Meet RLL's College Ambassadors

CAS 2018-2019 College Ambassadors.

CAS 2018-2019 College Ambassadors

In a university as large as UB, it's important that new students have the opportunity to make connections and build professional relationships from the moment they step on campus. With this in mind, every year the College of Arts and Sciences assembles a group of exceptional undergraduate students to serve as College Ambassadors.

The College Ambassadors are student volunteers who have been nominated by faculty and staff after demonstrating a commitment to academic excellence and community engagement. Ambassadors represent the College at a wide variety of events, serving as liaisons between the Dean’s Office and the student body. They are available to provide insight, advice, and information to current and prospective students, as well as their parents.

In return, the Ambassadors participate in unique professional development opportunities, including leadership training and networking events with faculty and alumni. Though potential Ambassadors must be nominated, interested students may speak with their departmental advisor to indicate their enthusiasm.

RLL's College Ambassadors

Elizabeth Goldrick.

Elizabeth "Lizzy" Goldrick

Majors: Spanish and Speech and Hearing Science
Minor: Education

Campus/Community Involvement: Thunder of the East Marching Band, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, member of Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honors Society) and Phi Beta Kappa

Fun Fact: I’m a quadruplet!

What do you like best about your department?
I love the passionate faculty in my department. Everyone is so interested in learning and teaching Spanish, and the small class sizes permit a very creative and thoughtful environment!

Kayla Horisk.

Kayla Horisk

Majors: French and International Studies

Campus/Community Involvement: Model European Union, Pi Delta Phi Société d’Honneur Français and National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Fun Fact: I’ve been to France and Belgium! 

What do you like best about your department?
The RLL department makes UB feel small. Everyone there treats you like family and wants you to succeed. I’ve been lucky enough to find professors there who push me and believe in me, as well as some amazing friends. RLL has also provided me with some incredible opportunities, including internships, honor societies, and other programs. I couldn’t be more grateful!

Elizabeth Kubiniec.

Elizabeth Kubiniec

Major: Spanish
Minor: Public Health

Campus/Community Involvement: Research assistant at Child Health and Behavior Lab, UB Amnesty International, Evolutionary Biology teaching assistant, Learn to Skate USA instructor, volunteer at Jericho Road Community Health Center 

Fun Fact: I won a hula-hooping competition at Disney World when I was younger! 

What makes UB unique?
When walking through campus you'll surely be enveloped in a multitude of languages being spoken around you. The linguistic diversity that can be found in every corner of campus is indicative of UB's status as a university that attracts individuals from all over the world.

Sophie May.

Sophie May

Majors: French and Political Science

Campus/Community Involvement: French Club, Model EU, Advocates for Girls' Education

Fun Fact: I am highly allergic to mosquitos!

What do you like best about your department?
The faculty and staff in the RLL Department are extremely welcoming to new students! They also are excellent professors and truly care about their students' success. Although UB is a large school, I was really able to find my niche in the RLL Department thanks to the  amazing people who run it!