Graduate Student Ambassadors

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

Mahsan Abbasi, Ph.D. Student in the Rice University ECE Department
Mahsan Abbasi

Home Country: Iran | Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering | Languages: English, Persian


Elsa Acosta de Anda, Rice University
Elsa Acosta de Anda

Home Country: Mexico | Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering | Languages: English, Spanish


Furqan Ahmad, Rice University graduate student ambassadors and Ph.D. student in ECE
Furqan Ahmad

Home Country: Pakistan | Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering

Andrea Ameruoso, Ph.D. Student At Rice University in Houston, Texas and a graduate student ambassador
Andrea Ameruoso

Home Country: Italy | Program: Biochemistry and Cell Biology Program | Languages: English, Italian


Maria Astrid Campos Mata, Rice University
Astrid Campos Mata

Home Country: Mexico | Program: Materials Science and NanoEngineering | Languages: English, Spanish


Samuel Castro Rice University graduate ambassador, CONACYT
Samuel Castro

Home Country: Mexico | Program: Chemistry | Languages: English, Spanish

Yan-Yu Chiou, Rice university graduate student ambassador and Ph.D. student
Yan-Yu Chiou

Home Country: Taiwan | Program: Economics


Michelle Duran Chaves, Rice University
Michelle Duran Chaves

Home Country: Costa Rica | Program: Chemistry | Languages: English, Spanish


Emily Elia, Rice University graduate student in Political Science
Emily Elia

Home Country: USA | Program: Political Science | Languages: English, Spanish

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


Dan Gorczynski Rice University doctoral student Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Program
Daniel Gorczynski

Home Country: USA | Program: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Victoria Granja, Rice University doctoral student and graduate student ambassador
Victoria Granja

Home Country: Ecuador | Program: Mechanical Engineering | Languages: English, Spanish


Niklas Gross is a Ph.D. student in the Chemistry Department at Rice University and a Graduate Student Ambassador
Niklas Gross

Home Country: Germany | Program: Chemistry | Languages: English, German


Rosa Selenia Guerra Resendez of Rice University
Rosa Selenia Guerra Resendez

Home Country: Mexico | Program: Systems, Synthetic & Physical Biology | Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese

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

Home Country: USA | Program: Computer Science


Rice University Grad Student Ambassador Lucas Hildebrand Pires da Cunha
Lucas Hildebrand Pires da Cunha

Home Country: Brazil | Program: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering | Languages: English, Portuguese


Jennifer Hunter, Rice University Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies at Rice University
Jennifer Hunter

Admissions and Visibility Strategy Manager

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

Home Country: Mexico | Program: Biochemistry and Cell Biology | Languages: English, Spanish, French


Jeannette Ingabire is a Ph.D. student in the Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology Department at Rice University
Jeannette Ingabire

Home Country: Rwanda | Program: Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology


Debadrita Jana, PhD Graduate Student Ambassador at Rice University
Debadrita Jana

Home Country: India | Program: Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences | Languages: English, Bengali, Hindi

Natsumi Komatsu, Rice University Doctoral Candidate TOMODACHI STEM
Natsumi Komatsu

Home Country: Japan | Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering | Languages: English, Japanese


Yoon Jung (Jenny) Kwon is a doctoral candidate in the Strategic Management department of the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.
Yoon Jung Kwon

Home Country: South Korea | Program: Business (Strategic Management) | Languages: English, Korean


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

Home Country: Haiti | Program: Civil and Environmental Engineering | Languages: Haitian Creole, French, English

Santiago Lopez Alvarez
Santiago Lopez Alvarez

Home Country: Colombia | Program: Political Science | English, Spanish


Seiichi Matsuda
Seiichi Matsuda

Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies; E. Dell Butcher Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Biochemistry & Cell Biology


Joshua Moore, Ph.D. Student At Rice University in Houston, Texas and a graduate student ambassador
Joshua Moore

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

Fernanda Morales, Ph.D. student and graduate student ambassador at Rice University
Fernanda Morales

Home Country: Mexico | Program: Psychological Sciences | Languages: English, Spanish, French


Njideka (Syndi) Nnorom, Rice University graduate student ambassador
Njideka Nnorom

Home Country: USA | Program: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


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

Home Country: Colombia | Program: Computer Science | Languages: English, Spanish

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

Home Country: Brazil | Program: Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering | Languages: English, Portuguese


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

Home Country: China | Program: Mechanical Engineering


Daziyah Sullivan, Rice University doctoral student and graduate student ambassador
Daziyah Sullivan

Home Country: USA | Program: Mechanical Engineering