AU Ambassadors- School of Public Affairs

Name: Madison Hughes
Email: mh9011a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: All over the place!
Hometown: West Windsor, NJ
Major: CLEG
Minor: History, French
Favorite Spot on Campus: Behind SIS
Languages Spoken: English, French
Fun Fact: I slept in the Sahara Desert
Name: Hadley Van Der Bosch
Email: hv1068a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Cats, coffee and politics
Hometown: Libertyville, IL
Major: Political Science, Philosophy
Favorite Spot on Campus: Tables in front of McKinley
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: When I was younger, I used to practice drawing the Mickey Mouse ears with a wand and saying “I’m Hadley and you’re watching Disney Channel” like they did on TV
On-Campus Involvement: She’s the First, AU Democrats
Name: Connor Nickerson
Email: cn5962a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Tea-loving, thumbs-upping, friend!
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Major: Justice and Law
Minor: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: The fountain by Kreeger building
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: My birthday is on Valentine’s Day!
Name: Hannah Demissie
Email: hd1542a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Gilmore Girl in training
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
Major: Political Science
Favorite Spot on Campus: The quad
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: The first time my parents saw American University was when they were helping me move in for freshmen year.
On-Campus Involvement: Her Campus, Pre-Law Society
Name: Joshua Hare
Email: jh3963a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Enthusiastic musician who loves traveling.
Hometown: Middletown, NJ
Major: Justice and Law
Minor: Criminology
Favorite Spot on Campus: Katzen
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: After college I want to purchase a pilots’ license!
On-Campus Involvement: Greek Life, Pep Band, Hillel
Name: Belinda Souza
Email: bs2051a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Student, explorer, optimist, dancing queen.
Hometown: Neptune City, NJ
Major: Political Science
Minor: Women and Gender Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: Ampitheater
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fun Fact: I’ve met Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan at a concert!
Name: Emily Curtis
Email: ec3258a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Study, dance, sleep, repeat.
Hometown: Merrimack, NH
Major: CLEG
Minor: Political Science
Favorite Spot on Campus: Bender Arena
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I have competed for Miss District of Columbia!
On-Campus Involvement: AU Dance Team
Name: Zak Marsh
Email: zm0696a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Always smiling and eating.
Hometown: New Britain, CT
Major: Justice and Law
Minor: Communication Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: Roof of McKinley
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I can see the hospital I was born in from my window at home
On-Campus Involvement: Club Swimming, Resident Hall Association
Name: Nicole DiOrio
Email: nd1285a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Lover of Ice Cream
Hometown: North Providence, RI
Major: Political Science, International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: Roof of McKinley
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fun Fact: I can lick my elbow!
Name: Rebeca Feldman
Email: rf1013a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Would rather be knitting
Hometown: Allentown, PA
Major: Political Science, Psychology
Favorite Spot on Campus: My room!
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I can say “I am a slice of cheesecake” in seven different languages!
Name: Colleen Wachenfeld
Email: cw4050a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: So pumped and ready.
Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ
Major: Political Science, Public Relations and Strategic Communications
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Dav
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I swam competitively for 13 years.
On-Campus Involvement: Greek life
Name: Cal Creeden
Email: cc7603a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Hiking through my life
Hometown: Newtown, CT
Major: Political Science, Environmental Science
Favorite Spot on Campus: The benches next to the labyrinth
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: James Franco posted a picture with me on his Instagram a few years ago.
On-Campus Involvement: Greek life, College Republicans, Zero Waste AU
Name: Kile Suiter
Email: ws7254a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Tall Boy: Taller Dreams.
Hometown: Marlton, NJ
Major: Political Science, Justice and Law
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Bridge
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I’ve watched the TV show Friends 7 times through (It’s probably more since I wrote this).
On-campus involvement: Greek life, Pre-Law Society
Name: Madelynn Bovasso
Email: mb2194a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Extreme Fun Fact Enthusiast.
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: CLEG
Minor: Public Administration, Spanish
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fun Fact: I spent a summer in Indore, India studying HIndi!
On-Campus Involvement: Student Government, AU Democrats
Name: Gracie Burke
Email: gb2722a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Keep up with me!
Hometown: Middletown, Delaware
Major: Political Science and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Minor: German
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Bridge
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I had dinner with Malala before she came to speak at AU!
