Arts & Sciences Ambassadors

Arts & Sciences Ambassadors are dedicated and passionate students who serve as proud representatives of the College of Arts & Sciences.

Together, we provide the student angle on life at Cornell, help prospective students make the important decision of where to attend college, and then support them as they transition into life as an A&S student. We host lunches, information sessions, receptions, one-on-one meetings, and many more activities committed to answering all the questions that prospective students and parents may have about the college and the university as a whole. We also advise & support incoming students throughout the summer and into their first-year as they prepare to become Cornellians.

Meet Arts and Sciences Ambassadors

The group of A&S Ambassadors spotlighted here, along with their 70+ fellow ambassadors, come from a variety of backgrounds and study across the academic disciplines in A&S.

Ambassadors are available during events and by email at to share their Cornell experiences with you no matter where you live in the world, so that you may get a glimpse into the life of a Cornell student even if you don’t have the opportunity to visit campus.

Anna Casey
Charles Chen

Anna Casey '25
Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ
Major: Science and Technology Studies
Minor: Astronomy



Charles Chen '25
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Majors: Economics, Government
Minor: Law and Society

Jacqueline Cheng


Jacqueline Cheng '25
Hometown: Lexington, MA
Majors: Anthropology, China and Asia-Pacific Studies

Emir Erkenkalkan




Emir Erkenkalkan '24
Hometown: Irondequoit, NY
Major: Economics
Minor: Business, German

Kaleb Kavuma


Kaleb Kavuma '26
Hometown: Nairobi, Kenya
Majors: Economics, Philosophy
Minors: Business, International Trade and Finance

Cathryn Lamour
Claire Parmenter



Cathryn Lamour '25
Hometown: Shelton, CT
Majors: American Studies, English



Claire Parmenter '24
Hometown: Ithaca, NY
Major: Linguistics
Minor: French

Nicholas Varela


Nicholas Varela '25
Hometown: Austin, TX
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Public Policy


Nica Voli


Nica Rose Voli '24
Hometown: Scarsdale, NY
Major: Biology and Society
Minors: Anthropology, Classics



Josephine Wilson

Josephine Wilson '26
Hometown: Waterman, IL
Major: Biological Sciences

Arts and Sciences Student Experiences