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Student Ambassadors

Ambassador Program

The College of Science Ambassador Program is designed to incorporate exceptional undergraduate students from within our college to aid in our recruitment and retention efforts and act as the official representatives of the College of Science to the community. Students are selected to serve as ambassadors through an application and interview process. Ambassadors are trained in university processes and given opportunities to enhance their communication and leadership skills through a one-credit course taught by Daniel Stelck.

Mission

The mission of the ambassador program is to promote the College of Science in a positive and professional manner to prospective and current students as well as faculty, staff and the community. Our ambassadors work directly with various university departments in order to serve as a public relations and institutional advancement team. The College of Science ambassadors strive to represent the college in a manner that exemplifies campus pride, display a sound knowledge about the College of Science and leave a positive and lasting impression of University of Idaho.

More Information

For more information about the program, contact Daniel Stelck at daniels@uidaho.edu or any of our current College of Science ambassadors.

Ambassadors

Cailyn Black

Student Ambassador

Cailyn Black

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Hello, my name is Cailyn Black and I am from Twin Falls, ID. I’m majoring in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. In my free time you can either find me in the Fuerst Research Lab, or spending time in my kitchen finding new things to bake or cook. I am also the Vice President of Marketing for the Student Alumni Relations Board.

Caitlin Buchanan

Student Ambassador

Cait Buchanan

Physics and Secondary Education

Hi, my name is Cait Buchanan. I am a senior majoring in physics and secondary education. I have a passion for K12 science education which has lead me to pursue two degrees. I am part of the Vandal Marching Band and the ultimate frisbee team on campus. When I’m not studying I can be found taking care of my 20 plants, running around Moscow, or baking apple pie.

Tyler Clemens

Student Ambassador

Tyler Clemens

Applied Computational Mathematics minors in Geology and Computer Science

Howdy! My name is Tyler Clemens and I was born and raised in Caldwell, Idaho. I am currently a senior majoring in Applied Computational Mathematics with minors in Geology and Computer Science. I’ve spent the past few summers participating in undergraduate research projects in NYC, Texas, and Washington, and this semester I will be working with Dr. Ma on a project to develop a knowledge base that provides easier access to geoscience data for research. I plan to continue my education in graduate school and then hopefully become a data scientist. In my spare time I like to learn new languages, compete at trivia (go Team Tyler!), fall into the Wikipedia rabbit hole, and attempt acrylic painting. I am really looking forward to sharing with new students why a curiosity for science is worth exploring!

Audrey Dingel

Student Ambassador

Audrey Dingley

Medical Sciences minor in Pre-Health Studies

Hi! My name is Audrey Dingel and I am a Medical Sciences major with a minor in Pre-Health Studies from Boise, Idaho. Along with my College of Science Ambassador position, I am also a program assistant for the Intramurals Program, a teaching assistant for CHEM 111, and the Panhellenic (sorority organization) Vice President for Philanthropy and Service. I also work as a Certified Nursing Assistant during the summers and have found a passion in helping those who cannot help themselves. I am currently in the process of applying for Medical School and aspire to be an Emergency Room Doctor.  In the future I would also like to work in a teaching hospital to help develop the talents and knowledge of future doctors. I hope to see you around and cannot wait to help you further your love for science!

Megan Dobson

Student Ambassador

Megan Dobson

Microbiology and Biology Major

Hello! My name is Megan Dobson, and I am a junior majoring in both Microbiology and Biology with a pre-health minor. I am from Meridian, Idaho and attended a medically-focused high school where I became a registered CNA and EMT. I have always loved science and sharing my passion for it with others. I aspire to be a lifelong learner. I hope that one day I will be able to work in infectious disease research and also share science in a way that is accessible to all. 

Outside of the College of Science, I am a part of Gamma Phi Beta where I serve as Public Relations Vice President. I am also involved with Panhellenic. In the past, I have been an intern with Vandal Health Education. Exploring new places, whether a new shop in Moscow or pitching a tent at a campground I've never been to before, is one of my favorite things. I am excited to help others discover how powerful science can be!

Janet Dominguez

Student Ambassador

Janet Dominguez

Biology minor in Pre-Health Studies

Hi! My name is Janet Dominguez and I am from Mountain Home, Idaho. I am a biology major with a minor in pre-health studies. Apart from being a COS ambassador, I am a PACE peer mentor for the Office of Multicultural Affairs, supporting first year and transfer students navigate their transition to the University of Idaho. I am also involved in the Pre-Dental Club on campus, as my plan is to attend dental school to become a Doctor of Dental Surgery. Outside of my academics, I enjoy painting, reading, and spending time with my family. I’m excited about this experience and look forward to serving as a resource to you!

