Graduate Student Ambassadors

Wondering what life is like at Rice? Have a question about doctoral programs? Reach out to one of our student ambassadors, and make sure to check out our grad student blog here.

Elsa Acosta de Anda, Rice University
Elsa Acosta de Anda

Home Country: Mexico | Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering


Maria Astrid Campos Mata, Rice University
Astrid Campos Mata

Home Country: Mexico | Program: Materials Science and NanoEngineering


Samuel Castro Rice University graduate ambassador, CONACYT
Samuel Castro

Home Country: Mexico | Program: Chemistry

Ilenne D. Del Valle
Ilenne Del Valle

Home Country: Chile | Programs: Systems, Synthetic & Physical Biology/Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences


Michelle Duran Chaves, Rice University
Michelle Duran Chaves

Home Country: Costa Rica | Program: Chemistry


Emily Elia, Rice University graduate student
Emily Elia

Home Country: USA | Program: Political Science

Vanessa Espinoza, Rice University graduate student ambassador Ph.D. doctoral student in chemistry
Vanessa Espinoza

Home Country: USA | Program: Chemistry


Jauhara Ferguson, Rice University doctoral candidate in sociology, Ph.D. student
Jauhara Ferguson

Home Country: USA | Program: Sociology


Victoria Granja
Victoria Granja

Home Country: Ecuador | Program: Mechanical Engineering

Rosa Selenia Guerra Resendez of Rice University
Rosa Selenia Guerra Resendez

Home Country: Mexico | Program: Systems, Synthetic & Physical Biology


Sarah Hall-Swan, doctoral candidate in computer science
Sarah Hall-Swan

Home Country: USA | Program: Computer Science


Rodrigo Ibarra Garcia Padilla, Rice University BioSciences
Rodrigo Ibarra Garcia Padilla

Home Country: Mexico | Program: Biochemistry and Cell Biology

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Debadrita Jana

Home Country: India | Program: Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences


Natsumi Komatsu, Rice University Doctoral Candidate TOMODACHI STEM
Natsumi Komatsu

Home Country: Japan | Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering


Marc-Ansy Laguerre Rice University Fulbright doctoral student
Marc-Ansy Laguerre

Home Country: Haiti | Program: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Santiago Lopez Alvarez
Santiago Lopez Alvarez

Home Country: Colombia | Program: Political Science


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Joshua Moore

Home Country: USA | Program: Biochemistry and Cell Biology Program


Behnaz Ostovar Rice University doctoral student Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering
Behnaz Ostovar

Home Country: Iran | Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Carlos Quintero Peña, Rice University Ph.D. student in the Computer Science doctoral program
Carlos Quintero Peña

Home Country: Colombia | Program: Computer Science


Ivan Rosa de Siqueira, Rice University ambassador graduate student Ph.D.
Ivan Rosa de Siqueira

Home Country: Brazil | Program: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering


Yingru Song, Rice University graduate Ph.D. doctoral student and research assistant
Yingru Song

Home Country: China | Program: Mechanical Engineering