Student Ambassadors

The Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering Ambassador Program is a leadership opportunity for students who are interested in promoting and representing our department. Ambassadors are viewed as an extension of our professional staff. Ambassadors play a large role in interacting and engaging with prospective students and partake in outreach activities to promote the department. 

For general questions about this program, contact Erik Joerres (

Name Degree Year Email
Leta Albrecht Undergraduate Student - BBE (Bioproducts) 2022
Maddy Best Undergraduate Student - BBE (Bioproducts) 2021
Bailey Brandel Undergraduate Student - BBE (Bioproducts) 2021
Armon Parsi Undergraduate Student - SSM (Energy Systems) 2022
Michael Ringold Undergraduate Student - BBE (Bioproducts) 2021
Olivia Schumack Undergraduate Student - SSM (Sustainable Products Business Management) 2021
Vinni Thekkudan Novi Doctoral Student 2022
Sarah Whiteside Undergraduate Student - SSM (Sustainable Products Business Management) 2021
Audrey Woychick Undergraduate Student - SSM (Corporate Sustainability Systems) 2021