AU Ambassadors- School of International Service

Name: Carolyn Meija
Email: cm9683a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Coffee, cupcakes and cameras.
Hometown: Elizabeth, NJ
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: SIS Atrium
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, French
Fun Fact: I am a certified drafter! Can design the plans for anyone’s dream home!
Name: Angelica De La Vega
Email: ad7115a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Dogs. Coffee. Books. Beach.
Hometown: San Juan, PR
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Dav & The Bridge
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Name: Maya Costanzo
Email: mc7496a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Figuring it all out!
Hometown: Lehigh Valley, PA
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: The lil’ pond by Roper Hall!
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fun Fact: I collect pressed pennies and was probably too excited to find more in D.C.
Name: Haley Epping
Email: he8819a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Yellow Crocs and Fitbits
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Dav
Languages Spoken: English, French
Fun Fact: My favorite plant is a golden barrel cactus!
On-Campus Involvement: Fossil Free AU, Students Against Human Trafficking
Name: Josh Gabriel
Email: jg8870a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Never asleep before 12.
Hometown: Abingdon, MD
Major: International Studies, Philosophy
Favorite Spot on Campus: For studying, those cute booths on the first floor of the Library, but in general, I would have to say maybe SIS building or the rooftop of SOC.
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I won the superlative “Life of the Party” my senior year.
Name: Seth Douglas
Email: sd2861a@studnet.american.edu
Four Word Story: All-around awesome dude.
Hometown: Forest Hills, NY
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: 2nd floor of the library
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I love hiking and backpacking.
Name: Jesal Patel
Email: jp1215a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Salty water, salty food.
Hometown: Marlboro, NJ and Ahmedabad, India
Major: International Studies, Economics
Favorite Spot on Campus: SIS outdoor seating
Languages Spoken: English, Gujarati, Hindi, and learning Spanish
Fun Fact: Born in India
Name: Kirsten Langlois
Email: kl0807a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: I didn’t give up.
Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: SIS buidling
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I’ve been to eight different schools since kindergarten to now!
On-Campus Involvement: Model United Nations
Name: Diana Roy
Email: dr5217a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Sleep, eat, work, repeat.
Hometown: Northborough, MA
Major: International Studies
Minor: Spanish, Justice & Law
Favorite Spot on Campus: SIS balconies
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I broke my hip once, and now whenever I stretch it makes a popping sound – my family calls me “Rice Crispy” because of it!
Name: Kate Beckham
Email: kb2669a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Think less, live more.
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD
Major: International Studies
Languages Spoken: English, Italian
Fun Fact: I am a certified horseback riding instructor.
Name: Alyssa Bailey
Email: ab3093a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: My melanin pops severely.
Hometown: Portland, OR
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: Is my bed an option? I also love Bender Gym!
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: My first visit to AU wasn’t until after I enrolled.
Name: Nicole Bera
Email: nb5841a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: “And then she was gone.”
Hometown: Waukesha, WI
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: SIS Atrium
Languages Spoken: English, French
Fun Fact: I own a share of Green Bay Packers stock.
Name: Tia Jackson
Email: tj7128a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Spontaneous, sassy, beautiful, witty
Hometown: Miami, FL
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: SIS classrooms or SIS balconies
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fun Fact: I love baking!
Name: Emma Pace
Email: ep8067a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: History nerd, cannoli enthusiast
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Major: International Studies, History
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Dav
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fun Fact: I met Julie Andrews when I was 8!
Name: Clifford Young
Email: cy7176a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Passionate, altruistic, kind, determined.
Hometown: Brooklyn, NY
Major: International Studies
Languages Spoken: English, French
Fun Fact: First-generation American from the Caribbean
Name: Lucy Randl
Email: lr8331a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: I’m at the beach.
Hometown: Ithaca, NY
Major: International Studies, Spanish
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Dav!
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fun Fact: I’ve been swimming in the Amazon river.
Name: Anji Persaud
Email: ap5742a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Changing world for girls.
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Major: International Studies
Minor: Business
Favorite Spot on Campus: SIS building
Languages Spoken: English
On-Campus Involvement: Model United Nations, NourishAU
Name: Mirsey Crowley
Email: ac9664a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Always at the pool.
Hometown: Denver, CO
Major: International Studies
Minor: Russian
Favorite Spot on Campus: SIS Atrium
Languages Spoken: English, Japanese, Russian
Fun Fact: I’ve been to 15 different countries!
On-Campus Involvement: Greek life, Club Swimming
Name: Nathan Austin Allen
Email: na4564a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Inquisitive, adventurous, cunning, analytical.
Hometown: Charleston, WV
Major: International Studies, Economics
Minor: International Business
Favorite Spot on Campus: Kogod
Languages Spoken: English, German
Fun Fact: I have an extreme phobia of raw cotton.
Name: Rosemary O’Rourke
Email: ro9226a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Always wearing leather jackets.
Hometown: West Hartford, CT
Major: International Studies
Minor: Economics, Spanish
Favorite Spot on Campus: Battelle atrium
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I have three cacti named Tubman, Flea and Pickle
On-Campus Involvement: Philosophy Club
Name: Emily Sullivan
Email: es2048a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: I miss sweet tea.
Hometown: Morehead City, NC
Major: International Studies
Minor: Spanish
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Bridge
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I scuba dive
On-Campus Involvement: Greek life, Speech Club, Club Volleyball
Name: Michaela Rutschow
Email: mr8683a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Never stop experiencing things!
