Ask an Aggie Ambassador
University of California, Davis
November 30, 2009
“When you’re choosing a school, you really want to hear the student perspective,” said Nicole Bambino, president of the Aggie Ambassadors. An Oregon native, Bambino toured UC Davis with an Aggie Ambassador when she was still in high school. She joined the group as a freshman and conducted more than 20 tours for groups of prospective students last year as an officer. Now a junior majoring in animal science and management, Bambino is working to recruit Aggie Ambassadors who represent the breadth of CA&ES majors.
Aggie Ambassadors meet weekly during the school year. In addition to conducting on-campus tours, members visit K-12 schools and community colleges to promote UC Davis and the opportunities for studies in agricultural and environmental sciences. They pitch in at college events such as the opening of the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, and College Celebration. They also run the annual Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Field Day, open to FFA and 4-H high school students from California and surrounding states.
This year, the Aggie Ambassadors will also host the national Agricultural Ambassadors conference, where students from colleges around the country gather for a weekend to swap successful ideas for outreach and leadership development.
For more information on the Aggie Ambassadors, visit http://caes.ucdavis.edu/StudInfo/clubs/aggie-ambassadors, or join the Facebook group, Aggie Ambassadors.