Global ambassadors are peer mentors, inspiration leaders, and expert travelers who have participated in various global engagement programs around the world. If this sounds like you, learn more about how to apply to become a global ambassador.

Many global ambassadors have had multiple experiences, including semester and short-term programs, and every global ambassador has been trained in how to help other students. If you have questions about global engagement at Elon, start by asking a global ambassador.

Ways to get connected:

  1. Find a global ambassador by region by searching the map below.
  2. Find a global ambassador by major, Fellows or Scholar program, or lived experience and advice by scrolling through the profiles below or doing a keyword search (control/command + F) for terms relevant to you. For instance, if you want to contact a finance major, keyword search “finance.”
  3. Email globalambassadors@elon.edu about being paired with a global ambassador, or email any specific questions only students can answer.

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2018-19 Global Ambassadors

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Eric Cunningham

Global Ambassador Student Coordinator

Office hours: Thursdays, 12:30 – 3 PM, Global Commons 360

ecunningham8@elon.edu

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Major: Political Science
  • Minor: Leadership Studies

 

 

Where I studied:
  • United Kingdom, London: Elon Center Abroad (FIE)

 

 

My experience:
  • Internship in London
  • Leadership Fellow

 

Matthew Semple

Global Ambassador Student Coordinator

Office hours: Wednesdays, 10:30 AM – 1 PM, Global Commons 360

msemple@elon.edu

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Major: International and Global Studies with a Middle East Concentration
  • Minor: Economics
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Traveling through Jordan, Petra, and the Wadi Rum Desert”

 

 

Where I studied:
  • Israel, Haifa: University of Haifa – International School

 

 

My experience:
  • Service in Israel

 

Alexandra Hamer

ahamer@elon.edu

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Major: Strategic Communications
  • Minor: Professional Writing Studies
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience:”Exploring the street of London on a daily basis”

 

Where I studied:
  • United Kingdom, London: Elon Center Abroad (FIE)

 

 

My experience:
  • Internship in London

 

 

Alina Prussin

aprussin@elon.edu

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Major: International Business
  • Minors: Economics and Spanish
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Camping in the Amazon Rainforest”

 

Where I studied:
  • Argentina, Buenos Aires: Liberal Arts (CIEE)
  • WT China: They Flying Dragon
  • WT India: Science, Education, & Development

 

My experience:
  • Service in Argentina

 

Allison Berg

aberg4@elon.edu

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Majors: International and Global Studies and Human Service Studies
  • Minor: Spanish
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience:”Zip Lining through a cloud forest”

 

Where I studied:
  • Spain, Seville: Liberal Arts (CIEE)
  • WT Costa Rica: Language, Culture, & Ecotourism
My experience:
  • Service in Spain

 

Brandon DeRaffele

bderaffele@elon.edu

 

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Major: Management
  • Minor: Spanish
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience:”Traveling and learning about the culture and history of Chile”

 

Where I studied:
  • Chile, Santiago: Liberal Arts (CIEE)
  • WT BUS 270: Innovation in America

 

My experience:
  • Service in Chile

 

 

 

Brendan Thiry

bthiry@elon.edu

 

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Major: Statistics with a concentration in Biostatistics
  • Minor: Sports and Event Management and Biology
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience:”Going to a World Cup qualifying game between Denmark and Ireland”

 

 

Where I studied:
  • Denmark, Copenhagen: DIS Study Abroad in Scandinavia

 

My Experience:
  • DIS Homestay Ambassador

 

Caroline Frankel

cfrankel@elon.edu

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Major: Information Science
  • Minors: Business Administration and Computer Science
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Trying all of the food!”

 

Where I studied:
  • United Kingdom, London: Elon Center Abroad (FIE)

 

My experience:
  • Internship in London

 

Erin Trindell

etrindell@elon.edu

 

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Majors: Finance and Project Management
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Walking by the Duomo every day on the way to class”

 

 

Where I studied:
  • Italy, Florence: Elon Center Abroad (AEF)

 

My experience:
  • [coming soon]

 

Hannah Goldkrantz

hgoldkrantz@elon.edu

 

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Major: Strategic Communications
  • Minor: Psychology
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Going on a boat cruise in Ha Long Bay”

 

 

Where I studied:
  • United Kingdom, London: Elon Center Abroad (FIE)
  • Elon in Los Angeles (LA) – Summer
  • WT Vietnam: Business & Culture

 

 

My experience:
  • Internship in LA
  • Internship in London

 

 

