Student Ambassadors are a select group of students chosen through an application and interview process to represent the University of Mary Washington’s College of Education at various outreach activities, and conduct campus tours. The program seeks students from diverse backgrounds who are enthusiastic and who demonstrate exceptional communication and leadership skills.
Meet our current Student Ambassadors:
Marine Beausergent, 2021
Spanish and French Major
Fun Fact: Babies and dogs always have a soft spot in my heart.
Why do you want to be a teacher? All of the women I look up to in my life were/are teachers and I want to share my love for language.
What do you like about the COE? The professors. They’re so motivating, genuine, and will do anything to help you succeed.
Sabine Wills, 2020
Psychology Major and Computer Science Minor
Fun Fact: Most of my childhood was spent in a small village in Germany. I attended Kindergarten through third grade in a German public school.
Why do you want to be a teacher? Education is something that I’m passionate about. I believe that education is a tool for liberation from individual and global struggles and that everyone should have access to quality learning environments.
What do you like about COE? My professors have all imparted wisdom to me beyond the scope of their classes and I have become passionate about social justice issues and educational reform through their teaching. It’s an environment where multiple points of view are taken into account and there are constant discussions on what is best for students based on experience, research, or situation.
Glynnis Farleigh, 2020
History Major and Digital Studies Minor
Secondary Education – History and Social Studies
Fun Fact: I have worked at a preschool for 3 years, but I hope to teach middle or high school. I currently work with UMW Libraries. At work, I love being the go-to for creating art projects and bulletin boards.
Why do you want to be a teacher? I want to be a teacher in order to share my passion for history and to help my students find their path and achieve their goals.
What do you like about COE? What I like most about COE is how education students are thoroughly prepared throughout the program to become teachers with the guidance of extremely supportive professors and extensive classroom experience.
Stephanie Rizzo, 2021
Fun Fact: I was born on Long Island, New York.
Why do you want to be a teacher? I want to be a teacher because it brings me joy watching children learn new things and gain new experiences! I also want to be a positive influence on children’s lives.
What do you like about COE? What I like most about COE is how the COE offers so much support to its students and how the professors are very personable and genuinely care about the students in our program.
Student Ambassadors partake in various events and activities:
- Conduct group or individualize campus tours
- Facilitate classroom presentations at elementary, junior high, and high schools
- Staff information tables at career, college, and community fairs
- Assist with donor and presidential events
- Provide students and the community with information regarding College of Education programs
- Serve as encouraging role models and advocates of higher education
- Participate in special events as needed