Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are made up of students from New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Indiana, New Jersey, Oregon, Palestine, and more! We range in majors from Game Programming to Marketing and all of us are involved in other activities besides being an "SA." Some of our activities include: LEAD peer advisors, Student Government senators, RAs, Champlain Rugby players, business owners, snowboarders, musicians, world travelers, theater lovers, and Frisbee players. No matter whom you go on tour with, you'll find that we all love Champlain and our jobs as Student Ambassadors!

We understand that this could be your 1st or 50th college tour, but wherever you are in the college search process, we'd love to take you on tour and show what makes Champlain different. Because all of us are current students, we're able to answer questions about student life, academics, Burlington, or anything else you might want to know about!

Feel free to email us at studentambassador@champlain.edu, and we'll be sure to get back to you right away.

To schedule a Campus Visit CLICK HERE

Meet the Ambassadors

Beth Abbott 

Beth

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Syracuse, New York
Favorite place in Burlington: The Skinny Pancake by the waterfront
Favorite place at Champlain: The patio outside Fireside Lounge
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Skiing!
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Giving tours on Open Houses
Fun Fact: I can count to ten in Japanese


Everett Ackerman

Everett

Major: Marketing
Hometown: Schenectady, NY
Favorite Place in Burlington: Perkins Pier
Favorite Place at Champlain: Back porch of Hill Hall
Favorite Thing to do in Vermont: Run and exercise in this amazing city
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: The people we work with are so energetic and awesome; we have a great time and love being SA's!
Fun Fact: I ran a marathon this summer


Lisa Ashley

Lisa

Major: Accounting
Hometown: Essex, VT
Favorite place in Burlington: Breakwaters restaurant when the sun sets in mid-July
Favorite place at Champlain: The balcony of the third floor of the library
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Go boating on Lake Champlain
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Being able to talk about how much I love my school every day
Fun Fact: I have two first names


Dylan Cullen

Dylan

Major: Environmental Policy 
Hometown: Tewksbury, MA 
Favorite place in Burlington: Dobra Teahouse
Favorite place at Champlain: the Fitness Center! 
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Going to farmers' markets and hanging out at the waterfront
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Seeing a prospective student fall in love with campus before my eyes
Fun Fact: I hope to someday work in India towards creating sustainable cities that utilize urban farming practices


Emma Daitz

Emma

Major: Graphic Design and Digital Media
Minor: Marketing
Hometown: Rochester, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Waterfront at sunset
Favorite place at Champlain: New Amphitheater
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Cheese, ice cream and other food sampling
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Getting to meet people from all over the globe with all different interests!
Fun Fact: I was a competitive synchronized figure skater for seven years


Karisa Desjardins

Karisa

Major: Business Administration
Hometown: Ware, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: City Hall Park on a sunny day
Favorite place at Champlain: Schillhammer Hall 
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Snowmobiling
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: The amazing people you have the ability to work with and meet on a daily basis
Fun Fact: In high school I was in a cover band that won first place in a Battle of the Bands


Karsen Eckweiler

Karsen

Major: Event Management
Hometown: Valparaiso, IN 
Favorite place in Burlington: Church Street Marketplace Farmers Market
Favorite place at Champlain: The Lodge
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Shopping and going out to eat at Church & Main or Leunigs Bistro
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Working with the other amazing Student Ambassadors who share the same passion for Champlain College!
Fun Fact: I co-started a BYOBiz business where I baked and sold various dessert items at the Lodge


Chloe Elliot

Chloe

Major: Public Relations
Hometown: Oakland, ME
Favorite place in Burlington: Maglianeros
Favorite place at Champlain: Vista Room
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Drive around and soak up the scenery, especially in the fall.
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Meeting prospective students and knowing that their interactions with us influence their decision to come here! I love knowing that what I do makes a difference
Fun Fact: I grew up in Jay Peak, VT so I like to go back there on weekends and visit old friends


