year: Senior

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.

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Anahi Ruiz

Major: Sociology / Criminal Justice and Criminology

Minor: Legal Studies

Year: Senior

Anahi toured CSU for the first time in her Junior year of high-school and automatically fell in love. She was amazed by the location and the beautiful campus along will the welcoming and inclusive atmosphere.  Anahi studies sociology because she enjoys learning about societies' behaviors. During her sophomore year she decided to add an Interdisciplinary Legal Studies minor because she wanted to expand her knowledge of the legal world and branch out to different areas of law. These classes have molded her and changed the views she previously had, making her want to purse law school in the future. Anahi is currently apart of the pre-law club and the academic advancement center. 

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Andrea Pennington

Major: Journalism and Media Communication

Minor: Sociology

Year: Senior

Andrea always been very family oriented so she wanted to stay close to home for college. After touring multiple schools and stepping foot on CSU's campus she immediately felt like CSU was the place for her. She loves the mountains, the people, the environment, and felt like she could really embrace her dreams here. Andrea has always wanted to work with people and choose journalism so she could focus on public relations. Journalism has allowed Andrea to diversify her knowledge, and give her the opportunity to choose from a plethora of career options. After graduation she hopes to pursue a career in public relations or media relations. Andrea is currently the president as was the founding member of the Science Communication Club, and is the marketing manager at Rocky Mountain Student Media

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Bemnet Tefera

Majors: Sociology & Political Science

Year: Senior

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: Sophomore

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.

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Erin Fuller

Majors: English

Year: Sophomore

Erin has always known that Colorado has been apart of their blood. They choose CSU because they love Fort Collins and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else. Erin has a deep passion for writing and choose English as a way of fulfilling that desire. English allows Erin to be embrace their creativity and futher develop their writing skills. In the future Erin hopes to become a professional playwrite. Erin is currently the assistant podcast manager, and a DJ at KSCSU. They also have experience being a part of a CSU theather production.

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Grace Dotson

Majors: Sociology & Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts

Year: Senior

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.

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Hannah Prinzi

Majors: English & Political Science

Minor: International Development

Year: Junior

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: Sophomore

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.

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Lucy Morantz

Major: Journalism and Media Communications & Political Science

Minor: Legal Studies

Year: Senior

Originally from flat Kansas, Lucy knew that she wanted to go to a school far from home that was close to mountains. A family friend whose son was a CSU student recommended that she look into the university. When she and her family visited for the first time, they instantly fell in love with the beauty of CSU and Old Town under Christmas lights in the winter.Touring the Journalism Department reaffirmed this feeling for her when she saw the endless opportunities for student involvement. Moving away from home was nerve-wracking, but the support from the CSU community made it feel so easy and exciting for her. In addition to the CLA Ambassador Team, Lucy is a photo editor/ director for the Rocky Mountain Collegian, a  communications/press intern for a poltical campaign and a media director/storyteller at Rock On Fort Collins

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Maliyah Pham

Major: Sociology

Year: Junior

Maliyah decided to come to CSU because of the diversity that was advertised by the intriguing CSU recruiters at her high school college fair. She appreciates that CSU is close to home, but not too close. Maliyah originally started out as a biochem major, but realized sociology was her calling. The AUCC course that influenced this major choice was SOC 100, as well as outside influences such as her interest in criminology/forensics. Maliyah loves how she can do anything with this degree. She enjoys that she will not be stuck with just one career choice but that she can become anything with her major. In addition to the CLA Ambassadors, Maliyah is a Key Plus Leadership Coach.

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Sean Costello

Major: Political Science

Minor: Global Studies

Year: Senior

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.