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Ambassadors

Meet our team of JMC Ambassadors! These current students have a range of experiences at MSU and JMC, and they are here to connect with prospective students to answer the questions you might have about being a part of our community. 

Throughout Spring 2021, our ambassadors will be available for some small group chats. These will be done through Zoom meetings, allowing several prospective students to engage in personal conversation with the featured Ambassador. 

Meet Adrian (he/him/his)

Adrian is a senior from Dearborn, MI. He is double majoring in Social Relations and Policy (SRP), Parks and Recreation, along with a minor in Museum Studies. At MSU, he is involved in the Union Advisory Board (UAB), Parks and Rec Club, Sierra Club, and The Stonewall Society. His favorite Madison moment is when he and his fellow Madisonians are cramming for finals week. To him, being so connected with his classmates is what makes the best memories. If you have any questions or concerns on what the LGBTQ+ atmosphere is like in Madison or what it’s like to be a student worker, feel free to schedule a chat with Adrian!

Ambassador Chat on April 5 at 7:30 pm - Sign up to chat with Adrian here! 

 

Meet Bayan (she/her/hers) 

Bayan is a sophomore from Rockville, Maryland but she has also spent six years in Qatar. She is studying Comparative Culture and Politics (CCP) with a minor in political economy. She is involved in MADI, Case Hall Government, First Year Mentoring Program (FYMP), and Prison Reform Advocacy Group (PRAG). Her favorite Madison moment is the relief she gets when she turns in any big JMC papers. If you want to know what it’s like to be an out of state student at JMC and what the adjustment process is like, schedule a chat with Bayan.  

 Ambassador Chat on April 7 at 5:30 pm - Sign up to chat with Bayan here! 

Meet Clarice (she/her/hers)

Clarice is a senior from Pinckney, MI, double majoring in Social Relations and Policy (SRP)  and Psychology. She is a part of the MSU Cheerleading Team, MSU Pay It Forward Tours (PIFT), and the Spartan Support Network. Her favorite Madison moment was when she studied abroad in London for two weeks after her freshman year. Her connection with the course material and how applicable it was to real life is what Clarice loved the most about that trip. Here’s a tip from Clarice about Madison: when she first joined Madison, she didn't feel as smart or knowledgeable as many of her classmates. However, she was very interested in the curriculum, loved the culture and support of JMC, and how the classes operated. She thinks that's what matters the most in Madison---if you care about what you're learning and put in the effort to understand it, you will succeed! If you have any questions or concerns about getting involved at MSU or double majoring, schedule a chat with Clarice!

Ambassador Chat on March 30 at 7:30 pm - Sign up to chat with Clarice here! 

 

Meet Diego (he/him/his) 

Diego is a sophomore from Caguas, Puerto Rico, double majoring in International Relations and Comparative Cultures & Politics with a minor in Political Economy. Diego is involved in MSUMUN, International Relations Organizations, JMC Student Senate, and JMC LatinX Unidos. His favorite Madison moment is when he was finally finished with the federalist papers. If you are interested in the organizations Diego is a part of or are curious to know what it's like to double major within JMC, schedule a chat with Diego! 

Ambassador Chat on April 19 at 5:30 pm - Sign up to chat with Diego here!

 

Meet Laila (she/her/hers)

Laila is a sophomore from Las Vegas, NV, double majoring in Comparative Cultures and Politics (CCP) and Social Relations and Policy (SRP). By the time she graduates, Laila plans to have a teaching certificate. She is involved in the JMC Student Senate and MADI, while also working at Sparty’s. Her favorite Madison moment is the Freshman Dean’s List Dinner. Laila says, “JMC is an academically difficult and rewarding environment. So, when you have academic success, they make sure to acknowledge that effort. The familiarity of the residential college is what made this dinner even more special for all the students’ congratulatory events.” If you have any questions or concerns on what it’s like to be a first-generation college student, out of state student, or are curious of what a first year in JMC looks like, schedule a chat with Laila!

Ambassador Chat on March 19 and April 13 at 4:30 pm - Sign up to chat with Laila here!

 

Meet Kitson (he/him/his) 

Kitson is a junior from Ann Arbor MI, double majoring in International Relations and Business (Broad College admit). He is involved with Kappa Omega Alpha, James Madison College Student Senate (JMCSS), and Associated Students of Michigan State University (ASMSU). His favorite Madison moment is group studying for JMC exams with friends late into the night. Kitson's mixed race background and JMC's classes on identity and critical race theory have helped him get a better understanding and appreciate his own mixed race identity. If you want to get to know how the JMC has shaped Kitson’s viewpoint or are curious to what it's like studying under the Broad College, schedule a chat with Kitson! 

Ambassador Chat on March 24 and April 21 at 7:00 pm - Sign up to chat with Kitson here!

Meet Olivia (she/her/hers)

Olivia is a junior from Pinckney, MI, majoring in Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy (PTCD) with a minor in Philosophy. She is a part of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority, a small Catholic Bible study group, and the JMC Mentorship Program. Her favorite Madison moment is when she went on the MC 202 study abroad trip to London. On this trip, she met some of her favorite people in Madison while having the chance to explore one of her favorite places in the world! She actually met her current roommate from that class. JMC matters to Olivia because she never had anyone to connect with or understand what she was interested in until getting to Madison. If you have any questions about the PTCD major or study abroad feel free to schedule a chat with Olivia!

Ambassador Chat on March 18 and April 15 at 5:00 pm - Sign up to chat with Olivia here!

Meet Safiya (she/her/hers) 

Safiya is a sophomore from Detroit, MI, studying Social Relations and Policy with a minor in philosophy. She has been a part of  Moot Court and Black Girl MSU. Currently, she is involved in  Trendustry, Black Undergraduate Law Association, and Sigma Alpha Omega. Her favorite Madison moment is the open, enlightening, and unfiltered class discussions on the topic of toxic masculinity during her Race, Gender, and Class course. If you wish to know more about JMC or any of the groups Safiya is a part of, schedule a chat! 

Ambassador Chat on April 1 at 5:30 pm - Sign up to chat with Safiya here!