MAE Ambassadors

graduatesThrough strengthened leadership and communication skills, the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department Ambassadors strive to support and enhance the MAE community by serving as a resource for prospective and current students, representing the department at various events, and creating opportunities for student professional development and alumni engagement.


  • Required attendance at: Fall MAE Orientation and POP, Group Advising Sessions during Pre-registration, Fall and Spring Open Houses, MAE Hall of Fame, and Hassan A. Hassan Lecture.
  • Opportunity to volunteer at other MAE events such as: MAE Professional Development events, Fall and Spring MAE Graduation ceremonies, and E-Council Major Mixer event.
  • Coordinate and host MAE POP (Post Orientation Party).
  • Complete MAE Tour training, and lead at least 1 MAE Tour.
  • Complete one LAUNCH Professional Development workshop.
  • Complete one CSLEPS Leadership Development workshop.
  • Attend required team meetings (weekly at beginning of semester, then bi-weekly).


  • Successful CODA into MAE Department.
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 TGPA.
  • Desire to improve the MAE Department.
  • High level of personal and professional character; willingness to develop leadership ability; committed to serving on a team; dedicated to delivering more than what is asked.


  • Enhance your personal leadership, organizational and public speaking skills.
  • Develop and strengthen your professional network on campus and in the community.
  • Participate in a community of passionate, driven, and like-minded individuals.
  • Make a positive difference in the MAE Department.


Current ambassadors:

Zafar Ahsan Senior, Aerospace
Michael Barton Senior, Aerospace
Lauren Buckner Senior, Mechanical
Richard Cates Senior, Mechanical
Alina Creamer Junior, Aerospace
Derek Esterly Senior, Aerospace
Anna Freundt Senior, Aerospace
Trisha Hess Junior, Aerospace
Emma Jaynes Senior, Aerospace
Ciara Jones Senior, Aerospace
Adam Lebrecht Junior, Mechanical
Adam Mayhue Senior, Mechanical
Hunter Rollins Senior, Mechanical
Nicole Spell Senior, Mechanical
Jennifer Woods (Lead Ambassador) Senior, Mechanical