Honors College Ambassadors are current students who share their experiences and stories with prospective students and their families. Ambassadors volunteer in providing tours of the Honors College, connecting with prospective students at events such as showcases, open house, and other special on and off campus events, and sometimes representing the Honors College at their former high schools.
Meet Our Lead Ambassadors
Andrew Roberts (HC '24) is a junior from Lexington, Ohio, majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Mathematics. In addition to serving as an Honors College Ambassador, he is also a Scarlet Ambassador Captain for Undergraduate Admissions, Teaching Intern for the Honors General Chemistry courses, Academic Tutor for student athletes, and Team Manager at Panera Bread. Most recently, Andrew became the Vice President for Recruitment for the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Andrew loves practicing yoga, going to the city, and grabbing coffee with friends.
Jasmine Tbaba (HC '25) is a sophomore from Dallas, Texas, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Philosophy. In addition to serving as the Lead Ambassador for Event Logistics, Scheduling & Assessment, she also serves as social chair for the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, is a member of the Darien Civic Engagement Project within the Eagleton Institute of Politics, and is a member of the Arab Cultural Club. In her free time Jasmine enjoys reading, working out, listening to music, and spending time with friends and family.
Myera Mian (HC ’23) is a senior from East Brunswick, New Jersey, double majoring in Business Analytics and Information Technology and Cell Biology and Neuroscience. At the Honors College, she serves as the Senior Lead Ambassador for Recruitment and Underrepresented Populations Support and is also a part of the Inclusive Excellence Committee. Myera is also a specialty member for various groups in the Muslim Student Association and serves as a Teaching Assistant for the Physics Department. Myera’s favorite HC memories are studying and playing games with friends in Druskin Lounge and meeting admitted students at Showcases!
Vaishnavi Vura (HC '24) is a junior from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania majoring in Computer Science and is on track to get her MBA as well. In addition to being an Honors College Lead Ambassador, she is the president of the Honors College Professional Development Council as well as a Student Leader for the I.D.E.A(Innovation Design Entrepreneurship Academy). Vaishnavi's fondest memories in the HC are sitting on the terrace with her friends, watching movies in the seminar rooms, and enjoying the nice weather on the field behind the HC. She loves the HC and all the people here and appreciates the opportunity to be surrounded by such diverse people.
Meet Some of Our General Ambassadors
Audrey Terrany (HC '23) is a senior from Oceanport, New Jersey, majoring in Genetics and minoring in Cognitive Science on a Pre-Med track. On campus, she serves as a Teaching Intern in the department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology as well as an undergraduate researcher in the department of Psychology. Audrey's favorite memories in the HC have been giving tours during showcases, and staying up late baking cookies in the Druskin Lounge with her friends!
Gavin Wagner (HC '23) is a senior from Swedesboro, NJ, majoring in Bioenvironmental Engineering. In addition to serving as an ambassador, he is also a Lead Changemaking Mentor in the Honors College as well as a research assistant at the Rutgers Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis. Gavin's fondest memories in the HC have been building a community among his fellow mentors and reading haikus at coffeehouse.
Hannah Lake (HC '23) is a senior at Rutgers University majoring in Genetics and Cognitive Science and minoring in Spanish. Hannah grew up in North Jersey in the smalltown of Mount Olive! On campus, Hannah is a goalie for the club field hockey team, she is the Vice President of Chapter Wellness of the sorority Alpha Gamma Delta, and she conducts research at the Sally Radovick genetics and endocrinology lab in RWJMS. Hannah chose the HC for the living-learning community and the opportunities and connections that come with being part of an amazing school!
Jackie Giz (HC '23) is a senior from Fair Lawn, New Jersey, majoring in Political Science and Art History. She has been conditional admitted to Rutgers School to Graduate Studies where she will earn her M.A. in Cultural Heritage and Preservation Studies, and afterwards, she hopes to attend law school. In addition to serving as an HC Ambassador, Jackie is a Changemaking Mentor for First Year Students, a founding member and officer of the Rutgers Women's Prelaw Society, and a Vice President of the Rutgers University Alumni Association's Scarlet Council. Outside of class, Jackie enjoys trying new coffee shops and going on runs.