Allie Hanson

Allie

Major: Marketing 
Specialization: Advertising
Hometown: Nashua, NH
Favorite place in Burlington:  Church Street
Favorite place at Champlain:  Library
Favorite thing to do in Vermont:  Going snowboarding at Sugar Bush 
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador:  Getting to show my enthusiasm about Champlain
Fun Fact:  In high school, I was a cheerleader and threw javelin


Rhea Hayes

Rhea

Major: Communications
Hometown: Lyons, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Church Street
Favorite place at Champlain: Fireside Lounge
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Walk around in downtown Burlington
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Being a close-knit team and meeting other people from across the globe!
Fun Fact: I absolutely adore theatre!


Mahmoud Jabari

Mahmoud

Major: Communication
Hometown: Hebron, Palestine
Favorite Place in Burlington: Shelburne Farms 
Favorite Place at Champlain: The Miller Information Commons (The Library)
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Have coffee over a sunset or sunrise at the waterfront 
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Building team skills and getting to meet new people 
Fun Fact:  I love playing with Legos


Jake Jackson

Jake

Major: Game Programming
Hometown: Barkhamsted, CT
Favorite place in Burlington: North Beach
Favorite place at Champlain: 3rd Floor of the Library
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Hiking and skiing
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Seeing the excitement on prospective student's faces after they get a tour!
Fun Fact: My friends and I started an independent game studio called Team Aurora


Jake Keohan

Jake
Major: Marketing 
Specialization: Advertising
Hometown: Sagamore Beach, MA 
Favorite place in Burlington: Earth Prime Comics
Favorite place at Champlain: Alumni Auditorium
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Snowboard in the winter and swim in the summer
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Meeting people from all over
Fun fact: I am a twin


Caleb King

Caleb
Major: Management and Innovation 
Hometown: Sheffield, MA 
Favorite place in Burlington: Taking a walk around downtown  
Favorite place at Champlain: Meditating on the Champlain sign on Main and Willard  
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Enjoying the cold 
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Being able to affect and positively influence the lives of others!
Fun fact: In high school, I took part in almost every sport my school offered, for one year each


Matt Lyon

Matt

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Brownington, VT
Favorite place in Burlington: Halvorsons, really classy food for a decent price!!
Favorite place at Champlain: Student Ambassador office!
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Helping students and families make the tough decisions regarding college 
Fun Fact: I am a Tae Kwon Do black belt; I have been studying the martial art for over 11 years


Jon Lyga

Jon

Major: Management and Innovation
Minor: Accounting
Hometown: Cazenovia, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Redrocks Park
Favorite place at Champlain: The new amphitheater
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Snowboard, long board, bike, hike, and being outdoors!
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Giving tours and getting to brag about my school
Fun Fact: I won a staring contest that lasted 13 minutes!


Tim Mathewson

Tim

Major: Accounting
Hometown: New London, NH
Favorite place in Burlington: Oakledge park
Favorite place at Champlain: Aiken Lawn
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Being outside
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: The friendships
Fun Fact: I am a Tough Mudder


Caitlin Mundy

Caitlin

Major: Social Work
Hometown: Milford, CT
Favorite place in Burlington: Oakledge waterfront
Favorite place at Champlain: Vista room on the 3rd floor of the library
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Skiing at Sugarbush Resort
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: When you tour students who end up coming to Champlain
Fun Fact: I have been to 5 different countries! Mexico, Canada, Ireland, England and Wales


Kevin Nickerson

Kevin

Major: Computer & Digital Forensics
Hometown: Lebanon, NH
Favorite place in Burlington: Oakledge Park
Favorite place at Champlain: Aiken Lawn
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Playing Frisbee with friends
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Working with awesome people
Fun Fact: I've visited ten different countries


Emmalee Osborne

Emmalee

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Northfield, VT
Favorite place in Burlington: Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt 
Favorite place at Champlain: Anywhere, as long as I'm surrounded by good company. That's the beauty of Champlain, you are always surrounded by good company.
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Running through the woods, especially during Fall
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: The spontaneity of the job. I look forward to meeting new people, facing new events, and learning from these experiences. It is never boring. 
Fun Fact: I ran 10 miles under 2 hours


