Carnegie Mellon University

Alumni Association

Carnegie Mellon Highland Ambassadors

The Highland Ambassadors are an exclusive group of pre-screened, knowledgeable, and dependable student volunteers who help promote alumni and student engagement in both involvement and giving. Through an application and interview process, each Ambassador is chosen for their enthusiasm and school spirit. In short, they are the most loyal of Loyal Scots within the student population.

Highland Ambassadors serve as hosts to important university guests and participate in a wide array of university and annual events and special projects for the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, including:

  • Legacy Family & VIP Visits
  • Andrew Carnegie's Birthday
  • Fundraising Events
  • Cèilidh Weekend
  • Carnival & Reunion Weekend
  • Board of Trustee Weekends
  • Volunteer Forum
  • Love a Donor Week
  • Student Giving Initiatives 
  • New Student Welcome Events

To request a Highland Ambassador for your event please complete the online request form. If you have used a Highland Ambassador at your event, please complete a program evaluation.

Questions? Contact Niccole Atwell in the Office of Alumni Relations 412-268-7190.

Lead Highland Ambassador

Riddhima Agarwal Click to expand

Basking Ridge, NJ
Senior, Science & Humanities Scholar
Major: Biological Sciences and Psychology (Biomedical Engineering minor)

  • Resident Assistant
  • Academic Counselor
  • Chairman of Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA Youth Council
  • Mosaic Conference Committee
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Buggy Pusher
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Alternative Break
  • Strong Women, Strong Girls
  • Mentee at UPMC Shadyside Orthopaedic Department

Highland Ambassadors

Siriana Abboud Click to expand

Solon, OH
Sophomore, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Psychology and French

  • Arab Student Organization, President
  • International Student Union, Social Chair
  • CMU in Haiti, Fundraising Chair
  • Change for Twenty Fundraiser, Founder
  • French Speaking Assistant
  • Dean's List with Honors
  • Interests include: language learning, child care, and event planning

David Baboolall Click to expand

Jamaica, NY
Senior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Decision Science and Human Computer Interaction (minors in Business Administration and Communications Design)

  • Lambda Sigma Honor Society (President)
  • Alpha Kappa Psi (Vice President)
  • Orientation Counselor
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • Multicultural Association of PreHealth Students
  • Career Peer Mentor
  • International Student Union
  • Amnesty International
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers Project Belize Winner
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Scholarship Recipient
  • Johnson & Johnson Scholarship Recipient
  • SISU Scholar
  • Interests include: photography, cooking, music (clarinet performance), traveling, service, and eating

Andy Biar Click to expand

Houston, TX
Senior, BXA Intercollege Degree Programs
Major: Computer Science and Music

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Head Orientation Counselor
  • Order of Omega
  • University Disciplinary & Academic Review Board
  • SigEp National Competition Scholarship Recipient
  • Greek Award for Outstanding New Initiative
  • Greek Award for Outstanding Community Service
  • Greek Award of Distinction
  • Interests include: Booth, video games, new media art, weight lifting, and theology

Katie Cameron Click to expand

Peachtree City, GA
Junior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Information Systems and Decision Science

  • Delta Gamma (Vice President, Membership)
  • Andrew Ambassador
  • Orientation Counselor
  • ENACTUS (Senior Advisor, Website Chair, President)
  • Greek Award of Distinction
  • Outstanding Sister of DG
  • Outstanding Sophomore (DG)
  • Eva Webb Dodd Award for Loyalty (DG)
  • 2012 Outstanding Freshman Award (DG)
  • Interests include: soccer, talking to people, and cooking

Vivian Chang Click to expand

Covina, CA
Senior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Statistics and Policy & Management (minor in Business Administration)

  • Kappa Alpha Theta (Chief Recruitment Officer)
  • 1000+ (President)
  • Sexual Assault Advisor
  • SafeZone Allies
  • Computing Services
  • Department of Social Psychology Teaching Assistant
  • Andrew Ambassador
  • Interests include: exploring cities, trying exotic foods, research, interior decorating, crafting, and basketball

Steve Crawford Click to expand

Buffalo, New York
Senior, Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Major: International Relations and Politics (Computer Science Minor)

  • Alumni Association Board Student Representative
  • Studied Abroad at CMU Qatar
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon, Standards Board Member
  • Cèilidh Weekend Planning Committee
  • Dean's List: Fall 2011, Spring 2012

Anshul Dhankher Click to expand

Amherst, MA
Senior, Carnegie Institute of Technology
Major: Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering

