Global Goodwill Ambassadors Program

Mission

The Global Goodwill Ambassadors Program (GGAP) is designed to assist new international students and scholars to adjust to the educational system and life in the U.S. and at Lamar University. Through their active engagement, the ambassadors will learn about other cultures, practice other languages, and make life-long international friends.

GGAP plays a vital role in developing and executing social, cultural, and educational programs.

Become a Global Goodwill Ambassador

Sierra Davis - President

Sierra Davis

 

Studio Art
New Orleans, LA

I am a Sophomore pursuing a degree in Studio Art, with the concentration in Photography. I am excited, as a domestic student, to be a part of this program sharing my Culture and learning others. I believe this program has the ability to bring people together through a different approach and platform. I am honored to be a part of making unity a reality.

 

Finance & Economics
Lake Jackson, Texas

Hello! My name is Marc Lerma and I am a junior at Lamar University. I am double majoring in Finance and Economics. I love reading, traveling and learning about everything. I truly enjoy business and anything business related. I am hispanic and I joined the Global Goodwill Ambassador Program so that I could broaden my understanding and knowledge about different cultures and people. I look forward to meeting people from all different walks of life and diversifying my understanding of humanity and culture.

Marc Lerma - Vice President

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Trenton G Rucker - Vice President

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Criminal Justice
Katy, Texas

I am a junior from Katy, Texas. I am studying Criminal Justice with intentions of getting a Ph.D soon. I truly enjoy being apart of the Global Ambassadors! I love the diversity, and the fact that we can all come together and enjoy each others company shows me that the world can do it as well! This is why I joined because of the teamwork and diversity and I look forward to the future with the Global Ambassadors.

 

 

Chemical Engineering
Port Arthur, TX
India

I am Midhinesh Raparthy, a Chemical Engineering major hoping to graduate in Spring 2020 and maybe do an MBA after Bachelor's. I am a domestic student but was born in India. I heard about the GGAP and thought This would be a amazing inclusion opportunity.

Midhinesh Reparthy - Treasurer

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Andrea Figueroa - Secretary

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Social Work
Port Arthur, TX
Michoacan, Mexico

My name is Andrea Figueroa, I am from Port Arthur,TX, but my both of parents are from Michoacan, Mexico. My major is Social Work with a minor in Spanish. I enjoy meeting people from different cultures, traveling, and volunteering.

 

 

 

Special Education
Houston, Texas

Hello, My name is Katelyn Long. I am a Freshman here at Lamar University from Houston, Texas. I am majoring in Special Education and plan to graduate in May 2022. I am super excited to be apart of GGAP because I love making new friends and making a difference in people’s lives.

Katelyn Long - Publicity Coordinator

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Prashant R. Ghimire - Publicity Coordinator

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Computer Science
Nepal

Hi, my name is Prashant R. Ghimire. I'm a Graduate Student studying Computer Science. I'm also an International Student from Nepal. And my expected graduation date is May 2020. I wanted to be a part of GGAP to interact with people from various backgrounds and learn from them about their cultures.

 

Biology
Pakistan

Hello! My name is Samira Ahmed, and I am currently a sophomore majoring in biology with a concentration in pre-dental. I am a Pakistani at heart and
believe in helping others! My plan is to graduate in 2021, and my career goal is to become a humanitarian dentist that will be able to serve those in need.

Samira Ahmed - Sponsor Coordinator

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Kaylie Overstreet - Community Service Coordinator

Kaylie Overstreet

 

Pre-nursing
Beaumont, Texas

Hi everyone! My name is Kaylie Overstreet, and I am a sophomore pre-nursing student. I hope to earn my BSN and eventually work in the NICU. I joined GGAP as a way to make new friends, learn about other cultures, and help the international students feel more at home at Lamar University. I hope to take my interpersonal and communication skills that I have learned in GGAP and apply them not just in college, but in my professional career as well.

 

 

Social Work
Bon Wier, Texas


I’m a social work major, helping and bringing people together is what I’d love to do. I’m honored to be a member of this program and to bring together people of different cultures. I’m excited to share my culture and in turn learn more about others. I hope to help create bonds despite our diverse backgrounds and cultural differences.

Olivia Lott - Member

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