Student Ambassadors

Shared Vision

As members of the Student Ambassador team, we contribute to our community by encouraging each other to explore our passions and challenge ourselves. Through positive communication with visitors and prospective students, we adapt to create new opportunities for professional and personal development. We strive to represent our college as best as possible and educate our peers and guests on what makes Champlain unique, both as an institution and as a home.

We'd love to take you on tour of our beautiful campus and, because we are all 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 here. If you aren't able to visit campus, or if you have any questions you'd like to ask us as current students, feel free to email us at studentambassador@champlain.edu and one of us will be sure to get back to you soon! So how about it? Schedule a campus visit!

Meet the Ambassadors

Meghan Donovan

Meghan Donovan '20

Major: 
Computer Information Technology
Minor/Concentration: 
Cybersecurity
Hometown: 
Derry, NH

 
Other Campus Involvements:
  • Lead Student Ambassador 
  • Resident Advisor
  • Secretary of Women in Technology
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because of how career driven it is. Because of the education I have received here, I now have a full time job for after graduation! Everyone on campus is passionate about what they are studying and thoroughly enjoys being a part of the tight-knit community Champlain offers.

Ian Dupont

Ian Dupont '20

Major: 
Filmmaking
Minor/Concentration: 
Motion Graphics
Hometown: 
Plymouth, VT

 
Other Campus Involvements:
  • Champlayers Drama Club
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because I knew I would be able to get my hands on film equipment starting my first semester. It's also pretty hard to beat the view.

Shelsea Henry

Shelsea Henry '20

Major: 
Marketing
Minor/Concentration: 
Data Science
Hometown: 
Boston, MA

 
Other Campus Involvements:
  • President of Soul Food Step
  • Director of Internal Affairs of UNA Champlain
  • Marketing Assistant at the LCDI
  • Treasurer/Secretary for Shades of Me
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because of the Upside Down Curriculum. I wanted to be able to get hands on experience in my major in my first year and I got the opportunity to do so here. I also appreciate the small class sizes and being able to connect more one on one with my professors.

Deja Miller

DJ Miller '22

Major: 
Marketing
Minor/Concentration: 
Digital Marketing
Hometown: 
Eustis, ME

 
Other Campus Involvements:
  • Champlain American Marketing Association
  • Stiller Women in Business
  • The Leahy Center & Champlain Marketing Employee
Why I Chose Champlain:
When I arrived to our Burlington campus I fell in love with the view of Lake Champlain and the campus itself. Once I was done with my tour, I knew that the Upside Down Curriculum and the hands-on internship opportunities were the right career and education choice for me. I also had an amazing tour guide who made the campus feel like home right away!

Michael-Paul Ho-Kang-You

Michael-Paul Ho-Kang-You '20

Major: 
Game Production Management
Minor/Concentration: 
Global Studies
Hometown: 
Oranjestad, Aruba

 
Other Campus Involvements:
  • Student Government Association
  • Production Management
  • Mentor
  • Diversity Ambassador
Why I Chose Champlain:
Champlain college has gotten my attention for its up-side-down curriculum and how I could gain vast experience of my major in my first semester at Champlain College. Champlain College offered production management in gaming, which gave me experiences that I am looking for in both game development as well as project management.

Hannah Short

Hannah Short '21

Major: 
Communication
Minor/Concentration: 
Concentration in Communication Studies and Minor in Social Justice
Hometown: 
Lancaster, PA

 
Other Campus Involvements:
  • President of Shades of Me
  • Member of Soul Food Step
  • Employee for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain for the access to opportunities and the innovative curriculum.

Gale Proulx

Gale Proulx '20

Major: 
Data Analytics
Minor/Concentration: 
Computer Science
Hometown: 
South Burlington, VT

 
Other Campus Involvements:
  • Champlain Crossover
  • Chivomengro
  • The Well
Why I Chose Champlain:
My brother came here before me and was successful, so it only made sense to follow in his footsteps. I've also been attending clubs at Champlain College since I was a Freshman in high school, so I was basically a student before I got admitted.

Donovan Garcia-Buckler

Donovan Garcia-Buckler '22

Major: 
Game Production Management
Hometown: 
Essex Junction, VT

 
 
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because of the small tight knit community, and the fun upside down curriculum.

Alana Baker

Alana Baker '21

Major: 
Law
Minor/Concentration: 
International Business
Hometown: 
Sanford, FL

 
Other Campus Involvements:
  • Shades of Me
  • Student Government Association
  • Law Prison Initiative
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because of the opportunities it had to offer me. I'm able to study something I'm passionate about and I'm free to take initiatives to further my education outside of the classroom.

Haley Smoody

Haley Smoody '21

Major: 
International Business
Minor/Concentration: 
Human Resource Management and Organizational Development and Finance
Hometown: 
Rockford, IL

 
Other Campus Involvements:
  • Eco-Reps
  • Stiller Women in Business
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain for their radically pragmatic education as well as their ample opportunity to study and intern abroad. Champlain gives students the ability to excel as Global Citizens.

Emily Emery

Emily Emery '22

Major: 
Secondary Education
Minor/Concentration: 
Social Studies and Computer Science
Hometown: 
St. Johnsbury, VT

 
 
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain College because of the upside down curriculum, I wanted to start in the major immediately. I also really enjoy how career focused Champlain is, I have faith that I can get a job in my given field shortly after graduation.

