Honors Student Ambassadors
Honors Student Ambassadors are exemplary students in the Honors College. They are available to answer any questions you may have about the College and their experiences at Salisbury University. Please feel free to ask them anything!
I am currently a senior working towards a degree in both International Studies and French. I also have a minor in European Area Studies. Although I attend school here in Maryland, I am from a small town in Missouri. As you can probably guess, I love to travel, and want to end up working abroad one day. While I am keeping my options open, I am hoping to work with the government in intelligence work, translation, diplomacy, or something along those lines.
I am a big proponent of studying abroad. During my junior year, I spent the year in Europe and saw so many amazing places. My first semester was in France, where I took intensive language courses, and interned at a local school where I taught English. My second semester was in Sweden where I studied politics and European law. So if you have any questions about studying abroad, and how to fit that in with your Honors College requirements, don't hesitate to ask. Besides being an ambassador, I am also part of SU’s chapter of the Honor Society for International Studies (Sigma Iota Rho), the Honors Student Association where I served on the exec board for two years, and Phi Kappa Phi, which is the nation’s oldest and most selective honor society for all academic disciplines. I have also held various on-campus jobs since my freshman year. Currently, I work in the library in the inter-library loan office. So if you have any concerns about how to get an on-campus job, or how to balance a job with school, I would be happy to help.
I know how hard it is to go somewhere new, so I really encourage you to take advantage of all that the Honors College has to offer. I love meeting new people, so please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions you have.
Hi everyone, my name is Jeremie Barbosa, but you can call me Jamie! I am a Senior Honors student with a major in Biology and minors in Chemistry and Computer Science. I work as a Resident Assistant in the freshman honors residence hall, Manokin Hall, and am in charge of one of the freshman Honors LLC’s. I also went through the Sophomore Honors LLC to learn on how to become a better mentor and leader in the community.
The clubs and organizations around campus that I am grateful to be president of the Asian and Pacific Islander Club, the Honors Student Association SGA Representative, Ro Alpha Sigma’s Historian and Secretary. I am also an active member of the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Student United Way. When I am not in class, on duty, or at club meetings, I do research with Dr. Nyland on the immunotoxin effects of arsenic exposure on macrophages through epigenetic mechanisms as my Honors Creative Project/ Research. Because of my research, I’ve attended multiple conferences, such as National Regional Honors Conference in Pittsburgh, PA. I also went to San Diego, CA for a week to present my research at the Experimental Biology Conference. These conferences were supported by the Honors College.
The place that I call home now Glen Burnie, MD, but I graduated from a high school in Illinois, so I know what it is like to be in an unfamiliar place for a brand-new adventure! In the future, I hope to continue doing research in epigenetics and biotechnology in order to help create a positive impact for many more people that are suffering due to an ailment or disease.
If you have any questions on anything and everything, please contact me! I would love to talk with you and connect you to this beautiful campus that I call home away from home!
Hello, my name is Shannon Bull and I am a senior pursuing a dual degree in applied mathematics and computer science. On-campus, I've worked as a Supplemental Instruction Leader and I recently started a new club called Women in Technology which is designed to support women pursuing degrees in technical fields. I am also the president of Salisbury's chapter of Upsilon Pi Epsilon which is the international honor society for computing and information disciplines.
Over the course of this year, I will be completing my honors thesis based on research I've completed in cryptography and algorithms used in digital signatures. Additionally, I will be working part-time at NASA Wallops Flight Facility where I have interned since the summer of my Sophomore year as a software engineer. This summer I also had the chance to intern and develop software for JPMorgan Chase in Delaware.
I'm excited to start my senior year at Salisbury and I'm always happy to answer questions about honors, scheduling, research, or finding internships!'
