Who are Student Ambassadors?

Engineering Student Ambassadors are selected through a competitive process to represent the engineering student voice and perspective to prospective students and other campus visitors. They are currently-enrolled engineering students who are involved in a wide spectrum of activities; they share their experiences with prospective students, give tours of the College of Engineering, host Explore Engineering at Iowa programs, attend Hawkeye Visit Days, etc. The student ambassadors also serve as a resource for the transition and retention of current students.

Learn more about the ambassadors by clicking on their profiles below; feel free to email them, too.

Following the section on current engineering student ambassadors is a list of former ambassadors with bios of the most recent ones. You can find more info on many of them on LinkedIn.

Questions? 

Feel free to email Jane Dorman (Director of Admissions and Student Life), Ryan Puhrmann (Assistant Director of Recruitment and Outreach), or any of the individual ambassadors with questions about being an engineering student at the University of Iowa, opportunities, classes, or admissions.

Current Student Ambassadors

Abbagail Evans

Abbagail Evans

Brooke Bowman

Brooke Bowman

Celesta Cox

Celesta Cox

Clàudia Archer

Clàudia Archer

Gabriel Baird

Gabriel Baird

Jack Schwall

Jack Schwall

Jared Parr

Jared Parr

Jasmine Kaur

Jasmine Kaur

Kenzie Kroll

Kenzie Kroll

Luke Farmer

Luke Farmer

Nola Murhammer

Nola Murhammer

Olek Gralczyk

Olek Gralczyk

Olivia Coder

Olivia Coder

Peter Mertka

Peter Mertka

Sushma Santhana

Sushma Santhana

Former Engineering Student Ambassadors

  • Aaron Burkhardt, 2003-2005

  • Aaron Bock, 2002-2004

  • Abdualrhman (Abdul) Elgaali, 2018-2019

  • Adam Duggleby, 2007-2009

  • Adam Keen, 2006-2008

  • Adrianna Jarosz, 2012-2013

  • Aileen Ponce, 2018-2020

  • Alec Jackson, 2013-2014

  • Alec Hanson, 2017-2020

  • Alexandra (Alex) Bess, 2015-2016

  • Alexandra (Allie) Haugen, 2017-2019

  • Allison (Allie) Bartak, 2006-2008

  • Allison Green Kerndt, 2000-2002

  • Allison Kindig Giannaros, 2013-2015

  • Allison Rowe, 2017-2018

  • Allyson (Ally) Swartz Timmer, 2013-2015

  • Allysa Azzano Reinhart, 2009-2011

  • Amanda Ennis Mikhail, 1997-1998

  • Amanda Ollinger, 2019-2020

  • Amanda Smith Cooper, 2013-2016

  • Amy Althoff, 2008-2010

  • Amy McQueen Hruska, 2003-2005

  • Anand Bhatia, 2005-2007

  • Andrea Birtles, 2016-2018

  • Andrew (Andy) Ewald, 2007-2008

  • Andrew (Andy) McCoy, 1997-1998

  • Andrew Solsrud, tour guide, 2018

  • Andrew (Andy) Tesene, 1998-1999

  • Angelica (Angel) Williams Thomas, 1997-1998

  • Angelina Boulicault Martinson, 2014-2015

  • Anthony (A.J.) Engelbart, 2012-2014

  • Anthony (Tony) Melchiorri, 2008-2010

  • Austin Strom, 2017-2019

  • Bailey Krstic, 2013-2015

  • Benjamin (Ben) Peiffer, 2008-2010

  • Blake Connor, 2015-2018

  • Brandon Fitz, 2002-2004

  • Brenna Lewis, 2005-2006

  • Brianna (Bri) Knoll, 2010-2012

  • Bryan (Luke) Pomranky, 2002-2005

  • Byron Kominek, 2002-2003

  • Caitlyn Hagarty, 2012-2013

