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Student Ambassadors

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Meet the Fall 2020 Student Ambassadors

Meet your Fall 2020 Student Ambassadors. We selected 10 diverse student leaders to be the voice of Westcliff University, to help build and strengthen the campus community. The ambassadors will represent the university at various events such as social events, outreach events, sports functions, and conduct campus tours. Share your interests, suggestions, and ideas with them so that Westcliff University can best serve your needs as life-long learners, athletes, and entrepreneurs.


Name: Adeleine Monzon

Program of Study: Doctor of Business Administration

County of Origin: Philippines

Fun Fact: In my spare time, I organize tea parties for book clubs, bake cakes for birthday celebrations, and arrange charcuterie boards for board game nights.

Why Westcliff: I chose to attend Westcliff University because I wanted to establish close relationships with my cohorts and my professors. I also admired the cultural diversity of students and professors.

Name: Aditya Save

Program of Study: Doctor of Business Administration

County of Origin: India

Fun Fact: I don’t know if it’s fun for others who work with me, but I discovered that I think better when I am talking to someone, out aloud. So now, I talk a lot more around people & the neurons have a party in my brain 🙂

Why Westcliff: I wanted to pursue learning online while working full time. Westcliff was recommended by a friend.


Name: Bianca Nelson

Program of Study: Bachelor of Business Administration

County of Origin: United States of America

Fun Fact: I have been playing basketball since I was 4. In my freshman year of high school, I played on the freshman, JV, Varsity, and a travel ball team.

Why Westcliff: Westcliff University offered me an opportunity to not only further my education but to continue my athletic journey.


Name: Ekaterina Shcherbakova

Program of Study: Doctor of Business Administration

County 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: Firas Marrash

Program of Study: Master of Business Administration

County of Origin: Lebanon

Fun Fact: I am a morning person. I’m outgoing and always open to new experiences. I love going to the beach, I cook a lot and like to try new recipes, and I love classic cars.

Why Westcliff: I found the specialized affordable Master’s program I was looking for, in a location that is very convenient for me.


Name: Merve Kamer Babacan

Program of Study: Master of Business Administration

County of Origin: Turkey

Fun Fact: I did skydiving twice, each in Utah and San Diego.

I started creating content on TikTok with my 2 guinea pigs at the beginning of the pandemic, follow me. @losmarvelous

Why Westcliff: To learn more about digital media and communication and have a career in digital marketing.


Name: Mojibola “Moji” Bamidelete-Sadiq

Program of Study: Doctor of Business Administration

County of Origin: Nigeria

Fun Fact: I’m working on starting my non-profit organization to help poor widows in Nigeria.

Why Westcliff: Opportunity for global exposure in a diverse and inclusive academic environment.



Name: Sandra Nantumbwe

Program of Study: Bachelor of Business Administration

County of Origin: Uganda

Fun Fact: I love making friends, traveling, and cooking for people.

Why Westcliff: I attend Westcliff because I wanted to be part of the Women’s Soccer team and I loved the environment and the climate conditions in California. 


Name: Shahrukh Khan

Program of Study: Master of Science in Computer Science

County of Origin: Pakistan

Fun Fact: I always want to join new people’s surroundings and would love to work with them.

Why Westcliff: Westcliff University offers all those courses in MS-CS which I was really looking for. 



Name: Wyatt Baptiste

Program of Study: Bachelor of Business Administration

County of Origin: United States of America

Fun Fact: I play for the Westcliff University Men’s Baseball Team.

Why Westcliff: To get a quality education and achieve future dreams I have while living in the beautiful Southern California area.



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. 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 the application by the priority deadline, which is December 4, 2020, but applications are accepted year-round.

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