Jake Roy (HC '23) is a senior majoring in Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) and minoring in Economics and English. From Cranford, NJ, Jake is involved with Rutgers Hillel, ITI Council, and plays on the men's ultimate frisbee team. Jake chose the HC for the strong community and its proximity to honeygrow.
Jilly Matje (HC '23) is a senior from West Chester, Pennsylvania majoring in Psychology and minoring in Creative Writing and Music (with a Recording Arts Certificate!). Aside from being an HC Ambassador, Jilly is also a Changemaking Mentor and a member of the Marching Scarlet Knights. Jilly's favorite HC memories have been the traditions like the coffeehouses and the Winter Ball.
Shania Halim (HC '23) is a senior from Roselle, New Jersey, majoring in Genetics and minoring in Evolutionary Anthropology on a Pre-Med Track. In addition to serving as an Honors College Ambassador, she also serves on the Executive Board of her sorority, Phi Sigma Sigma, as Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Chairman and is involved with the Rutgers Red Cross Club. She currently conducts research at the Waksman Institute of Microbiology in the Singson Lab and is a volunteer EMT in her hometown. Shania's favorite memory in the HC was watching the Super Bowl with friends in a seminar room!
Srinandini Marpaka (HC '23) is a senior from South Brunswick, New Jersey, majoring in Finance and Computer Science. In addition to serving as an ambassador, she is also a Service Events Lead on the HC Serves Leadership Team, a first-year mentor for HC Ally, and a member of the Road to Silicon V/Alley Program. In her free time, Srinandini enjoys reading, experimenting in the kitchen, and hanging out with friends!
Zoë Gold (HC '23) is a senior SEBS student majoring in biological sciences. On campus, she is also part of the Douglass Residential College and RU Thrifty (an organization that promotes sustainable fashion choices). With the HC Media Team, she primarily contributes as a videographer. She enjoys creating content that people can connect with and finds her involvement in the Media Team to be a wonderful way of utilizing her passion for creativity. In her spare time, she can be found caring for her succulents, listening to music, and playing the guitar or ukulele.
Ava Feldman (HC '24) is a junior from Westfield, NJ, majoring in American Studies and minoring in Jewish Studies and Education. Ava works as the HC Serves Philanthropy and Outreach Lead and is involved in Rutgers University Dance Marathon as the HC Captain and a CPT+ Captain. In addition to these roles, Ava serves as a research assistant in the American Studies Department and is a member of Omega Phi Alpha sorority. Ava is really excited to share her love for Rutgers and the Honors College with you all soon!
Emma McMillan (HC '24) is a junior from Marlton, New Jersey, double majoring in English and Visual Arts with a concentration in Photography. In addition to being an Honors College Ambassador, Emma is a Mason Gross Student Ambassador, Historian of her Honors Fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi, and the Chair of the Honors College Student Advisory Board. Emma has loved being a part of and making positive change to the HC community, and has great memories from the HC Involvement Fairs and HC Showcases.
Isha Kinjawadekar (HC '24) is a junior from Mumbai, India majoring in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. In addition to serving as a General Ambassador, she is also a research assistant at Anthony Lab and Honors College Ally 1st year mentor. Isha enjoys painting/drawing and reading fiction books during her free time. Her fondest memories in the HC have been making friends of similar majors and interests through various HC events.
Natasha Marshall (HC '24) is a junior from Nutley, New Jersey majoring in English. In addition from being a General Ambassador, she is involved with the Honors College as a Learning Assistant for Honors College Forum and is part of the Douglass Honors College Community. Being in the HC has been a great experience and provided her great opportunities to meet lots of new people at Rutgers with diverse talents and interests.
Anish Suresh (HC '25) is a sophomore from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, majoring in Astrophysics and Mathematics and minoring in Computer Science. In addition to serving as General Ambassador, he also does research on black holes and tutors at the learning centers. Anish's spare time involves Rubik's cubing, playing the guitar, playing games, and reading manga.
