Graduating COH Student Ambassadors moving on toward big new challenges

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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. Dean Alain-Philippe Durand and Senior Academic Advisor Jeremiah Webb hosted the graduating Student Ambassadors for breakfast to discuss their plans after graduation. 

Megan McNaughton: Graduating with a degree Russian (emphasis in Language Intensive) and Global Studies.

“After graduation, I am staying in Tucson for a while, hopefully to complete the TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certification and pursue job opportunities in the city. I am also looking into job opportunities in Washington State, potentially with non-profits that focus on Russian populations there.”

Louis Gallegos: Graduating with majors in East Asian Studies (emphasis in Japanese Culture Intensive), Linguistics and Psychology.

“After graduation, I'm going to be participating in the JET Program, where I'll be moving to Japan to work as an Assistant English Teacher.”

Jessica Border: Graduating with majors in Italian (emphasis in Language & Literature) and Political Science (emphasis in Foreign Affairs).

“I have been offered a spot at King’s College London in their International Peace and Security Graduate Program. Prior to starting this program, I plan on completing an internship with the State Department in the fall.”

Alma Estrella: Graduating with majors in Spanish (emphasis in Translation & Interpretation) and Linguistics.

“After graduation, I will be starting a full-time job at Ascensus as a retirement service consultant. They were very interested in me because of my bilingualism as well as my great communication skills that are all thanks to the College of Humanities.”

Knox Corbett: Graduating with a major in History and a minor in Classics.

“I will be attending graduate school at the University of Arizona in the Master’s program in Middle Eastern History through the school of North African and Middle East studies.”

Iliana Gomez: Graduating with degrees in Spanish (emphasis in Spanish and Portuguese) and Speech, Language & Hearing Science.

"I hope to work as a bilingual speech-pathologist assistant while I prepare myself to apply for grad school in the following years."

Stephanie Navarro (not pictured): Graduating majors in Spanish (emphasis in Hispanic Literature) and Chemistry, with a minor in French.

“After graduating in May, I will be applying to medical schools around the U.S. The process takes about a year to complete, but in the meantime, I am working as a medical scribe at an orthopedic surgeon’s office.”