CLA Ambassador Profiles

Meet our 2016-2017 CLA Ambassadors!

  • Marcus Aarsvold

    Marcus Aarsvold

    Pine Island, MN
    2018, Journalism
    "My favorite thing about CLA is the diverse education it provides while propelling students towards their dream career."
  • Rose Abdo

    Rose Abdo

    Minneapolis, MN
    2017, Journalism
    “CLA surrounds students with a network of faculty and staff, who empower us to chose the classes and majors that best fit each individual.”
  • Meron Ayele

    Meron Ayele

    Madison, WI
    2017, Global Studies
    “The College of Liberal Arts fosters my curiosity and desire for knowledge in more ways than I could have imagined."
  • Dylan Beckwith

    Dylan Beckwith

    Monticello, WI
    2018, Psychology and Strategic Communications
    “I chose CLA for its highly ranked academics and opportunities to explore fields outside of my major."
  • Mariah Berner

    Mariah Berner

    Duluth, MN
    2018, Biology, Society, and Environment and Psychology
    “My favorite thing about CLA are the open doors leading to anything, everyone and everywhere.”
  • Jake Drehmel

    Jake Drehmel

    Woodbury, MN
    2018, Chemistry
    “My favorite thing about CLA is the immense diversity of majors and minors that let me explore and discover what I am.”
  • Jonathan Du

    Jonathan Du

    Highlands Ranch, CO
    2017, Political Science
    “I chose the College of Liberal Arts because of the wide array of opportunities available to CLA students. No matter what you're interested in, there's a place for you here.”
  • Liz Grein

    Liz Grein

    Mundelein, IL
    2017, Psychology
    “My favorite thing about CLA is the enthusiasm for learning created by professors and students alike.”
  • Hannah Hempe

    Hannah Hempe

    Maple Grove, MN
    2017, History
    “As a CLA student you are challenged to think about a situation from differing perspectives transforming you into a critical thinker, which is what I love most about CLA.”
  • Madelyn Herbrand

    Madelyn Herbrand

    Cedarburg, WI
    2019, Music Therapy
    “What I like best about the College of Arts is how diverse it is. It allows me to take classes in and outside my major so I can explore subjects I am interested in but not choosing to pursue.”
  • Monica Hying

    Monica Hying

    McHenry, IL
    2018, English and Strategic Communication
  • Abby Koshollek

    Abby Koshollek

    Mukwonago, WI
    2018, Political Science and Communication Studies
    “My favorite thing about CLA is that I can easily combine many areas of study that I love to get a really unique education.”
  • Grace Kramer

    Grace Kramer

    Barrington, IL
    2018, Strategic Communication
    “What I like best about the College of Liberal Arts is that it allows me to stay engaged throughout the day as I go from classes in communication to film to foreign languages.”
  • Laura McGuigan

    Laura McGuigan

    Fargo, ND
    2018, Psychology
    “What I like the most about CLA are all the different students you meet. What a great opportunity to learn more about yourself by learning from others!”
  • Amanda Nguyen

    Amanda Nguyen

    Sioux Falls, SD
    2019, Biology, Society, and the Environment
    “My favorite thing about CLA is that it's composed of a caring and passionate community.”
  • Dawn Nguyen

    Dawn Nguyen

    Eagan, MN
    2017, Economics
    “My favorite thing about CLA is the flexible curriculum. I have the opportunity to take a wide variety of classes outside of my major to supplement my liberal arts education.”
  • Pam Potempa-Rivers

    Pam Potempa-Rivers

    Saint Paul, MN
    2017, Biology, Society, and Environment
    “I never get too worked up about a class because I know that in an hour I will learn about a completely different field.”
  • Adi Raikar

    Adi Raikar

    Blaine, MN
    2017, Anthropology
    “I chose CLA, because it has given me the chance to explore many of my interests at one time.”
  • Shreya Ramanujan

    Shreya Ramanujan

    Medina, MN
    2017, Psychology
    “I chose to be a part of CLA because I value having an education that is academic and rigorous, while also giving me the opportunity to expand my knowledge.”
  • Mariam Salama

    Mariam Salama

    Rochester, MN
    2018, Physiology and Global Studies
    “I chose CLA because it provided me with the opportunity to engage in both worlds, both humanities and sciences.”
  • Briana Sheffel

    Briana Sheffel

    Apple Valley, MN
    2019, Child Psychology
    “The best thing about the College of Liberal Arts is the meangingful and diverse curriculum that is offered. As a student in the College of Liberal Arts you become a more well-rounded individual to help you reach your goals. ”