School of Education Ambassadors

The School of Education Ambassadors are a diverse group of student leaders who represent and serve as a voice for undergraduate students of all majors/minors within the school. Ambassadors host recruitment events/activities and offer support to prospective and fellow undergraduate students while creating a more meaningful experience in the School of Education.
Serving as an Ambassador is a significant honor within the School of Education. Ambassadors will have the unique experience of serving as a student leader and voice for their peers among faculty and staff, and assist the School of Education in recruitment and retention of highly qualified students.
The program advisor is Jennifer Strange. Meet the 2018-2019 School of Education Ambassadors below.

Benjamin Rogers ’19

President

I am a senior Elon Teaching Fellow from Westport, Connecticut majoring in mathematics education and minoring in statistics. This is my second year as the president of the School of Education Ambassadors organization. Throughout my college experience, I have served many roles in Elon Academy, a college access program housed within the School of Education. Within Elon Academy, I have been an academic coach, college access team mentor, a summer program mentor, and the coordinator of academic coaches. For my senior year, I will be chapter president for Pi Mu Epsilon, which is the National Math Honor Society. I have taken advantage of the various study abroad opportunities at Elon by studying in Italy, the United Kingdom, and Washington, D.C. Outside of the classroom, I love to travel, spend time with family and friends, and exercise. There are so many memorable moments within the School of Education but my favorite has to be the Pi Day celebration sponsored by the School of Education ambassadors.

Samantha Collins ’19

I am senior Elon Teaching Fellow from Medway, Massachusetts majoring in history with teacher licensure with a minor in Spanish. I am a section leader in Elon’s Marching Band and involved, Elon Academy, Future Educators, and a service organization! I am also an Elon 101 TA. I work in the CRC (the School of Education’s library) and for the Marching Band. I hope to reach out to secondary education majors to make them more involved with events in the School of Education and make them more familiar with the resources that we have to offer. I look forward to making great memories and meeting new people in the SOE throughout my last year at Elon!

Yujie (Evylin) Ding ’20

I am an international student from China, currently in my junior year, majoring in accounting with a minor in early childhood education. I believe that pursuing goals with an original heart would always serve oneself in a worthy way. I wanted to be a School of Education Ambassador so I could help prospective Elon students see how education connects with all undergraduate programs. My international background also gives me the opportunity to relate to other international students interested in the School of Education.

Emily Frizzell ’19

I am a senior, originally from South Burlington, Vermont majoring in special and elementary education. I am passionate about childhood development, specifically how younger children process and discover new things. Outside of the classroom I love to spend time with family and friends, run, cook, and travel. If I had to choose one favorite memory from the School of Education it would be having brunch and creating STEM Bins with my methods class at Professor Erin Hone’s house. It is amazing how many relationships and friends are formed within #ElonEd. While my years at Elon have flown by, the School of Ed will always be my home away from home.

Molly Kearns ’19

I am a senior Honors Fellow majoring in special and elementary education. I am from Pittsburgh, PA, and I am especially passionate about being an Elon student for our university’s emphasis on undergraduate research and mentoring. As a Lumen scholar, I am conducting research on the levels of math anxiety in elementary school teachers and its impact on their math teaching practices. In addition to spending time in the elementary schools and doing research, I work as a math tutor for local elementary and middle school math students. On campus, I also enjoy singing with my acapella group and being a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. I wanted to become an Ambassador because our School of Education has truly become a home for me. One of my favorite all time #ElonEd memories was our student-faculty Thanksgiving lunch in the Curriculum Resources Center.

Makenzie Mason ’21

I am a first-year Elon Teaching Fellow, majoring in special education and elementary education! I am from Langhorne, PA, a suburb of Philadelphia. I love the School of Education because it offers a great sense of community and camaraderie between students and the amazing faculty. It truly feels like home! I am so excited to be representing the School of Education, and all of the wonderful opportunities offered here!

Elizabeth Norvell ’21

I am a sophomore teaching fellow from Morganton, North Carolina, majoring in special education and elementary education. I am involved in many things on campus, but being an ambassador for the School of Education is one of my favorites! I love the School of Education because it allows you to build relationships with other students and faculty, gain experiences, and be surrounded by an amazing community of people who want you to succeed. I immediately felt welcomed in the School of Education and it has become like a second home to me and many others. I’m so excited to represent such an amazing program, because I truly believe there’s no where else quite like it!

Allie Roth ’19

I am senior Teaching Fellow from Denver, Colorado majoring in middle grades education with social studies concentration. I love being a part of the School of Education and #ElonEd because the School of Education is a close knit community for peers and professor who are there to support  you. I am involved in many things at Elon including Parent’s Night Out student director, Communications Chair for Teaching Fellows, secretary of my service sorority Epsilon Sigma Alpha, and a School of Education Ambassador. My favorite #ElonEd memory has been participating in the History Study Tour with Elon Teaching Fellows and getting to know everyone in the School of Education. I enjoy being an ambassador because I like to show all the School of Education has to offer.

Lauren Ventresca ’19

I am a senior Elon Teaching Fellow from Chatham, New Jersey, majoring in special education and elementary education with a minor in Spanish. I wanted to be a School of Education Ambassador to make teacher have more of a presence on campus. Teachers are crucial to forming good citizens and deserve to be respected, professionally. My favorite memory with the School of Education was being able to study abroad in Toledo, Spain and work with English-language learner students.

Maclean Wilson ’21

I am an Elon Teaching Fellow from Richmond, Virginia. I am majoring in elementary education and minoring in early childhood education. I have known since second grade that I wanted to be a teacher and this childhood dream of mine is finally becoming a reality! I am so excited to serve as an ambassador for the School of Education so I can spread the word about its incredible program. In fact, Elon was the only school I applied to because I knew the opportunities here were ones I wouldn’t have been able to get anywhere else!