On-Campus Involvement: Greek life
Name: Mulan Burgess
Email: mb2602a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Coherent society, problematic one
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Major: Political Science and Journalism
Favorite Spot on Campus: Terrace Level of McKinley
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I was named after the Disney movie Mulan!
On-Campus Involvement: Student Government, AU Democrats
Name: Sierra Meredith
Email: sm6605a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: An independent, energetic adventurer
Hometown: Sinking Spring, PA
Major: CLEG
Minor: Arabic
Favorite Spot on Campus: Ampitheater
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Arabic
Fun Fact: In my senior pictures they told me to do something fun so I dropped to the ground and started doing an army crawl (thus the picture).
On-Campus Involvement: SPA Leadership, Taekwondo Club
Name: Stacey Friedman
Email: sf3384a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: I live for dogs
Hometown: HInsdale, IL
Major: CLEG
Minor: Leadership and Management
Favorite Spot on Campus: My bed
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I can touch my nose with my tongue
Name: Joshua Dantzler
Email: jd2190a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Politics, pizza, plays enthusiast
Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Major: Political Science
Favorite Spot on Campus: McKinley rooftop
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I have a twin sister who attends Spelman College in Atlanta, GA (Go Jaguars!)
Name: Harrsion Ferachi
Email: hf5460a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: From Tenleytown we go!
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Major: CLEG
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Terrace patio behind SIS.
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I’ve met Anderson Cooper twice!
On-Campus Involvement: AU PRIDE, Club Swimming
Name: Yeabsera Mengistu
Email: ym7363a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Live fast, drive faster.
Hometown: Cambridge, MA and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Major: Political Science
Minor: Women and Gender Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: The labyrinth
Languages Spoken: English, Amharic, Tigrinya
Fun Fact: I love to do spoken word and perform in any way possible.
Name: Julie Appelstein
Email: ja5022a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Positive thinking, positive outcome
Hometown: Salem, NH
Major: CLEG
Favorite Spot on Campus: 3rd floor of the library
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fun Fact: I am double jointed in my shoulders.
Name: Andrew Laureti
Email: al8533a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Whistling while brewing coffee.
Hometown: Langhorne, PA
Major: Political Science
Minor: Philosophy and Sociology
Favorite Spot on Campus: The third floor of the library looking out at the McKinley building (preferably during sunset, but I’m not picky).
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I’ve been visiting AU since 2010 when my sister attended school here from 2010-2014!
Name: Lyssa Jellenik
Email: aj4978a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Sleep is highly overrated.
Hometown: Mansfield, MA
Major: Undecided but leaning towards CLEG/Political Science
Favorite Spot on Campus: McKinley 3rd floor lounge
Languages Spoken: English, a little French, a little Hebrew and a little American Sign Language
Fun Fact: I love dogs more than I love life.
Name: Amrutha Chatty
Email: ac8460a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Working hard, staying busy!
Hometown: South Brunswick, NJ
Major: CLEG
Favorite Spot on Campus: The amphitheater!
Languages Spoken: English, Telugu
Fun Fact: I’ve been a Girl Scout since I was five years old!
On-Campus Involvement: Kennedy Political Union, Greek life
Name: India Card
Email: ic0268a@american.edu
Four Word Story: Love being a scorpio!
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
Major: CLEG
Favorite Spot on Campus: The SIS balconies
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I’m a first degree black belt.
Name: Madison Dalton
Email: md5896a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Pittsburg has six rings.
Hometown: Pittsburg, PA
Major: CLEG
Favorite Spot on Campus:
The Bridge
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: The artist Andy Warhol used to live in my house!
Name: Tyler Sanders
Email: ts0345a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Go with the flow.
Hometown: South Brunswick, NJ
Major: CLEG
Favorite Spot on Campus: 3rd floor SIS alcove lounge
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I made an Instagram for my pet rock
On-Campus Involvement: Club Ultimate Frisbee, AU Spirit
Name: Jarryd Justyn Delaney
Email: jd2150a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Love. Laugh. Smile. Eat.
Hometown: Westfield, NJ
Major: CLEG
Minor: Theatre
Favorite Spot on Campus: Katzen Arts Center
Fun Fact: I know how to sing the National Anthems with words of the United States, England, Canada, and Russia!
On-Campus Involvement: Dining Advisory Board, AU Chorus

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