Meet Our Ambassadors

The Willamette Ambassadors lead campus tours and staff our office — you may meet some of them when you visit campus!

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    Seth Bell '23

    Mathematics and Economics majors, Music minor
    Portland, OR
    he/him/his

    Favorite place on campus: The Mill Stream
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Headband, Chamber Choir, voice lessons, Steppin' Out, Math department intern
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? Rockstar, lab chemist, computer engineer, graphic designer, lawyer, author, and senator. In that order.

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    Max Berner-Hays '21

    Psychology major, Mathematics minor
    Seattle, WA
    he/him/his

    Favorite place on campus: The balcony on top of Ford
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Men's Soccer
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? I wanted to be just like the crocodile hunter (Steve Irwin)

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    Daniel Fang '21

    Biochemistry major
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    he/him/his

    Intern for Operations

    Favorite place on campus: Chemistry Hearth
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Swim Team 
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? Doctor

  • Image of Monica Gustaveson '21

    Monica Gustaveson '21

    Psychology major, Spanish minor
    Seattle, WA
    she/her/hers

    Favorite place on campus: The two trees outside Eaton in my hammock
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Opening Days
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? An environmental scientist living in Australia with 3 big dogs on a farm.

  • Image of Celeste Gutentag '22

    Celeste Gutentag '22

    Art History and English majors
    Grand Junction, CO
    she/her/hers

    Social Media Coordinator

    Favorite place on campus: Mill Stream
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Dance Company, Fall Dance Concert, Opening Days
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? A ballerina

  • Image of Jack Hanscom '22

    Jack Hanscom '22

    Civic Communication & Media major, Spanish minor
    Kent, WA
    he/him/his

    Social Media Coordinator

    Favorite place on campus: The Bistro
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Intramural basketball, Opening Days Lead Team
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? Spider-Man

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    Tara Hickman '21

    Physics major, Mathematics minor
    Yuma, CO
    she/her/hers

    Intern for Operations & Events

    Favorite place on campus: Mill Stream
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: CTCA, Physics Club, Opening Days, Alpha Phi
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? Doctor or ballerina

  • Image of Brian Ixtlahuac '21

    Brian Ixtlahuac '21

    Spanish & International Studies majors
    Corvallis, OR
    he/him/his

    Special Visit Coordinator

    Favorite place on campus: Smullin Hearth on the 3rd floor
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Soccer Club, Spanish Club, Mosaics
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? Ice Cream Sales Man

  • Image of Sam Johnston '21

    Sam Johnston '21

    Mathematics & Economics majors
    Westerville, OH
    he/him/his

    Intern for Operations

    Favorite place on campus: 2nd floor of the library
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Chamber Choir, ASWU, Outdoor Club, Community Service Learning, RHA, Tandem
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? Pro soccer player

  • Image of Maddy Jones '22

    Maddy Jones '22

    Psychology major, Biology minor
    Fredericksburg, VA
    she/her/hers

    Favorite place on campus: Mill Stream
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: NISU, SARAs, Pre-Health
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? An astronaught

  • Image of Maddy Kaplan '22

    Maddy Kaplan '22

    Psychology
    Palo Alto, CA
    she/her/hers

    Special Visit Coordinator

    Favorite place on campus: Botanical Gardens
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Jewish Student Union, Theatre Department, Pi Beta Phi
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? Veterinarian for non-venomous animals

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    Alanna Kelly '21

    English and Cinema Studies majors
    Highland Falls, NY
    she/her/hers

    Social Media Coordinator

    Favorite place on campus: The Mill Stream by Lausanne
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Choir, Greek Life, Willamette Events Board
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? Zookeeper, big time

  • Image of Amelia Maass '22

    Amelia Maass '22

    Anthropology major, Sociology minor
    Seattle, WA
    she/her/hers

    Favorite place on campus: The Bistro :)
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Ultimate Frisbee, Steppin' Out
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? A teacher!

  • Image of Gianna Marchese '22

    Gianna Marchese '22

    Economics major
    Seattle, WA
    she/her/hers

    Favorite place on campus: Softball field
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Softball, Alpha Phi 
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? A Hollywood singer/actress

  • Image of McKenna Musket '21

    McKenna Musket '21

    Civic Communication & Media major, Spanish minor
    Brentwood, CA
    she/her/hers

    Intern for Operations & Communications

    Favorite place on campus: The bank of the Mill Stream on a partly cloudy day!
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: All Ability Alliance, Opening Days, Spanish Club
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? Park Ranger at Joshua Tree National Park

  • Image of Will Nordhorn '23

    Will Nordhorn '23

    Physics major
    Olympia, WA
    he/him/his

    Favorite place on campus: Cascadia commons
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Orchestra
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? Lego set designer

  • Image of Oakley Phoenix '23

    Oakley Phoenix '23

    Philosophy major, Women's & Gender Studies, English and Sociology minors
    Benicia, CA
    they/them/theirs

    Special Visit Coordinator

    Favorite place on campus: Eaton
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Rainbow Alliance, Queer/Trans People of Color, Black Student Union, Blitz Program
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? A Zumba instructor!

  • Image of Vanessa Sanders '22

    Vanessa Sanders '22

    Public Health major, Sociology minor
    Portland, OR
    she/her/hers

    Favorite place on campus: Any place where there is a dog
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Black Student Union, Native Indigenous Student Union, Archaeology Club, College Democrats
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? Veterinarian

  • Image of Risa Shutz '21

    Risa Shutz '21

    Exercise and Health Science major
    Redmond, WA
    she/her/hers

    Special Visit Coordinator

    Favorite place on campus: Collins 4th floor overlooking the Quad
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Cross country, track & field, Alpha Chi Omega, Stitch n Bitch, Senior Executive Board Member for Exercise and Health Science
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? Pro basketball player

  • Image of Clifford Grace Steelman '22

    Clifford Grace Steelman '22

    Environmental Science major
    Kodiak, AK
    they/them/theirs

    Favorite place on campus: 2nd Floor Hatfield Library
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Native Indigenous Student Union
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? A teacher

  • Image of Cameron Taggesell '21

    Cameron Taggesell '21

    Physics major, Mathematics minor
    Sonoma, CA
    she/her/hers

    Senior Intern for Admission

    Favorite place on campus: The physics hearth
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Physics clubs, women's swim team, Special Olympics swim coach
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? A scientist

  • Image of Rachel Urner '22

    Rachel Urner '22

    Politics, Policy, Law & Ethics major
    Port Townsend, WA
    she/her/hers

    Favorite place on campus: The Bistro
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Women's Rugby
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? An architect

  • Image of Kali Woodward '23

    Kali Woodward '23

    Public Health major
    Gig Harbor, WA
    she/her/hers

    Social Media Coordinator

    Favorite place on campus: The Quad
    On-Campus Extracurriculars: Intervarsity Club, Opening Days
    What did you want to be when you were a kid? Dolphin Trainer


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