  • Caley Medinger Ploessl, 2014-2015

  • Cameron Trentz, 2018-2020

  • Camryn Norton. 2019-2021

  • Carli Brucker, 2017-2018

  • Cassidy (Cassie) Lindow, 2016-2019

  • Catherine (Cathy) Crouch DeGeeter, 2001-2003

  • Chad Ford, 2015-2017

  • Christian Kurasek, 2002-2003

  • Christopher (Chris) Hill, 2009-2011

  • Christopher (Chris) Stoakes, 2001-2002

  • Clara Lyden, 2018-2020

  • Cole Schuchard, 2016-2017

  • Consuelo Valladolid, 2014-2015

  • Cori Thompson, 2007-2009

  • Courtney Paulsen Mitchell, 2012-2014

  • Dana Weir, 2005-2007

  • Danielle (Danni) Wright, 2010-2012

  • Danielle Peterson Kester, 2014-2017

  • Luz Daniela (Dani) Larraga Martinez, 2020-2022

  • Darci Noelting Shoemaker, 1999-2001

  • David Allison, 2003-2004

  • David Crawford, 2010-2011

  • Deanna Sorak, 2000-2001

  • Dillan Newbold, 2011-2012

  • Drew Madden, 1999-2000

  • Eben Shelton, 2019-2020

  • Elizabeth LeMar Conlan, 2019-2020

  • Elizabeth (Beth) Westlake Blanco, 2004-2007

  • Elizabeth (Betsy) Campbell, 2010-2012

  • Elizabeth (Liz) Risius Gengelbach, 2010-2012

  • Elliott Glenn, 2012-2014

  • Emily Miller, 2014-2016

  • Eric Boeshart, 2014-2016

  • Frank Attere, 2008-2010

  • Genevieve Goelz, 2016-2018

  • Gianna Caruso, 2021-2022

  • Haley Hawbaker, 2017-2020

  • Heather Ralston Christain, tour guide, 2002

  • Helen Fuller, tour guide, 2002

  • Ian Armstrong, 2014-2015

  • Isabella (Izzy) Solaroli, 2019-2020

  • Jacklyn (Jackie) Engelbart, 2011-2013

  • Jackson Ebbesen, 2006-2008

  • James (Jim) Purdin, 2000-2002

  • James (Jimmy) Moore, 2015-2017

  • Janelle Barrow Haines, 2012-2013

  • Jared Bogue, 2007-2009

  • Jeffrey (Jeff) Moon, 2010-2012

  • Jenna Kusmierek Westbrook, 2005-2006

  • Jennifer (Jenn) Brozik Pidima, 2003-2006

  • Jessica Schroeder, 2018-2020

  • Jessica (Jess) Smith, 2006-2007

  • Jessica (Jessie) Blumberg Moffitt, 2016-2018

  • Jessie Huisinga, 2001-2004

  • Jill Hunt Vollbeer, 1999-2000

  • Jillian (Jill) Nagle, 2010-2012

  • Jocelyn (Jocie) Zenner Strom, 2018-2020

  • Jodi Hill, 1998-1999

  • Jolee Mohr, 2019-2021

  • Jordan Cannon, 2006-2008

  • Jordan Ewald, 2020-2021

  • Joseph (Joe) Friedrich, 2000-2002

  • Joseph (Joe) Randall, 2001-2002

  • Julie Wisch, 2008-2010

  • Kaitlyn Malone Pellegrino, 2006-2008

  • Karan Rao, 2012-2014

  • Karsten Temme, 2000-2002

  • Katelyn Murhammer, 2019-2021 (bio)

  • Katelynn Jourdan, 2013-2015

  • Katherine (Katie) Giles, 2015-2017

  • Katherine (Katie) Coates Selburg, 2000-2003

  • Kathleen Wade, 2018-2020

  • Kathryn (Kate) Douglas Niewind, 2007-2009

  • Kathryn (Katy) Garn, 2019-2021

  • Katie Ebbesen Newberger, 2002-2005

  • Kayla Kamber Hill, 2009-2011

  • Kayley Barrios Lain, 2013-2014

  • Kenley Kyle, 1998-1999

  • Kevin Lindenberg 2010-2012

  • Kevin Simoens, 2014-2016

  • Kimberly (Kim) Ma Vanderhoeven, 2000-2003

  • Kipp Caputo, 2012-2014

  • Kristina Kuraitis Kennedy, tour guide 1999

  • Kristopher (Kris) Thornburg, 2001-2004

  • Kyle Hudson, 2006-2008

  • Laura Northrup, 2008-2010

  • Lauren Rasor A'Hearn, 2017-2019 

  • Lauren Willson, 2020-2021 (bio)

