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Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors are current WSU Global Campus students who provide feedback and support in the selection of Global Connections web-based programs. Email a Student Ambassador to share what programs you’d like to see offered, learn about events to connect with your peers, or if you’d just like to say “hi!” If you’re a new student and have any questions about student life as an online degree seeker just send us an email and a student ambassador will reply to you.

Aronn Rhinehart

Aronn Rhinehart

Major: Strategic Communication

Expected Graduation: Dec. 2021

Hello, my name is Aronn Rhinehart and I live in the Greater Seattle Area. I’ve been in Washington state for over 3 years now and I’ve grown to call this state home. When I’m not studying here at WSU, you can find me leaving footprints on local hiking trials or serving up aces on the tennis court.

Before I was admitted into the Murrow College of Communication for a master’s program in Strategic Communication, I completed a B.S. in Marketing from Colorado State University Global Campus. After earning my undergraduate degree, I spent time in the workforce and cultivated my passion for mass communications. Once I graduate in 2022, I plan to focus my career in the areas of public relations, social media, and community building.

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Evan Howard

Major: Data Analytics

Expected Graduation: 2023

Hi! My name is Evan Howard and I’m excited to be a Student Ambassador. I’m a recent transfer from Everett Community College and I am working on my undergraduate degree in Data Analytics. I have lived most of my life in Everett, WA and have been a lifelong Cougar! I am a “non-traditional” student because I took a ten year long break from college, entered the workforce, and am now back. I look forward to helping recent transfer students, and non-traditional students like myself! My hobbies include reading, watching television of any kind, exploring local craft breweries, traveling, and sports (especially baseball. GO M’s!). I’m very excited for this next school year and to helping out as many students as I can.

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Samerah Stephens

Major: Criminal Justice

Expected Graduation: 2022

Hello, I am Samerah Stephens. I currently reside in the sweltering hot state of Arizona but prior to this, I attended WSU’s Pullman campus for three years. There I enjoyed campus life and 2 1/2 years of Air Force ROTC. I grew up as an Army brat which allowed me to discover my love for traveling and experiencing different cultures. Apart from traveling, I enjoy anything that allows me to express my creativity. If I’m not engrossed in a story or writing my own, I’m probably trying out a new recipe. 

Although I am majoring in Criminal Justice, over the course of my college journey, I have grown more interested in pursuing a career in the field of my minor, sociology. After I graduate in the spring, I currently plan to travel before going to graduate school. However, I’ve learned you never know where life will take you so I am always open to discovering a new path along the way. 

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Valerie Eliason

Major: Strategic Communication

Expected Graduation:  Dec. 2021

Hello, my name is Valerie Eliason and for the past five years I’ve been proud to call Vancouver, Washington, my home. Before moving cross-country to the Pacific Northwest, I lived and worked within Boston’s Art Community and non-profit sector. My lifelong passion and dedication to creativity inspired me to attend Framingham State University where I earned a B.A. in Art and Visual Communication.

As an artist, my professional and personal objectives focus strongly on the potential and versatility of art. I believe that art is a tool, and that creativity can be used to inspire and help communities. As a WSU graduate student, I hope to use the skills and knowledge I’ve gained from the Strategic Communications program, to improve my work within the community, and to promote positive change.

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