  • Community Advisor (Mudge House)
  • IMPAQT Spring 2013
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Nick Goudisis Leadership Scholarship Recipient
  • Interests include: Boston sports, world news, economics, and the outdoors

Lindsay Elliott-Foose Click to expand

Washington, DC
Senior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Decision Science and Global Studies

  • Career and Professional Development Center (Career Peer Mentor)
  • Joint Funding Committee (Former Representative)
  • VPSAC (Representative)
  • Tartans Abroad Scholarship Recipient
  • Friedman Fellowship Recipient
  • Humanities Scholars Program Grant Recipient
  • Interests include: baking and cooking, soccer, tennis, and writing

Natalie Giannangeli Click to expand

Monroeville, PA
Junior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Global Studies and Hispanic Studies

  • Delta Gamma
  • Orientation Counselor
  • Housing and Dining Office Assistant
  • Fulton/Gow Fellows Winner
  • Dietrich College Shaw Scholarship
  • Dean's List
  • Interests include: golfing, reading, all things Pittsburgh sports, good food, and history

Matthew Ho Click to expand

Irvine, CA
Senior, College of Fine Arts
Major: Architecture

  • VP American Institute of Architecture Students
  • Head Orientation Counselor
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Student Advisory Committee Representative for Architecture
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Booth Design Chair
  • Bernard Maybeck Scholarship Recipient

Annabelle Huang Click to expand

Guangzhu, China
Junior, Tepper School of Business
Major: Business and Math

  • Alpha Phi (Founding Member)
  • Alpha Kappa Psi
  • Chinese Student Association (Vice President, Finance)
  • Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society
  • ENACTUS (project E-Luma leader)
  • CMU MicroFinance (Vice President)
  • Interests include: tennis, reading, and traveling

Michelle Lin Click to expand

San Jose, CA
Senior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Decision Science and Economics

  • Cèilidh Weekend Co-Chair
  • Bhangra in the Burgh
  • Spring Carnival Committee
  • Undergraduate Marketing Organization
  • Student Senate

Michelle Little Click to expand

Fairfield, CA
Master's Degree Candidate, Heinz College
Major: Health Care Policy & Management

  • Black Graduate Student Organization (Co-President)
  • Heinz College Run Club (Co-Chair)
  • Heinz Health Care Club
  • MSHCPM Merit Scholar
  • Interests include: running, food, and photography

Lauren Milisits Click to expand

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Senior, Carnegie Institute of Technology and School of Computer Science
Major: Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science

  • Rho Lambda
  • Order of Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Buggy Driver for Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sexual Assault Advisor
  • Community Advisor for Morewood Gardens

William Misitano Click to expand

Oceanside, NY
Junior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: International Relations & Politics (Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies minor)

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • NROTC
  • IMPAQT
  • Military Order of the Loyal Legion
  • Interests include: camping, hiking, music, and reading

Mariah Ondeck Click to expand

Murrysville, PA
Junior, Carnegie Institute of Technology
Major: Chemical Engineering & Biomedical Engineering

  • Resident Assistant
  • CIT Community Building Committee
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineers
  • CIT Dean's List Fall 2012
  • Interests include: intramural sports, running, piano, and yoga

Taylor Rawley Click to expand

Houston, TX
Junior, College of Fine Arts
Major: Vocal Performance and French & Francophone Studies (European Studies minor)

  • Scotch'n'Soda (Board Member)
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Bach Chorus/Concert Chorus
  • President, Got Consent? campaign
  • Orientation Leader (Mudge House)
  • Rachel Speight Memorial Scholarship Award Winner
  • Jones Scholarship Award Winner
  • Justin Nowinsky Memorial Scholarship Award Winner
  • IMPAQT Member
  • Interests include: private pilot, planespotter, French, travel, and history (esp. Renaissance)

Ashley Reeder Click to expand

York, PA
Senior, Mellon College of Science
Major: Chemistry (Pre-Health) (Hispanic Studies minor)

  • Student Senate (Vice Chair)
  • Head Orientation Counselor
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma (Education Chair)
  • Women in Science

Corinne Rockoff Click to expand

West Hills, California
Senior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: International Relations & Politics and Psychology

  • Scotch'n'Soda Theatre
  • Student Government
  • Spring Carnival Committee
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Dietrich College Honors
  • SBVPO Head TA for Personality
  • Interests include: horseback riding, cello, and piano

Evan Wineland Click to expand

Austin, TX
Sophomore, Carnegie Institute of Technology
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy

  • Resident Assistant (Mudge House)
  • Student Senate (Communications Chair)
  • Andrew Ambassador
  • Emerging Leaders
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Interests include: running, piano, singing, and politics
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