Involvement Ambassadors

Involvement Ambassadors are a select group of experienced student leaders who are passionate about serving as a resource for student involvement. Ambassadors serve as liaisons between student organizations and the rest of the student body by exemplifying the benefits of getting involved on campus, highlighting campus resources, and connecting students with involvement opportunities.

Benefits of Involvement

  • Getting involved eases the transition from high school to college, allowing students to feel connected to their school and reduce feelings of homesickness.
  • Getting involved helps to meet like-minded people who have similar interests & helps students find their “place” on campus.
  • Involved students are more likely to graduate and feel satisfied with their college experience.
  • Involved students learn important life skills outside of the classroom, such as leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Students who are involved build leadership and teamwork skills that will aid them in future employment opportunities – involvement always looks good on a resume!

Involvement Coaching

Sign up for coaching to get involved on campus:

  • Information about the University of Georgia’s 750+ student organizations
  • Individualized and confidential 30-minute one-on-one sessions with ambassadors to help you find the best organization fit for you
  • Assistance with discovering your interests and passions
  • Assistance in determining how much time you have to devote to being involved and what particular opportunities might be best for you
  • Get connected and involved with student leaders and other resources across campus

Sign up for coaching to improve your student organization:

  • New organization coaching offered to newly registered organizations
  • Individualized 30-minute sessions to discuss your organization’s goals
  • Ask questions about organization challenges and areas for improvement
  • Gain a better understanding of University policies and procedures

Meet the Ambassadors

Photo of Ty Farmer (she/her) Ty Farmer (she/her)

Major: Elementary Education

Minor: Studio Art

Year in School: 3rd Year

Involvement at UGA: Dean of Students Ambassadors, LeaderShape / Leadership-in-Action Committee, Dawg Camp, Residence Hall Association, Simple Charity, Shop With a Bulldog (SWAB)

Photo of Sarah Burnett (she/her) Sarah Burnett (she/her)

Major: Health Promotion

Minor: N/A

Year in School: 2nd Year

Involvement at UGA: UGA Miracle, Aurora at UGA, Alpha Omicron Pi (Greek Life), Wesley Foundation, Freshley, UGA Career Development Intern, Human Development and Family Science Association

Photo of Savannah Simpson (she/her) Savannah Simpson (she/her)

Major: International Affairs & Political Science

Minor: N/A

Year in School: 3rd Year

Involvement at UGA: Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, College Republicans at UGA (Vice Chairwoman), Student Government Association (Director of Programming), UGA Wesley Foundation

Photo of Maggie Ruland (she/her) Maggie Ruland (she/her)

Major: Journalism (Intended) & Sport Management

Minor: General Business

Year in School: 2nd Year

Involvement at UGA: UGA Miracle (Assistant Chair), Pandora Yearbook (Copy Editor), Milledge Avenue Running Club (Fitness Chair), UGA Athletics Student Promotions Team, Phi Mu Sorority, Catholic Student Association, MFECOE Peer Mentor, University Union, DiGamma Kappa Professional Broadcast Society

Photo of Larry Yan (he/him) Larry Yan (he/him)

Major: Management Information Systems

Minor: N/A

Year in School: 3rd Year

Involvement at UGA: UGA Homecoming, Pandora Yearbook

Photo of Kailey Wilson (she/her) Kailey Wilson (she/her)

Major: Marketing

Minor: N/A

Year in School: 4th Year

Involvement at UGA: UGA Homecoming (Director), Women in Business, Alumni Association (Student Assistant)

Photo of Jeremiah de Sesto (he/him) Jeremiah de Sesto (he/him)

Major: International Affairs; Management Information Systems; International Business

Minor: N/A

Year in School: 2nd Year

Involvement at UGA: Student Government Association, Residential Housing Association, Office of the Dean of Students Ambassador, Next Generation UGA, The Backpack Project, Freshley/ Wesley, Beta Upsilon Chi Fraternity, Freshman College

Photo of Shruti Muruganandan (she/her) Shruti Muruganandan (she/her)

Major: Advertising; Marketing

Minor: N/A

Year in School: 3rd Year

Involvement at UGA: Communications Intern and former World Leader at UGA International Student Life, Director of Fetch Research & Strategy at Talking Dog Agency, Special Initiatives Director within Terry Student Diversity Advocacy Council, Mentor – Clarke County Mentor Program, Involvement Ambassador Marketing Committee Chair

Photo of Quinn Hlava (she/her) Quinn Hlava (she/her)

Major: Biology; Psychology

Minor: N/A

Year in School: 4th Year

Involvement at UGA: University Union (President), Young Democrats of UGA, Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities (Assistant), Student Researcher at the Brain and Action Lab

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