The Ambassadors share their enthusiasm for the academic and extracurricular opportunities at CLA by meeting with prospective students and their parents in a variety of on- and off-campus events. The ambassadors also staff the CLA Living Room in Bexell 214, where they help current CLA majors connect with college resources.

Please direct questions about the College of Liberal Arts Ambassadors to Beau Baca.

 

Meet the Team!

Annie Lesny 

Senior, Psychology

Annie Lesny

Extracurricular activities: Vice President of the OSU chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society of Psychology, Psych research lab looking at karma and meditation, being on a TV show for KBVR, DJing on the radio station, and singing for electronic music with OSU’s music production club.

What do you value about the liberal arts? Studying the liberal arts is so necessary for where our society is going. Being able to relate to humans is and will always be necessary, and I am grateful for the opportunity to study many different interrelated fields. 

Fun fact: I studied abroad in France! I highly recommend studying abroad – it changed my life.

 

Jimmy Spiegelberg

Senior, Speech Communication

Jimmy Spiegelberg

Extracurricular activities: Member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, just started to attend Lambda Pi Eta (COMM club) meetings, indoor soccer at the Corvallis Sports Park and am currently playing IM Basketball at OSU.

What do you value about the liberal arts? I value that the liberal arts teaches individuals to think critically about different situations or challenges.

Fun fact: I am fascinated with meteorology and the impact weather can have on our society.

 

Colin Myatt 

Senior, History

Colin Myatt

Extracurricular activities: Playing video games.

What do you value about the liberal arts? I value CLA’s ability to make people think globally. Often I worry when people don't know where Europe is on a map, or the US for that matter. I love that the liberal arts can help students understand the world as a whole, and their place in it.

Fun fact: My father is from Bedford, England.

 

Sarah Settimo

Junior, Religious Studies/Political Science

Sarah Settimo

Extracurricular activities: Religious Studies Club board member, OSU Rock Climbing team, Photography Club, Hundere student intern, President of Interfaith Coalition.

What do you value about the liberal arts? I think any liberal arts degree you choose has a way of intertwining with another. It’s a web that ties together in some way.

 

Emma Johnstone

Senior, Liberal Studies

Emma Johnstone

Extracurricular activities: Co-founder and past Vice President of Improv Comedy club at OSU, DamChic Magazine, College of Business Spring Fashion Show, Cycling Instructor at Dixon Rec Center, Etihad Cultural Center (ECC) events.

What do you value about the liberal arts? A liberal arts education has provided me with many skills, one of which is the ability to critically analyze a situation, and back up my solution with research and evidence, making me a valuable asset in the work place.

Fun fact: I grew up in New Zealand, and moved to Oregon for college.

 

DeShaun Gomez

Senior, Sociology

DeShaun Gomez

Extracurricular activities: Lu'au Coordinator for Hui O Hawai'i.

What do you value about the liberal arts? I value CLA because it gives you practical and professional skills that you can use in your career but also in everyday life.

Fun fact: My name is a combination of my sister, Destiny and my aunt, Shauna; I was originally supposed to be named DeShauna.

 

Carol Moreno 

Junior, Political Science

Carol Moreno

Extracurricular activities: Speaker of the House-Elect for ASOSU, and a House Representative,  current President of Active Minds, and I work as a Case Monitor for the Parole and Probation Department in the Sheriff's office.

What do you value about the liberal arts? I value the emphasis on improving the lives of people by changing how we think and interact with our environment to solve some of the conflicts that society faces.

Fun fact: I have a deep love for musicals and plays.

 

Erik Chavez

Junior, Speech Communication

Erik Chavez

Extracurricular activities: Phi Beta Kappa, which is the oldest honor society for the liberal arts and sciences in the United States.

What do you value about the liberal arts? What I value about the liberal arts is the amount of freedom to explore and engage through classes and events.

Fun fact: I've played clarinet for more than half my life.

 

Max Winer

Sophmore, Religious Studies/Music Production

Max Winer

Extracurricular activities: A board member on Oregon State Hillel's Board, involved in Songwriters in the Round, a songwriting workshop on campus, and play guitar for the Guitar Ensemble as well.

What do you value about the liberal arts? I value a liberal arts education because it allows me to take classes in many different disciplines and learn about multiple different perspectives that the world has to offer.

Fun fact: In my life, I have now been playing the guitar for longer than I have not been playing the guitar.

 

Keana Pigg

Junior, Digital Communication Arts

Keana Pigg

Extracurricular activities: OSU Relay for Life, Orange Media Network, Coed intramural soccer, study abroad with Semester at Sea.

What do you value about the liberal arts? I value the liberal arts because it teaches people how to connect and interact with others as human beings, creating interpersonal skills that lead to long-lasting relationships.

Fun fact: I have a twin sister that goes to UO.

 

Nathan Diebel

Sophmore, History/Anthropology

Nathan Diebel

Extracurricular activities: OSU Marching and Basketball Band, Intramural soccer, Indoor rec league soccer

What do you value about the liberal arts? In the liberal arts, I value the variety of backgrounds that my classmates and professors bring to the classroom. It makes discussions exponentially more valuable and engaging.

Fun fact: I LOVE elephants. A ton.