Campus Climate Ambassadors

In spring 2018, the Office of Equity and Inclusion and Workplace Learning and Development launched the campus climate ambassadors program. A campus-wide call for applications was distributed, and the carefully chosen ambassadors received several hours of training in order to facilitate small peer group meetings—called climate conversations—across campus. These ambassadors included undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and staff, and sought to incorporate the many voices that make up the UMass fabric in a conversation around campus climate. 

This spring of 2019, the climate ambassador and climate conversation initiative continues, with Dignity and Respect in Action: Community Conversations. In support of the UMass Dignity and Respect Campaign, these conversations will be focused on creating dialogue and developing skills for building more inclusive campus communities. As we strive to move the university toward its aspirational climate, participation in UMass' various initiatives around equity and inclusion are critical, and we urge any and all members of our campus community to apply to become a part of this program or to join the conversation in the spring semester.

2018 Campus Climate Ambassadors

The campus climate ambassadors served in a vital role, helping to usher the university into its next phase of its Campus Climate Study. We thank them for their dedication, time, and commitment to making UMass Amherst a place where all feel welcome. We will announce the 2019 Campus Climate Ambassadors in January.

Undergraduate Students

  • Isabel Albinger
  • Ayele Ba
  • Ambyr Braxton
  • Devin Mulligan
  • Max Rubin
  • Leritza Ruiz
  • Jane Viviano

Graduate Students

  • Zander Crowley
  • Peter McGinn
  • Ravi Ratan Raj Monga
  • Korka Sall


  • Patricia Galvis-Assmus
  • Karen Kurczynski
  • Jennifer McDermott
  • Magda Oiry
  • Ellen Pader
  • Cara Takakjian


  • Alina Carcea
  • Amy Stout
  • Anjali Cadena
  • Anna-Maria Goossens
  • AnnMarie Duchon
  • Antoinette Uwamwiza
  • Colby Gray
  • Crystal Nieves
  • Danielle Barone
  • Dave Neely
  • David Sullivan
  • Ebru Kardan
  • Eshwar Shanker
  • Iris Chelaru
  • Jason Incorvati
  • Jennifer Page
  • Jessica Krause
  • Joshua Dodds
  • Julie Chatzinoff
  • Karen Ayotte
  • Karl Bluemel
  • LizAnette Perez Lind
  • Michael Dodge
  • Nathalie McCormick
  • Pamela Dutta
  • Patricia Tomala
  • Risa Silverman
  • Robert Judge
  • Sandra Pirrello
  • Tom O'Donnell