Life at Westcliff

Student Ambassadors

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Meet the Fall 2022 Student Ambassadors

Meet your Fall 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.

this is an image of student ambassador ana granados

Name: Ana Karen Granados Herrera

Program of Study: Bachelor of Business Administration

Country of Origin: Mexico

Fun Fact: I swim and play water polo for Westcliff!

Why Westcliff: It is the perfect opportunity for me to create a qualified academic and athletic career.

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Name: Daria Korniienko

Program of Study: Master of Business Administration

Country of Origin: Ukraine

Fun Fact: I have a TikTok and Instagram accounts for my lizard pet @gecko_bearded_dragon

Why Westcliff: I want to build a career in digital media and communications.

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Name: Grace Camille Curtom

Program of Study: Doctor of Business Administration

Country of Origin: Philippines

Fun Fact: I enjoy binge watching medical dramas.

Why Westcliff: The flexible schedule makes it easy for working professionals as well as its diverse student population.

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Name: Justin Devlin

Program of Study: Bachelor of Business Administration

Country of Origin: Northern Ireland

Fun Fact: I am the captain of the Westcliff 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.

this is an image of student ambassador reema bhagchandani

Name: Reema Bhagchandani

Program of Study: Master of Business Administration

Country of Origin: India

Fun Fact: I quit my job and traveled solo for 6 months!

Why Westcliff: The professors, flexibility, and curriculum.

this is an image of student ambassador, rupali kotina

Name: Rupali Kotina

Program of Study: Master of Science in Computer Science

Country of Origin: India

Fun Fact: I’ve lived in 5 states over the last year.

Why Westcliff: Westcliff University gave me the opportunity to work and pursue my Masters in Computer Science. In addition to that, I love the diversity in the student body.

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Name: Rushikesh Belamkar

Program of Study: Master of Science in Computer Science

Country of Origin: India

Fun Fact: As a kid, I was the shortest boy in my class but today I am 178cm and a basketball player.

Why Westcliff: Because of the real-time approach this university has towards Computer Science course.

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Name: Shandira Ferguson

Program of Study: Master of Business Administration

Country of Origin: The Bahamas

Fun Fact: As a kid, I sang in a choir that got to travel and perform alongside famous artists; notably once with Michael Jackson.

Why Westcliff: I chose Westcliff mainly because of its flexibility and small class setting. Not only am I afforded the opportunity to focus on my career endeavors while fulfilling my growth-mindset in pursuing my Masters Degree, but I also get to do so in class settings that are intimate enough for me to build rapport and receive one-on-one feedback from both instructors and fellow classmates.

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Name: Yash Vats

Program of Study: Master of Business Administration

Country of Origin: India

Fun Fact: I love sneakers and have a big collection. I think my Instagram handle summarizes me the best: @ya.shoe (just like my nickname Yashu).

Why Westcliff: Westcliff University provides opportunities for all-round student-development and offers practical classes to manage academics and full-time work efficiently. These factors are important to achieve professional and personal success. My favorite core values about the school and it’s environment are Collaboration and Accountability.

this is an image of student ambassador, yi zheng

Name: Yi (Kevin) Zheng

Program of Study: Master of Business Administration

Country of Origin: China

Fun Fact: I’ve played piano for 18 years.

Why Westcliff: Westcliff provides the MBA degree that attracts me. I would like to see this degree as a milestone in my career journey so I can explore more opportunities.

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