The Presidential Ambassadors Program provides opportunities for a select group of students chosen for their enthusiasm and college engagement to host important college guests and to participate in a wide array of college and alumni events. To be selected as a Presidential Ambassador is a great honor that recognizes these students' outstanding personal and leadership skills and provides them with extraordinary networking and social opportunities and experiences.
If you would like to request the Presidential Ambassadors for an event, please submit a Presidential Ambassador Request.
If your request is approved, you will receive an email from the President's office with the name and contact information of the ambassador(s).
Salt Lake City, Utah
Warren is a senior history major and a member of the Honors College. He loves to play soccer, read, and have meaningful discussions. He enjoys being involved on campus as captain of the men’s soccer team and Associated Students of Westminster clubs president. Warren also works as a research assistant and consultant in the Westminster Writing Center. Off campus, he enjoys taking mid-day naps and traveling as much as possible.
Marketing and Computer Information Systems
Kaydee Gilson is a junior majoring in marketing with a minor in applied computing. She is the executive creative director for the Associated Students of Westminster (ASW) and has been involved on campus as a Sisters Rise Up mentor, ASW senator, GriffinQuest member, GO Leader, and the design editor of Westminster’s academic journal, The Myriad. In her free time, Kaydee loves baking, photography, and golfing.
San Diego, California
Elhom is a senior majoring in political science with a global studies focus and minoring in history. She is also a member of the Honors College. Elhom studies migration and forced displacement and hopes to attend graduate school after completing her undergraduate degree at Westminster. Elhom is the coordinator of the East High School College Mentoring program and in her spare time, enjoys reading and baking.
Jenny Hargis is a senior at Westminster pursuing a degree in nursing. She has been on the Student Activities Commission and works on campus as the strength and cardio desk attendant at the Health and Wellness Center. She spends her summers in northern Minnesota guiding canoe trips and spending as much time as she can outdoors. She also enjoys singing, trying new foods, and relaxing in her hammock.
Global Health Policy and Practice
Heber City, Utah
Cozy is in the process of declaring a custom major in global health policy and practice, combining her love of political science, public health, and gender studies. She is the vice president and office assistant for Hillel for Utah, a resident advisor to first-year students, ASW senate parliamentarian, and a health ambassador for Students for Choice. Cozy is especially proud of her involvement with the Be a Human campaign and various LGBTQ+ based activism. During her down time, Cozy enjoys spending time with friends, visiting her identical twin sister at Utah State, and going to movies. As an avid sports fan, she enjoys rooting for Utah football, Giants baseball, and the Utah Jazz.
Spring Creek, Nevada
Jane Jerman is a senior communication major at Westminster. She is heavily involved on campus, working with organizations such as ResLife, Be A Human, and the Title IX Committee. Jane also previously served as the ASW vice president. This year, she is the video/podcast editor for the student newspaper The Forum and editor-in-chief of The Myriad, Westminster’s academic journal. In her free time, Jane enjoys teaching yoga and traveling.
Benjamin Jones is a senior majoring in elementary education with a minor in special education. He represents all education majors as a member of the ASW senate. Benjamin is also a member of the LDSSA leadership council. In his free time, Benjamin enjoys mountain biking, soccer, snowboarding, hiking, drawing, reading, and playing guitar.
Kelsey is a sophomore majoring in psychology. She also works on campus as an office assistant in the Department of Institutional Advancement. When she is not working or studying, Kelsey spends time hiking and attending athletic events, lectures, and other productions on campus. She has recently fallen in love with the climbing culture at Westminster and has been hooked on the sport after attending outdoor orientation last year. A lifelong Sandy resident, Kelsey likes going home on the weekends to enjoy family time and home-cooked meals.
International Business and Political Science
Grayson is a sophomore at Westminster and a member of the Honors College and the WestARCHES program. He serves as an ASW senator and president of the LDS Student Association. He also works in the Westminster Alumni House and as a peer tutor at Hawthorne Elementary. Previously, Grayson served an LDS mission in Washington D.C. and completed a congressional internship on Capitol Hill. In his free time, he enjoys sleeping, spending time with friends, golfing, and learning how to cook.
International Environmental Justice
Mariah is a member of the Westminster Honors College and is creating a custom major in international environmental justice. She competes on the Ethics Bowl team, performs in the Vagina Monologues, and works as a student employee in the Environmental Center where, among many things, she takes care of the campus chickens. This past summer, Mariah received a research grant to create an ethnography centered on changing snowpack in her home state of Alaska. In her free time, she stays busy with horseback cross-country racing, trap shooting, and camping.
English and Spanish
Elaine is a junior double majoring in English and Spanish. She works in the Admissions Office as a college tour guide, works for Residence Life as a first-year resident advisor, and encourages club involvement through ASW student government work. Elaine is also the president of the Admissions Griffin Ambassadors Club, a member of the Honors College, the managing editor of the Honors newsletter, the Honorable Mention, and the secretary of the Student Honors Council. In her free time, Elaine loves going to the theater, golfing, and enjoying the mountains she calls home.
New York City, New York
Leah is a senior majoring in public health with a double minor in political science and outdoor education and leadership. She is excited to have discovered the Utah wilderness, which she enjoys as a trip leader and coordinator for the Outdoor Recreation Program. You can often find her organizing rallies and campaigns as president of Students for Choice, Planned Parenthood’s on-campus affiliate. Leah has also joined the Utah Democratic Party for the 2016 election cycle to gain broader political organizing experience. When she’s not working, studying, or exploring, Leah enjoys making art, swimming, biking, and rallying her friends around her latest social justice cause.
Kate is a sophomore neuroscience major who is reluctant to limit her learning to a single field, which is why she chose to attend Westminster, participate in the Honors College, and add a philosophy minor to suitably diversify her studies. She is a member of the volleyball team and the Feminist Club, and has also worked as a note taker for Westminster's START Center. Kate fills her free time with hiking, live music, books, and anything else that allows her to spend time outside.