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Student Ambassadors

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Meet the Student Ambassadors

Meet your Spring 2023 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.

Nafis Anjum Student Ambassador

Name: Nafis Anjum

Program of Study: MSIT

Country of Origin: Bangladesh

Fun Fact:I am a graphic designer. I love to design. Also, I am a YouTuber. I used to make a travel blogs and Channel name is “Ashik & Mohona’s Vlogs”. I traveled to 6 countries and counting. In China, I worked as an International Student Advisor and official graphic designer to promote the university. Here the fun is, at Westcliff University, I am also a Student Ambassador now.

Why Westcliff: I chose Westcliff University because I am very inspired by Westcliff University’s educational environment and the cultural values ​​they emphasize. Also, this university not only educates but also empowers the students. And finally, I love the weather of Southern California.

Rizwan Merchant Student Ambassador

Name: Rizwan Merchant

Program of Study: Masters in Computer Science

Country of Origin: India

Fun Fact:I like playing Badminton also occasionally I love swimming too.

Why Westcliff: Because I got the program what I chose and the goal of the University is to create a sense of genuine community that fosters my academic achievement. Also it involves in Diversified culture by giving an equal opportunity to all the students and make me feel Inclusive.

Rasel Mahmud Jewel Student Ambassador

Name: Rasel Mahmud Jewel

Program of Study: DBA

Country of Origin: Bangladesh

Fun Fact:I love to sleep on the green grass under the open sky.

Why Westcliff: I chose Westcliff because they offer STEM DBA, and I love southern California’s weather and natural beauty.

Odontuya Batbayar Student Ambassador

Name: Odontuya Batbayar

Program of Study: MBA

Country of Origin: Mongolia

Fun Fact:I love traveling, I have been to 17 countries so far and I would love to travel more.

Why Westcliff: I chose Westcliff University for its commitment to providing a personalized and inclusive education. The university offers a diverse range of programs designed to meet the evolving demands of various industries. With experienced faculty and intimate class sizes, I receive individual attention and mentorship. Additionally, Westcliff’s strategic campus location in Southern California provides me with access to a vibrant and dynamic environment that offers diverse industries, businesses, and cultural opportunities.

Smrity Chakroborty Student Ambassador

Name: Smrity Chakroborty

Program of Study: MBA (IT Management)

Country of Origin: Bangladesh

Fun Fact:If I could have any superpower, it would be to speak any language so I could connect with anyone in the world.

Why Westcliff: Westcliff empower me through education, inspired me by giving challenges through various voluntary works and engage workshop. The course content is very convenience with the current scenario and it has diversified cultural environment.

Abhinav Gandikota Student Ambassador

Name: Abhinav Gandikota

Program of Study: MSEM

Country of Origin: India

Fun Fact:I am always up for a challenge.

Why Westcliff: The Flexible schedule it provides while also the challenging assignments.

Syeda Mahum Fatima Zaidi Student Ambassador

Name: Syeda Mahum Fatima Zaidi

Program of Study: MBA

Country of Origin: Pakistan

Fun Fact:I appear calm and composed externally, yet harbor a concealed appetite for adrenaline-fueled excitement.

Why Westcliff: Westcliff offers my sought-after MBA in Healthcare Administration program, alongside a dynamic blend of students from diverse backgrounds, which promises both personal and professional growth.

Name: Adiba Anam Achol

Program of Study: Master of Science in Computer Science and Engineering

Country of Origin: Bangladesh

Fun Fact:I am a talkative person, I love to make friends. I love to travel and explore new things, and most importantly, I am a foodie and shopping freak.

Why Westcliff: You may interact and collaborate with people who come from anywhere in the globe here at Westcliff. To create a profession, explore an international atmosphere, and achieve my goals.

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