Our Student Ambassadors

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Pictured (left to right): Back row: Diamond Alexander, Hayleigh Hallam, Alisa Mobley, Landon McNellage

Middle row: Anna Paige Wilson, Cristina Rael, Madison Hogans

Front row: Stefani Yates, Tajnea Foster, Shreya Patel

Who are we?
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The Office of Inclusion, Equity, and Diversity began this exciting program in 2016 for students who aspire to assist with the Office’s initiatives. Our Ambassadors are student who are committed to learning about the the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and are willing to promote and encourage other students in the Auburn community to work towards becoming more multiculturally competent.

By participating in this program, students agree to attend weekly meetings, attend trainings, workshops, and campus events to increase their knowledge, awareness, and skills regarding diversity on Auburn's campus. This program is designed to create opportunities for students to actively engage in activities to advance diversity and inclusion. The program provides avenues for selected students to facilitate discussions, provide peer diversity training and host diversity related programming such as our Coffee Talks and Diversity Movie Nights.

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The Student Ambassadors for The Office of Inclusion, Equity and Diversity within the College of Sciences and Mathematics (COSAM) believes that true innovation results from individuals of different race, ethnicity, gender, differently abled, status, nationality, religious affiliation, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds collectively working together to solve problems. We create an environment where everyone’s differences are not only acknowledged but celebrated under the believe that we are all unique and have something to contribute. Through the continued improvement of diverse representation at all levels and creation of an inclusive environment that fosters intellectual creativity, our Ambassadors are committed to promoting colleague engagement through different events to increase awareness of social injustices. We understand and seek to diminish inequities on Auburn’s Campus in the STEM fields to help individuals grow both intellectually and personally through meaningful diverse experiences.

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Mission Statement: COSAM OIED Student Ambassadors seek to bring awareness to OIED services and programs; encourage interest in STEM fields in students from all backgrounds grades k-12; and promote an inclusive environment for all students. Through these actions, the ultimate mission of Ambassadors is to function as liaisons, collaborators, and representatives of OIED and the diverse COSAM student populace. As such, Ambassadors is a link between the Office, Auburn students, grade school students, and also an extension of the COSAM OIED mission.

 

 

 

 

Introducing Our Student Ambassadors 

  

 

diamond.jpgDiamond Alexander

Standing: Junior

Major: Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Medical

Email: daa0015@auburn.edu 

"... in diversity there is beauty and there is strength." - Maya Angelou

 

 

lucy.jpgLucy Chae 

Standing: Sophomore

Major: Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Pharmacy

Email: jzc0160@auburn.edu 

"It is so important to share dissimilarity and cooperate to improve the common goal."

 

 

taj.jpgTajnea Foster 

Standing: Senior

Major: Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Pharmacy

Email: tkf0004@auburn.edu 

"The Scientific Process cannot occur in a vacuum; it craves the perspective and creativity that diversity contributes." 

 

 

hayleigh.jpgHayleigh Hallam 

Standing: Junior

Major: Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Pharmacy

Email: hhh0010@auburn.edu  

"As a source of exchange, innovation and creativity, cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature." - UNESCO

 

 

madisonh2019.jpgMadison Hogans

Standing: Sophomore

Major: Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Medical

Email: mdh0081@auburn.edu 

"Life without diversity is like a puzzle missing pieces. No matter how you look at it, it will never be the picture it was intended to be."

 

 

clare.jpgClare King 

Standing: Sophomore

Major: Chemistry/Biochemistry

Email: chk0013@auburn.edu  

"Diversity in the world is a basic characteristic of human society, and also the key condition for a lively and dynamic world as we see today." - Jinato Hu

 

 

AlexisAlexis Lugo 

Standing: Senior

Major: Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Medical

Email: arl0041@auburn.edu 

"Lack of diversity can lead to a loss of ideas from great minds."

 

 

landon.jpgLandon McNellage 

Standing: Senior

Major: Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Medical

Email: ljm0018@auburn.edu 

"Diverse walks of life —different distances and paths— allow us to greater understand how beautiful life truly is when we all come together."

 

  

alisa.jpgAlisa Mobley 

Standing: Senior

Major: Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Medical

Email: aam0037@auburn.edu

"This exposure allows one to see the differences and similarities that they have with other individuals."

 

  

shreya.jpgShreya Patel 

Standing: Junior

Major: Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Pharmacy

Email: snp0013@auburn.edu  

"In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction." - Audre Lorde

 

 

cristina.jpgCristina Rael 

Standing: Senior

Major: Microbial Biology, Pre-Physician Assistant

Email: ccr0033@auburn.edu 

"Keeping diversity the core-focus of new healthcare initiatives allows for new, creative ideas to improve health."

 

 

jill.jpgJillian Taylor 

Standing: Senior

Major: Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Pharmacy

Email: jot0004@auburn.edu  

 

"The field of STEM affects everyone in one way or another daily, and for that very reason I am committed to serving an organization that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion. Without representation in such an important field, I believe we would be doing our communities, our campus, and each other a great disservice. Although diversity is often used to highlight our differences, I think it is the glue that keeps us together and creates amazing teaching and learning environments for STEM students."

 

 

anna.jpgAnna Paige Wilson 

Standing: Junior

Major: Biomedical Sciences, Pre-Pharmacy

Email: apw0031@auburn.edu 

"Diversity exposes us to ideas that expand our horizons and challenge us to see things in a whole new light. Without diversity in our learning environments, the world can seem a lot smaller."

 

 

Stefani Yates stefani.jpg

Standing: Senior

Major: Neuroscience, Pre-Medical

Email: jsy0006@auburn.edu  

"Diversity gives students a chance to see common things through different points of view, thus constructing an open mind."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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