Alana Perry

Alana

Major: Communications
Hometown: Westfield, VT
Favorite place in Burlington: Skinny Pancake
Favorite place at Champlain: Perry Hall
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Hiking
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Sharing my experiences with prospective students
Fun Fact: I am currently studying abroad in Florence, Italy


Sam Pollock

Sam

Major: Broadcast and Streaming Media
Minor: Marketing
Hometown: Orange, CT
Favorite Place in Burlington: Anywhere on the water
Favorite Place at Champlain: Fireside balcony
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Mountain biking
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Seeing the excitement in others that I experienced as a prospective student!
Fun Fact: I am one of the youngest people ever to get a full hip replacement at the age of 17


Olivia Pratt

Olivia

Major: Communication
Hometown: Rensselaer, NY 
Favorite place in Burlington: Anywhere with food
Favorite place at Champlain: My old room at Lakeview
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Enjoy the fall weather
Best thing about being an SA: Working with the best people at Champlain!
Fun Fact: I spent a semester abroad in London and I miss it every day


Emily Rice

Emily

Major: Management & Innovation
Hometown: Mullica Hill, NJ 
Favorite place in Burlington: Church Street
Favorite place at Champlain: The outdoor terrace by Fireside Lounge
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Enjoy the beautiful views surrounding me 
Best thing about being an SA: I get to talk about my passion for Champlain everyday! Nothing beats that
Fun Fact: I'm obsessed with cats


Dan Salerno

Dan

Major: Graphic Design & Digital Media
Hometown: Oradell, NJ
Favorite place in Burlington: City Hall Park on Saturday mornings for the Farmers Market
Favorite place at Champlain: The Barn
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Going hiking!
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Seeing prospective students I met last year 
Fun Fact: I try to never match my socks - keeps life interesting


Paige Schmittlein

Paige

Major: Management of Creative Media
Hometown: Easthampton, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: Church Street Marketplace
Favorite place at Champlain: Perry Hall Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Touring factories and museums
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Getting to share my love of Champlain with prospective students
Fun Fact: I've been taking dance classes since I was five


Lauren Stevens

Lauren

Major: Professional Writing
Hometown: Portland, OR
Favorite place in Burlington: Church Street in the winter!
Favorite place at Champlain: Perry Barn
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Attending local music shows
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Having people recognize me years later and tell me I gave them their tour of Champlain
Fun Fact: I recently started the try-out process for women's roller derby!


Julien Tremblay

Julien

Major: Communications
Focus: Audio Production
Hometown: St. Albans, VT 
Favorite Place in Burlington: Higher Ground
Favorite Place at Champlain: Student life center/IDX
Favorite thing do in Vermont: Go to Stowe in the fall/winter and to go to the waterfront!
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: Being able to share the experience that I've had at Champlain with prospective students and hope they can have the same college opportunities
Fun Fact: I speak fluent French and am the only American citizen in my family


Josh Tubbs

Josh

Major: Early Childhood/Elementary Education
Focus: Social Justice and Diversity
Hometown: Sandown, NH
Favorite place in Burlington: My "secret spot" on the waterfront near our Lakeside Campus
Favorite place at Champlain: The Dining Hall at 10am
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Look down from the top of Lincoln Peak at Sugarbush
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: I have an excuse to show off why I love being here so much!
Fun Fact: I can do ten consecutive back flips on my trampoline


Adam Zemany

Adam

Major: Game Art & Animation
Minor: Marketing
Hometown: Saranac Lake, NY 
Favorite place in Burlington: Church Street
Favorite place at Champlain: The Art Studio!
Favorite thing to do in Vermont: Go get some awesome food on Church Street! 
Best thing about being a Student Ambassador: The joy I get from knowing that I am helping out prospective students with their life choices
Fun Fact: I have an associate's degree in architecture


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