Anna Del Guercio
Anna Del Guercio (HC '25) is a sophomore from Clifton, New Jersey, majoring in Accounting. At Rutgers, she is involved with the Rutgers Business Governing Association, HC Ally, and Beta Alpha Psi. Anna chose the Honors College for the people and the vast amount of opportunities. In her free time, Anna enjoys reading, playing the violin, and watching Survivor.
Aum Mundhe (HC '25) is a sophomore from Ridgewood, New Jersey, majoring in Business Analytics & Information Technology as well as in Math. Other than being an Honors College Ambassador, Aum is also a member of the Rutgers Academic Team and Rutgers Linguistics Club. Aum's favorite memories in the Honors College have been with his freshman year floor mates, who helped him start running, make more time for reading, and do crossword puzzles.
Ben Phan (HC '25) is a sophomore from South Brunswick, New Jersey, enrolled in the School of Arts and Sciences with a projected major in Genetics. On campus, he is involved with clubs such as the Association of Undergraduate Geneticists and the Rutgers Astronomical Society. Outside of academics, Giaminh enjoys writing for tabletop settings and watching documentaries.
Brenna Lawson (HC '25) is a sophomore from Chester, New York, majoring in Digital Filmmaking. In addition to being a member of HC Ally, she is a member of the Film Production Club and enjoys cooking with friends. One of her favorite places within the honors college is Druskin Lounge where she enjoys listening to the piano.
Casey Fortson (HC '25) is a sophomore originally from Willingboro, NJ but now residing in Trenton, NJ double majoring in political science and criminal justice, on a pre-law professional track with hopes of becoming a criminal defense attorney or a international human rights prosecutor.
Crystal Kilfeather (HC '25) is a sophomore from Columbus, New Jersey, double majoring in Business Management and Leadership and Political Science on a Pre-law track. Other organizations Crystal is involved in at Rutgers are her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, The Livingston Theater Company, she serves as the Second Floor Representative of the Honors College through the Residence Hall Association and she was recently appointed as treasurer of Circle K International. She is also currently enrolled in the Innovation Lab through the Honors College, which is allowing her to create a mental health awareness project. Crystal chose the Honors College because she loved how it made a home for her at a large university, such as Rutgers.
Eric Maest (HC '25) is a sophomore from Lawrence, New Jersey, intending to major in Finance and Economics. In addition to his role as an Honors College Ambassador, he is a member of the Rutgers Economics Society (RECONS) and Little Investment Bankers of Rutgers (LIBOR). Eric’s favorite Honors College memories are spontaneous meetings with friends in seminar rooms and the Druskin Lounge.
Joycelynn Dow (HC '25) is a sophomore from Freehold, New Jersey, majoring in the Visual Arts with a concentration of painting and double minoring in Creative Writing and Africana Studies. She is a passionate member of F.A.C.E Club, Dungeons & Dragons Club, HC Black Affinity Club, NAACP, and Young Adult Leadership Council (YALC). In her spare time, she can be found drawing, writing, or listening to music. Her fondest memory at HC would have to be when Jocelynn and some of her peers had a Netflix party in the Seminar Rooms.
Justin Lee (EMSOP '27) is a sophomore from Long Valley, New Jersey, enrolled in the 6-year pharmacy program. In addition to serving as an HC Ambassador, he is an undergraduate research assistant at the Rutgers Institute of Translational Medicine and Science. He also works part-time as a pharmacy technician. Justin enjoys having events downstairs in the Druskin Lounge and hanging out in the seminar rooms.
Justin Seo (EMSOP '27) is a sophomore student from Cherry Hill, New Jersey, enrolled in the 6-year pharmacy program and a Korean-English Translation Certificate program. In addition to serving as an HC Ambassador, he is also a part of the HC Media Team and the New Jersey Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists. Justin cherishes every moment while living at the HC. Whether that be weekend trips to New York City, “Midknight Breakfast” at Brower, or even 30-minute walks around College Avenue, he did it all with his awesome floormates, RA, and Changemaking Mentor (2 South forever!).