Hannah Eckert

Student Ambassador

Hannah Eckert

Medical Science with a minor in Pre-Health Studies

Hello! My name is Hannah Eckert, and I am currently a junior here at the University of Idaho. I am pursuing a B.S, majoring in medical sciences, with a minor in pre-health studies. Eventually, I would like to go to medical school with hopes of a career in pediatric medicine. Here on campus, I am involved in the Tri Delta chapter, in which I am currently the academic chairman. I am also an Anatomy lab teaching assistant and enjoy volunteering for the Palouse Special Olympics. Originally, I am from Wenatchee, Washington where I love to hike, ski, and most importantly spend time with my pup, Milo. I look forward to sharing all about the College of Science and the opportunities it holds!

Anna Findley

Student Ambassador

Anna Findley

Microbiology

Hi! My name is Anna Findley and I am currently a junior majoring in microbiology. I’m originally from Salt Lake City, Utah.  I am involved in undergraduate research in Dr. Mitchell’s lab, focusing on the dynamics and functions of microglia during tissue development, using zebrafish as our model organism. I am also a member of the Pre-Dental Club. I am hoping to attend dental school and become a general dentist. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, playing tennis and spending time with family and friends!

Katie Fischer

Student Ambassador

Katie Fischer

Medical Science, minor Bioethics

Hi! My name is Katie and I’m a junior studying Medical Science with a minor in Bioethics. I’m planning to have a future career as a Physician Assistant. I’ve always had a passion for helping people, which is why I was drawn towards the medical field.  When I’m not attending school in Moscow, I go back to my hometown of Carson City, Nevada. Carson is only a short drive from the beautiful Lake Tahoe, so I grew up with a great appreciation of the outdoors. I love Moscow and the University of Idaho for all the opportunities that it has given me. I’m the Vice President of the Alpine Ski Team, the Director of New Members of my sorority, Delta Gamma, a member of the Women’s in Science Society and I have also traveled abroad to London to learn all about Public Health and the NHS. I’m so excited to share all that the University of Idaho and the College of Science has to offer!

Mary Flowers

Student Ambassador

Mary Flowers

Medical Sciences Major

Hi, my name’s Mary Flowers! I am majoring in Medical Sciences as I pursue a career as a physician assistant. I’ve always felt called to the medical field because it serves as a great avenue for compassion and aid. Currently, I am an EMT; I volunteer with the Moscow Volunteer Fire Department during the school year and work at The Gorge Amphitheater during the summer. I am not only passionate about healthcare, but about science and applying cognitive lessons into my patient care. U of I has not only expanded my mind, but has given me an excellent home away from home. I am a member of the Pre-Med/Pre-PA Club, a member of Rotaract of the Palouse, the current song chair for Gamma Phi Beta, and an active enthusiast in Moscow’s outdoor adventures. I look forward to sharing this incredible field and welcoming others into the College of Science!

Blazie Gilder

Student Ambassador

Blazie Gilder

Medical Sciences and Pre-Health Studies

Hi there! My name is Blazie Gilder, and I am originally from Troy, Idaho. I am currently studying Medical Sciences with a minor in Pre-Health Studies. Upon graduating with my bachelor’s degree, I plan on attending medical school and becoming a Pediatric Oncologist MD. I chose the U of I because I grew up a Vandal, and I was excited to find that everyone here is as passionate about what they do as I am! I stay involved on campus through the Pre-Med Club and my sorority, Gamma Phi Beta. I am currently serving as the Risk Manager and PC 19 Academic Chairwoman for my sorority. In my spare time, I enjoy being outside, getting coffee with friends, and playing intramural sports. I hope to see you on campus and share my love of science with you!

Tanner Hahn

Student Ambassador

Tanner Hahn

Biochemistry

Hello! My name is Tanner Hahn, and I am majoring in biochemistry. I currently occupy most of my time with my research and job as a math and science tutor. In life, whether it is crabbing off the coast or volunteering in the local ER. I live for adventure and am always looking around the corner for my next great story. I am excited to meet people with stories of their own adventures in the College of Science.

