Student Ambassadors

Group

Champlain Student Ambassadors are a diverse group of students from states across the U.S., including Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Maryland, as well as other places around the world like the Cayman Islands.

All of us are very involved in both the Champlain and Burlington communities. We participate in different activities on campus like the Improv Troup, Rock Climbing Club, Parkour Club, Champlain Theatre, The Stiller Women in Business Group, and the Champlain Crossover.

We also have various other on-campus jobs, including being Resident Assistants, Peer Advisors, Orientation Leaders, Peer Mentors, and various positions at our Emergent Media Center and Leahy Center for Digital Investigation at our Lakeside Campus. We’re also involved in internships with companies in Burlington and around the country, including Fuse Marketing, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Keurig Green Mountain, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, IGN, Burlington City Arts, Burlington School District, PMG, and the Peace and Justice Center.

Because all of us are sophomores, juniors and seniors at Champlain, we can answer any questions you may have about living on campus, academics, Burlington, or anything else regarding life as a student at Champlain. We’d love to take you on a tour of our beautiful campus and show you what makes Champlain different.

If you are unable to visit campus, or if you have any questions you’d like to ask us as current students at Champlain, feel free to email us at studentambassador@champlain.edu and one of us will be sure to get back to you right away!

To schedule a Campus Visit click here.

Meet the Ambassadors

EverettEverett Ackerman

Major: Marketing
Specialization: Advertising
Hometown: Scotia, NY
Favorite Place in Burlington: Perkins Pier
Fun Fact: I met Yao Ming in China last summer
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

PeterPeter Breitwieser

Major: Accounting
Hometown: Chelmsford, MA

MeganMegan Charles

Major: Graphic Design & Digital Media 
Minor: Marketing
Hometown: Marcellus, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Oakledge Park or anywhere by the waterfront
Fun Fact: I know how to roll sushi!
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Triple Caramel Chunk
Currently Studying Abroad!

CharlieCharlie Carucci

Major: Game Design
Hometown: Stamford, CT

AmandaAmanda Collins

Major: Graphic Design & Digital Media 
Hometown: Auburn, MA

DominiqueDominique Cornacchia

Major: Broadcast & Streaming Media 
Hometown: Essex Junction, VT

DylanDylan Cullen

Major: Environmental Policy 
Specialization: Creative Media (self-designed)
Hometown: Tewksbury, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: Dobra Teahouse
Fun Fact: I work as an apprentice beekeeper and am learning to wrangle (pick up) drones!
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben and Jerry's Cinnamon Buns
Currently Studying Abroad!

SilasSilas Cutler

Major: Marketing
Specialization / Minor: Integrated Advertising and Event Management
Hometown: High Falls, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: The Church Street Marketplace
Fun Fact: I never go a day without caffeine 
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Anything with coffee

BrianBrian Denzak

Major: Management of Creative Media
Minor: Broadcast and Streaming Media
Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Merrill Roxy Cinemas
Fun Fact: I am a twin
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip

KarisaKarisa Desjardins

Major: Business Administration
Minor: Global Studies
Hometown: Ware, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: Perkins Pier Marina
Fun Fact: In just the past year I've visited 11 countries!
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Fudge Brownie

MeghanMeghan Driscoll

Major: Criminal Justice
Hometown: Holliston, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: The Spirit Tree
Fun Fact: I met Michael Cera and he told me I seemed great! 

StephanieStephanie Doan

Major: Psychology
Minor: Business Administration
Hometown: Dorchester, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: The steps of City Hall Park
Fun Fact: When I was 13 I picked up guitar (her name is Ivy) so I could be like Avril Lavigne
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

MarianaMariana Franzetti

Major: Management of Creative Media
Hometown: Cranford, NJ
Favorite place in Burlington: The Farmhouse Grille
Fun Fact: I have been to the Grammys twice
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mango

RheaRhea Hayes

Major: Broadcast & Streaming Media 
Hometown: Lyons, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Kountry Kart Deli
Fun Fact: I studied abroad this past summer in Montreal for film!
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: The Tonight Dough - Ben & Jerry's

JamesJames Keats

Major: Game Programming
Hometown: Westfield, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: The Skinny Pancake
Fun Fact: I've seen every episode of The West Wing twice!
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben & Jerry's "The Tonight Dough"

CalebCaleb King

Major: Management & Innovation
Hometown: Sheffield, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: North Beach
Fun Fact: I have completed four internships since my first year at Champlain
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Americone Dream

MelissaMelissa Leimbach

Major: Creative Media
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Favorite place in Burlington: The waterfront
Fun fact: I have flown an airplane

Caitlin LCaitlin Ludke

Major: Psychology
Minor: Communications
Hometown: Nahant, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: Church Street
Fun fact: I like to hunt for the folded over chips and eat them first
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Save Our Swirled
Currently Studying Abroad!

JonJon Lyga

Major: Management & Innovation
Hometown: Cazenovia, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Redrocks Park
Fun Fact: I'm the tallest person in my family
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben & Jerry's Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz

MattMatt Lyon

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Brownington, VT

MaddyMaddy McLean

Major: Public Relations
Minor: Marketing
Hometown: Longmeadow, MA
Favorite place in Burlington: Sangha Yoga Studio
Fun Fact: I studied abroad in the Gold Coast, Australia

JoshJosh Miller

Major: Management of Creative Media
Specialization: Game Production
Hometown: Lewiston, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: Banana Republic

LauraLaura Reilly

Major: Game Programming
Hometown: Schenectady, NY

EmilyEmily Rice

Major: Management & Innovation
Hometown: Mullica Hill, NJ
Favorite place in Burlington: Dobra Tea
Fun Fact: I get hiccups every time I eat soft pretzels without a drink

MeghanMeghan Richards

Major: Marketing
Minor: Event Management
Hometown: Milton, VT
Favorite place in Burlington: Leddy Beach
Fun Fact: I do not have wisdom teeth. My dentist says that I'm "genetically advanced."
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Ben & Jerry's Americone Dream
Currently Studying Abroad!

AnthonyAnthony Rivers

Major: Psychology
Hometown: Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands
Favorite place in Burlington: The waterfront
Fun fact: My Aunt and Uncle have the same address as Mary Poppins
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: I Dough, I Dough <3

DanDan Salerno

Major: Graphic Design & Digital Media
Hometown: Oradell, NJ
Favorite place in Burlington: The Skinny Pancake, down by the waterfront
Fun fact: I try to never match my socks!
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Pistachio

EricEric Schlossman

Major: Broadcast & Streaming Media
Hometown: North Caldwell, NJ
Favorite place in Burlington: City Hall Park
Fun fact: I work in my own glassblowing studio
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Late Night Snack (Caramel, Chocolate chip, chocolate-covered potato chip pieces)
Currently Studying Abroad!

JackJack Storm

Major: Game Programming
Hometown: Rochester, NY

MeganMegan Sullivan

Major: Public Relations
Specialization: Marketing
Hometown: Staten Island, NY
Favorite place in Burlington: The Red Onion
Fun Fact: I still have a baby tooth
Currently Studying Abroad!

JadeJade Ye

Major: Public Relations
Hometown: Branford, CT
Favorite place in Burlington: Higher Ground's concert venue
Fun Fact: I interned at a TV station for two years as a producer, anchor and editor