Engineering Ambassadors

Transitioning from high school to college evokes many feelings: excitement, anxiety, and even fear. As Engineering Ambassadors, we know how you feel and are here to help.

Engineering Ambassadors is a diverse, student service group representing all programs in LSU’s College of Engineering. Not only do we have the opportunity to lead student recruitment tours, promote the College to parents, alumni, and friends of the College, and network with distinguished alumni at special events--our work is vital in offering prospective students an inside look into life as an LSU Engineer and making the transition to college as smooth as possible.

Have questions about LSU? Feel free to contact us anytime day or night! In the meantime, we invite you to explore our website to discover the many opportunities available at LSU College of Engineering.

Contact Us: lsuengamb@lsu.edu 

Want to schedule an Engineering Tour with the LSU Engineering Ambassadors? Please contact Melissa Dean, advisor for the Engineering Ambassador program and College of Engineering recruiting and outreach assistant manager. She can be reached at mhart3@lsu.edu or (225)578-3722.

Ambassadors posing on stairsBack: Duyen Lam, Kendall Raymond, Peter Pham
Middle: Vanessa Cabrera, Regina Champagne, Paulina Barreto, Madelyn Hutchinson
Front: Sam Maloney, Sheila Mallenahalli, Hannah Schroeder

Your Engineering Ambassadors

Paulina Barreto headshotPaulina Barreto

Major: Industrial Engineering

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Year: Senior

What do you love most about the College of Engineering?: I love the networking opportunities the CoE has to offer. I have gotten the opportunity to talk to companies in various industries, and get to know so many students with diverse backgrounds.

What's your favorite spot on campus?: My favorite spot on campus is the Dairy Store!

 

Vanessa Cabrera headshotVanessa Cabrera

Major: Chemical Engineering

Hometown: Destrehan, LA

Year: Senior

What do you love most about the College of Engineering?: The College of Engineering makes sure that their students are first priority. 

What's your favorite spot on campus?: When the weathers nice, I love to spend time in the Quad studying between classes.

 

Regina Champagne HeadshotRegina Champagne, Head Ambassador

Major: Chemical Engineering

Hometown: Shreveport, LA

Year: 5th year

What do you love most about the College of Engineering?: I love the fellowship that the students have with one another, everyone wants to see their classmates succeed and encourages them along the way.

What's your favorite spot on campus?: I have to say the big open grass area behind PFT, I like to bring a blanket and study there on nice days.

 

Madelyn Hutchinson headshotMadelyn Hutchinson

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Houston, TX

Year: 2nd year

What do you love most about the College of Engineering?: There are so many opportunities available to explore any interest you may have.

What's your favorite spot on campus?: The Quad. It’s basically the center of campus and you can always run into someone you know and you may even get to play with a puppy or two if you are lucky.


Duyen Lam headshotDuyen Thuy Lam

Major: Environmental Engineering

Hometown: Raceland, LA

Year: Senior

What do you love most about the College of Engineering?: I love that the College of Engineering is my biggest supporter. The College of Engineering has a  faculty and staff team that is like no other. They are always there to help students succeed in their daily life goals to career goals. 

What's your favorite spot on campus?: Enchanted Forest 


Sheila Malenhalli headshotSheila Mallenahalli, Head Ambassador

Major: Biological Engineering

Hometown: Lafayette, LA

Year: Senior

What do you love most about the College of Engineering?: How student oriented it is. From the awesome new building to all the career advice available, so much is designed specifically for us students.

What's your favorite spot on campus?: The Dairy Store


Sam Maloney headshotSam Maloney

Major: Computer Science

Hometown: Nashville, TN

Year: Senior

What do you love most about the College of Engineering?: I love the resources provided by the college, whether it be job connections, advising, or class help

What is your favorite spot on campus?: Patrick F. Taylor Hall

 

Mitchell Petras headshotMitchell Petras

Major: Petroleum Engineering, Geology and Energy Business Minor

Hometown: Augusta, GA

Year: Senior

What do you love most about the College of Engineering?: For me, I love all the friendships and connections made within the College of Engineering. It's always a great feeling to walk in PFT and see so many familiar faces.

What's your favorite spot on campus?: First floor of Middleton Library during finals week = Puppy Therapy!


Peter Pham headshotPeter Pham

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

Year: Junior

What do you love most about the College of Engineering?: The people here are all welcoming and willing to help out, whether it's with classes and studies or just hanging out and having fun.

What's your favorite spot on campus?: The Parade Grounds during Finals Week


Kendall Raymond headshotKendall Raymond

Major: Biological Engineering and French

Hometown: Laplace, LA

Year: 4th year

What do you love most about the College of Engineering?: I love that all my professors in the Biological Engineering department have really taken the time to get to know me. It is really nice to know that they have my best interest at heart and truly want to see me succeed. I honestly do not know how many places have professors that really care about their students the way that the BE department does. 

What's your favorite spot on campus?: My favorite spot on campus would have to be the couches by the Chevron Center for Engineering Education in PFT. It is a really nice place to relax or study.


Hannah Schroeder headshotHannah Schroeder

Major: Petroleum Engineering

Hometown: Niceville, FL

Year: Senior

What do you love most about the College of Engineering?: Even though the College of Engineering offers an advanced program, I am able to have fun in the competitive environment.  

What's your favorite spot on campus?: The UREC

 

Chad Usry headshotChad Usry

Major: Construction Management

Hometown: Shreveport, LA

Year: Senior

What do you love most about the College of Engineering?: The opportunity to learn from career professionals while working with the most advanced technology available in your respective discipline.

What's your favorite spot on campus?: LSU AgCenter Dairy Store