Kathryn Noon

knoon@elon.edu

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2021
  • Major: Public Health
  • Minor: Business Administration
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Going on a morning safari and watching elephants migrate towards water and food”

 

Where I studied:
  • WT Ghana: West African History & Culture

 

My experience:
  • Studying abroad as a first-year student

 

Katy Hall

khall21@elon.edu 

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2020
  • Major: Cinema and Television Arts
  • Minor: Creative Writing
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Meeting my favorite actor and making my lifelong best friends”

 

 

Where I studied:
  • WT Sundance Film Festival Experience

 

My experience:
  • [coming soon]

 

Krisandra Provencher

kprovencher@elon.edu

 

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Majors: Spanish and International Studies
  • Minor: Latin American Studies
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Eating criollos and drinking mate in the park with my friends”

 

 

Where I studied:
  • Argentina, Córdoba: Spanish Studies (CC-CS)
  • Gap Program

 

My experience:
  • Gap program

 

Lara Yeast

lyeast@elon.edu

Who I am:
  • Class: 2018 (December)
  • Major: Statistics
  • Minors: Sport & Event Management and Mathematics
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Cliff jumping in Cinque Terre and Christmas shopping in Austria”

 

Where I studied:
  • Italy, Florence: Elon Center Abroad (AEF)
  • WT Australia: Ecotourism

 

My experience:
  • [coming soon]

 

Lindsey Case

lcase2@elon.edu

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Majors: Strategic Communications and Communication Design
  • Minor: Psychology
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Making Japan my 20th country at the age of 20!”

 

Where I studied:
  • Semester at Sea
  • WT Ghana: West African History & Culture

 

My Experience:
  • Communications Fellow

 

MacKenzie Hahn

mhahn3@elon.edu

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2020
  • Majors: International Studies and Political Science
  • Minors: Peace & Conflict Studies and Professional Writing Studies
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience:

 

Where I studied:
  • WT Spain & Morocco: Historical & Contemporary Encounters

 

My experience:
  • [coming soon]

 

Madison Demmitt

mdemmitt@elon.edu

 

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Majors: Journalism and Strategic Communications
  • Minors: International/Global Studies

 

Where I studied:
  • United Kingdom, London: Elon Center Abroad

 

My experience:
  • Internship in London

 

Mason Enloe

menloe@elon.edu

Who I am:
  • Class: 2020
  • Major: Religious Studies
  • Minors: Communications, Entrepreneurship, and Asian Studies
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Eating lunch with a Moroccan family in their home”

 

Where I studied:
  • WT Spain & Morocco: Historical & Contemporary Encounters

 

My experience:
  • [coming soon]

 

Noah Polayes

npolayes@elon.edu

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Majors: Accounting and Finance
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Backpacking in the Outback and island hopping in Santorini”

 

 

Where I studied:
  • Elon Center Abroad (AEF)
  • WT Australia: The Stolen Generation

 

My experience:
  • [coming soon]

 

 

 

Paige Carlin

pcarlin@elon.edu

 

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Majors: Strategic Communications and International Studies
  • Minor: Peace & Conflict Studies
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Living with my Czech buddy!”

 

 

Where I studied:
  • Czech Republic, Prague: CET Prague (CET)

 

My experience:
  • [coming soon]

 

Robyn Lane

rlane7@elon.edu

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2020
  • Majors: Psychology and Public Health with a concentration in Sociocultural Context
  • Minors: Neuroscience, Leadership Studies, and Criminal Justice Studies
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Swimming in Halong Bay and speaking in sign language to a deaf Vietnamese boy”

 

 

Where I studied:
  • WT Vietnam: Business & Culture

 

My experience:
  • [coming soon]

 

Ryan Janssen

rjanssen@elon.edu

 

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2021
  • Major: Policy Studies
  • Minor: Leadership Studies
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “Meeting with young interns working on Capitol Hill”

 

Where I studied:
  • WT Washington, D.C.: Engaging D.C.

 

My experience:
  • Studying away as a first-year student

 

Sarah Winkelstein

swinklestein@elon.edu

 

Who I am:
  • Class: 2019
  • Majors: Political Science and International/Global Studies
  • Minor: Psychology
  • Favorite Elon Global Experience: “My semester program’s traveling seminar to Krakow, Brno, Mikulov, Vienna, and Budapest”

 

Where I studied:
  • Czech Republic, Prague: CET Prague (CET)
  • WT Mediterranean: East Meets West

 

My experience:
  • [coming soon]