Sydney Miller

Student Ambassador

Sydney Miller

Medical Sciences

Hello! My name is Sydney Miller. I am currently a junior here at the University of Idaho. I am majoring in Medical Sciences with the intent to pursue a career as a physician assistant after graduation. During the school year, I volunteer both at the Pullman Regional Hospital and Snake River Community Clinic, and during the summer I work as a CNA at a nursing home near my hometown. I also remain pretty involved on campus as the Vice President of the Pre-Med/PA Club and have served on the leadership team for the Women in Science Society organization for the past two years. During my spare time, you can find me hanging out with my friends at the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, at the student rec center, or studying at a local coffee shop in downtown Moscow. I am excited to meet others that share a passion for science and look forward to welcoming new students into the College of Science.

Phoebe Valdez

Student Ambassador

Phoebe Valdez

Medical Science Major

Hello! I’m Phoebe and I’m a junior here at the University of Idaho. I’m majoring in Medical Sciences with the intent to attend medical school after graduation. During the school year I volunteer as an EMT for the Moscow Fire Department, and during the summer I work as a CNA for North Canyon Medical Center. In my free time you can find me at the student rec center, or hanging out with my friends at my sorority house Gamma Phi Beta. I am so glad I chose the University of Idaho to pursue my undergraduate degree! I’m very excited to help others make the decision to choose UI to be there home away from home, and help them navigate the College of Science!

Delaney Wagers

Student Ambassador

Delaney Wagers

Medical Sciences and Microbiology

Hi! My name is Delaney Wagers. I am a junior at U of I pursuing a double major in medical sciences and microbiology on the pre-medical track. I hope to eventually go to medical school and pursue a career surrounding pediatrics. I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho but love having Moscow as my second home. I am lucky enough to be the risk manager for the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority on campus, work in Dr. Luckhart's lab on Malaria and also be a volunteer EMT for the Moscow Volunteer Ambulance and Fire Company. Outside of school, I enjoy hiking, traveling, sports and spending time with friends and family. I look forward to helping fellow students become involved on campus and get excited about the College of Science!

Savannah Wagers

Student Ambassador

Savannah Wagers

Medical Sciences

Hi! My name is Savannah. I am currently majoring in medical sciences and am looking into a future career as a Doctor. I have always had a passion for the healthcare/science field and being able to help and serve others. I have had the opportunity to go on four different medical mission trips in Peru/Bolivia, Guatemala, Mexico and Belize, along with the chance to go abroad and shadow doctors in hospitals in Mallorca, Spain. All of these experiences have made my passion in healthcare even stronger. Outside of the University, I am a volunteer EMT for the Moscow Ambulance Department, I love to travel/be outside, am involved in Gamma Phi Beta Xi Chapter on campus and spend as much time as possible with my family and friends. I am excited to engage with more people who have a passion in science.

Jacob Wagner

Student Ambassador

Jacob Wagner

General Mathematics and Applied Computational Mathematics

Hey! My name is Jacob Wagner, and I am a senior currently majoring in General Mathematics and Applied Computational Mathematics here at the University of Idaho. I often participate in trivia competitions around Moscow with my team - Team Tyler. When I am not competing in trivia, I am usually hanging out with friends, studying in the library, or working with technology. I am looking forward to meeting people with similar interests and learning more about the community.

Roan Willson

Student Ambassador

Roan Willson

Biochemistry and Microbiology

Hi! I am Roan Willson and I am a junior at the University of Idaho pursing a B.S. in Biochemistry and a B.S. in Microbiology with a pre-medical focus. I am from Fairbanks, Alaska and was drawn here by the inviting community Moscow has as well as the Alpine Ski Team since I absolutely love skiing. Since first coming to Moscow, I have become involved in Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, the Women in Science Society, the Pre-Medical Club, as well as undergraduate research in Dr. Balemba’s lab. I recently returned from a semester abroad in New Zealand and am hoping to return for a gap year before moving on to Medical School in the future to become a family practitioner. I am looking forward to getting to know more people in the College of Science and those interested in it as well.

Zoe Wilson

Student Ambassador

Zoe Wilson

Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Hi! My name is Zoë. I am a senior pursuing majors in biochemistry, microbiology, and molecular biology & biotechnology. I am from Prosser, WA but I really enjoy living here in Moscow! I love lab work and being a Teaching Assistant in biology labs, and am considering career options related to those. Also, I am a part of the Tau Sigma National Honor Society, the External Funding Chair of the Women in Science Society (WSS), and work in the Wichman/Miller research lab looking at mutations in the bacteriophage phiX174. In my spare time I love to read, play rugby (on the women's club team here at UIdaho!), and spend time with my friends and family.

Contact

College of Science

Physical Address:
Mines 321

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3025
Moscow, ID 83844-3025

Phone: 208-885-6195

Fax: 208-885-6904

Email: science@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Science