AU Ambassadors

Student Life at American University

Oct 19

October 19, 2017

All Hail Cava!

Tyler Sanders is a sophomore studying Communications, Law, Economics, and Government (CLEG) in the School of Public Affairs. Born in the California Bay Area, he now hails from South Brunswick, New Jersey and loves chess, pragmatic politics, ultimate Frisbee, and speaking with prospective students! Please do not hesitate to reach out with any AU related questions to or come take a tour with him on Monday and Thursday mornings this semester! Aside from the breathtaking monuments and awesome political… [Read More]

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Apr 10

April 10, 2017

Jane Goodall: Friend and Fellow Whale Lover

Julia Hook is a Freshman from West Hartford, Connecticut double majoring in Public Relations and Strategic Communications and CLEG (Communications, Law, Economics, and Government). In this post, Julia Talks about hearing one of her personal heroes, Jane Goodall, speak at American’s School of International Service.    March 28, 2017. I saw the Jane Goodall    My whole life I have been in love with animals. As a child, I would constantly be watching Animal Planet or The Discovery Channel. I had piles… [Read More]

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Apr 6

April 6, 2017

A #TBT: My First Founder’s Day

Chelsea Greene is a freshman from New Jersey studying Elementary Education with a Dance minor. In this post, Chelsea remembers her first founder’s day experience, one of the biggest highlights of her first year at American.  Going to the Founder’s Day Ball is like a right of passage for an AU student. Every February, students from all grades dress up and dance the night away in some of the coolest and most esteemed museums in the nation. Founder’s is essentially the prom you wish you… [Read More]

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Feb 10

February 10, 2017

We Accept the Brunch We Think We Deserve

Hannah Camp is a sophomore studying Public Health. She is originally from North Carolina. In this blog post, Hannah talks about her love for brunch. Read below for suggestions on what places to check out in D.C.! I’d like to believe that I’m a breakfast connoisseur. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always had breakfast food on my mind. I’d find myself spacing out in class, thinking about a waffle the size of my face, decorated with chocolate… [Read More]

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Jan 30

January 30, 2017

Getting Involved at American University

Emma Ingram is a sophomore from Andover, Massachusetts. She is currently majoring in Public Relations and Strategic Communications with a minor in Marketing and International business. In this post, Emma talks about getting involved on campus as a new student.  As I began my freshman year at AU, I knew I wanted to get involved on campus whether that meant participating in a club sport team, joining an organization or getting a job. In order to not overwhelm myself during my first year… [Read More]

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Jan 24

January 24, 2017

What AU Ambassadors Means to Me

Jarryd Delaney is a freshman from New Jersey. This is his second semester in the American University Ambassadors program. As my first semester at American University began last fall, I realized that my pride in AU was unique compared to some of my peers. Yes, almost everyone I met and became friends with had some sort of pride for AU; however, my kind of pride was different. I didn’t just have pride in the sports teams, I didn’t just have… [Read More]

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Dec 4

December 4, 2016

The Buzz of AU and DC’s Social Scene

Elizabeth Raymakers is a sophomore studying International Studies and History. She is originally from Minneapolis, MN. As a student at American University, I’m always busy. When I’m not at my internship, class, or studying, there is always things to do on and off campus. It’s safe to say that I’ve never had a boring weekend at American. From parties, nightlife, and meeting new people, the District is never quiet! Friday and Saturday nights are filled with fun opportunities. If you… [Read More]

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Apr 25

April 25, 2016

Life on the RHA Side

Zach Avis is freshman international studies and economics double major from Prior Lake, Minnesota. He joined the Residence Hall Association in the fall of 2015 and will serve on its Executive Board next year. Unsure what to do with the ample time I had at the beginning of my first semester, I began the hunt for organizations to join. Having heard about the upcoming Anderson Hall Council election, I began to look into the Residence Hall Association. Realizing that it… [Read More]

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Apr 21

April 21, 2016

The Performing Arts Experience

  William Peters is a freshman journalism major, hailing from Dayton, Ohio. During his first semester at AU, he was able to get involved with the performing arts groups on campus, continuing a life-long passion. Although he is not majoring in the arts, he found a community within the theatre department. Having dedicated majority of my time in high school to being a classic theater kid, an institution that gave me the chance to continue my involvement in performing arts… [Read More]

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Apr 18

April 18, 2016

A Look into the Frederick Douglass Scholars Program

Anthony Fernandez is a freshman majoring in public relations and strategic communications with a minor in public policy from Lincoln, California. He was accepted to the highly competitive Frederick Douglass Distinguished Scholars Program, and as a result, has had the opportunity to travel to Cuba and meet many public figures from under-served communities.  There certain opportunities in life that you assume could never possibly come your way, and getting a full scholarship to college is most definitely one of them for me. As I… [Read More]

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