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Student Alumni Ambassadors

Student Alumni Ambassadors are a group of eight students hired to serve as the link between the UW Alumni Association and current UW students. They engage with the wide range of people who make up our Husky community, from alumni and university officials to prospective and fellow students.

Student Alumni Ambassadors serve a one-year term from September to June and are recruited in early spring. If you’re interested in learning more about this role, check back in April for information on how to become an ambassador.

Meet our current group of Student Alumni Ambassadors!

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Carly Bainbridge

Hometown: San Rafael, CA
Class: Sophomore
Major: Undecided (looking into Law, Societies, and Justice or Sociology)
Dream job: Director of International Philanthropy
Fun fact: I am a certified scuba diver and it’s one of my favorite things to do on vacation.
Why do you think it’s important for students to stay active with the UW after graduation? It reinforces the connections that students make during their time at UW after they graduate. It creates a community beyond their four years at the school, which benefits all UW past and present students in their life both socially and professionally.

 

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Teresa Chuang

Hometown: San Jose, CA
Class: Senior
Major: Business Administration, Marketing and Sales
Dream job: Product Marketing Manager in Tech Industry
Fun fact: I am an avid listener of podcasts.
Why do you think it’s important for students to stay active with the UW after graduation? The four years at the UW shaped me into the person I am today. So when I graduate and become an alum, being a Husky will always be a part of my identity and something I carry on with me post-grad and in my career. Giving back to the university that gave me so much is important, and the bonds made at the UW are ones that last a lifetime.

 

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Caleb Huffman

Hometown: Onalaska, WA
Class: Senior
Double Major: Political Science and Communication
Dream job: Secretary of State
Fun fact: I accidentally ran into Justice Scalia while giving a tour of a cathedral during my Rome study abroad!
Why do you think it’s important for students to stay active with the UW after graduation? First, altruism. Alumni networks are a key component of creating effective catalysts for personal and vocational growth for current students. You were a student once, now you can give back! Second, personal advantage. The talent emerging from UW will continue to be excellent. Staying connected will bring you multiple, unforeseeable benefits.

 

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Marisa Leong

Hometown: Macau S.A.R.
Class: Senior
Major: Business (HR & Marketing)
Dream job: Consultant/Product Manager/Higher Education
Fun fact: I was born on my mom’s birthday.
Why do you think it’s important for students to stay active with the UW after graduation? To stay connected!

 

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Vanessa Peterson

Hometown: Arlington, WA
Class: Senior
Major: Business Administration – Accounting
Dream job: Working for the US Dept. of the Treasury
Fun fact: I have dual citizenship in the US and Canada
Why do you think it’s important for students to stay active with the UW after graduation? UW and their alumni provide us with so many opportunities, and I think it’s important for us to continue that support for all the future Huskies that follow in our footsteps.

 

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Kendra Ramsey

Hometown: Whitney, TX
Class: Junior
Major: Psychology
Dream job: Human Resources Consultant
Fun fact: I am a Texas state certified Florist.
Why do you think it’s important for students to stay active with the UW after graduation? I believe it is important we stay connected with the University that provided so much during our time as undergrads. It’s also important to provide guidance to the next generation going through similar experiences.

 

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Justin Williams-Ruth

Hometown: Anderson, Texas
Class: Senior
Major: Accounting and Human Resource Management
Dream job: External Auditor
Fun fact: I am amazed at the places studying business can land you — I spent the summer working on a project that involved financial reporting for a company that makes rocket ships.
Why do you think it’s important for students to stay active with the UW after graduation? The University of Washington has an amazing history, and you have a part in writing its next chapters. Just as the UW can connect you to seemingly unrelated people and events, you are a living example of what the UW really is.

 

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Jon Yee

Hometown: Sammamish, WA
Class: Senior
Major: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Dream job: Health Administrator
Fun fact: One of my favorite memories at the UW was working with my RSO, The Minority Association of Pre-Health Students, to put on our Annual Pre-Health Conference to inspire students from underrepresented to continue with their passions in STEM and healthcare.
Why do you think it’s important for students to stay active with the UW after graduation? I believe in the value of giving back to those that gave to you. I receive so much guidance and opportunities to grow at the UW, and I want to be able to pay that experience forward with future UW cohorts.