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.

Student Leadership

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Jenifer Wallitsch is a politics major from North Kingstown, Rhode Island. Her favorite part of being an NHIOP ambassador is having the opportunity to hear numerous perspectives due to it being a nonpartisan institution. This gives her the resources to hear talks and participate in discussions with individuals on both sides of the aisle. A fun fact about Jenifer is that she once got to go to a taping of The Ellen Show and dance with Ellen!

Ryan Heath is an economics and marketing double major from Salisbury, New Hampshire. His favorite part of being an ambassador is working with so many great, motivated people with a variety of political perspectives and a common interest in the political process. A fun fact about Ryan is that he's a certified lifeguard and works at a town beach in the Lakes Region during the summer. (He's only had to save somebody once!)

New Hampshire Primary Student Involvement