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, WA and transferred to WSU from Walla Walla Community College where I earned my AA-Transfer Degree. I am currently in my second semester at Washington State University enrolled as an Accounting Major. I am scheduled to graduate by Spring 2023 equipped with every skill necessary to become a great asset to any team and employer. I am proud to be a WSU Coug and to be part of Carson College of Business. 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. Now I can say I have found that with WSU!
My name is Hailey Crow, and I am a Hospitality Business Management major graduating in May 2022. I am a member of the Suquamish Tribe located on the Port Madison Indian Reservation on the Kitsap Peninsula. Growing up on the reservation I was given many opportunities to learn valuable leadership skills that have helped me in my collegiate career. My tribe has supported me through my journey in higher education. I know that I want to give back to my community when I graduate. I hope to begin working my way up the management ladder at my tribe’s casino starting right out of college and learning as much as possible throughout my career with the company. I have already gotten the pleasure of working for Port Madison Enterprises for the last 5 years in 3/6 properties that it owns. Upon graduating high school my first boss encouraged me to pursue hospitality at WSU. I was accepted and began my journey in fall 2018, in the Spring of 2019 I joined a multicultural organization that has supported me over the last 3 years. When I am not studying, I enjoy golfing, beading, and spending time with my family. Being a Carson Coug has given me many opportunities to get out of my comfort zone and meet industry professionals who I could potentially work for someday. Being an ambassador will allow me to share my experiences with new Cougs!
My name is Dominic Devengenzo, and I am from Concord, California. I anticipate graduating by 2024 with a double major in Accounting and MIS. I am not entirely sure what I want to do following graduation, therefore I prioritize indulging in new opportunities that may eventually help me find my way. I am a proud first-generation college student and an active member of Carson EDGE and the Honors College. Also, of course, I am incredibly proud to call myself an Ambassador of the Carson College of Business. 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; as well as inspire the next generation of Cougs.
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.
Paris Cheri Kemmer
Paris is from Puyallup, WA, home of the Washington state fair. She is a double major in Marketing and Management and is the recipient of the Steven Kreck memorial Scholarship, Cougs Helping Cougs Scholarship, Guy Dissmore Memorial Scholarship, and Credit Union Scholarship. Her involvement in WSU includes being a Boeing Scholar for WSU’s Boeing Scholars Program, an Athletic Marketing Intern, a Peer Mentor in the Carson EDGE Program, and most recently, a Research Assistant for the Center for Behavior Business Research. Outside of WSU Paris works as an Executive Team Lead Intern with Target Corporation. In her free time, she enjoys painting rocks with her friends and hiding them around the Pullman campus.
Alexander Pan is a junior studying Finance, Accounting, and Economics with a focus in financial markets. During his time at WSU, Alexander has had the opportunity to be the ASWSU Director of Community Affairs for the past two years in which he attended multiple community meetings including the City Council, Pullman Chamber of Commerce Board, and Pullman Police Advisory Committee. Alexander, through ASWSU, also installed the flashing crosswalk beacon on Colorado Street and set-up events like Restaurant Week and 2 Weeks of Pullman. Not to mention, Alexander has also had the opportunity to be an Ambassador for the Carson College of Business by aiding the recruitment department. Lastly, Alexander has also served as a Vice President and aided with recruitment for his fraternity on campus. Outside of school, Alexander enjoys reading, fishing, and hiking. Alex chose WSU Pullman because of the tight-knit community and the aspect of Cougs helping Cougs!
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!
My name is Reyn Shiraishi and I’m from Honolulu, Hawaii. I’m currently studying Entrepreneurship and getting ready to graduate in the spring of 2022. I enjoy watching football, going to the beach, and golfing. I chose to attend WSU because of the support that faculty, students, and alumni provide for one another. With my involvement in the Carson Coug Ambassador program, I hope to help other students from Hawaii get comfortable in the transition from home to the Palouse. Go Cougs!
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.