Introducing the 2019-2020 Class of Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

The LAUNCH: Undergraduate Research office welcomes the incoming class of Undergraduate Research Ambassadors! LAUNCH Undergraduate Research Ambassadors work to inspire broader engagement in undergraduate research by educating and serving the Texas A&M University community. The program began in 2013 with our inaugural class of 12 Ambassadors.

New Ambassadors are chosen each spring through a rigorous application process, coming from a large pool of qualified undergraduates. Students selected for the program must have a history of high academic achievement, at least one semester of research experience, and the ability to enthusiastically describe their research.

The 2019-2020 class is one of the most accomplished yet with students from a wide range of majors and research experiences. This class contains thirteen new members:

Jacquelyn McCullough ‘21 – Genetics

Jacquelyn McCullough ‘21

Danielle Yarbrough ‘19 – Chemical Engineering

Danielle Yarbrough ‘19

Rachel Tindall ‘20 – Chemical Engineering

Rachel Tindall ‘20

Alex Strasser ‘19 – Chemical Engineering

Mona Fattahi ‘19 – Chemistry

Mona Fattahi ‘19

Alexandra Bishop ‘21 – Biology

Alexandra Bishop ‘21

Sandhiya Ravichandran ‘20 – Biomedical Sciences

Sandhiya Ravichandran ‘20

Tanner Ramirez ‘20 – Mechanical Engineering

Tanner Ramirez ‘20

Lois Wampler ‘20 – Biomedical Engineering

Lois Wampler ‘20

Natalie Coleman ‘20 – Civil Engineering  

Natalie Coleman ‘20

Sasha George ‘20 – Chemical Engineering

Sasha George ‘20

Madelyn Phillips ‘20 – Political Science

Madelyn Phillips ‘20

Kyung Ho ‘21- Biochemistry and Genetics

The new class joins continuing members Natalia Quintero-Arevalo, Everett Yang, Eliza Price, Summer Lehman, Charlotte Deere, Oscar Gonzalez, Morgan Chapman, and Marita John. The research interests and experiences of the full Undergraduate Research Ambassadors class can be found on the bio page here.

Looking to get involved? You can interact with our Ambassadors at a variety of LAUNCH events, including:

Undergraduate Research Expo

Undergraduate Research Scholars Symposium  

Getting Started in Research Workshops

Additionally, Undergraduate Research Ambassadors give presentations to student organizations and meet with faculty and staff to promote research involvement. If you are interested in having an ambassador speak at your event, please contact us at ugr@tamu.edu.


Undergraduates interested in applying for the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors program can learn more by attending information sessions in the early spring. Next year’s application will open in January 2020 and close in March 2020. To learn more about the program see our website at https://launch.tamu.edu/Undergraduate-Research/Undergraduate-Research-Ambassadors.

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