2019 H&S Student Ambassadors

Ian Gonzales

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Spring, 2019 only

Year in school: Junior

Major: Mathematical Sciences

Minor: Computer Science

Department/Program Representative:Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Math, Philosophy

Organizations & Activities: 

  • Tutor in the Math Learning Center
  • Math Learning Assistant
  • Pi Mu Epsilon Math society

Hometown: Warwick, Rhode Island

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot is the tutoring center in the basement of the math building. I love to do work there; I swear that room is always filled with good math energy.

Favorite H&S Experience: Being a learning assistant has been my favorite experience in H&S. Getting to work with a class specifically on integral calculus was so much fun.

Devin Hunt

Devin Hunt

Year in school: Junior

Major: Biology, Human Biological Sciences concentration

Department/Program Representative: Anthropology, Biology, English, Math

Organizations & Activities

  • Undergraduate Research
  • Peer Advisor for the Division of Biological Sciences
  • Peer Leader for Anatomy and Physiology 2019-2020
  • Mortar Board Penetralia Chapter
  • Student Outreach for the Davidson Honors College

HometownColville, Washington

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Favorite spot on campus: The Oval is great for hanging out with friends, doing homework, and lying in the sun!

Favorite H&S Experience: I had the opportunity to organize an outreach event for students from my former high school to visit UM this year. We were able to tour labs, attend lectures, and meet with students and faculty. It was an incredible opportunity to share our campus with some superstar students.

Mateo Leathers

Mateo Leathers

Spring, 2019 only

Year in school Senior

MajorPursuing B.S. in Geography (Biology) and B.A. in Communication Studies (Rhetoric and Public Discourse concentration)

Department/Program Representative: Spring, 2019 only: Communications, Economics, Physics & Astronomy, Sociology

Organizations & Activities:  

Various volunteer, advocacy, and activism work with:

  • Montana Public Interest Research Group (MontPIRG)
  • Montana Conservation Voters
  • ONE

Hometown: Missoula, Montana

Pronouns: They/Them/Theirs or He/Him/His

Favorite spot on campus: The water fountain on the second floor of the music building

Favorite H&S Experience: Being on the precipice of something new and exciting with a diverse group of humans!

Shaina Ore

Shaina Ore

Year in school: Sophomore

Major: Psychology

Minor: Biology

Department/Program Representative: Economics, Geosciences, Psychology, World Languages & Cultures

Organizations & Activities:

  • Betterside Rugby
  • Dr. Bryan Cochran’s Lab (work on LGBTQ Use and Abuse of Drugs project)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula
  • Volunteering at St. Patrick Hospital
  • Grizmed

Hometown: 

I have several:

  • Mesa, Arizona
  • Silver City, New Mexico
  • Ely, Nevada
  • Spring Creek, Nevada
  • Kamloops, British Columbia (my favorite)

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite spot on campus: The Branch Center is my favorite place on campus because the artwork is amazing and I love the giant wall of windows that gives a view of campus. I have fond memories of studying with my girlfriend there.

Favorite H&S Experience: My favorite H&S experience has been the ability to work with both my research lab and everyone involved with the H&S Student Ambassador program. My research lab is comprised of so many amazing people that push me to succeed in all aspects of life and expand my knowledge like never before. The H&S Student Ambassador program has expanded my involvement on campus and has given me opportunity to work with some of the most amazing individuals on campus – students and staff.

Serena Palmer

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Year in school: Junior

Major: English, Literature and Creative Writing concentrations

Department/Program Representative:African-American Studies, English, Philosophy, Psychology

Organizations & Activities: Worked as an Resident Assistant in Pantzer Hall

  • Now work as a Village Assistant at Lewis and Clark Villages
  • Member of a marketing team for LCV, created the Lewis and Clark Instagram page (@lewisandclarkvillages)
  • President of the Animal Advocates Student group
  • UM Campus Representative for an animal rights nonprofit organization

Hometown: Great Falls, Montana

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite spot on campus: The UC Market makes the best caramel almond-milk latte.

Favorite H&S Experience: My favorite Humanities and Sciences experience has been realizing I could major in English – you literally read and analyze poetry and literature as homework! I've also formed lasting relationships with English professors. They've been my references, advisors, listeners, and greatest supporters.

Logan Robinette

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Year in school: Junior

Major: Chemistry

Minor: Astronomy and Biochemistry

Department/Program Representative: Chemistry & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Physics & Astronomy

Organizations & Activities:

  • Honors Student Association
  • Davidson Honors College
  • College Democrats
  • Teaching Assistant for Stellar Astronomy 135 Lab
  • Hiking

Hometown: Born and grew up in a suburb of Portland, Oregon between Oregon City and Milwaukie

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Favorite spot on campus: The 11th floor lounge in Jesse – it has a beautiful view looking over the city of Missoula and the surrounding mountains. Great for storm watching, too

Favorite H&S Experience: I did an astronomy lab last year where we explored the surface of Mars with U.S. Geological Survey maps and made deductions about Mars' geological past. I enjoyed it so much I picked up an Astronomy minor.

Noah Rummel-Lindig

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Year in school: Junior

Major: Anthropology, Linguistics concentration

Department/Program Representative: Anthropology, History, Native American Studies, World Languages & Cultures

Organizations Activities: Anthropology department 2018 student evaluation committee member

Hometown: Missoula, Montana

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Favorite spot on campus: The second floor of the library has all of my favorite book groupings (history, language, and literature), it's fairly quiet and comfortable, and there are private study rooms.

Favorite H&S Experience: Getting deeper into my linguistics program and taking the upper level classes has been my favorite experience so far. It’s been nice to feel like I know all the students (undergraduate and graduate) and faculty associated with the program.

Makaya Stone

Makaya Stone

Year in school: Sophomore

Major: Communication Studies, Organizational Communication concentration

Minor: Nonprofit Administration

Department/Program Representative: African-American Studies, Communications, Sociology, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Organizations & Activities:

  • Works at Wally and Bucks and PEAK fitness
  • Tennis
  • Hiking
  • Fishing

Hometown: Chester, Montana

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite spot on campus: The Oval is great for hanging out with friends, doing homework, and lying in the sun!

Favorite H&S Experience: I really enjoy the overall sense of community within the department and the connections I have made with students on similar paths as mine as well as faculty.

Becca Warwick

Becca Warwick

Year in school: Sophomore

Major: History-Political Science

Minor: Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Department/Program Representative: Environmental Studies, History, Political Science, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies

Organizations & Activities: 

  • Triota National Women's Honor Society
  • UM Society for the Study of History
  • Students for Disaster Relief (Marketing and Design Director)
  • Flagship Tutor
  • Hiking
  • Reading
  • Netflix

Hometown: Monterey Bay, California

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite spot on campus: The Oval in summer time

Favorite H&S Experience: This semester I had the opportunity to research a Montanan suffragist for a history course. For the presentation of our research, my peers and I dressed up in the spirit of the 1920s Progressive Era.

 

Kennedy Yost

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Year in school: Junior

Major: Biology, Human Biological Sciences concentration

Department/Program Representative: Biology, Environmental Studies, Native American Studies, Political Science

Organizations & Activities: Member of University of Montana Women's Soccer team

Hometown: Pocatello, Idaho

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite spot on campus: The second floor of the library is my favorite spot - it's a warm and peaceful place to study, listen to music, and relax in between classes.

Favorite H&S Experience: My favorite experience so far has been hanging out and interacting with the other ambassadors. This overall experience has introduced me to some awesome people!