World Languages & Cultures | Ambassadors
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Fridays 1:30-3:30


你好!My name is Brayan Serratos and I am currently a junior studying Spanish and Chinese. My goal is to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish and an Associate’s Degree in Chinese Language. During my time at Iowa State University, I have participated in five different study abroad programs; CPI-Costa Rica, A Semester in Cáceres, Asian Exchange in Hong Kong at University of Science and Technology, Semester at Sea Program, and Zhejiang University Summer Program. I’m passionate about languages and literature, and I love to travel. One of my favorite memories from abroad is when I took a 3-hour nap in the middle of a public park in Yokohama, Japan. It was amazing! If you want to know more about study abroad programs or scholarship information don’t hesitate to contact me. Nos vemos!



Wednesdays 2:30-4:30


Salut! Bonjour! Hello! My name is Emily Gries, and I am a senior double majoring in French and Communication Studies and minoring in Business. I am the President of the French Club, a member of the Communication Studies Club, and a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. In the spring of 2015, I spent a semester studying abroad in Paris, France where I ate my weight in pastries, cheese and baguettes.

I currently work as a Communication Specialist Intern at Rockwell Collins, and have previously been a LAS Study Abroad Ambassador and both a French and American history tutor here at ISU.

I am more than happy to answer questions about majoring or minoring in French, studying abroad, and all things related to WLC!



Thursdays 11:30-1:30


Hello! I’m Dani, a third year studying culture through anthropology, German and Chinese. I’ve a passion for geographic locations, namely China and Austria, as well as those that are ubiquitous, i.e. cultural and linguistic anthropology. I’ve studied twice in Hangzhou, China: first for a summer at Wanxiang Polytechnic and then for a year at Zhejiang University. During high school I studied for a year in Salzburg, Austria. I’m part of the Anthropology Club and have TA’ed for a Chinese-English translation class.
If your interests seem diverse and you want to see how they might link up, if you want to understand more about anthropology and how it can be tailored for you, if you’re thinking about going on exchange when you’ve just begun a language or how to get involved in another culture right on campus—if you’re wondering about any of those things or more send me an email or drop by for a chat.



Mondays 12:00-2:00


Hola todos! My name is Paige Zardzin and I’m currently a senior majoring in Spanish and minoring in linguistics and general business. Here at Iowa State I’m involved in Greek life, Spanish club, Sigma Delta Pi, and I’m an ambassador for Liberal Arts and Sciences.

I studied abroad in the Spring of 2016 in Cáceres Spain and I am still longing to go back. I would love to live in Spain in the future!

While abroad I learned so much about myself and my surroundings! I learned to navigate through foreign cultures, improved my Spanish skills, and met many wonderful people. I look forward to working with all of you and I cannot wait to get started! My office hours are Mondays from 12-2! Come visit me!



Thursdays 2:00-4:00


I’m Elizabeth- a senior pursing a double major in industrial and manufacturing systems engineering and German (LCP). I’ve spent the past two summers working at RWTH University in Aachen, Germany as well as visiting family in Izmir, Turkey.

I’ve dedicated the past seven years of my life to the cultivation of my language abilities. Language and culture study is my passion, engineering is my profession. Finding the right balance between the two can be difficult, I’m here to help you find the perfect harmony between your culture and your career. Stop and see me during my office hours or make an appointment!



Fridays 11:30-1:30


I am a senior and I study International Conflict (International Studies) and Spanish. I am a part of various student organizations such as ISU Black Student Alliance, ISU Spanish Club, ISU Pre-Law Club, ISU Latino Heritage Committee, and the Chi Phi Fraternity. I have studied abroad twice in Cáceres, Spain, where I completed an internship in Social Work. I am a strong advocate of study abroad programs and the learning of world languages and cultures aside from those of the United States. I’m also very passionate about building community through unity. Following graduation I will attend law school in pursuit of a Juris Doctor with a focus of study in Criminal Law and International Law. I am available to help you find the answer to any question that you might have! Come see me during my office hours and let’s get you traveling!