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. Become a SOLS Ambassador today!
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.
Nikhil Dholaria - Co-Director
Major: Biochemistry, Public Service and Public Policy
Nikhil Dholaria is an interdisciplinary premedical senior studying Biochemistry and Public Service and Public Policy. He has been with SOLS Ambassadors for two years, previously as the Events Coordinator and currently serves as the Co-Director.
From working in Tanzania to creating his own nonprofit organization, Nikhil finds joy in serving people. Currently, he is working on his thesis project to develop a documentary on the response of the ASU Biodesign Clinical Testing Laboratory to the COVID pandemic. Additionally, he is working on his second nonprofit to help underserved students prepare for and attend college.
Aside from his academic passions, Nikhil enjoys exercising and promoting healthy living, while reading philosophy. Following graduation, Nikhil looks forward to attending medical school.
Anish Vaddireddy - Co-Director
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Anish Vaddireddy is a senior majoring in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Biomedical Sciences. He has been a part of SOLS Ambassadors since his sophomore year and currently serves as the Co-Director.
His love for serving arose from volunteering projects in which he would directly attend to patients. He has been a part of a variety of associations dedicated to vulnerable populations. He is also part of a nonprofit organization focused on providing sports equipment to children in Tanzania. Currently, he is working on his thesis project to assess the safety of using robotic laparoscopic surgery in emergency general procedures at the HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Center. After his senior year, Anish plans to attend medical school.
Eliza Esser - Events Coordinator
Major: Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology
Eliza is a sophomore majoring in Biological Sciences (Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology). She has been with SOLS Ambassadors since the beginning of her freshman year and currently serves as the Event Coordinator.
Currently, she works as an EMT at ASU and enjoys spending her time working. After graduation, she hopes to attend medical school to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor.
Brian Evans - Secretary
Major: Biomedical Sciences
Sannia Hagag - Treasurer
Major: Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology; Mathematics
Andrea Lara Romero - Social Media Coordinator
Andrea is a pre-dental junior majoring in Biochemistry and has been involved with SOLS Ambassadors since she transferred from Mesa Community College. This year she is serving in the organization as Social Media Coordinator.
Currently, she is working as a dental assistant and plans to go to dental school after graduation. In the future, she plans to volunteer for a non-profit dental organization to help deliver free treatment and preventative care around the globe. Aside from school, she enjoys painting, volunteering and promoting sustainable living.
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: Enjoy cookies and refreshments!
- Game Night
During this fun and informal gathering, connect with faculty, play board games and enjoy free food.
Volunteer at the School of Life Sciences booth and participate in the parade on game day.
- 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.
To become a SOLS Ambassador, you'll need to do a few things:
- 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
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