Kiersten Koch (HC '25) is a sophomore from Parsippany, New Jersey majoring in Nutritional Sciences on the Dietetics track. In addition to serving as an HC ambassador, she is also an ambassador for the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences. Kiersten is also the event coordinator for Project Sunshine and is a member of Craft to Cure and Nutrition Club. She emphasizes her appreciation for the Honors College by taking on the role of a photographer as a part of the HC Media Team. Kiersten's favorite part about the honors college is the collaboration with her wonderful peers and the values it instilled within her.
Nami Jain (HC '25) is a sophomore from Edison, New Jersey, majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Business Administration and Public Health. Along with the Rutgers Consulting Group's Consulting Analyst Program, she has also participated in Blueprint's Product Management Fellowship, the Rutgers Salsa Club, and HC Speaks. In her free time, Nami likes to hit the gym, watch a Marvel movie or two, or eat a ton of chocolate.
Nick Percarpio (HC '25) is a sophomore from Piscataway, New Jersey, majoring in Industrial and systems engineering. In addition to serving as a general HC ambassador, he is also a class of 2025 representative for Rutgers Engineering Honors Council and a member of the Meteorology Club. Nick enjoys cooking as well as long distance running.
Ram Anand (HC '25) is a sophomore from Long Island, New York, majoring in Cell Biology and Neuroscience. In addition to serving as a general ambassador, he is also involved with Rutgers MedicZero, CBN Society and is an elementary school tutor with RU Big Buddy. He loves playing tennis, listening to music and hanging out with friends! Ram joined the Honors College for the amazing community, the diversity, and most importantly to explore his curiosity, grow his knowledge and discover his purpose.
Ryan Nguyen (HC '25) is a sophomore form Belleville, New Jersey, majoring in Microbial Biotechnology and minoring in biochemistry. He is a Part-Time Lecturer for General Physics II, and he also is a part of the Asian American Cultural Club. Ryan's favorite memories at the HC were made just by relaxing out in the lounge with his friends. Outside of school, he loves to play the drums and play tennis!
Sara Eschleman (HC '25) is a sophomore from Hopewell, New Jersey, majoring in Marketing and Supply Chain Management and minoring in English. In addition to serving as an Ambassador, she is a Consulting Analyst for Rutgers Consulting Group's Consulting Analyst Program, an opinion columnist for the Daily Targum, and a member of the Honors College Student Advisory Board. Sara's fondest memories in the HC have been late night talks with other HC students in the study lounges and seminar rooms.
Sharanya Datta (HC '25) is a sophomore from Marlboro, New Jersey, majoring in Biochemical Engineering and minoring in Data Science. At Rutgers, she is involved with the Society of Women Engineers, Engineers Without Borders, and HC Serves. Sharanya chose the Honors College because she wanted to experience a close knit community within a larger school. In her free time, she enjoys singing along to all kinds of music and reading!
Shinbee Kang (HC '25) is a sophomore from Gwacheon, South Korea, majoring in Computer Science. She also has an interest in Math and Education. Although it has been less than a year being HC, she is looking forward to experiencing more dynamic memories with HC Ambassador.
Smruthi Sathya (HC '25) is a sophomore from Florham Park, New Jersey, majoring in Supply Chain Management and minoring in Environmental and Business Economics. Outside of the classroom, Smruthi is involved with HC Ally, Rutgers BASE, and is the Marketing and Communications intern for the Madison Area YMCA. Smruthi's favorite memory so far in the HC is the late night study sessions in the lounge, sharing class help and life stories amongst friends. In her free time, she can be found painting or on a hike with her dog!
Vicky Wei (HC '25) is a sophomore from Montville, New Jersey, intending to major in Environmental Planning and Public Policy. She competes on the Rutgers Mock Trial team, and is also involved in Douglass Residential College, Emmaus Christian fellowship, and Rutgers Chinese Dance Troupe. She enjoys reading, drawing, and watching sitcoms. Victoria looks forward to making more connections and exploring new interests at the HC!