The Kevin B. Harrington Student Ambassador Program is a unique opportunity for Saint Anselm College students of any major to be involved in supporting the Institute's various events and activities.
Ambassadors are highly motivated, dedicated students who work closely with the New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) staff on public programming and civic engagement work. They assist in event promotion, welcome guests and VIPs, and serve as greeters and ushers. In addition, the non-partisan student ambassadors often moderate question and answer periods, facilitate book signings, and lead other post-event activities.
As speakers and candidates visit the Institute, student ambassadors often get special opportunities to meet guests behind the scenes. During election cycles, ambassadors have been able to serve as stand-ins on local and national debate sets and assist media outlets in covering the first-in-the-nation primary.
Grace Tierney is a politics major with a double minor in communication and campaign management from Merrimac, Massachusetts. Her favorite part of being an ambassador is the connections you can reach across politics, communications, community service, and more.
Ellie Duffin is a politics and communication double major with a minor in Spanish from Braintree, Massachusetts. Besides the incredible opportunity to meet politicians and journalists, her favorite part of being an ambassador is engaging and collaborating with different groups within the Saint Anselm community to promote civic engagement. This allows further connections with students with what we do at NHIOP.
Jaime Woodaman is a business major with a politics minor from Meredith, N.H. Her favorite part of being an ambassador is being involved in the community and gaining new experiences with other ambassadors. Learning something new every day is one of the huge rewards that comes from being a student ambassador.
Mario Ventresca is a politics major from Woburn, Mass. His favorite part about being an ambassador is meeting other students who share his interest in electoral politics and attending events featuring very interesting people.
Amani Clemons is a politics major with a minor in campaign management from Vernon, Conn. Her favorite part of being an ambassador is being able to meet and hear from prominent politicians and journalists in the pursuit of expanding our political perspectives.
Hannah Ross is a politics and sociology double major from Wilbraham, Mass. Her favorite part about being an ambassador is that she can attend a variety of events that allow her to learn, understand, and appreciate the political ideals of those who may hold different opinions than herself. The non-partisan nature of the NHIOP is integral to its success and she loves being able to partake in a respectful, and safe dialogue.
Caroline Mara is a politics major with a minor in economics from Harvard, Mass. Her favorite part of being an ambassador is the relationships the ambassadors make with one another.
Luke Chadwick is a politics major with double minors in campaign management and communication from Boxford, Mass. His favorite part of being an ambassador is being able to work together with fellow ambassadors, actively participate in politics, and continue to learn and grow from his time and work with a non-partisan Institute.
Faith Williamson is a communication major with double minors in campaign management and public health from Epping, N.H. Her favorite part of being an ambassador is being able to work with people from all different backgrounds and political views and hosting events to engage our community in the world of politics. She has met so many unique and interesting people since becoming an ambassador who have changed her perspectives on certain issues that she would not have thought about.