2021 H&S Student Ambassadors

Luke Allsop

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Anticipated Graduation Date: Fall 2022

Major: Psychology

Minor: Biology

Department/Program Representative: Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, and Neuroscience

H&S Ambassador Subcommittee: Student Outreach Subcommittee

Organizations & Activities: 

  • H&S Student Ambassador

Hometown: 

  • Pinesdale, Montana

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Favorite spot on campus: The Oval is my favorite. It is a beautiful wide-open space. I love when it is full of people going in all directions, while at the same time some people are relaxing and going nowhere at all.

Favorite H&S Experience: I have enjoyed seeing all the intelligent young people who are so passionate and work incredibly hard to accomplish their goals.

Caroline Kane

Caroline Kane smiles at the camera

Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2023

Major: Biology, Field Ecology concentration

Minor: Environmental Studies and Geoscience

Department/Program Representative: Biology, Math, Physics and Astronomy, and Sociology

H&S Ambassador Subcommittee: Social Media Subcommittee

Organizations & Activities: 

  • Franke Global Leadership Initiative
  • Peace Corps Prep Program
  • Scooper at Big Dipper
  • Snowboarding, hiking, backpacking, floating the river, making art and music
  • H&S Student Ambassador

Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite spot on campus: The Oval! I love looking at Main Hall with the M behind it and basking in the sun on warm days and walking through the snow in the winter!

Favorite H&S Experience: Getting to know all of the awesome people and getting to work on cool projects! I love the community here and getting to know and work with people outside my major!

Monroe Karlin

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Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2022

Major: Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Minor:

Department/Program Representative: English, Linguistics, Native American Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

H&S Ambassador Subcommittee: Campus and Community Resources Subcommittee

Organizations & Activities:

  • Davidson Honors College
  • H&S Student Ambassador

Hometown: 

  • Missoula, Montana

Pronouns: She/They

Favorite spot on campus: The oval! It's so beautiful no matter the time of year!

Favorite H&S Experience: Definitely all the awesome and insightful WGSS and related classes I've been able to take.

Ruby Loeffelholz

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Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2023

Major: Anthropology

Minor: International Development Studies

Department/Program Representative: African-American Studies, Anthropology, Communication Studies, and World Languages & Cultures

H&S Ambassador Subcommittee: Student Outreach Subcommittee

Organizations & Activities:

  • H&S Student Ambassador
  • Davidson Honors College/ Davidson Honors College Ambassador
  • Intern for S.E.A. Change Initiative

Hometown: Bozeman, Montana

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite spot on campus: Third floor of the University Center!

Favorite H&S Experience: Getting to meet people and learn more about them in creative ways over zoom during the first H&S meeting.

Tanessa Morris

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Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2022

Major: Geoscience

Minor: 

Department/Program Representative: Computer Science, English, Environmental Studies, and Geosciences.

H&S Ambassador Subcommittee: Social Media Subcommittee

Organizations & Activities: 

  • Griz Track and Field Hammer Thrower
  • Canadian Angus Association
  • Alberta Athletics Athletes
  • Volunteer Coach
  • Cow and Horse Enthusiast
  • Avid Figure Skater
  • H&S Student Ambassador

Hometown: Patricia, Alberta, Canada

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot on campus is the Mineralogy Lab on the third floor of the Clapp Building. It has two walls of windows, so there is plenty of natural light and there are always interesting rock and mineral samples to look at. It’s usually pretty quiet and a great place to get a lot of work done.

Favorite H&S Experience: My favorite experience has been getting to take classes in several different fields of Geoscience. When I first came here, I did’t anticipate the breadth of opportunity I would have to explore so many fields of Geoscience. I can determine what I really enjoy, and what I would most like to pursue as a master’s degree or career path. It is interesting to be able to go from one class about mineralogy, to another focusing on groundwater, then to studying the evolution of plate tectonics or geomorphology. At first none of the topics seem to have anything to do with one another, but when I take a step back and look at Earth as a whole, it’s so interesting to see how they all work together. All the professors are so passionate about geoscience and their fields, and it makes every class very interesting. I also enjoy how intertwined Geoscience is with other subjects in Humanities and Science.

Jessica Ponce

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Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2023

Major: Psychology

Minor: International Development Studies

Department/Program Representative: Communication Studies, Political Science, Psychology, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

H&S Ambassador Subcommittee: Social Media Subcommittee

Organizations & Activities:

  • UM Golf Team
  • UM Pacific Islanders Club Executive Member
  • Red Cross Blood Ambassador
  • H&S Student Ambassador

Hometown: Beaverton, Oregon

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite spot on campus: The Branch Center. I love being surrounded by the other culture and student clubs. There are these large, floor to ceiling windows that overlook the oval which are perfect for a little getaway while studying. It’s also near the Market and Food Court for a quick snack/meal.

Favorite H&S Experience: Getting to know how the Professors found their interests and being able to take many of the classes that the H&S offers. 

Louis Stevens

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Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2024

Major: Psychology and Communication Studies

Minor: 

Department/Program Representative: Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Psychology, and Sociology

H&S Ambassador Subcommittee: Student Outreach Subcommittee

Organizations & Activities: 

  • Honors Student Association
  • H&S Student Ambassador

Hometown: Bozeman, Montana

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Favorite spot on campus: I love to spend time in the climbing gym!  It is wonderful to take a second to get your mind off things and exercise a little.   

Favorite H&S Experience: My Favorite H&S experience must be taking Doctor Larson's organizational communications class.  It was incredibly fascinating and thought-provoking.

Jenny Taylor

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Anticipated Graduation Date: Fall 2022

Major: Neuroscience

Minor:

Department/Program Representative: Math, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics & Astronomy

Organizations & Activities: 

  • Flagship Volunteer
  • Missoula Food Bank Volunteer
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula
  • Green Burial Council Member
  • Neuroscience Club
  • Grizzly Stomp Swing Dance Instructor
  • Hiking, skiing, climbing
  • H&S Student Ambassador

Hometown: Wolf Creek, Montana

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite spot on campus: The second floor of the Education Building is my favorite spot to do homework and relax in the comfy chairs. It is always so bright from all of the windows and has such a calm environment.

Favorite H&S Experience: I have greatly enjoyed being a part of such a wonderful group of students and staff within the neuroscience program. We were able to put together many different groups and programs to help build a community for students and staff within the program. I have been able to learn, grow, and build friendships with so many diverse and wonderful people within the College of Humanities and Sciences.

Cassie Williams

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Anticipated Graduation Date: Spring 2022

Major: Political Science, Public Administration and Public Policy concentration

Minor: Non Profit Administration

Department/Program Representative: Economics, History, Linguistics, and Political Science

H&S Ambassador Subcommittee: Campus and Community Resources Subcommittee

Organizations & Activities:

  • Montana Kaimin
  • MT Model UN Travel Team
  • ASUM Student at Large
  • ASUM Political Action Coalition
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Honors Society
  • Davidson Honors College
  • Franke Global Leadership Initiative
  • H&S Student Ambassador

Hometown: Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Favorite spot on campus: My favorite spot on campus is Rise+Rooted. It has a lively atmosphere, and I enjoy grabbing coffee here before sitting down to study or do Zoom classes.

Favorite H&S Experience: My favorite H&S Experience thus far has been Professor Koehn’s PSCI 524 - Management and Policy Skills. To sum it up, this class was essentially a self-help workshop, and I found all of the course material to be very practical and applicable to work and personal life. 10/10 would recommend!