Hello, my name is Natalia Graf and I am a last-semester senior double majoring in accounting and information systems. I will be working as an auditor for Ernst & Young in Philadelphia after I graduate, but I have experience working for the federal government (as an auditor) and Morgan Stanley (as a derivative financial analyst). I will also be taking the CPA exam in the spring of 2020. Here at Salisbury, I am an information systems tutor, a Perdue Scholar, a member of Beta Alpha Psi and Phi Beta Lambda, the 2017 recipient of the Whall Award for Writing Excellence, a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma and Phi Kappa Phi honors societies, and a contributor for The Saunterer. In 2017, I presented at the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference. I also received a Cultural Laureate certification for four semesters and enjoy participating in local community service. If you have any questions or a need for any advice, please feel free to email me!
Hi, my name is Nicole Hammond. I am a biology major with a minor in environmental studies, earth science. I have been actively involved on and off campus through research, internships, and clubs since freshman year in a variety of disciplines. I will be writing my thesis in the fall about the ecological impact of damming freshwater ecosystems and presenting her research at the CERF conference in November. Recently I’ve studied abroad in Roatan, Honduras where I took a coral reef biology class. I currently serve on the University Green Fund board, work as a microbiology lab assistant and serve as president of ESA (Environmental Student Association). If you have any questions, about how to be engaged on and off-campus don't hesitate to reach out.
Hello, my name is Casey Hogan. I am a Senior in the Nursing program. I am from Howard County, Maryland, which is about an hour over the Bay Bridge. The Winter of 2017 I went abroad to Ecuador with the Salisbury Nursing Program's annual trip, and I recently presented my Honors Creative Project, mentored by Dr. Voncelia Brown, about the trip. It was a wonderful experience, and I learned about the healthcare needs found in Southern American countries. Spring of 2017, as a freshman, I presented research at a conference in Pittsburgh about federal programs available to individuals with schizophrenia. Additionally, I was a Supplementary Instruction Leader for Anatomy and Physiology II. I am employed on campus in the office of SU’s President. Sophomore year I was inducted in the National Honors Society Phi Kappa Phi and was also a part of the Honors Sophomore LLC. I currently about to be inducted into the National Nursing Honors Society Sigma Theta Tau, Lambda Eta chapter. I would love to answer any questions about undergraduate research, working on campus, becoming involved on campus, or participating in these activities while being a Nursing student.
My biggest involvement is with Student United Way, a volunteer organization on campus. I will act as the Public Relations Chair of the SUW executive board this coming school year. I have been a part of SUW since my freshman year and have contributed to several different volunteer opportunities. I also worked at the Alumni House my freshman year where I was a Phonathon student caller: I called Salisbury University alumni a few times a week to update their information and ask for donations. Finally, I have worked as the Curatorial Assistant in the Edward H. Nabb Research for two years. I mostly work with the historical exhibits on campus and our extensive collection of donated artifacts. I do research for the exhibits, help install and de-install the exhibits every semester, and catalog the artifacts as we receive donations.
My creative project was completed my Junior year and was done in tandem with my job in the Nabb Center. I curated an exhibit on thirty Eastern Shore artifacts from our collection that tell unique stories and stand on their own while contributing to the larger history of the area. Research and installation were completed over the course of the Fall 2018 semester and the exhibit was open for the entire Spring 2019 semester. To go with my elementary education major, I developed a lesson plan to go with the activity and was able to implement that plan with four groups of local elementary school students.
Hi everyone! I am a senior from Davidsonville, Maryland in Anne Arundel County. I am working towards a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science Allied Health with a Chemistry minor.
I have lived in two Living Learning Communities (LLC) through the Honors College: the freshman science LLC, and the sophomore year mentorship and leadership LLC. Through the Honors College I have also had the opportunity to present research at the Northeastern Regional Honors Conference in Providence, Rhode Island in April 2018. I studied abroad in Belize in January 2018, as an honors credit focused on global community health. Where we went into a local classroom and taught elementary students about emotional, environmental, and physical health.
