Groups Undergraduate Ambassadors
  • Profile picture of Zach Maldonado

    Zach Maldonado

    Zach graduated with Merit from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in International Relations. After being commissioned into the Marine Corps, he was assigned to 3d Battalion, 11th Marines in Twentynine Palms, CA as the battalion Supply Officer. After being selected for further education, he graduated from Naval Postgraduate School with a Masters of Science in Operations Research. He is currently serving on active duty as an Operations Research Analyst for Headquarters Marine Corps, Combat Development & Integration. Zach intends to pursue his MBA in the future, with the goal of eventually starting his own business.

  • Profile picture of Steven Rooker

    Steven Rooker

    Steven served as a combat medic in the 82nd Airborne Division, deploying once to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XII. After his service, he attended Colorado State University where he majored in biochemistry. Steven is currently pursuing a medical degree at the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine and plans to become a surgeon.

  • Profile picture of Taylor Beebe

    Taylor Beebe

    Taylor served as an Infantryman in the Marine Corps from 2013 - 2017 where he deployed to Asia and the Middle East. He attended community college classes during the last months of his enlistment and was admitted to Williams College for Fall 2017. Taylor is a Computer Science major and overall tech enthusiast who would love to see more veterans enter into STEM programs.

  • Profile picture of Ruhi Ahmed

    Ruhi Ahmed

    Ruhi is passionate about leadership, project management, strategy, data, and veteran advocacy. She loves to network and to help others connect with like minds and the right resources. Ruhi was appointed to serve as a Grant Administrator at the Dormitory Authority for the State of New York (DASNY) in 2017, where she works full-time. She currently serves in the Navy Reserves. In the past, she earned her BA in Political Science, with a concentration in International Relations, from the University at Albany. Her work, in the civilian and military sector, has always focused on serving others. She is originally from New York City.

  • Profile picture of Mark Elmore

    Mark Elmore

    Mark spent five years in the Marine Corps as a Huey and Cobra helicopter mechanic. After attending two years at a community college, Mark transferred to the University of Minnesota to continue working towards a degree in mechanical engineering. Mark's main goal is to encourage veterans to aim for, and achieve, high levels of success in their post-military educational journeys.

  • Profile picture of John Falcone

    John Falcone

    John is New Jersey native and graduated from Yale University in 2011 with a B.A. in Economics. Following a short stint as an Investment Banker, he commissioned from Officer Candidate School in 2013. He is a designated Surface Warfare Officer and was stationed in Norfolk, VA and Yokosuka, Japan for his Division Officer tours. John is currently pursuing a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School as a Navy Fleet Scholar Education Program fellow.

  • Profile picture of Bryan Watson

    Bryan Watson

    Graduating from the Naval Academy in 2009, Bryan served as a Submarine Officer for eight years on the USS Louisville and at Naval Prototype Training Unit Charleston. Building on these experiences, he decided to return to school following his transition from active duty in July of 2017 to pursue his goal of becoming a professor. Bryan is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a focus on modeling social-technical systems to derive design insights or intervention strategies.

  • Profile picture of Andrew Daggon

    Andrew Daggon

    Andrew served in the US Army for five years as an infantry paratrooper and Arabic language instructor. He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute and is currently attending Wesleyan University on a Posse Foundation scholarship, where he studies Economics, History, and Government within the College of Social Studies. At Wesleyan University he is a Varsity Letter Athlete on the Men's Crew team.

  • Profile picture of Enoch Lau

    Enoch Lau

    Enoch graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2015, majoring in Economics and Chinese. He is currently serving as a Quartermaster Officer in the 25th Infantry Division on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Enoch intends to pursue an MBA in the future and enjoys traveling and surfing.

  • Profile picture of Jeremy Aubert

    Jeremy Aubert

    Jeremy served in the Army as an armor crewman, working his way up from tank driver to tank commander, and finishing his active duty service as a master gunner. He served in both Iraq and Afghanistan. After leaving active duty, Jeremy began working towards a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering first at Austin Community College, then at The University of Texas at Austin. Jeremy is currently a Pathways intern at NASA Johnson Space Center, rotating semesters working at JSC with semesters at UT Austin. He is also still serving as an intelligence analyst in the Army Reserves.

  • Profile picture of Andrew Hotsko

    Andrew Hotsko

    Andrew graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2012 with a B.S. in Economics. He commissioned as a 2ndLt in the Marine Corps, and went on to serve as an infantry officer at 3rd Battalion 5th Marines for three years. During this time, he deployed twice and conducted multiple bilateral training operations with the Japanese, Korean, and Philippine armed forces. Currently, Andrew is serving at Marine Corps Recruiting Command as an officer recruiter in College Station, Texas.

