COH Student Ambassadors Graduate With Big Goals

May 25th, 2023

College of Humanities Student Ambassadors assist the college in recruitment, events and serve as peer mentors to incoming students. Each year, the cohort includes some of the best and brightest students in the college. Congratulations to the class of 2023! 


Here are their post-graduation plans and favorite memories from their time in the Ambassador program: 


Isela Aguilar Gamez (Applied Humanities and Spanish major)

I’m going to do well drilling school this summer for the Army National Guard and hope to find a position when I return where I grow as an individual and entrepreneur.

My favorite ambassador memory is the random talks we have while having different photoshoots!


Jennifer Gaxiola (Spanish, Global Studies and Political Science major)

After graduation I plan on continuing my education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and pursue a Masters in International Public Affairs.

My favorite ambassadors memory is, without a doubt, the first time we all met during orientation, we got to connect and know each other.


Emmery Kelly (Spanish and Physiology & Medical Sciences major)

After graduation I’m attending the Masters of Public Health program here at the U of A focusing on maternal and child health.

And then my favorite ambassador memory was the homecoming alumni brunch!


Ivana Klymko (Spanish and Physiology & Medical Sciences major)

After graduation I will be attending the UA College of Medicine - Tucson to pursue a specialty in primary care to help address the PCP shortage in the state of Arizona.

My favorite ambassador memory was working the Día de los Muertos event at the Honors Village as I got to work with other ambassadors, learn more about Mexican cultural practices, and got to make a sugar skull!


Kidron Martin (Religious Studies and History major)

After graduation, I am super excited to be attending graduate school in the fall at Harvard Divinity School for a Master’s in Theological Studies with an emphasis in the History of Christianity.

My favorite ambassador memory was working the alumni brunch with my fellow ambassadors! I enjoyed getting to talk to Humanities alumni, and they were so supportive and excited to get to know us and our future plans, which made me feel great about my future after graduating from the University of Arizona!


Jordan Proffitt (Anthropology major and Classics minor)

This summer I’ll be working on an archaeological survey and preparing for my forensic anthropology graduate program this fall at Mercyhurst University.

My favorite ambassador memory was talking to incoming students about classics and sharing with them all the opportunities I had found and made great use of during my time as an undergraduate.


Naomi Reynolds (East Asian Studies major)

I received two job offers! One to teach in English in Japan and the other to teach English in South Korea through a program called EPIK. I decided to go with Korea.
My favorite memory is the last ambassador dinner! I loved spending time and laughing with everyone for one last time 


Ximena Velazquez-Hernandez (Spanish major and law minor)

After graduation, I want to take a year off from school. I'll stay in Tucson for a while, I want to travel across Arizona and do some introspective exploring as well.

The morning brunch is one of my most cherished ambassador memories because we were able to connect with each other but also with aluminum and have deep and wise conversations.


Melanie Zhang (East Asian Studies and Business Management major)

I accepted a full-time position starting in June 2023 in Phoenix, Arizona.

One of my favorite ambassador memory was Student Admitted Day.