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

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!

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.

Emily Emery

Emily Emery '22

Major: 
Secondary Education
Minor/Concentration: 
Social Studies and Computer Science
Hometown: 
Beverly Hills, FL

 
Other Campus Involvements:
  • Resident Advisor
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because of the amazingcommunity on this campus. I have always felt welcome and comfortable even if I didn'tknow anyone in the room. I also chose Champlain for the upside-down curriculum thatallowed me to figure out which major was best for me.

Josh Sherman

Cal Sherman '21

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

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • Resident Advisor
  • Champsupport
  • Co-Founder of Minecraft at Champlain Club
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 Butrick

Cat Butrick '21

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

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • Managing Editor of Chivomengro
  • Champlain Marketing Media Team Senior Writer
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.

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.

Aidan Wasserman

Aidan Wasserman '22

Major: 
Law
Hometown: 
Seattle, WA

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • Purposeful Dissonance
  • Champlayers
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!

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.

Alex Theodoreu

Alex Theodoreu '21

Major: 
Game Art
Minor/Concentration:
2D + 3D Generalist Artist
Hometown: 
Red Bank, NJ

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • Game Art Tutor
  • Game Art Mentor
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because they had the major I was lookingfor, but also the small classes were a big deal for me. Being able to get critique andfeedback from my peers and professors really makes it so I can be the best artist I canbe. (also the sunsets are to die for.)

Shane Bendit

Shane Bendit '22

Major: 
Filmmaking
 
Hometown: 
Allendale, NJ

 
 Other Campus Involvements:
  • Rental House Technician
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because of the Upside-Down Curriculum.The idea of getting hands-on work and more focus on my major early on was a keydeciding factor. Also, the area of Burlington is so pretty and close enough to homewhere if need be I can visit family for the weekend.

Anthony Huynh

Anthony Huynh '22

Major: 
Marketing
Minor/Concentration:
Psychology
Hometown: 
Burlington, VT

 
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because I wanted to get right into my major; I wanted to see if it was the right fit for me.

Anna MacLean

Anna MacLean '23

Major: 
Game Art & Animation
Hometown: 
Pelham, NH

 
Why I Chose Champlain:
I chose Champlain because of the beauty of Vermont, the close-knit relationships you make on a small campus, and the incredible program they have for game-related majors.