Student Ambassador Program

Student Ambassadors are Nonprofit Minor Students who represent the Institute for Nonprofits to the student population and broader community. Ambassadors undergo training and assist in promoting our Nonprofit Studies Minor as well as other Institute service initiatives and special events.

Interested in becoming a Student Ambassador? Contact nonprofitminor@ncsu.edu

 Meet our Institute for Nonprofits Ambassadors:
 katie1  Katie Cupp 

 Junior, Zoology

“I added the nonprofit minor because I want to work with nonprofits after graduation, I have volunteered with nonprofits since I was a kid. After graduation I want to work with a nonprofit whose mission is to protect endangered wildlife.I am very excited to get to spread the news about this minor and how helpful it can be to future career goals! Working with nonprofits is such a rewarding experience.”

Gower, Emily profile photoEmily Gower

Junior, Political Science and International Studies

Interests: Backpacking, Speech, Animal Rights, and International Development (micro-financing).

“I added the nonprofit studies minor as a way to further my knowledge of and experience with nonprofit organizations. After graduating from NC State I would like to join the Peace Corp while working toward a Master’s Degree. After graduate school, I hope to work with nonprofit organizations in international development.”

Megan Jones

Junior, Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management (Program Management)

Interests: NC State Athletics and volunteering

“Nonprofit work has been something that I have been involved in since the age of four. I truly believe that we all can give something back to others around us as described in a quote by Albert Pine that I live by that says, ‘What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.’ I am very excited to be a Nonprofit Studies Minor Ambassador to spread the word about this incredible minor!”

  Monique McLeary

Senior, Biological Science

Interests: Health care and working with under privileged children

“I would like to share my experience being a nonprofit minor student with others in hopes that I can spark interest and help to build a bridge connecting the many areas of study at NCSU with nonprofit studies. That way, we can all use our professional skills to work towards a better tomorrow.”

  Sarah Nilson

Senior, Sociology & Communications (Public Relations)

Interests: Working with children and helping others become familiar with NC State!

“I hope that being a Nonprofit Studies Minor Ambassador will give me the opportunity to show other students how beneficial the minor can be. Many students have no idea how vast and important the nonprofit sector is within our everyday lives and I hope to shed some light on the issue. In the minor, I have already had a wonderful experience interning with Marbles Kids Museum that has helped me to grow as a person and has helped me to realize how important the nonprofit sector is to so many fields.”

 Photo for student ambassadors.PNG Katie Olrich

Junior, Management

Interests: Sustainable nonprofits, sports in general (but focused on NC State sports)

“The nonprofit sector is where I’d like to work, and this semester I’m starting my business plan for my own nonprofit through my entrepreneurship and business classes. I’d like some more experience in a leadership position, specifically a more formal one like being an ambassador. enjoy helping people and getting people interested in nonprofits, especially sustainable nonprofits, where they make their own money and don’t rely so much on fundraising”

Megan Rodgers

Senior, Environmental Science

Interests: Conservation and environmental sustainability

“I love taking part in service projects and meeting people with which I share common interests. I intern at the North Carolina Sierra Club, an environmental nonprofit, and I hope my experiences as a nonprofit ambassador will expand my knowledge of nonprofits.”

  Cali Wickert

Senior, Communication (Public and Interpersonal)

Interests: International Development and photography

“I joined the Nonprofit Minor as a way to further my interest in helping the community and give back. In the future I hope to work for a nonprofit in some way dealing with International Development. By being a Nonprofit Minor Studies Ambassador I will be able to share my interest with others and show others how important nonprofits are.”