Graduate Student Ambassadors

Wondering what life is like at Rice? Have a question about doctoral programs? Reach out to one of our student ambassadors by emailing gradambassadors@rice.edu, register for our Coffee Chats, 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 | 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


Rice Graduate Student Ambassador Marquise Bell
Marquise Bell

Home Country: USA | Program: Mechanical Engineering | Languages: English

Rice Graduate Student Ambassador Sadie Brasel
Sadie Brasel

Home Country: USA | Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering | Languages: English, French


Graduate Student Ambassador Autumn Bruncz
Autumn Bruncz

Home Country: USA | Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering| Languages: English


Maria Astrid Campos Mata, Rice University
Astrid Campos Mata

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

Chun-Ying Chao, Rice University Graduate Student
Chun-Ying Chao

Home Country: Taiwan | Program: Civil & Environmental Engineering | Languages: English, Taiwanese, Mandarin


Ying Chen, Rice graduate student ambassador
Ying Chen

Home Country: China | Program: Chemistry | Languages: Chinese


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

Home Country: Taiwan | Program: Economics

Will Choi, Graduate Student Ambassador at Rice University
Chi Hun Choi

Home Country: South Korea | Program: Materials Science & NanoEngineering | Languages: Korean, English, Spanish


Cande Cicinelli, Ph.D. student and graduate student ambassador at Rice University
Cande Cicinelli

Home Country: Argentina | Program: Architecture | Languages: English, Spanish


Rice Graduate Student Ambassador Nina Cook
Nina Cook

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

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

Postdoctoral Associate

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

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


Carly Graverson, Rice University
Carly Graverson

Home Country: USA | Program: Chemistry


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


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


Chia Hsieh, Rice University Graduate Student Ambassador in EEB
Chia Hsieh

Home Country: Taiwan | Program: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology| Languages: Mandarin, Taiwanese, English

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

Assistant Dean


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


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

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

Nam Nguyen, Rice University Graduate Student
Nam Nguyen

Home Country: Vietnam | Program: Statistics | Languages: Vietnamese, English


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

Home Country: USA | Program: Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering


Neethu Pottackal, Rice University Materials Science Grad Student
Neethu Pottackal

Home Country: USA | Program: Materials Science and NanoEngineering| Languages: English, Malayalam

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

Rice University graduate student Utana Umezaki
Utana Umezaki

Home Country: Japan | Program: Chemistry | Languages: Japanese, English