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Graduate Student Ambassadors

K-State Graduate Student Ambassadors are the friendly faces you see here at Kansas State University.  They are a diverse and supportive group of students selected to provide campus tours and help answer questions from prospective students on what makes our community so great! 

The Graduate Ambassadors are here to be a welcoming presence for all potential students. They come from a variety of academic disciplines, from large cities and small towns all around the world, each with a unique perspective. Please review their program, interests, and background on their profiles, and strike up a conversation by email.

Graduate Ambassadors are available to share their experiences and answer questions about graduate student life at K-State. They also may be able to comment on what it's like being a graduate student in their specific program but are unable to answer questions about other programs. If you have questions about application and admission requirements (minimum GPA, test score requirements, deadlines, etc.), please direct these types of questions to the Graduate School (grad@ksu.edu) or contact your program of interest.

If you would like to book a graduate student campus tour, please visit Campus Tours.



Carly Aulicky
PhD in Biology
Undergrad institution: Rutgers University


Judith Bautista
PhD in Chemistry
Undergrad institution: Park University


Jennifer Brown
PhD in Curriculum and Instruction
Undergrad institution: University of Mount Union


Mian M. Farrukh Raza
PhD in Economics
Undergrad institution: Quaid-e-Azam University

ghashia kiyani

Ghashia Kiyani
PhD in Security Studies
Undergraduate institution: International Islamic University, Islamabad 

emily koochel

Emily Koochel
PhD in Human Ecology, Applied Family Science
Undergrad institution: Kansas State University

haripriya naidu

Haripriya Naidu
PhD in Civil Engineering
Undergrad institution: Gitam University


Sarif Patwary
PhD in Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design
Undergrad institution: Bangladesh University of Textiles

jessie gardiner

Jessie Piper
PhD in Human Ecology, Applied Family Science
Undergrad institution: Kansas State University 

lori thomas

Lori Thomas
PhD in Animal Science
Undergrad institution: University of Missouri, Columbia

tanya wineland

Tanya Wineland
MS in Academic Advising
Undergrad institution: Virginia Commonwealth University