Graduate Student Ambassadors offer mentoring, guidance

Formed this summer, the inaugural class of Graduate Student Ambassadors is helping graduate students with orientation while offering mentoring sessions and coordinating professional development workshops.

Noel Cortez, a doctoral student in Leadership Studies and Director of Graduate Student Services, created the Graduate Student Ambassadors.

“This program seeks to form a dynamic network of motivated graduate students who will function as mentors, guides and pillars of support for their fellow scholars,” Cortez said. “The Graduate Student Ambassadors will play a pivotal role in curating workshops and fostering an environment that promotes professional growth and mentorship.”

There are 12 Graduate Student Ambassadors. During the fall semester, the Office of Graduate Student Services will host a meet-and-greet. For more information, contact Cortez at

Below: Graduate Student Ambassador Sandra Rosas, online doctoral student in Social Work.