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.
- 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
My name is Diego Bante! I’m from Walla Walla, Washington, and transferred to WSU from Walla Walla Community College where I earned my AA-Transfer Degree. I am currently in 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 recently worked as a tax intern for Hayden Ross PLLC, a local accounting firm, where I learned some valuable skills that will benefit me in my career in public accounting. I am proud to be a first-generation college student and a member of Carson EDGE. Additionally, I had the opportunity to be a member of the Granger Cobb Institute for Senior Living Scholars Program during the 2022-2023 academic year. 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 have had the opportunity to work with incoming students and I look forward to continuing the journey as 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!!
Hi! My name is Darian Block, and I’m a junior here at Wazzu planning to graduate in the summer of 2025! I am an HBM major with a minor in Art History, but I’m not too certain on what I’m wanting to do after graduation. I am originally from Custer, South Dakota (20 minutes from Mt. Rushmore!), but I also lived in Orlando, Florida for an internship at Walt Disney World. This fall semester, though, I will be living abroad to study art history and business in the Czech Republic! Other than studying, napping, and hanging out with friends, I’ve also taken part in a couple clubs and organizations at WSU, including STAGE theatre club, SHBM Ambassadors, Kickboxing classes, International Business club, and Sigma Iota. In my free time, though, I really enjoy lifting weights, baking, and just watching action or thriller movies. I have loved every minute here at WSU and in the Carson College of Business; everyone is so welcoming and supportive in whatever you want to do. Plus, there are so many resources for classes, scholarships, internships, and everything that are all so helpful. Hope everyone has a great year and go cougs!
Hey everyone! I’m Anusha Bose! I’m majoring in Management Information Systems & Management (the innovations and change specialization) with a minor in Communications!!! Along with being an Ambassador for the Carson College of Business, I am also an All-Campus Senator for the ASWSU 53rd Senate and a Cougs Lead Coordinator for the Cougs Lead leadership program here on campus! After graduating from WSU, I would love to continue on with my education and get my masters and work for an aviation company! I have loved planes ever since I was a little kid, and it has been a huge dream of mine to work in this industry! I still remember, the summer before I started my senior year of high school, coming to the WSU campus and being given a tour of both the campus and the Carson College of Business! That feeling of community which I felt in Pullman made me realize that this was the place which I was going to call home for the next couple of years! I’m really excited to meet all of you and hear what your story is!!! GO COUGS!!!
I am excited to continue to serve as a Carson College of Business Ambassador this fall. 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 an upcoming fall ’23 graduate, I have been studying finance and pursuing a sales certificate, and my connection with WSU has brought me past internships at State Farm and Stryker. In addition, during the school years, 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 role has been 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 love the fact that the Carson College of Business provides unique opportunities for students, like the Cougs on Wall Street program, where we spent 5 days in NYC gaining inside views of the NYSE and a few corporations and was able to network with Coug alumni. I am proud to be a member of the Carson College of Business and proudly serve as an Ambassador. I look forward to meeting you, Go Cougs!
My name is Dom Devengenzo and I am a senior from Concord, California. In the spring, I will be graduating with a triple major in accounting, finance, and management information systems (MIS). Following graduation, I plan to apply my education to the sports business industry, yet I am not specifically sure of my preferred field. I am a proud first-generation (Carson EDGE) college student, Carson EDGE mentor, and an active member of the Honors College. Also, I am, of course, 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.
My name is Jennia Garduno, and I am from Yakima, Washington. I am a double major in Accounting and Management Information Systems (MIS) with a minor in Psychology. I anticipate graduating Fall 2024. I am proudly 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 be part of the community, but also to be able to give back and help guide future generations! As always, Go Cougs!
Hello! My name is Emma Haeberle and I’m currently a senior majoring in Business Management HR and Music with a voice emphasis here at WSU. This is my third year as a Carson College of Business Ambassador and I’m very excited to see all the fun things planned for this year. I’m very excited to announce that I am now engaged to my wonderful fiancé of six years and that I have also received a new job position within the Carson College of Business as the Student Recruitment Assistant. With this new position, I can help first-year and current students navigate the different business majors, help schedule Carson Tours, and promote WSU’s Business department. I’m also continuing my vocal studies this year in WSU’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers music ensembles. I’m also involved in a couple business clubs for management, the Concert Choir President, and the social media coordinator for Chamber Singers. I’m continuing my music studies along with my business courses here at WSU to become a music agent. I’ve always dreamed about managing a famous concert hall, venue, arena, or traveling the world with an up-and-coming artist. I will be graduating in spring of 2025, so let’s make senior year great. Go Cougs!
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!
My name is James Kaden Harrison! I’m from Kennewick, Washington, and I am a Finance and MIS double major with a double minor in Economics and Professional Writing. My anticipated graduation date is in May of 2025. After graduation, I hope to pursue my MBA 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 and a Teaching Assistant for the Course BA_100. 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.
My name is Maria Matteo, and I’m pursuing my bachelor’s in marketing and certifications in Professional Sales and Global Leadership. I was born and raised in Vancouver, WA and anticipate graduating in Spring 2024. I recently studied abroad in Florence, Italy this summer through WSU’s “Food, Wine, and Culture” Faculty-Led Program and gained a new insight for the business world overseas. I currently work as a front of house caterer at the Marriott Hospitality Culinary Innovation Center on campus and serve on the executive board for professional business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. In the future, I aspire to work in a career that explores my passions towards the arts, business, and greater community. I am honored to be a part of WSU’s fun, supportive, and engaging school community and hope to be a guiding light for others pursuing their business ambitions. I am thrilled to serve as an ambassador this school year and look forward to welcoming students into this incredible community.
My name is Kaiya Phillips. I’m from Long Beach, California, and I attended online 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!
Hello! My name is Kristy Wu and I am from Appleton, Wisconsin. I am majoring in Accounting and plan to graduate in 2026. I enjoy competing in intramural sports and I work on campus at Einstein Bros. Bagels. The community at WSU drew my attention and the resources given to the students are very helpful towards the path to success so don’t hesitate to take advantage of them! I am hoping to study abroad this summer and gain some international experience. I am super excited for the upcoming school year and to be an ambassador!