Carnegie Mellon University

Alumni Association

Carnegie Mellon Highland Ambassadors

The Highland Ambassadors are an exclusive group of pre-screened, knowledgeable, and dependable student volunteers who help promote alumni and student engagement in both involvement and giving. Through an application and interview process, each Ambassador is chosen for their enthusiasm and school spirit. In short, they are the most loyal of Loyal Scots within the student population.

Highland Ambassadors serve as hosts to important university guests and participate in a wide array of university and annual events and special projects for the Office of Alumni Relations and Annual Giving, including:

  • Legacy Family & VIP Visits
  • Andrew Carnegie's Birthday
  • Fundraising Events
  • Cèilidh Weekend
  • Carnival Weekend
  • Board of Trustee Weekends
  • Volunteer Forum
  • Love a Donor Week
  • Student Giving Initiatives 
  • New Student Welcome Events

To request a Highland Ambassador for your event please complete the online request form. If you have used a Highland Ambassador at your event, please complete a program evaluation.

Questions? Contact Niccole Atwell in the Office of Alumni Relations 412-268-7190.

Lead Highland Ambassador

Taylor Rawley Click to expand

Houston, TX
Senior, College of Fine Arts
Major: Vocal Performance

  • Scotch'n'Soda (Board Member)
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Bach Chorus/Concert Chorus
  • President, Got Consent? campaign
  • Orientation Leader (Mudge House)
  • Rachel Speight Memorial Scholarship Award Winner
  • Jones Scholarship Award Winner
  • Justin Nowinsky Memorial Scholarship Award Winner
  • IMPAQT Member
  • Interests include: private pilot, planespotter, French, travel, and history (esp. Renaissance)

Highland Ambassadors

Siriana Abboud Click to expand

Solon, OH
Junior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Psychology and French

  • Arab Student Organization
  • International Student Union
  • Infant Cognition Research Assistant
  • E-Tower First Year Mentor
  • Dietrich Under Construction Committee
  • Dietrich Undergraduate Colloquium Committee
  • French Writing Assistant

David Baboolall Click to expand

Jamaica, NY
Senior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Decision Science & Human-Computer Interaction (minor in Business & Design)

  • Project Rwanda
  • Pittsburgh Connections
  • Cèilidh Weekend Chair

Katie Cameron Click to expand

Peachtree City, GA
Senior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Information Systems and Decision Science

  • Orientation Leader
  • Student Coordinator in Admissions
  • Delta Gamma
  • Enactus (formerly SIFE / Students in Free Enterprise)
  • Rho Lambda
  • Order of Omega
  • Desk Manager for Housing and Dining
  • Member of Information Systems Student Advisory Committee
  • Teaching Assistant for Information Systems Department
  • former International Orientation Coordinator

Stephanie Chung Click to expand

San Francisco, CA
Sophomore, Tepper School of Business
Major: Business Administration

  • Kappa Alpha Theta Service & Philanthropy Director
  • 1000Plus Project Planning Chair
  • Andrew Ambassador
  • Panhellenic Council Recruitment Counselor
  • University Bookstore Sales Associate
  • Tepper Marketing Club

Christophe Combemale Click to expand

Wexford, PA
Senior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities/Heinz College
Major: Ethics History and Public Policy, SHS Program (Heinz Accelerated Master's Program

  • Phi Alpha Theta Historical Society
  • Dietrich Senior Honors Fellowship
  • Dietrich College Humanities Roundtable

Micah Fenner Click to expand

San Rafael, CA
, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Cognitive Science and Human-Computer Interaction
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Interfraternity Council Vice President of Recruitment
  • Scotch'n'Soda Theatre
  • Orientation Counselor
  • Disney Research Laboratory Associate

Natalie Giannangeli Click to expand

Monroeville, PA
Senior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Global Studies and Hispanic Studies

Colleen Hamilton Click to expand

Pittsburgh, PA
Sophomore, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Statistics and Decision Science

  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Orientation Counselor
  • SDS Research Assistant
  • 1000Plus Site leader
  • Research Assistant on Risk and Curiousity
  • Andrew Ambassador

Annabelle Huang Click to expand

Guangzhu, China
Senior, Tepper School of Business
Major: Business and Math

Jonathan Lakey Click to expand

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Graduate Student, Heinz College
Major: Public Policy and Management

William Misitano Click to expand

Oceanside, NY
Junior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: International Relations and Politics
(Minor in Arabic & Middle Eastern Studies)

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Military Order of the Loyal Legion
  • Interests include: camping, hiking, music, and reading

Mariah Ondeck Click to expand

Murrysville, PA
Senior, Carnegie Institute of Technology
Major: Chemical Engineering & Biomedical Engineering

  • Resident Assistant
  • Director of Carnegie Institute of Technology Community Building Committe
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Mortar Board
  • BME Research (BME SURP/CMU SURF awardee/CIT honors research)

Allyn Pasiliao Click to expand

Junior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Policy and Management, Professional Writing

Steve Posney Click to expand

Sarver, PA
Senior, School of Computer Science
Major: Computer Science, (Minors in Business Administration and Human-Computer Interaction)

  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Head Orientation Counselor
  • Ski Team
  • Office Assistant for Computing Services Division
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon Buggy Push Team Captain

Ashley Reeder Click to expand

York, PA
Master's Student, Mellon College of Science
Major: Biomedical Engineering '15 (BS in Chemistry, Minor in Hispanic Studies '14)

  • Kappa Kappa Gamma Alumni (Previously: Orientation, Student Senate, Global Medical Brigades, Kappa Kappa Gamma)

Vira Shao Click to expand

Cherry Hill, NJ
Junior, Dietrich College of Science & Humanities
Major: Psychology & Chinese Studies (Minor in Business Administration and Drama)

Evan Starkweather Click to expand

Cincinnati, OH
Senior, Carnegie Institute of Technology
Major: Chemical Engineering (minor in Business)

  • Scotch'n'Soda
  • Head Orientation Counselor
  • Dancers Symposium

Evan Wineland Click to expand

Austin, TX
Junior, Carnegie Institute of Technology
Major: ECE/EPP

  • Undergraduate Student Senate Chair
  • Resident Assistant
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
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