Office of Outreach and Involvement

Ambassador Biographies

About the Ambassador Program

Our Ambassador Program is open to all students and is a great way to start learning about how ASUW works and what it means to be a part of the Association. We offer personal and professional development sessions, job shadowing opportunities, and a really awesome, supportive community to jumpstart your time at UW!

Applications for this program open in the Fall!

Ambassador

Name: Tony Jiang

Year: First-Year Student

Major: Economics

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Communities: ASUW Ambassador, TYAPN, Unite UW, Dubstech

Fun Fact: I’ve never seen a polar bear.

What is your favorite part about being an Ambassador?  Being able to be exposed to great opportunities and wonderful mentor is the greatest part of being an ASUW Ambassador.

What’s one valuable takeaway from this program? If you are willing to initiate the conversation with people around you, you will find how amazing they are.

Ask me about… Ask me about travel, fitness, and whatever you want!

 

Name: Eman Mustefa

Year: First-Year Student

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Federal Way, WA

Communities: ACM and SWE

Fun Fact: One of my favorite hobbies is editing videos

What is your favorite part about being an Ambassador?  My favorite part about being an ASUW Ambassador is being able to learn the various entities of ASUW while also developing personally and professionally.

What’s one valuable takeaway from this program? One of the most valuable takeaways was learning about the various ways to participate in self care, which included different ways to meditate

Ask me about… Bullet Journaling!

 

Name: Kristen Nguyen

Year: Second-Year Student

Major: Communications and Sociology

Hometown: Lynnwood, WA

Communities: Rainy Dawg Radio

Fun Fact: I have a scar on my hand from walking into a door in middle school.

What is your favorite part about being an Ambassador?  My favorite part about being an ASUW Ambassador is being able to network and the constant feeling of being inspired.

What’s one valuable takeaway from this program? One valuable takeaway I’ve learned is how to fully invest myself in purposeful activities that align with my passions and values.

Ask me about… Good classes to take!

 

Name: Najma Hashi

Year: First-Year Student

Major: Engineering Undeclared (bioengineering)

Hometown: Burien, Washington

Communities: Society of Women Engineers, Black Student Union, Bioengineers without Borders, Somali Student Association

Fun Fact: I love doing Zumba! I’ve been doing it for 5 years and love learning about different dance styles and which cultures they come from.

What is your favorite part about being an Ambassador?  My favorite part about being ASUW Ambassador is being able to learn so much about the program as well as making friends who have similar interests as mines.

What’s one valuable takeaway from this program? One valuable takeaway I have learned from this program is about how to manage your time wisely as well as how to balance a heavy workload and schedule. I have also learned how important it is to both reach out for help when needed and help others as well.

Ask me about… Ask me about Zumba, engineering, soccer, Global health leadership.

 

Name: Audrey Van Valkenburg

Year: First-Year Student

Major: Undecided, but hopefully something Business related!

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Communities: Hall Council

Fun Fact: I’ve been to Disneyland 50+ times!

What is your favorite part about being an Ambassador?  

What’s one valuable takeaway from this program?

Ask me about…

 

Name: Abdi Osman

Year: First-Year Student

Major: Neuroscience

Hometown: Seattle, WA.

Communities: BSU, BSC intern, SSA, Neurobiology Club

Fun Fact: I love kitkat!

What is your favorite part about being an Ambassador?  

What’s one valuable takeaway from this program?

Ask me about…

 

Name: Arielle Glenn Fernandez

Year: First-Year Student

Major: Computer Science & Engineering

Hometown: Renton, WA

Communities: FASA (Filipino American Student Association, SWE (Society of Women Engineers)

Fun Fact: I went viral on twitter for a week but my caption wasn’t even grammatically correct 🙁

What is your favorite part about being an Ambassador?  My favorite part about being an ASUW Ambassador is having the opportunity to connect with other first and second-year students through sharing our passions for servant leadership!

What’s one valuable takeaway from this program? One valuable takeaway from this Ambassadorship program is the importance of building meaningful relationships with people while developing our growth for becoming the best versions of ourselves.

Ask me about… Spongebob memes 🙂

 

Name: Linda Chen

Year: First Year Student

Major: Pre-sciences

Hometown: Canada

Communities: Grey Matters Journals

Fun Fact: I am left handed!

What is your favorite part about being an Ambassador?  Meeting people and participating in ASUW events.

What’s one valuable takeaway from this program? I learned to love myself and live in the moment.

Ask me about… Anything about the ASUW Ambassador program!

 

Name: Lesly Duran

Year: Third-Year Student

Major: Business with a minor in Spanish

Hometown: Forks, Washington

Communities: Somos Latinas Club

Fun Fact: I love traveling! I leave the country at least 3 times a year! & I have 20/10 vision. Soooo, I can see y’all from far away! Haha!

What is your favorite part about being an Ambassador?  

What’s one valuable takeaway from this program?

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Programs

    • – Balancing Work-Life Workshop
      – Resume + Cover Letter Workshop
      – Presentation from UW Faculty & Office
      – Meetings with ASUW President, Directors, etc.
      – Presentations to various UW RSOs, offices, etc.
      – ASUW Job Shadowing