Montserrat Guerra-Solano

Montserrat Guerra-Solano '19

Lead Student Ambassador
Major: 
Communication
Minor/Concentration: 
Marketing
Hometown: 
Queretaro, Mexico

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • CHAMPGuides
  • President/Founder of Alianza Latinx
  • Former Communication and Creative Media Representative for Student Government Association
  • Former Resident Assistant
  • Champlain Cheerleading
  • Freeman Foundation Grant Recipient
  • Champlain College Dublin
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because of its innovative approach to a hands-on education and bountiful study abroad opportunities.

Teddy Hincks

Teddy Hincks '20

Major: 
Computer Digital Forensics
Minor/Concentration: 
Cybersecurity and Threat Mitigation
Hometown: 
Sudbury, MA

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • Digital Forensics Association
  • Champlain Ski and Ride
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because I already knew what I wanted to major in. The opportunity to jump right in here at Champlain really appealed to me and was one of the major factors that made me choose Champlain.

Josh Sherman

Josh Sherman '21

Major: 
Computer Information Technology
Minor/Concentration: 
Cybersecurity
Hometown: 
Springfield, VT

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • Resident Advisor
  • ITS Representative for SGA
  • Champsupport
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because I fell in love with the community and culture of the school. I went to an Admitted Students day, and instantly was comfortable and could easily see myself coming here for four years.

Kohle Feeley

Kohle Feeley '21

Major: 
Management & Innovation
Minor/Concentration: 
Entrepreneurship
Hometown: 
Highgate, VT

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • Resident Advisor
  • Personal Finance Peer Coach
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain for the innovative upside down curriculum that allowed me to start doing work in my major from day one. Combined with the many opportunities for experiential learning and studying abroad, I feel confident that I will be prepared for career success after graduation.

Cat Gullotta

Cat Gullotta '20

Major: 
Professional Writing
Hometown: 
Terryville, CT

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • Section Editor for The Crossover, Champlain's online magazine
Why I Chose Champlain:
Champlain was the only college I applied to because the writing program is unlike anything else, and not attending wasn't an option for me. It is such an inclusive and welcoming place to be that I couldn't imagine myself anywhere else.

Hunter Halsted

Hunter Halsted '22

Major: 
International Business
Hometown: 
Old Lyme, CT

 
 
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because of its stellar business program and the school's focus on shaping our careers. Champlain really cares about my education, and I am happy to be here.

Cat Butrick

Cat Butrick '21

Major: 
Professional Writing
Minor/Concentration:
Editing & Publishing
Hometown: 
Torrington, CT

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • Editor in Chief of Chivomengro
  • Features Editor of The Crossover
  • CCM Career Peer Coach
Why I Chose Champlain:
I fell in love with Burlington and some of the professors I met when I visited. I knew this was where I wanted to spend my next four years.

Nick Brennan

Nick Brennan '20

Major: 
Digital Forensics
Minor/Concentration:
Data Science
Hometown: 
Medford, NJ

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • CHAMP
  • Champlayers Stage Crew
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain for the small class size, hands on lab time with the professors, and it's close distance to downtown Burlington.

Alex Barnett

Alex Barnett '22

Major: 
Game Production Management
Hometown: 
Easton, MA

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • Logistics Coordinator for Champlain College Esports
Why I Chose Champlain:
The two main reasons I chose Champlain were the Upside-Down Curriculum and the amazing community atmosphere. I loved the way that in my first semester at Champlain, I would already be able to start making video games in my classes. As for the community atmosphere, every time I visited Champlain, it really felt like a tight-knit community, where people got to know each other and were able to be themselves.

Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor '21

Major: 
Computer Science and Innovation
Minor/Concentration:
Math Minor & Software Engineering Concentration
Hometown: 
New Hartford, NY

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • Women's Rugby
  • Vice President of ACM Club
  • Tech Volunteer for Techdren
Why I Chose Champlain:
I love the upside-down approach and the uniqueness of the CORE division. Because I was able to take classes relating to my major as soon as I stepped foot at Champlain, I was able to realize that my original major wasn't for me and I ended up switching after my first semester. Now, with the help of my faculty advisor, I have the rest of my time here planned out and I'll be able to graduate on time with a minor in Math and a specialization in Software Engineering.

Aidan Wasserman

Aidan Wasserman '22

Major: 
Law
Hometown: 
Seattle, WA

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • Purposeful Dissonance
  • Champlayers
  • SGA
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose to go to Champlain because of the amazing atmosphere on campus. Burlington is such a beautiful place, and Champlain is situated right in the heart of it all. The upside down curriculum was also a big part of why I'm here!

Maddie Burgee

Maddie Burgee '20

Major: 
Management of Creative Media
Minor/Concentration:
Film, Broadcast, & Streaming Media
Hometown: 
Frederick, MA

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • Champlayers Drama Club
  • The Grind Coffeehouse Open Mic
Why I Chose Champlain:
As soon as I first visited campus, there was a certain community feeling that I couldn't quite put my finger on, but I knew I wanted to be a part of. That, and the upside down curriculum had me sold.

Ollie Plamp

Ollie Plamp '21

Major: 
Professional Writing
Minor/Concentration:
Creative Writing
Hometown: 
Canton, GA

 
 
Why I Chose Champlain:
Champlain's Professional Writing program equips its students well for the workforce. Plus, Burlington is an amazing City.