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We are a close-knit, dedicated group of life sciences students who want to be involved in our school in a meaningful way.

Not only do we have a lot of fun, we are involved in a wide variety of outreach opportunities where we get to network and meet other students, faculty members and staff.

We want to meet you and encourage you to join us. Apply to become a SOLS Ambassador today!

Our Mission
Students involved in the School of Life Sciences Ambassadors program work to connect students to faculty members, and help create strong academic and social relationships through ongoing activities. Our Ambassadors encourage involvement within our the school, communication between SOLS students and world-class faculty, and career development as future professionals. We accept and value diversity, innovation, and commitment to excellence as part of ASU's priority to make higher education universally accessible.


Nicholas Maalouf - Co-Director

Year: Senior
Major: Biomedical Sciences
SOLS Ambassador Co-Director

Nick is a senior at the School of Life Sciences and Barrett, The Honors College. He is finishing his degree in biomedical sciences with a minor in psychology. In addition to being co-director of the ambassadors, he is an active Ignite mentor and freshmen mentor for the BIO189 courses.

You will often find him tutoring in the Learning Resource Center. He has coordinated many events and is actively involved with student groups such as AMSA and the ASU Spanish club. Nick is currently finishing his primaries in the hopes of becoming a medical school candidate. He wants to pursue internal medicine.

Sarah Brotman - Co-Director

Year: Senior
Major: Genetics, Forensics
SOLS Ambassador Co-Director

Sarah is a double majoring in genetics and forensics. She works as an undergraduate researcher with professor Melissa Wilson Sayres and studyies sex chromosome evolution.

In addition to being a SOLS Ambassador, she is creating a positive first-year experience for life sciences freshmen as an Emeritus Mentor, an Ignite Mentor, and as a Supplemental Instruction Leader for BIO 281.

She is vice-president of her sorority and enjoys playing intramural sports and dancing in her free time. She spent her summer conducting cancer research at the University of Minnesota and plans on applying for graduate school.

Simran Vaidya  - Events Coordinator

Year: Junior
Major: Biological Sciences
SOLS Ambassador - Events Coordinator

Simran is a junior at Barrett, The Honors College, majoring in sports journalism and minoring in biological sciences. After two years of studying as a pre-med student, she switched her major to sports journalism and is passionate about it.

Currently, she works for Sun Devil Athletics and the Barrett advising office and is involved in Circle K International. This is Simran’s third year as an ambassador and her first as the events coordinator.

Jordan Iglesias - Secretary

Year: Sophomore
Major: Biological Sciences
SOLS Ambassador - Secretary

Jordan Iglesias is a sophomore studying biochemistry, minoring in Spanish and earning a certification in Tri-Sector leadership. She is part of the Next Generation Service Corps where she works to combat childhood obesity.

In her free time, she plays tennis and practices yoga. After earning her undergraduate degree, she plans on attending medical school and becoming a physician.

Delaram Charmchi - Treasurer

Year: Sophomore
Major: Biological Sciences
SOLS Ambassador - Treasurer

Delaram Charmchi is a sophomore majoring in biological sciences and minoring in psychology. Currently, she is working in a neurobiology research lab studying the effects of addiction and learning about possible ways to cure it.

She mentors students in BIO189 as part of a program called BioBridge. Also, she is a Camp Ignite mentor for incoming freshman.

After graduation, she wants to attend medical school and pursue a career in neurobiology as a neurosurgeon, or earn a PhD and become a professor.  

Maggie Walters - Internal Relations

Year: Senior
Major: Biological Sciences
SOLS Ambassador - Internal Relations

Maggie Walters is a senior majoring in biological sciences. She is also the vice-president of the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) club and is an active member of the American Medical Student Association at ASU.

Her goal is to attend medical school to become a medical examiner. She looks forward to spending a great year with the SOLS Ambassadors.

 

 

Our student ambassadors support a wide variety of engaging events. Check out some of our activities and see where you'd like to get involved.

  • Fall Welcome
    Welcome students to the School of Life Sciences through a network of student leaders and faculty. Bonus: Enjoying cookies and refreshments! 
  • Game Night
    Durign this fun and informal gathering, connect with faculty, play board games and enjoy free food. 
  • Homecoming
    Volunteer at the School of Life Sciences booth and participate in the parade on game day.
  • Night of the Open Door
    Share your love of science and reach out to people of all ages through fun and activities. 
  • Warm Goodbye
    Come de-stress with the ambassadors and enjoy free, delicious food before finals week. 
  • Research Night
    Facilitate a "poster" event where School of Life Sciences professors present their research and connect with students. 
  • Relay for Life
    Support the American Cancer Society by joining our official School of Life Sciences team in this walk. 
  • Orientations
    Help incoming School of Life Sciences freshmen register for classes and welcome them into our school. You remember what it was like, right?

To become a SOLS Ambassador, you'll need to do a few things, including filling out an application.

Requirements

  • Attend bi-monthly meetings
  • Maintain appropriate conduct with students, faculty, staff and the community
  • Abide by all ASU policies and procedures when representing the School of Life Sciences

To Apply

Fill out this application.

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