Ambassador Biographies

Current Ambassadors

Sunny Dasgupta

Sunny Dasgupta

MBA - Global Social & Sustainable Enterprises

College: College of Business
Department:
Global Social & Sustainable Enterprises
Advisor: Shelby Sack
sunnydg@gmail.com

 

Emma McKay

Emma McKay

MBA - Global Social & Sustainable Enterprises

College: College of Business
Department:
Global Social & Sustainable Enterprises
Advisor: Shelby Sack
Emma.McKay@colostate.edu

 

Benjamin McKenney

Benjamin McKenney

Master's student

College: Walter Scott, Jr. College or Engineering
Department:
Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Thomas Bradley
benmcken@rams.colostate.edu

Ben is a mechanical engineering graduate student at Colorado State University researching hybrid and autonomous vehicles. His passions are focused around automobiles, additive manufacturing, sustainable energy, wearable tech, compliant mechanisms, robotics, IP, and product development. Ben plans to get a master’s in engineering and business administration to help him in industry.

Catherine (Kate) McMahon

Catherine (Kate) McMahon

Doctoral Candidate

College: College of Natural Sciences
Department:
Chemistry
Advisor: Chuck Henry
Catherine.McMahon@colostate.edu

Kate’s research focuses on using paper-based devices for detection of heavy metals in the environment and in consumer products. Her main project is developing a sensor array for heavy metal detection in water that is easy to use, inexpensive, and widely applicable. She is working on developing other paper sensors for heavy metal monitoring using different detection modes,such as fluorescence. Kate is a member of the Graduate Women in Science seminar committee which plans events that highlight women in science and how science applies to other disciplines. During her free time, Kate can be found listening to live music, exploring with her dog Duffy, and catching up with friends and family.

Alyssa Melvin

Alyssa Melvin

Doctoral Candidate

College: College of Natural Sciences
Department:
Chemistry
Advisor: Melissa Reynolds
Alyssa.Melvin@colostate.edu

Alyssa’s research involves fabricating a biosensor which incorporates metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) into various aspects of the biosensor design to address deficiencies of blood-contacting glucose biosensors. Currently, she is developing a MOF composite membrane to reduce blood clotting on the sensor surface. She is an ASCSU senator representing graduate students and a Science Olympiad coach at Preston Middle School.

Ruth Menger

Ruth Menger

Doctoral Candidate

College: College of Natural Sciences
Department:
Chemistry
Advisor: Chuck Henry and Thomas Borch
Ruth.Menger@colostate.edu

Ruth’s research focuses on developing paper-based devices to detect various analytes in the environment. Her current project is a sensor array for heavy metal detection in water. This easy-to-use, inexpensive device can be used in multiple applications, including measuring water quality levels in rivers and monitoring remediation effectiveness downstream from abandoned mines. She is also an officer with Graduate Women in Science where she helps plan events to support women in science, like networking events, panels, seminars, and training. In her free time, Ruth can be found outside, either on mountains, on rock, or on the slopes.

Abhishek Muralidharan

Abhishek Muralidharan

Master of Computer Information Systems

College: College of Business
Department:
Computer Information Systems
Advisor: Sandy Dahlberg
Abhishek.Muralidharan@colostate.edu

 

