Meet the Ambassadors

Meet Our Ambassadors!

The WLC Ambassadors work as a team to help us talk about all of the programs we have to offer. Each is involved with different WLC and ISU programs as well as a wide range of campus activities. The group was developed out of a need for students to hear from their peers and for potential students to learn more from current ISU students who’ve had a variety of college experiences. Stop by during their office hours held in the LSRC (Pearson 3142) to talk about classes, study abroad and more!


Joslyn Sperry


Minors in Classical Studies, Religion & Event Management

Office Hours: Tuesday 11:30 AM-12:30 PM & Wednesday 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Hi, my name is Joslyn Sperry, and I am a senior in anthropology with minors in classical studies, religious studies, and event management from Norwalk, Iowa! I have always loved to learn about culture, especially ancient indigenous cultures, but I’ve also had an interest in human pathology and anthropology gives me the unique opportunity to study both, sometimes a combination of them! I’m also the vice president of Anthropology Club, and I’m a Student Admissions Representative on campus.

In summer 2022, I participated in the Roman Italy: Building the Empire program in Rome with Dr. Meyers and Dr. Hollander! We explored Rome, visited a lot of archaeological sites such as Pompeii and the Colosseum, went to many museums, and got to eat so much amazing food! I loved this trip because it was clearly connected to my classical studies minor and it was so cool to see the things I have studied in a classroom in person, but I also got a chance to experience the Italian culture and look at my experiences through an anthropological lens.

I have absolutely loved my time at Iowa State so if you are interested in anthropology or classical studies, I am more than happy to talk to you about the major or minor, recommend classes to take, or ways to get involved with anthropology or classics on campus with clubs or faculty.

Jazmin Chavez

Business Management, Spanish LCP & International Studies

Office Hours: Tuesday 9:30 AM-10:30 AM & Thursday 2:10 PM-3:10 PM

Hi! My name is Jazmin Chavez, and I am a sophomore in business management, Spanish LCP, and international studies. I am originally from Oskaloosa, Iowa. I am a member of the Latino Student Initiates, STA community, and one of the Spanish WLC ambassadors this year. I am a native Spanish speaker and have always loved the Spanish language, so when I received an email from Alissa the summer before my freshman year about possibly majoring in Spanish LCP, I knew I had to know more about the program! I love how perfectly it fits with my business and international studies majors.

I was able to study abroad in Valencia, Spain, this past summer, and it was a truly unforgettable experience. It helped me immensely by allowing me to experience a different culture, and it allowed me to broaden my Spanish vocabulary. If you are interested in majoring/minoring in a foreign language, the LCP program, studying abroad, or anything Spanish-related, please feel free to email me or come to my office hours (Thursdays, 2-3 pm in the LSRC), and we can talk further!

Octavia Grimes

German LCP & Industrial Engineering

Office Hours: Monday 2:30 PM-4:30 PM

Hi! My name is Octavia Grimes and I am a Junior studying Industrial Engineering and German LCP. I have loved German since I began taking it my Junior year of high school and knew I wanted to major after taking a gap year to study abroad in Hamburg, Germany. I met with my advisor freshman year and learned about the LCP program and how well it worked with my four-year plan and the college of Engineering! LCP allowed more flexibility to my schedule, and I’m going to study abroad next summer!

Studying abroad helped me improve my speaking, reading, comprehension, and writing skills. It was an incredibly meaningful experience, and I’m excited to do it again this summer! If you want to learn more about the programs open to you or the experiences I have had, please email me at or drop by my office hours!

Rylee Matthews

Spanish LCP & Chemical Engineering

Minors in Biomedical Engineering & Spanish Translation and Interpretation Studies

Office Hours: Thursday 8:30 AM-10:30 AM

Hi! My name is Rylee, and I am a Senior in Chemical Engineering and LCP Spanish with minors in Biomedical Engineering and Spanish Translation and Interpretation Studies and I’m originally from Johnston, Iowa! Besides being an ambassador for WLC I am also an ambassador and peer mentor for the Chemical Engineering department, an event manager for the Iowa State Lectures committee and a STARS tour guide. I loved taking Spanish in high school and was so happy that Iowa State has a program where I can pursue both my love of Spanish and Engineering!

I had the opportunity to Study Abroad in Valencia, Spain this past summer where I took a Spanish course and had an internship as a chemical analyst for a Spanish Landscaping company. I loved studying abroad as it was a fantastic opportunity to travel all around Europe and practice Spanish. If you are interested in learning more about the LCP Spanish program or have any questions about the WLC please feel free to email me (  or come to my office hours! (Thursdays, 8:30-10:30 am in the LSRC)


Myles Jenkins

Spanish & Secondary Education

Office Hours: Tuesday 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

¡Qué onda! My name is Myles Jenkins and I am a Senior obtaining a double major in Secondary Education and Spanish. I proudly call the Chicago area home and have lived there all of my life. Outside of the classroom I am involved with The Navigators and I work as an RA in Friley Hall. I have a passion for learning languages and think that it’s an important way to connect with the world around us.

In my time at Iowa State, I have been able to study abroad in San Juan, Puerto Rico and it was an amazing way to experience a different (amazing) culture and grow my language skills immensely. If you are interested in majoring/minoring in a foreign language, studying abroad, or just want to nerd out about languages, please feel free to email me ( or come to my office hours!