  • Profile picture of William LaRose

    William LaRose

    William is a Massachusetts native. He received his commission from Officer Candidate School in 2014, going on to serve as an Armor Officer in the 1st Cavalry Division. Prior to the Army, he received his undergraduate degree from Arcadia University, where he was a double major in International Relations and Spanish. This fall, William will begin an MPA program at Cornell University.

  • Profile picture of Orlando Zambrano

    Orlando Zambrano

    Orlando hails from Tampa, FL and is a 2010 graduate of the United States Military Academy. He is an MBA candidate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Previously, he served as an Airborne Infantry Officer with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy.

  • Profile picture of Erin Moffitt

    Erin Moffitt

    Erin is currently pursuing a Master of Public Policy at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy. Prior to Duke, she served on active duty (Army) for ten years. She received her commission through ROTC at Villanova University where she received a B.A. in Humanities and Augustinian Traditions with a Concentration in Peace & Justice. Erin served as a Transportation Officer at Fort Bragg, NC for three years prior to assessing into the Civil Affairs Regiment. Upon conclusion of the Civil Affairs Qualification Course and language training (Arabic), she was assigned to the 96th Civil Affairs Battalion (Fort Bragg) where she focused on stabilization efforts on the Middle East. Her policy interest is national security, and she currently serves as a reservist at the JFK Special Warfare Center and School.

  • Profile picture of Jeff Barrows

    Jeff Barrows

    Jeff retired from the Air Force in 2007 after 20 years of active duty service, including four years of enlisted service. His commissioned service included assignments in space system development, special operations, and nuclear treaty compliance. In 1993, Jeff was sponsored for graduate education and completed a Master of Science degree in Applied Math at North Carolina State University. Upon completing his graduate degree, Jeff taught in the Math Department and coached baseball at the Air Force Academy for three years. In 2017, he completed a doctoral degree in Business Administration at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Jeff continues to serve the Air Force in a civilian capacity at the Air Force Technical Applications Center at Patrick AFB Florida and recently completed his 20th year of adjunct teaching in math, statistics, and decision science.

  • Profile picture of Mitchell Motlagh

    Mitchell Motlagh

    Mitchell Motlagh served as an Information Systems Technician in the U.S. Coast Guard on active duty for six and a half years and has served in the reserves since leaving active duty in July of 2015. He served on the East Coast, the West Coast, and in Sitka, Alaska. After receiving command approval to end his active duty contract early, Mitchell enrolled in Northern Virginia Community College. While attending NVCC with the intent to transfer to Georgetown University, he was selected for the Posse Veterans Program to attend Wesleyan University as a member of the Class of 2020. Mitchell is pursuing an interdisciplinary major in Wesleyan's College of Social Studies; this entails rigorous study in the fields of Politics, Philosophy, and Economics.

  • Profile picture of Ryan Clark

    Ryan Clark

    Ryan attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison from 2008 through 2012 and double majored in History and Political Science. He was commissioned through the NRTOC program in the United States Marine Corps and is still currently serving as a Field Artillery Officer. Ryan's first duty station was Camp Lejeune, North Carolina with 1st Battalion, 10th Marines. While stationed at Camp Lejeune he completed two Unit Deployment Program deployments, one as a Forward Observer and the second as a Battery Executive Officer. He is currently stationed in Arlington, Virginia at Headquarters Marine Corps.

  • Profile picture of Dustin Lee

    Dustin Lee

    Dustin grew up in New York City and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a B.A. in Economics and concentrations in Financial Economics, and Corporate Strategy. He is currently serving as a Field Artillery Officer at the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • Profile picture of Gil Barndollar

    Gil Barndollar

    Gil Barndollar served as a Marine infantry officer for seven years, with deployments to Afghanistan, the Republic of Georgia, Guantanamo Bay, and Bahrain. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Bowdoin College and Masters of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in history from the University of Cambridge.

  • Profile picture of Dan Smith

    Dan Smith

    Dan is passionate about veteran advocacy, education, and opportunity. He believes that veterans have unending potential, and seeks to help connect them with opportunities where they can nurture and exercise it. Originally from a small town in Upstate New York, Dan enlisted in the U.S. Navy directly after high school where he spent five years working in various physical security roles while stationed on the West Coast. After his enlistment, he attended Pennsylvania State University - graduating with a B.S. Industrial Engineering. Currently working for GE Transportation in their Operations Management Leadership Program (OMLP), he strives to be an advocate, and an example, for the value of a veteran in the workplace.