Outside of the Honors College, I am involved in a variety of clubs and internships. I previously served as the Recruitment Coordinator and currently serve as the Volunteer Coordinator for Student United Way, which is a club focused on community engagement and volunteerism. I have done many internships in different areas of the healthcare field including occupation and physical therapies, medical simulation, and surgical research. Through these internships I have been able to write manuscripts and give scientific presentations at conferences.
I am actively involved in the Exercise Science Department. I have been participating in undergraduate research since my first semester at Salisbury University. I am a research assistant in the Laboratory for Human Performance with my mentor Dr. Scott Mazzetti, the Exercise Science Program Director, where we focus on research related to energy expenditure. I am currently working on my Honors Thesis with Dr. Mazzetti researching the influence of short-term explosive training on VO2max and peak power. Through my research, I have been able to attend the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), as well as the National Conference for ACSM. I am currently the Exercise Science tutor in the Center for Student Achievement, as well as an executive team member for Exercise Science Club.
I have been given some amazing opportunities through the Honors College and would love to share more with you! Please feel free to reach out and ask me any questions you may have!Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi, my name is Amar Naboulsi. I'm currently a Senior studying Exercise Science with a minor in Psychology in the hopes of becoming an occupational therapist. I grew up by the shore in Marlboro, New Jersey so I love to go to the beach. Freshman year I lived in Manokin Hall and was in the Honors LLC. I had the amazing opportunity Spring of 2017 to present my research at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference. At Salisbury, I work in the Honors House as a student worker where I help edit The Saunterer and the Honors College social media pages. I also work as an Orientation Leader in the summer before classes begin.
I am also a part of the Laboratory for Human Performance on campus where I do research alongside my peers and Dr. Mazzetti. I am currently piloting a study with a fellow ambassador and am very excited about it. I am also in the Honors Student Association, the women's club soccer team, and Girls on Top of the World. On my breaks, I try to shadow at Occupational therapists as much as I can and have had the privilege of shadowing at two hospitals, a hand therapy clinic, and a pediatric practice. Outside of class and work, you can find me with my friends, reading, or going to the beach. Please contact me if you have any questions about the Honors College, classes, or Salisbury in general!
Hello everyone, my name is Abigail Naleshik. I am a Senior majoring in Biology and Earth Science with a focus in geo-environmental. I have enjoyed my time here at Salisbury University with my involvement in Poms dance team, Relay for Life, and Student United Way. I am a Microbiology Laboratory assistant as well.
I have travelled to Las Vegas and Death Valley for studies with the university. I have completed my creative project of a sediment analysis of the Nanticoke River drainage basin. With my research I have had many opportunities for [resenting such as is in the PA Geographical Society Annual Meeting and SUSRC. After graduation I plan on attending Grad school. Feel free to reach out to me whenever!
Hello! I am a Senior Nursing major here at Salisbury University! I am an out-of-state student from Long Island, New York.
Freshman year I lived in the Honors Living Learning Community in Manokin and had the opportunity to present research from my first honors class! I went to the Maryland Collegiate Honors Conference and received the award of Best Poster Presenter. My research is entitled, “Maternal Diet and Fetal Development: Risks Posed by the Diet Accessible to Low Socioeconomic Groups in America”.
Currently at Salisbury University I work as an Orientation Leader. I am also involved in various organizations on campus including: Student Nursing Association, Honors Student Association, and Greek Life as a member of Alpha Sigma Tau. I am excited to say I have accepted the position of Junior Representative in the Student Nurses Association executive board for the ’18-’19 academic year. I am very passionate about these various organizations and would love to help anyone get involved in them!
Another one of my passions outside of academics is working with individuals who have special needs. Over the summers, I work as a special needs counselor for those who have many different developmental disabilities, this is something that I hope to continue in the future with nursing. Outside of school and work you will likely find me singing, hanging out with friends, reading, or going to the beach!