Previous Ambassadors

Scott Fulbright

Cohort Years: 2012-2013, 2013-2014

Department of Bioagricultural Sciences & Pest Management
Advisor: Ken Reardon

Angelique Giraud

Cohort Year: 2018-2019

Department of Agriculture and Resource Economics

Advisor: Greg Graff

College of Business

Sumanth Belwadi

Cohort Year: 2107-2018

Program: Professional MBA

Darrell Suer

Cohort Year: 2018-2019

Program: Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise MBA

College of Health & Human Sciences

Alistair Cook

Cohort Year: 2015-2016

Department of Education
Advisor: Michael De Miranda

Sarah Hibbs-Shipp

Cohort Years: 2015-2016, 2016-2017

Department of Food Science & Human Nutrition
Advisor: Laura Bellows

College of Liberal Arts

Annabelle Berklund

Cohort Years: 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016

Department of Economics
Advisor: Greg Graff

College of Natural Sciences

Michael Barich

Cohort Years: 2014-2015, 2015-2016

Department of Chemistry
Advisor: Amber Krummel

Virginia Bruce

Cohort Years: 2014-2015, 2015-2016

Department of Chemistry
Advisor: Brian McNaughton

Michael Friedman

Cohort Years: 2015-2016, 2016-2017

Department of Biology
Advisor: Daniel Bush

Kelly Hassell

Cohort Year: 2017-2018

Department of Chemistry
Advisor: Debbie Crans

Jessica Joslin

Cohort Year: 2012-2013

Department of Chemistry
Advisor: Melissa Reynolds

Allee Klug

Cohort Year: 2018-2019

Department of Chemistry
Advisor:  Travis Bailey

Chern-Hooi Lim

Cohort Year: 2017-2018

Department of Chemistry
Lab Group/Post-Doc Advisor:  Garrett Miyake

David Markman

Cohort Year: 2017-2018

Department of Biology
Advisor: Michael Antolin

Trung Nguyen

Cohort Year: 2017-2018

Department of Biology
Advisor: Keith Paustian

Ryan Riskowski

Cohort Years: 2017-2018, 2018-2019

Department of Chemistry
Advisor:  Chis Ackerson

Duncan Ryan

Cohort Years: 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016

Department of Physics
Advisor: Martin Gelfand

Matt Saxton

Cohort Year: 2018-2019

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Advisor:  Tim Stasevich

Eric Tauchman

Cohort Years: 2013-2014. 2014-2015, 2015-2016

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Advisor: Jennifer DeLuca

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Megan Aanstoos

Cohort Years: 2014-2015, 2015-20106, 2016-2017

Department of Clinical Sciences
Advisor: Nicole Ehrhart

Nathan Byers

Cohort Year: 2016-2017

Department of Biomedical Sciences
Advisor: Susan Tsunoda

Aimee Colbath

Cohort Year: 2016-20107

Department of Clinical Sciences
Advisor: Steven Dow

Kelly Kirkley

Cohort Year: 2017-2018

Laboratory:  Animal Reproduction & Biotechnology Laboratory
Post-Doctoral Advisors: Colin Clay, Christianne Magee

Lindsey Linke

Cohort Years: 2014-2015, 2015-2016

Department of Clinical Sciences
Advisor: Mo Salman

Aaron Magnuson

Cohort Year: 2018-2019

Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology
Advisor:  Glenn Telling, Prion Research Center

Miles McKenna

Cohort Years: 2014-2015, 2015-20106, 2016-2017

Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
Advisor: Susan Bailey

Jingyi Nie

Cohort Year: 2013-2014

Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences
Advisor: Jack Nickoloff

Matheus Sathler

Cohort Year: 2018-2019

Department of Biomedical Sciences
Advisor:

Walter Scott, Jr., College of Engineering

Jeremy Chignell

Cohort Year: 2012-2013

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Advisor: Ken Reardon

Nasim Esmaeilirad

Cohort Years: 2013-2014, 2014-2015

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Advisor: Ken Carlson

Esteban Hincapie

Cohort Year: 2012-2013

Department of Mecanical Engineering
Advisor: Anthony Marchese

Jackson Lewis

Cohort Year: 2015-2016

Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering
Advisor:  Travis Bailey

Jasan Prapas

Cohort Year: 2012-2013

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Bryan Wilson

Jeremy Primus

Cohort Year: 2018-2019

Department of Biology & School of Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Graham Peers

Michael Somers

Cohort Year: 2016-2017

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Advisor: Jason Quinn

Warner College of Natural Resources

Noelle Juengling

Cohort Year: 2016-2017

Program: Tourism Management