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

NHIOP student ambassadors in front of the NHIOP
Back row left to right: Alex Costa '24, Kathryn Monahan '23, Luke Chadwick '24, Grace Tierney '24, Alyssa Stankevitz '23, Maeve McAllister '23

Front row left to right: Faith Williamson '24, Caroline Mara '24, Elizabeth Duffin '25, Hannah Ross '24, Amani Clemons '24

Maeve McAllister is a politics and criminal justice double major from Melrose, Massachusetts. Her favorite part of being an NHIOP ambassador is being able to have the ability to interact with fellow students who want to engage in politics. She also enjoys the ability to engage with people from all over the world that are passionate about politics.  A fun fact about Maeve is that she has been Irish dancing since she was four years old. 

Grace Tierney is a politics and communication double major with a minor in 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. There is no limit on what you can learn and experience. A fun fact about Grace is that her mom is British. Her grandparents, aunt, uncle, and cousins live in England and Ireland, and she often visits. 

New Hampshire Primary Student Involvement