Please contact me if you have any questions about the Honors College or Salisbury University in general. Applying for the Honors College was the best decision I made in my college career. I have been given so many opportunities and unique experiences thanks to the SU Honors College. Feel free to reach out to me by email, I would love to help!
Hello everyone! My name is Emily Ball and I am currently a junior pursuing a degree in English with a creative writing track, and minors in business writing and psychology. I am from Westminster, Maryland, but my heart has always been on the East Coast beaches. This is my first year as an Honors Ambassador, but I have served many other positions in the Honors College as well. I was the freshman representative for Honors Student Association my freshman year and have served as secretary since my sophomore year. I am also the chief editor of the Honors College's award-winning newsletter, The Saunterer, through my student worker job in the Honors House. Through my work with the Honors Student Association and the Honors College, I have also served as HSA's team leader for Relay for Life, which one of the most popular fundraising events at Salisbury University.
If you have any questions about being a liberal arts major in Honors, how to get involved, or anything else, please feel free to email me!
Hello, my name is Anna Brennan and I am a Junior in the Henson Honors Program. I am a Biology major with a Chemistry Minor on a Pre-medicine Track.
I am currently working on my Honors Thesis with Dr. Mazzetti in the Laboratory for Human Performance.
On-campus, I am Vice President of Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, a Laboratory Assistant for Microbiology, a sister of Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, on the Club Field Hockey team, and a member of Health Science Society and the Future Physicians of America!
Hi, my name is Rachel Clausen and I am a Junior from Natick, Massachusetts. I am currently majoring in Environmental Studies and Political Science and have a minor in law, justice, and advocacy. After college I hope to work in some field relating to environmental policy. Currently I'm planning on attending law school and doing something within the general field of environmental law, but I am also very interested in sustainable development. This past summer I interned in a law firm dealing with environmental health and safety compliance law, primarily with multinational companies. It was a great experience and I got a chance to see what other countries environmental laws looked like compared to ours and how global companies balance the differing requirements between nations.
On campus, I am involved with the Honors Student Association (HSA), I am on the Relay for Life Committee, and also a University Host. My freshman year I lived in the Honors LLC and had the best time and met some of my closest friends. In fact, the roommates/suitemates that I had freshman year are still my roommates today! Through the LLC, I had the opportunity to present research at the Northeast Regional Honors Conference last year. The conference was held in Providence, Rhode Island and I got to attend with a lot of my fellow honors students and listen to a lot of interesting talks. If you have any questions about Salisbury University, being from out-of-state, or just life in general please contact me, I would love to talk to you!
Hi, my name is Johannah Cooper. I am a Junior studying Social Work and Political Science with a minor in Spanish. I am super involved on campus through clubs, work, and activities. I work as a student manager at Chesapeake Bay Roasting Company in the Academic Commons, a university host, and orientation leader. I am involved with Student United Way. I am a presidential citizen scholar and a Fulton student ambassador as well.
I have conducted research and presented at SUSRC, NCUR and BPD with the University. I am working on completing my thesis in the Spring 2020 semester, “Implications of Immigrants: A Needs Assessment of the Lower Eastern Shore.” Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions!
Hello, my name is Apeksha Ghumatkar I am currently a junior bio pre-med Major with a minor in psychology and chemistry. I am involved with Student United Way, Health Journal Society, and neuroscience research on campus. I have even worked as a medical scribe in a hospital. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions!
Hello, my name is Jack Lenox. I am currently a Junior. I am a Biology major with a chemistry minor on a pre-medicine track. I am the founder and president of the Health Science Society, and I am also involved with the Medical Careers Society and Outdoors Club. Over the summer, I am a Peer Leader for the freshman outdoors excursion to Acadia National Park. I am not currently working on my thesis or creative project, but plan to begin thesis prep in the fall. I am knowledgeable about the ins and outs of SU and students can come to me with any general questions they may have!
