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
I am a junior Elon Teaching Fellow majoring in mathematics education and minoring in statistics. I am from Westport, Connecticut and enjoy studying at Elon because of the university’s emphasis on experiential and global learning. I am the President of the School of Education Ambassadors organization and serve as a CAT Mentor and academic coach for Elon Academy. In my free time, I love to exercise, listen to music, hang out with friends, and cook. My favorite moment within the School of Education was in the spring of my first year where I competed against faculty and staff members in field day games.
Samantha Collins ’19
I am junior Elon Teaching Fellow from Medway, Massachusetts majoring in history with teacher licensure with a minor in Spanish. I am involved in the Marching Band and Wind Ensemble, Elon Academy, Future Educators, and a service organization! 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. One of my favorite memories in the School of Education was the field day that we had during my first-year. This was a great event where I met many new students and faculty from the education department while we competed for first place!
Yujie (Evylin) Ding ’20
I am an international student from China, currently in my sophomore 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 junior, originally from South Burlington, Vermont. majoring in special education and elementary education. I am passionate about childhood development, specifically how younger children process and discover new things. 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.
Molly Kearns ’19
I am a junior Honors Fellow majoring in special education 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 female 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 as well as for elementary education majors taking required math courses. On campus, I also enjoy singing with my acapella group, working at Campus Recreation, 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 first-year Elon Teaching Fellow from Morganton, North Carolina, majoring in special education and elementary education. My favorite part of the School of Education is how welcoming and friendly everyone is and I’m so excited to represent such a great program and serve as an Ambassador!
Allie Roth ’19
I am a junior Elon Teaching Fellow from Denver, Colorado. I’m a middle grades education major with social studies concentration. I wanted to be a School of Education Ambassador because I want share my passion for education and all the opportunities the School of Education offers. My favorite #ElonEd memory has been participating in the History Study Tour with Elon Teaching Fellows and just making friends with my peers and professors!
Lauren Ventresca ’19
I am a junior 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!