Buffett Ambassadors

Buffett ambassadors have been significantly involved with the Institute's global engagement programming. These upperclassmen students have been selected to help:

  • promote Buffett opportunities
  • provide guidance to peers who are navigating applications and selecting which opportunities to pursue

They are are eager to help fellow students interested in international development and community engagement. Learn more about our ambassadors below.

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  • Name: Parker Levinson
  • Year: Senior
  • Major/Minor: Environmental Science, African Studies
  • Buffett involvementInternational SIGP to work at an ecolodge in Brazil to study jaguars and educate guests about the local fauna
  • Talk to Me About: finding weird international opportunities, getting money from the university, and grant writing.
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  • Name: Wendy Roldan
  • Year: Alum
  • Major/Minor: Mechanical Engineering, Segal Design Certificate
  • Buffett involvement: GESI student instructor, research published in International Undergraduate Journal for Service Learning, Leadership, and grant proposal writing in equitable engineering curriculum development
  • Talk to Me About: how research can enhance undergraduate education, exploring what research can look like for you, and navigating the best ways to find money at Northwestern.
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  • Name: Allison Sherlock
  • Year: Alum
  • Major/Minor: History, Asian Studies
  • Buffett involvementBuffett Supplemental Grant for URG to study urbanization and economic development in China
  • Talk to Me About: figuring out how to begin independent research on global affairs, even if you don’t know where to start.
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  • NameJackie Tang
  • Year: Senior
  • Major/Minor: Journalism, Psychology
  • Buffett involvementCommunity Based Research Fellow in Jinja, Uganda, and Books & Breakfast
  • Talk to Me About: sustainable community development and education equity.
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  • Name: Odette Zero
  • Year: Alum
  • Major/Minor: Human Biology Anthropology and Global Health
  • Buffett involvementCommunity Health Corps, GlobeMed and International SIGP grant to collect diabetic illness narratives in rural Guatemala
  • Talk to Me About: How Buffett can provide the support and resources to make an impact in my local and global community - from organizing health fairs in public libraries in Evanston and Skokie to conducting research at a diabetic clinic in Guatemala.