Getting Involved in EEB

Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Department Ambassadors

Sarah White - President

Alexus Cazares - Secretary

Dina Schwartz - Treasurer

Manpreet Sahnan

Leah Walk

Janay Hall

Hayley Wilson

Caitlin Brenton

Shelby Dogaard

 

Who are the EEB Ambassadors and what do they do?
EEB Ambassadors are current Biology and Ecology & Evolutionary Biology students who wish to take an active role in assisting current and prospective EEB and Biology students, as well as departmental faculty and staff.  Ambassadors are involved with new freshmen orientation, recruitment visits, graduation ceremonies, peer mentoring, and other workshops and events. 

The EEB Ambassadors are among the best that the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology has to offer. They are chosen based on their outstanding academic performance, involvement in research and internships, leadership experiences, and passion for biology.

What are the benefits?
EEB Ambassadors earn:

  • public speaking skills and confidence
  • a wide array of unique networking opportunities
  • special invitations to events and social gatherings
  • resume-building experience in outreach
  • an EEB Ambassador shirt
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How do I apply?
Applications are open for Fall 2017 and are due August 30th by 5pm to Sarah Kortessis Life Sciences South 244. Download the materials here:

Ambassador Application

Requirements for Applicants

  • Must have and maintain a minimum major GPA of 2.8
  • In at least your second year at UA
  • Available to participate in at least two events each semester, as well as monthly meetings

 

Other Clubs & Organizations

College of Science Ambassadors
The College of Science also has an ambassador program.  The UA Science Ambassadors are undergraduates selected by the departments in the College of Science to assist with recruiting events and visits by high school students to the College. Ambassadors are bright, outgoing students who usually are involved in an independent research project. By example and through presentations, the UA Science Ambassadors represent the range of opportunities available to College of Science undergraduates.  College of Science Ambassadors must be selected through an application process.  The majority of UA Science Ambassadors from the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology are also departmental ambassadors.

Marine Awareness & Conservation (MACS)
The Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology is home to the only marine biology club on campus.  MACS members are devoted to promoting the conservation and protection of marine life and its oceans through education and volunteering for eco-friendly activities. One of the main objectives of MACS is to promote the education of local residents through community outreach programs that teach children the importance of marine ecosystems. Travel plans for scuba diving, tidepooling, and snorkeling are underway, as well as beach cleanups in the US and Mexico. During MACS meetings, teachers and professionals are asked to present their work to the group as an educational experience.  More information can be found at the MACS website

Other Campus Organizations
Associated Students of the University of Arizona (ASUA), the University’s student government, is home to the Club Resource Center.  At the ASUA website, you can view a list of all recognized clubs and organizations on campus.

Extracurricular Activities Enjoyed by EEB & Biology Students