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Student Ambassadors

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Meet the Spring 2022 Student Ambassadors

Meet your Spring 2022 Student Ambassadors. The role of these student leaders is to be the voice to Westcliff University; helping build and strengthen the campus community. The ambassadors will represent the university at various events such as social events, outreach events, sports functions, conduct campus tours and sessions for open dialogue.

The ambassadors provide a conduit between the department faculty and staff to communicate directly with students. We encourage current and future students to connect with our ambassadors as it is one of the best ways to learn about Westcliff University and their experiences. Share your interests, suggestions, and ideas with them at so that Westcliff University can best serve your needs as life-long learners, athletes, and entrepreneurs.

Name: Adrianne Phillips

Program of Study: Doctor of Business Administration

Country of Origin: United States

Fun Fact: My first plane ride was at 8 days old

Why Westcliff: Westcliff is a GI Bill®-approved institution which supports the Veteran community, they focus on diversity and inclusion, and they had a great DBA program that was offered locally.

Name: Daria Korniienko

Program of Study: Master of Business Administration

Country of Origin: Ukraine

Fun Fact: Can speak 5 languages, lived in 3 countries, traveled around three continents.

Why Westcliff: Westcliff University allows me to achieve my career goals and dreams about living and working in California. I chose the Westcliff MBA program with a concentration in Digital Communications and Multimedia, which may help me to enhance my further job opportunities in PR and Marketing.

Name: Ekaterina Shcherbakova

Program of Study: Doctor of Business Administration

Country of Origin: Russia

Fun Fact: I love learning languages. I speak English, Russian, Spanish, and German, and Python.

Why Westcliff: I decided to pursue a DBA degree that would allow me to continue conducting research and at the same time would help to deepen my knowledge of business operations and management practices.

Name: Justin Devlin

Program of Study: Bachelor of Business Administration

Country of Origin: Northern Ireland

Fun Fact: I am the captain of Westcliff’s Men’s Soccer team.

Why Westcliff: I choose Westcliff because of the location, culture, and to further my soccer career and studies in the USA.

Westcliff Student Ambassador Mirla Chabely Cortico Ramirez

Name: Mirla Cortico Ramirez

Program of Study: Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Langauges

Country of Origin: Sint Maarten

Fun Fact: I am a fitness enthusiast. I recently started a YouTube channel. I was born and raised in Sint Maarten with parents from the Dominican Republic.

Why Westcliff: One of the main reasons I chose to attend Westcliff is because I wanted to go to school in California. I am from Sint Maarten, which is very small and isolated in comparison to the big and famous city of LA. Another reason is the diverse staff and students that attend Westcliff. Being a student of color, I look for a place where the leaders and students reflect my person.

Name: Razann Kotarche

Program of Study: Bachelor of Arts in Education

Country of Origin: United States of America

Fun Fact: I can play 6 instruments: Violin, clarinet, piano, cello, and french horn. I also can read treble, bass, and alto clef.

Why Westcliff: I chose Westcliff because of the small campus environment. I enjoy the small campus environment because I can talk to the professors and ask questions freely in class, unlike a giant class. I also chose Westcliff to continue my Water polo and Swim career while continuing my education.

Name: Reem Khaled Mohammad Albakeer

Program of Study: Master of Business Administration

Country of Origin: Jordan

Fun Fact: I have “Tea24hours” Instagram page for me drinking tea wherever I go.

Why Westcliff:I chose Westcliff University because it has the top 5 ranked MBA program with concentration in Healthcare Management that I wanted to study. Westcliff University will prepare me with confidence and experience necessary for personal & professional development.

Name: Yesun Ahn

Program of Study: Master of Business Administration

Country of Origin: South Korea

Fun Fact: I don’t own a smartphone.

Why Westcliff: Two main reasons why I chose Westcliff: Flexible class schedules that just work for people who have jobs. A small, yet diverse community where each student/faculty brings in their unique experiences and perspectives to learn together.

Ambassadors rotate every semester. If you are interested in applying to becoming a student ambassador next semester, learn more about the program and how to apply:

Student Ambassadors Program

The Student Ambassador Program is a leadership program that offers Westcliff University students an opportunity to represent and promote Westcliff to prospective students, their families, and other guests. Student Ambassadors will be able to help educate visitors about the campus life, history, traditions, and achievements of the university. Ambassadors are to showcase Westcliff University in supporting the Student Affairs department, conducting campus tours, supporting outreach and recruitment events, New Student Orientation, social events, and athletic events.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Represent the university at social events and sports functions both on and off-campus
  • Conduct campus tours for new students and guests, serve as VIP handlers, participate as special event facilitators
  • Be a spokesperson to represent Westcliff University when potential students request for testimonials/referrals
  • Support recruitment at community college and high school outreach events
  • Attend regularly scheduled Student Ambassador meetings and the required trainings once per month
  • Attend New Student Orientation and support new students, staff, and faculty
  • Help welcome new students to Westcliff University
  • Participate in Westcliff University media days

Student Ambassador Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have successfully completed at least six (6) units at Westcliff University prior to applying
  • Must be enrolled in and successfully complete six (6) units per semester at WU
  • Must have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA for Undergraduate and 3.0 GPA for Graduate at WU while in the program
  • Must be a student in good standing and not on Academic Warning, Probation, or Disciplinary Probation
  • Must commit to working a full academic year

Student Ambassador Time Commitments

  • Must work a minimum of 20 hours per semester
  • Must be available to attend all training sessions throughout the semester
  • Must commit to working a full academic year beginning Fall through Spring and Summer

Student Ambassador desired Skills/Characteristics

  • Enthusiasm to positively represent Westcliff University
  • Knowledge of Westcliff University programs and services
  • Excellent communication skills in one-on-one and group setting
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Dependable, outgoing, and enthusiastic
  • Ability to work with diverse groups
  • Possess the ability to listen, problem-solve, and react quickly


Student Ambassadors are paid a stipend at the end of each semester that they are in the program. Ambassadors will earn $250 per semester.

Instructions for Applying

Applications are open year-round. Recruitment for Student Ambassadors takes place every summer. Students must be available to commit to a full academic year beginning in the summer and through the fall and spring.  To be considered, students must submit an application.

The application process consists of the following:

  • Completed Student Ambassador application
  • Available for an interview
  • A letter of recommendation from faculty or staff member at Westcliff
  • Consideration of your availability and work plan