Ambassador Biographies

Current Ambassadors

Angelique Giraud

Angelique Giraud

Master's student

College: Agricultural Sciences
Department:  
Agriculture and Resource Economics
Advisor: Greg Graff
AGiraud@colostate.edu

Angelique is a second-year master’s student in the department of Agriculture and Resources Economics. She is the graduate research assistant on the Technology-to-Market team on a project studying corn breeding for enhanced root structure to promote drought tolerance, carbon sequestration, and soil quality improvement. Her thesis research seeks to understand what influences farmer adoption of these potential technologies.

Allee Klug

Allee Klug

PhD Candidate

College: Natural Sciences
Department: Chemistry
AdvisorTravis Bailey
Allee.Klug@colostate.edu

Allee studies block polymer synthesis, nanostructure, and mechanical characterization. Her research focuses on designing a hydrogel with fatigue resistance and fracture resistance for use in mechanically-intensive applications such as a meniscal tissue replacement.

Aaron Magnuson

Aaron Magnuson

Post-Doctoral Researcher

College:  Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
Department: Microbiology, Immunology & Pathology
AdvisorGlenn Telling, Prion Research Center
AMagnus@rams.colostate.edu

Aaron researches Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) which are infectious neurodegenerative diseases caused by the misfolding of normal prion protein (PrPC) to (PrPSc). The work focuses on identifying diagnostic tools to detect early disease onset as well as developing therapeutic strategies as there is no known cure for these diseases.

Jeremy Primus

Jeremy Primus

Research Associate

Colleges:  Natural Sciences and Walter Scott, Jr., College of Engineering
Department
of Biology & School of Biomedical Engineering
Advisor: Graham Peers
Jeremy.Primus@colostate.edu

Jeremy is a Research Associate working in plant synthetic biology.  Bachelor of Science degrees in Applied Physics and Biology from the University of Minnesota Duluth empower him to use computational modeling and data science to inform the design and optimization of novel genetic circuits to impart pragmatic function to plants.  Also a part-time graduate student in the Biomedical Engineering program, diverse interests at the confluence of various disciplines have motivated Jeremy towards entrepreneurship and technology commercialization.  Outside of his research and professional interests, Jeremy enjoys music, travel, and a variety of outdoor sports and activities.

Ryan Riskowski

Ryan Riskowski

Post-Doctoral Researcher

College:  Natural Sciences
Department:  
Chemistry
Advisor:  Chis Ackerson
Ryan.Riskowski@colostate.edu

Originally from Omaha Nebraska, Ryan received a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and then went on to receive a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from Florida State University in Tallahassee Florida. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at Colorado State University in the Department of Chemistry, working with Dr. Chris Ackerson to develop nanotechnologies for remote, nano-scale measurement and manipulation inside of living cells. He is also an active member of the CSU Postdoctoral Association, and is dedicated to supporting the cultivation of scientific communication and collaboration between researchers at CSU.

Matt Saxton

Matt Saxton

PhD Candidate

College:  Natural Sciences 
Department: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Advisor:  Tim Stasevich
matt.saxton@colostate.edu

Matt’s research focuses on the spatial organization of cellular genetic material. He uses a combination of single-molecule tracking and fluorescence microscopy to study how chromatin is accessed and regulated to facilitate selective genetic expression. In his free time, Matt can be found backpacking, camping, skiing, and riding his motorcycle through the canyons.

Darrell Suer

Darrell Suer

MBA student

College:  Business
Program:
 Global Social & Sustainable Enterprise MBA
Darrell.Suer@colostate.edu

Darrell Suer graduated from Colorado State University in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration (emphasis Computer Information Systems) as well as earning a minor in Religious Studies. After graduation he worked as an IT Systems Analyst, and Senior IT Systems engineer for Progressive Insurance. At Progressive, Darrell supported critical back-end systems as an on-call resource and was responsible for engineering high-availability IT solutions. While engineering provided a daily challenge, Darrell believes strongly in the power of enterprises focused on doing the right thing first. He recently began working on his first “start-up,” and intends to use enterprise to help shape a better future.

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