Hometown: Vashon Island, WA
Major: International Studies
Minor: Communication Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: SIS balconies
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fun Fact: I have lived in five different states (Idaho, Oregon, Wisconsin, California, Washington) and one district, DC!
On-Campus Involvement: Rotaract, DC Reads
Name: Elle Kalisz
Email: gk7447a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Talks way too much.
Hometown: Antioch, IL
Major: International Studies
Minor: Graphic Design
Favorite Spot on Campus: The patio behind SIS
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I reminded Paul Ryan what the minimum wage in Wisconsin was in front of thousands of people and went viral.
Name: Peter Beebe
Email: pb8718a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Constantly drinking iced coffee.
Hometown: Johnston, IA
Major: International Studies
Minor: French
Favorite Spot on Campus: Amphitheater
Languages Spoken: English, French
Fun Fact: I got to ask Malala a question and she said my name.
On-Campus Involvement: Fossil Free AU
Name: Shazabe Akhtar
Email: sn1286a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Friendly, spontaneous, awkward, approachable.
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: Jacobs field
Languages Spoken: English, French
Fun Fact: I brought 5 boxes of Welch’s fruit snacks with me when I moved in at the beginning of my freshman year
On-Campus Involvement: Club Soccer
Name: Adam Majeski
Email: am0272a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Passionately sings wrong lyrics.
Hometown: Cheshire, CT
Major: International Studies, Public Health
Favorite Spot on Campus: McKinley Rooftop
Languages Spoken: English, German
Fun Fact: I am almost completely colorblind
On-Campus Involvement: SIS Undergraduate Council, On A Sensual Note (A capella)
Name: Emma Spaide
Email: es7047a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Laughing, creative, empowered woman.
Hometown: Warminster, PA
Major: International studies
Minor: Chinese
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Bridge
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I can solve a Rubik’s Cube!
On-Campus Involvement: Greek life
Name: Mckim Jean-Pierre
Email: mj8830a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Work, food, love, family.
Hometown: Hewlett, NY and Greenfield, MA
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: Anywhere my friends are
Languages Spoken: English, Creole, French
Fun Fact: I have moved 12 times
Name: Raini Butler
Email: rb6354a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: I love travel & dogs.
Hometown: Naperville, IL
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: SIS building
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Italian
Fun Fact: I once hiked Mt. Vesuvius in Italy
Name: Beth Siyoum
Email: bs2275a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Stay hungry, stay foolish.
Hometown: Aurora, CO
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Dav
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Amharic
Fun Fact: My friends and I stalked Drake Bell and got our school a concert.
On-Campus Involvement: Ethiopian & Eritrean Student Alliance
Name: Sarah Persichetti
Email: sp6417a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Active always seeking adventure!
Hometown: Hamilton, NJ
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: Katzen Arts Center
Languages Spoken: English
Fun Fact: I’m a Segway tour guide in DC!
On-Campus Involvement: Clocks and Clouds!
Name: Sadie Julia Vaden
Email: sv6686a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: I think I’m funny.
Hometown: Hillsborough, CA
Major: International Studies
Minor: Education Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: The Dav
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish
Fun Fact: I’m learning trapeze arts and aerial silk dancing! If all else fails, I’ll run away and join the circus.
On-Campus Involvement: Greek life, Peace Corps Prep Program
Name: Shadi Nasabzadeh
Email: sv6686a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: British-born, Persian American
Hometown: Denver, CO
Major: International Studies
Minor: Justice and Law
Favorite Spot on Campus: The quad
Languages Spoken: English, Farsi, Spanish
Fun Fact: I don’t have a middle name
On-Campus Involvement: Greek life, AU Democrats, Kennedy Political Union
Name: Sophia Casabonne
Email: sc9105a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Enthusiastic dog-loving extrovert
Hometown: Latham, NY
Major: International Studies and Russian Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: The 3rd floor of SOC- it’s the best place to study and do homework!
Languages Spoken: English, Russian
Fun Fact: I am a member of the AU Model United Nations team, and we are currently ranked #7 in North America!
On-Campus Involvement: Model United Nations, Greek life
Name: Henry Seth
Email: hs8152a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Literally so travel-obsessed.
Hometown: New Canaan, CT
Major: International Studies
Favorite Spot on Campus: Katzen Arts Center
Languages Spoken: English, French
Fun Fact: I have interned with my Senator on Capitol Hill!
Name: Zachary Avis
Email: za6581a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: “Did you get taller?”
Hometown: Prior Lake, MN
Major: International Studies, Economics
Minor: German, Accounting
Favorite Spot on Campus: Battelle Atrium
Languages Spoken: English, German
Fun Fact: Enjoyer of dad jokes and late night zipcar drives.
Name: Teddy Freudenberg
Email: tf4097a@american.edu
Four Word Story: Tree-hugging Uber connoisseur
Hometown: Oceanside, NY
Major: International Studies
Minor: Sustainability
Favorite Spot on Campus: EQB Commuter Lounge
Languages Spoken: English, Italian
Fun Fact: I have a pet axolotl named Wilbur
Name: Elizabeth Raymakers
Email: er8017a@student.american.edu
Four Word Story: Please give me coffee
Hometown: Chanhassen, MN
Major: International Studies, History
Favorite Spot on Campus: Battelle Atrium
Languages Spoken: German, Norwegian and learning Swahili
Fun Fact: I can speak 950 words in four minutes!