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Carson College of Business Ambassadors

The Carson College of Business (CCB) Ambassadors are current students with diverse backgrounds of study, engagement, and experience. These are students who participate in recruitment and outreach activities to promote the business programs within the college and the university. Ambassadors will engage in creative and innovative projects to highlight CCB successes to inspire prospective students to pursue a degree within the Carson College.

Ambassadors positively represent CCB and serve the community through leadership activities including enhancing their public speaking skills to a wide range of audiences such as prospective students, current students, alumni, and business leaders.


Lisa Desmarais
Business Student Recruitment Manager
Todd Hall 121


Applications Due: March 24, 2023 at 5 p.m.


  • Building Community– A sense of belonging and inclusiveness
    Empathy / Understanding / Collaboration
  • Leadership – A proactive attitude with an ethical mindset
    Thinker / Organized / Communicator
  • Mentorship – A culture of sharing and relationship building
    Experience / Respect / Value
  • Pay It Forward – An approach of giving back and doing good
    Help / Service / Positive

Ambassador Outreach and Recruitment Activities:

  • Todd Hall tours
  • Represent the Carson College of Business during recruitment events
  • Visitations meet and greet
  • Engage with prospective business students on and off campus
  • Take part in student panels
  • Participate in social media student spotlights
  • Ambassador recruitment video participation
  • Public speaking engagements
  • Peer mentoring

Carson Coug Ambassadors

Diego Bante

My name is Diego Bante! I‘m from Walla Walla, WA and transferred to WSU from Walla Walla Community College where I earned my AA-Transfer Degree. I am currently entering my senior year at Washington State University where I am double majoring in Accounting and Finance. I am scheduled to graduate by December 2023, equipped with every skill necessary to become a great asset to any team and employer. I am proud to be a first-generation college student and a member of Carson EDGE. Additionally, I am an active member of the Granger Cobb Institute for Senior Living Scholars Program. I chose WSU because of the immediate community feel and the aspect of Cougs helping Cougs, which is all too real. As a Student Ambassador, I look forward to being a mentor and role model for incoming students. I had always dreamt of attending a university where students feel welcome, and staff are there to lend a helping hand. I can truly say I have found that with WSU! GO COUGS!!

Saunders Buck

I am excited to be serving as a Carson College of Business Ambassador for the 2022-2023 school year. While Vancouver, Washington is my hometown, WSU has become my second home and a place that has offered me many opportunities to learn, grow and lead. As a member of the class of ’24 studying Finance and Management Information Systems, my connection with WSU has brought me past and future internships at State Farm, Stryker, and Deloitte. In addition, during the school year, I have had the privilege of working in the Carson College Development Office where I have grown to appreciate our strong alumni support. Their example has strengthened my desire to give back, and the Business Ambassador is a great way to do that by guiding current and future Cougs through academic support options, and providing visibility to clubs, jobs, and other extracurricular activities. I look forward to meeting you, Go Cougs!

Dominic Devengenzo

My name is Dom Devengenzo, and I am from Concord, California. I anticipate graduating by 2024 with a triple major in accounting, management information systems, and finance with a certificate in sales. Following graduation, I plan to apply my education to the sports business industry, yet I am not specifically sure of my preferred field. Furthermore, I am a proud first-generation (Carson EDGE) college student, Carson EDGE mentor and an active member of the Honors College. Also, of course, I am incredibly proud to call myself an Ambassador of the Carson College of Business. Ultimately, I chose WSU because of its renowned environment and culture. To be a Coug is prestigious in every manner because, quite frankly, nobody does it better than the Palouse. My desire to be involved in the Carson College of Business came from the endless support and opportunity that I was flooded with upon admittance to the university. Through this Ambassador role, I look forward to giving back to the Carson College and WSU in many ways; most importantly I am thrilled to inspire the next generation of Cougs.

Jennia Garduno

My name is Jennia Garduno, and I am from Yakima WA. I am a double major in Accounting and MIS with a minor in Psychology and intends to earn the Global Leadership Certificate. I anticipate graduating in Fall 2024. I am part of the first-generation Carson EDGE program. I chose WSU because of its well-known business program as well as its welcoming community. I am honored to not only being part of the community, but also to be able to give back and help guide future generations! As always, Go Cougs!

Emma Haeberle

My name is Emma Haeberle and I’m majoring in Business Management Innovation & Change and minoring in music/vocal performance. I was born and raised in Omak Washington, and I’ll be graduating from WSU in 2025. This year, I’m continuing my vocal studies in WSU’s Concert Choir, and I plan to join business clubs as well. I initially joined WSU for their music and dental program, but later found out that I had a passion for the business. I’m continuing my music studies along with business courses here at WSU. In the future, I’m hoping to find a job that combines my passion for business management and my talent for music. I’m honored to be an ambassador this school year and I hope to accomplish great things.

Kole Lappe

Hi! My name is Kole and I am majoring in International Business with a concentration in Finance. I am a first-generation out-of-state student planning to graduate in 2024. I am honored to be an ambassador for the Carson College of Business as it has made my college experience the best. I am very involved on campus with clubs and organizations being a peer mentor for the EDGE program, as well as a member of The International Business club. I am on the executive board for my professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi and currently serve as the only student chairman for the University Conduct Board. Choosing to be a Carson Coug has challenged me in so many ways as a student by forcing me to go out of my comfort zone and become a better leader. The amount of support that I have received from the university has inspired me to want to give back and make other students experiences as great as mine has been. I am looking forward to giving back to the university and the next generation of Carson Cougs. Go Cougs!

James Harrison

My name is James Kaden Harrison! I’m from Kennewick, WA and I am a Finance and MIS double major with an anticipated graduation date of 2025. After graduation, I hope to pursue my MBA and CFA to prepare me for a role in Investment Banking or Private Equity. What brought me to Pullman was my passion for business and the opportunities in that field that become available by being a Coug. Since my arrival, I have become heavily involved in Greek life through my fraternity, Beta Theta Pi, while also exploring other opportunities which led me to become an ambassador for the Carson College of Business. These opportunities have allowed me to grow as a person, while also having a broader understanding of the community. I am honored to be in the position I am in as an Ambassador and I hope to make a positive impact in the WSU community this year.

Kaiya Phillips

My name is Kaiya Phillips, I’m from Long Beach, CA and I attended on-line during the 2020 covid year but now I’m on campus in Pullman starting my second year. I am majoring in International Business and planning to graduate in 2024. When I first applied to WSU I was an environmental science major, it wasn’t long after I changed it to International Business. I’m so excited to be able to work with the future Cougs of WSU!

Alexander Stuart

My name is Alexander Stuart, and I am a Junior at Washington State University. I’m from the west side of the state near south Seattle and my majors are Accounting and Management of Information Systems. I chose Washington State because of the community feel and the ample opportunity available for students to pursue success. I personally enjoy Photography and currently trying my hand at growing trees.