  • Luz Daniela (Dani) Larraga Martinez, 2020-2022

  • Madison Murhammer Colon, 2016-2018

  • Maribel Treto Nowak, 2008-2010

  • Matthew (Matt) Anderson, 2008-2010

  • Matthew (Matt) Antos, 2015-2017

  • Matthew (Matt) Brown, 2003-2006

  • Matthew (Matt) Burian, 2011-2013

  • Matthew (Matt) Mobily, 2004-2007

  • Maureen Mohr Henderson, 2008-2009

  • Megan Philipp, 2012-2014

  • Megan Greenwood, 2010-2011

  • Melanie (Mel) Kneisel, 2011-2012

  • Michael (Mike) Bauerly, 1999-2000

  • Michael (Mike) Wall, 2009-2011

  • Michael Burke, 1998-2000

  • Michelle Riedinger, 2014-2016

  • Mikaela Thiel, 2017-2020

  • Morgan Gagnon, 2018-2020

  • Nathan Whitlow, 2004-2007

  • Nevin Vijh, 2013-2014

  • Nicholas (Nick) Brunn, 2020-2022 (bio)

  • Nicholas (Nick) Valentine, 2004-2005

  • Nicole (Nikki) Heacock Schimpf, 2005-2007

  • Nicole Olson Holzhammer, 2011-2013

  • Nihaal Gill, 2021-2022 (bio)

  • Paige Hendrickson, 2016-2017

  • Palani Permeswaran, 2012-2014

  • Paul Flanders, 2016-2019

  • Peige Zhou, 2010-2012

  • Peter (Pete) Van Sickle, 2006-2008

  • Phillip Gregory, 2014-2016

  • Rachael Collier Herold, 2007-2008

  • Rachel Levine Lawson, 2006-2008

  • Rachel Loret de Mola, 2002-2003

  • Rachel Hageman Ryan, 2014-2017

  • Rathi Ravikumar Joseph, 2003-2005

  • Robin Donegan, 2008-2010

  • Ryan Collins, 2015-2018

  • Ryan Nielsen, 2004-2006

  • Ryan Schuler, 2012-2014

  • Ryan Wallace, 2007-2008

  • Samuel (Sam) David, 2005-2007

  • Sara Welter Fitz, 2003-2005

  • Sarah Cooper, 2016-2018

  • Sarah Anderson De La Rosa, 1998-1999

  • Sarah Rinehart Kemp, 2007-2009

  • Shandy Porter, 2016-2018

  • Shantan Kethireddy, tour guide 1998

  • Shawna Fitzer Boeding, 1998-1999

  • Shelby Wood Jones, 2013-2015

  • Shipra Verma, 2016-2018

  • Shriya Nangia, 2020-2021 (bio)

  • Smridhi (Sam) Mittal, 2020-2022 (bio)

  • Sophia (Sophie) Schultz, 2019-2021 (bio)

  • Stephanie Iverson Cullinan, 2004-2005

  • Stephanie Swiatlo, 2011-2013

  • Sydney Garcia Thornburgh, 2015-2017

  • Tamara Sakaji, 2017-2018

  • Tara Olds, 2004-2006

  • Tengku (Alya) Mohd, 2016-2017

  • Travis Thornburgh, 2014-2016

  • Trevor Thornburgh, 2020-2022 (bio)

  • Tyler Beduhn, 2011-2013

  • Tyler Stockman, 2009-2011

  • Valerie Boksa, 2020-2021 (bio)

  • Valerie Cronin, 2002-2004

  • Vijay Permeswaran, 2008-2010

  • William (Will) Kernan, 2012-2015

  • Wyatt Klass, 2018-2019

  • Yashila Permeswaran, 2014-2016

  • Yibing Su, 2013-2014

  • Zachary (Zach) Bodensteiner, 2011-2013

  • Zachary (Zach) Meyer, 2010-2012

  • Zachary (Zach) Yuhas, 2010-2012