Introducing the 2020-2021 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 2020-2021 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:

Alexandra Bishop ‘21- Biology

Charlotte Nicole Deer ‘21- Anthropology

Oula M. Eldow- ‘21- Biomedical Sciences 

Cora Garcia ‘21- Biomedical Sciences, Entomology 

Patrick Hall ‘21- Biomedical Engineering

Hannah Horcha ‘21- Political Science 

Sangji (David) Lee ‘21- Biomedical Sciences

Jacquelyn R. McCullough ‘21- Genetics 

Alex S. Peters ‘21- Statistics 

Michael Pitonak ‘22- Biology 

Natalia Quintero ‘20- Nutrition

Tanner Ramirez ‘20- Mechanical Engineering

Emily A. Wilson ‘22- International Studies 

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.