Hi, I’m Natalie, a Junior here at Salisbury! I am a Nursing major and am very excited to have been accepted into the Nursing Program this Fall. I was born and raised in Maryland and grew up in Prince George’s County. Freshman year I lived in the Honors LLC in Manokin Hall which made my transition to college very easy and has certainly impacted my overall experience at SU in the greatest way possible. When I am not in class you will usually find me in the Center for Student Achievement where I work as a Supplemental Instruction leader (SI) for Anatomy & Physiology I. This job requires me to plan 2 sessions a week for students enrolled in the historically difficult course to strengthen study skills and work with one another on lecture review materials that I have created. I am also a tour guide as well as an Orientation 102 leader. Aside from that, I am on the exec board for an all girl’s health and fitness club on campus called CHAARG. Thanks to the resources provided by the Honors College and the university in general, I have been able to take advantage of every opportunity presented to me and have been able to grow as a person, student, and leader. I was even fortunate enough to do a full 12-hour shadow day at Children’s National Hospital! I love talking about my experience at SU so feel free to reach out if you have questions about pre-nursing, nursing, the Honors College, or even just Salisbury in general. I’d love to help!
Hi! I am a Junior from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania pursuing a dual degree in Marketing and Environmental Studies with a minor in Spanish.
The Honors College has offered me a great deal of opportunities and resources beginning my freshman year. I was able to conduct research, with the help of my Honors professors, on paradoxical marketing strategies in the beauty industry. Through Honors and the Office of Undergraduate Research, I was able to travel and present my research at the Northeast Regional Honors College and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research last year. I am also a member of the sophomore Honors Living Learning Community.
In addition to being involved in the Honors College, I serve as a Perdue School Student Business Leader. In terms of clubs and organizations on campus, I am the President of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Association, a new organization on campus which serves to foster professional development in the nonprofit field. This new organization is an extension of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Program on campus, which I am additionally a member of. I also serve as the President of Student United Way, a student led organization which creates volunteer and community engagement opportunities.
In continuing my passion for nonprofit work and leadership, last January, I began my internship with the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, where I served as their Marketing and Communications Intern. After completing my internship at the end of the fall semester, I studied abroad in Costa Rica for the spring. I travelled to the School for Field Studies in Costa Rica to research and study Costa Rican biodiversity and conservationism in relationship to economic development.
The Honors College is a community that welcomed me with open arms as soon as I began my journey here at Salisbury. I hope to give back to this community in any way I can, so if you have any questions, please feel free to email me. I am always willing to meet up and chat as well.Email: email@example.com
Hello, my name is Madeline Poteet. I am a Junior, majoring in Political Science and International Relations with a minor in law, justice, and advocacy. I am currently studying abroad in the Netherlands this semester (Fall 2019) with Maastricht University. When I’m not travelling the world, I am very active on campus. I am involved in Greek life as a part of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, I work as a university host, and am also a Fulton student ambassador.
If you are in need of help involving career services related activities such as editing a resume, cover letters, or other job-related things I am here to help! Please feel free to reach out to me anytime.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, my name is Corinne Sherry I am a junior from Oakland, New Jersey pursuing a degree in Finance and Information Systems with a minor in Accounting.
My involvement here on campus stems primarily from my acceptance into the Honors College. I am a member of the Honors Student Association that cultivates an interactive and fun community amongst honors students. This past spring, we were tasked with organizing and effectuating the town’s annual Easter egg hunt. I am also fortunate to be a member of the new Honors Business Program implemented in the fall of 2017 which integrates courses from the Perdue School of Business into honors classes. Through my Honors 111 class, I was able to conduct research on successful implementation strategies for e-commerce with the help of my professor, Dr. Lauren Hill. My abstract was accepted, and I presented my research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2018 in Oklahoma.
In tandem with my affiliation with the Honors College, I am a member of the production committee for Relay for Life here on campus. I am also a University Host working orientations, open houses, and tours throughout the year. Within the Perdue School of Business, I have participated in the Professional Development Series and am an active member of the Financial Management Association.
