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Undergraduate Student Ambassadors


Undergraduate 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.

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Sana Aslam
Biology
Class of 2022
Languages: English

Meet and Contact Sana

Hi! I’m Sana Aslam, and I am a junior majoring in psychology and minoring in biology while on the Pre-Nursing track. This year I work as an RA in the Walker apartments, a grader in the math department, and am a research assistant in a psychology lab on campus. Over the summer, my time goes to being a Senior Orientation Peer Advisor (SOPA).

Contact

Email Address: saslam2@umbc.edu
Instagram: @sana.3

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Olivia Bailey
Mechanical Engineering
Class of 2021
Languages: English

Meet and Contact Olivia

Hi! I’m Olivia Bailey, and I’m a senior CWIT (Center for Women in Technology) Scholar majoring in mechanical engineering with a psychology minor. On campus I worked in the Undergraduate Admissions Office as a Program Assistant, work as a Peer Facilitator for a First Year Experience (FYE) class and have been a TA for the Introduction to Engineering course. Some other things that I do on campus are lead an Escape Room Committee, work as the Secretary of Tau Beta Pi, and dabble in a few other clubs here and there!

Contact

Email Address: obailey1@umbc.edu

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Caleb Cagle
Information Systems
Class of 2021
Languages: English

Meet and Contact Caleb

Hi! I’m Caleb Cagle, and I’m a senior, majoring in information systems, peer facilitator in the First-Year Experience courses on-campus, Omicron Delta Kappa executive board member, and a Leadership Peer Facilitator for campus groups and students to increase their leadership aptitudes and competencies. Previously held position in the Student Government Association as the Election Chair for the 2019-2020 elections.

Contact

Email Address: caleb12@umbc.edu
Instagram: @calebadidascagle
Twitter: @Caleb_Shmaleb

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Kai Hajos
Biological and Psychology
Class of 2021
Languages: English, Japanese

Meet and Contact Kai

Hi! I’m Kai Hajos, and I am a Senior majoring in Biological Psychology. I’m a Senator for UMBC Student Government Association and a member of the Japanese Student Association.

Contact

Email Address: pw78331@umbc.edu
Instagram: @Sendkai, @phd.kai

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Sonia Jarral
Biology and Psychology
Class of 2022
Languages: English

Meet and Contact Sonia

Hi! I’m Sonia Jarral, and I’m a junior pursuing a dual degree with a BA in Biology and a BA in Psychology, on a pre-PA track. I’m a part of Alpha Sigma Kappa: Women in Technical Studies as they VP of Operations. I’m also secretary of the AF Theatre Company. This summer I worked as an Orientation Peer Advisor (OPA) and a Welcome Week Leader, and this year I am a Peer Facilitator.

Contact

Email Address: sjarral1@umbc.edu

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Anthony Kline
Computer Science
Class of 2022
Languages: English

Meet and Contact Anthony

Hi! I’m Anthony Kline, and I’m a Sophomore, majoring in Computer Science interested in electronics and gaming.

Contact

Email Address: ee66730@umbc.edu
Cell Phone: 240-586-4187

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C. Lai
Global Studies and Economics
Class of 2023
Languages: English, Cantonese

Meet and Contact C.

Hi! I’m C. Lai, and I’m an Honors Sophomore studying Global Studies and Economics! Currently I am the Direct of Events for RSA, a member of the Alpha Sigma Alpha Sorority, a Woolie, and a peer facilitator! Previously I also worked with (seb), UMBC MTC, the Shriver Center, and was a 2020 summer Orientation Peer Advisor (OPA)!

Contact

Email Address: clai2@umbc.edu
Instagram: @clai.2umbc

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Chi-Chi Onyekonwu
Math
Class of 2023
Languages: English, Igbo

Meet and Contact Chi-Chi

Hi! I’m Chi-Chi Onyekonwu, and I am a sophomore, majoring in economics and minoring in math. I’m a 2020-2021 peer mentor for the DS/INDS LLCs.

Contact

Email Address: conyeko1@umbc.edu
Instagram: @flower_chichi

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Naomi Osandu
Computer Science or Chemistry
Class of 2023
Languages: English

Meet and Contact Naomi

Hi! I’m Naomi Osandu, and I’m a sophomore undecided major, working towards a BS either in Computer Science or Chemistry. I’m involved in the Discovery Scholars/INDS LLC, working as a peer mentor.

Contact

Email Address: naomio1@umbc.edu

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Zane Poffenberger
Political Science and History
Class of 2021
Languages: English

Meet and Contact Zane

Hi! I’m Zane Poffenberger, and I am a Senior majoring in Political Science and History. I have been involved in the Student Government Association as an elected officer, College Democrats, undergraduate research and in the IHU program.

Contact

Email Address: zpoff2@umbc.edu

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Laura Sparenberg
Biology with Pre-Vet Track
Class of 2023
Languages: English, some German

Meet and Contact Laura

Hi! I’m Laura Sparenberg, and I am a sophomore who is majoring in Biology and has a pre-veterinary track. I have helped on campus with Greenpeace and the young Democrats. I am currently active in the pre-veterinary society and in Alpha Sigma Kappa. I am also a woolie and a peer facilitator. I want to showcase the different opportunities UMBC has offered me and explain to others the experiences i have felt and want others to experience as well while at a four-year university.

Contact

Email Address: lauras3@umbc.edu

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Emily Tanis
Gender and Women’s Studies and Social Work
Class of 2022
Languages: English

Meet and Contact Emily

Hi! I’m Emily Tanis, and I am a junior at UMBC, majoring in gender and women’s studies and social work. I am also involved in Greek life, the AF theater company, musical theater club, cosplay coalition, and cooking club, as well as being communications director of the LGBTQ+ student union and having been an Orientation Peer Advisor over the summer.

Contact

Email Address: etanis1@umbc.edu
Instagram: @love_emily421

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Magdanikka Taylan
Political Science
Class of 2023
Languages: English, Tagalog

Meet and Contact Magdanikka

Hi! I’m Magdanikka Taylan, and I am a sophomore, majoring in Political Science. I am a FASA (Filipino American Student Association) member and Peer Facilitator for ANTH211.

Contact

Email Address: mtaylan@umbc.edu
Instagram: @maggie.danikka

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Raymond Woods
Psychology and Computer Engineering
Class of 2024
Languages: English, Arabic

Meet and Contact Raymond

Hi! I’m Raymond Woods, and I’m majoring in Psychology and Computer Engineering; I’m also enrolled in the Cybersecurity MPS program. I’m a Navy veteran and a commuter student and can help out with navigating some of the processes involved with being a student here at UMBC. I’m very interested about helping people.

Contact

Email Address: mu10290@umbc.edu

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Wendy Zhang
Psychology and Economics
Class of 2022
Languages: English

Meet and Contact Wendy

Hi! I’m Wendy Zhang, and I’m a junior Psychology BS and Economics BA double major, the Assistant Speaker of the Senate in SGA, the Secretary of Pre-Law Society and Moot Court, an ASB Leader, and a member of Mock Trial and Phi Sigma Sigma.

Contact

Email Address: wendyz1@umbc.edu
Instagram: @wnedd