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Graduate Student Ambassadors


Graduate Student Ambassadors are volunteer student peers who serve as a “brain trust” for other students seeking information and resources regarding how to become successful virtual learners in the time of COVID-19.

Ambassadors provide information, share their experiences on what has and what has not worked in terms of effective strategies, and direct students to the resources available on campus. Please review this list of Ambassador volunteers and reach out to them with your questions via the contact information provided.

Photo of Student Ambassador Shreya Shetty Atmakuri

Shreya Shetty Atmakuri
Master’s Student, Data Science
Class of 2021
Languages: English, Hindi, Telugu

Meet and Contact Shreya

Hi! I’m Shreya Shetty Atmakuri, and I’m a Data Science graduate student, of Indian descent, working as a Grader on campus.

Contact

Email Address: shreyaa2@umbc.edu

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Avijoy Chakma
PhD Student, Information Systems
Class of 2022
Languages: English, Bangali, some Hindi

Meet and Contact Avijoy

Hi! I’m Avijoy Chakma, and I’m a second year PhD student in Information Systems. Beside being a research assistant, I’m also serving as the GSA treasurer.

Contact

Email Address: achakma1@umbc.edu
Instagram: @ac_the_monk

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Ashuthosh Chandramouli
Master’s Student, Engineering Management
Class of 2021
Languages: English, Hindi, Kannada

Meet and Contact Ashuthosh

Hi! I’m Ashuthosh Chandramouli, and I am second year Graduate Student pursuing my master’s in Engineering Management program and also the vice president of EKTA.

Contact

Email Address: wg07577@umbc.edu
Instagram: @ashuthoshc

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Aniket Chaudhari
Master’s Student, Information Systems
Class of 2021
Languages: English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujrathi

Meet and Contact Aniket

Hi! I’m Aniket Chaudhari, and I am Masters student at UMBC majors in Information Systems. GSA member, Chair GEARS event. I am also Cultural Secretory for Indian Student Association EKTA and member of UMBC Adda Dance group.

Contact

Email Address: aniketc2@umbc.edu
Instagram: @aniket.chaudhari.71

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Samantha Fries
Master’s Student, Applied Sociology
Class of 2021
Languages: English, Italian, German 2nd year

Meet and Contact Samantha

Hi! I’m Samantha Fries, and I’m an Applied Sociology M.A. student, Vice-President of the Graduate Student Association, President of the Sociology Graduate Student Organization, who works as a teaching assistant, undergraduate sociology advisor, and research assistant as well as a contributor to Retrievers Essentials work.

Contact

Email Address: sf2@umbc.edu

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Yue (Jeanette) Huang
PhD Student, Information Systems
Class of 2025
Languages: English, Chinese

Meet and Contact Yue

Hi! I’m Yue Huang, and I’m a first-year Ph.D. student in Information Systems, studying in the US for around 3 years, and working as a graduate research assistant on campus. I love cooking and hiking. Enjoy being your friend!

Contact

Email Address: yueh2@umbc.edu
Wechat: AIME0703

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Meghan Lynch
Master’s Student, Political Science
Class of 2021
Languages: English, Spanish

Meet and Contact Meghan

Hi! I’m Meghan Lynch, and I’m a second-year Master of Public Policy student and a proud Political Science alum of UMBC ’18, working as a Graduate Research Assistant on science advocacy and civic engagement, and serve as the Chair of Legislative Concerns in the Graduate Student Association!

Contact

Email Address: mlyn1@umbc.edu

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Swetha Sridhar
Master’s Student, Engineering Management
Class of 2021
Languages: English, Kannada, Telugu, Hindi

Meet and Contact Swetha

Hi! I’m Swetha Sridhar, and I’m a graduate student, majoring in Engineering Management.

Contact

Email Address: ssridha1@umbc.edu

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Sanaz Taherzadeh
Master’s Student, Emergency Health Services
Class of 2020
Languages: English, Persian

Meet and Contact Sanaz

Hi! I’m Sanaz Taherzadeh, and I am a master student, majoring in Emergency Health Services. I am an active EMT in Maryland. I am involved in Graduate Students Associations and currently representing the Emergency Health Services (EHS) department and Iranian Graduate Students Association (IGSA).

Contact

Email Address: Sanazt1@umbc.edu
Instagram: @snz.thr