The Honors College has allowed me to reap previously unattainable benefits and enrich my education thus far. Salisbury University is a great place to pursue an education! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Hello all! I am a Junior from Fruitland, MD, right outside of Salisbury! I am working on a major in Business Management with a minor in Enterprise Information Systems.
My involvement within the Honors College includes vice president of HSA, volunteering on the committees, and being a part of the new business honors program. This year I am leading the Honors Ambassadors. Through the Honors College, I have presented at the NHRC conference and SUSRC with the help of my wonderful honors professor and participate in the Entrepreneurship competition. My research included looking into finding regulations for social media use in employee screening, and I am hoping to continue with this theme to create my Honors Thesis my senior year.
Outside of the Honors College, I am a trip officer for the outdoors club, member of untouchables dance team, and working in the GSU office on campus. I have always had a strong push to volunteer within my community and enjoy working with the community to spread Salisbury University’s name. I volunteer at the local humane society and Pinehurst Elementary School. I studied abroad in January 2019 to Costa Rica for a business integrated entrepreneur course and will be going to France in January 2020
My freshman year I lived in the Business/ Entrepreneurship LLC in Manokin Hall and currently live in the Sophomore LLC. I am thankful for all the opportunities the Honors College has already provided me my freshman year and can’t wait to see what it has in store for me in my future years. I would love to help anyone with advice and support at any time! Feel free to contact me with any questions at any time!
Hello, my name is Regan Benton and I am a sophomore. I am a psychology major and a cognitive science minor. I play for the Women's Soccer Team here at Salisbury University and I am a Research Assistant in the psychology department.
Hello, my name is Lillian Cavallaro. I am from Baltimore, MD. I am a current Sophomore Honors Ambassador. I am currently undecided about my major, but I have decided I will be minoring in communications. I am on the varsity lacrosse team for the university. I know what it feels like to not have a major secured, but this does not stop me. If you are feeling uneasy about being undecided, please reach out to me!
Hello, my name is Tyler Felton. I am studying Business Management with a minor in Information Systems. I am excited to be a new ambassador this year. My current involvement at Salisbury University is History club, College Republicans, intermural sports, volunteerism, and Relay for Life. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime.
Hello, my name is Eli Rush I am a Sophomore at Salisbury University studying International Relations and Computer Science. I am currently the event organizer for the SU eSports club as well as a member of the SU Indies. I am one-part Berlin local, one-part bass player, two parts nerd, and three parts adventurous. I was never the best at addition though. Feel free to reach out to me!
Hello, my name is Aaron Stiegler. I am an International Relations Major with a Spanish Minor. I will be a Sophomore in the Fall and I am involved with the Catholic Campus Ministry, Model United Nations, and a number of advocacy groups on campus. I have not studied abroad yet, but I will be in Costa Rica for the Fall 2019 semester and I plan on studying abroad at least two more times while at Salisbury University. I have lived in Salisbury my entire life and I love to run! If there are any students who want to learn about campus life at Salisbury University, the Salisbury community, local running advice, or just want to talk to about college life, I am happy to answer any and all questions!
Hi, I'm Kyla Taylor. I'll be a sophomore in fall 2019. I am an English and Communication Arts double major with a minor in Business Professional Writing. I have written for the Saunterer and been involved with HSA. This past year, I presented at the Honors student research conference, NRHC, and the PACE Showcase. I have also been accepted as a consultant for the University Writing Center. I'm an Eastern Shore local so I'm fairly familiar with the area. I can't wait to work with other Honors students and share knowledge as an Ambassador this year!
Hello, my name is William Walker, but I go by Luke. I am currently a sophomore honors student at SU. I am currently undecided in my major at the moment, but I am hoping to solidify what I wish to study in more focus by the end of the year. I do however have a minor in music. On campus I am involved in ultimate frisbee and Greek life. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.Email: email@example.com