Spreading the Word

Honors Ambassadors are responsible for sharing the honors experience with prospective students at information sessions, admitted student days and other admissions recruiting events.

Ambassadors must be at least in the second semester of their first year. Applications are made available at various times throughout the year, but interested students may also express their desire to become an ambassador to the honors program staff. 

2017-18 Honors Ambassadors

Victoria Christensen ’19, Honors Ambassador Coordinator 

Major: Business Administration- Accounting

School: Girard School of Business

Hometown: Plymouth, MA

Involvements: Honors Student Council, Honors Ambassadors, Honors Peer Mentor, Honors Program Assistant, Accounting Club, Theta Phi Alpha, National Society of Leadership and Success, Honors Program Social Media Coordinator

Dream Job: CPA

Favorite Book: “The Chemist” by Stephenie Myer and “The Girl on the Train” by Paula Hawkins

Hobbies: Running, Reading, and Being with Friends

Caitlin McGowan ’19, Honors Ambassador Coordinator 

Major: Human Development (Early Childhood Education)

School: School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Hudson, MA

Involvements: Dance Club, Education Club, Jumpstart, Alternative Spring Break (Nicaragua), Intramurals

Dream Job: Teacher

Favorite Book: “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green

Hobbies: Dance


 
Alison Hanlon ’18

Major: Biology

School: Science and Engineering

Hometown: Harvard, MA

Involvements: Honors Peer Mentoring, Honors Student Council, Honors Ambassadors, Orientation, Club Softball

Dream Job: Oncology Research Scientist

Favorite Book: Any book by Harlan Coben

Hobbies: Photography, Hiking, Watching Sports, Coaching

 
Samantha Serio ’19

Major: Business Administration

School: Girard School of Business

Hometown: Hudson, MA

Involvements: Green Team, Honors Ambassador, Intramurals, Volunteering at Nevin’s Nursing Home with Art Club

Dream Job: Personal Shopper or Anything Fashion-Related within Business

Favorite Book: “Room” by Emma Donoghue

Hobbies: Shopping, Hanging out with Friends, Exercising
Haley Mallett ’20

Major: Political Science and History

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Malden, MA

Involvements: Honors Student Council, Student Government Association, Honors Journalist, Relay For Life, The Odyssey

Dream Job: History Teacher

Favorite Book: “Night Road” by Kristin Hannah

Hobbies: Dancing, Traveling, and Spending Time with Family and Friends
 
Tiffany Costello ’20

Major: Psychology and Criminology

Minor: Forensic Science

School: School of Liberal Arts and School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Haverhill, MA

Involvements: Theta Phi Alpha, Honors Ambassador, Honors Student Council, Commuter Advisor, Commuter Student Association, Love Your Melon, Italian Club, GSA, Orientation, Student Government Association (Commuter Senator)

Dream Job: Actress

Favorite Book: Divergent

Hobbies: Cooking, Kayaking, Painting, Writing, Three Wheeling, Target Shooting
Lisa Barbaro ’19

Major: Biology and Chemistry

School: School of Science and Engineering

Hometown: Peabody, MA

Involvements: Pep Band, Concert Band, Jazz Ensemble, Commuter Student Association, Head Commuter Adviser

Dream Job: Immunologist

Favorite Book: “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein

Hobbies: Reading, painting, playing music

 
Maria D’Auria ’20 

Major: Marketing

School: Girard School of Business

Hometown: Lewiston, ME

Involvements: Editor-in-chief of Merrimack Odyssey, Co-chair of HSC, Honors Journalist, Honors Event Photographer

Dream job: Writer for a magazine

Favorite Book: The Devil Wears Prada, The Last Lecture, & I Am Malala

Hobbies: In my free time I enjoy baking cupcakes and pies. I also enjoy being able to relax and spending time reading a great book.

Katie Clark ’20

Major: Communications (Mass Communications)

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Danbury, CT

Involvements: Writer for The Odyssey, Relay for Life (marketing committee), Art Club, Honors Ambassadors

Dream Job: Work for a Magazine or Publishing Firm (designing logos, article layout)

Hobbies: Writing, Painting, Drawing

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Nathanial Cataldo ’20

Major: Civil Engineering

School: School of Science and Engineering

Hometown: Dedham, Massachusetts

Involvements: Tutor, Class Council, Orientation, Club Cross Country

Dream Job: Construction Manager

Favorite Book: The Sound and the Fury

Hobbies: Running

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Kate MacAuley ’20

Major: Elementary Education and Human Development

School: School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Belmont, MA

Involvements: Hands to Help, Honors Peer Mentor

Dream Job: To teach in the elementary school that I went to when I was little to give back to the community that gave so much to me.

Favorite book: The Fault in Our Stars

Hobbies: drawing, dancing and acting

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Miranda Belanger ’20

Major: Criminology and Social Justice 

Minor: Pre-law and Law, Ethics, And Society 

School: School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Barnstable, MA

Involvements: Honors Ambassadors, HSC, FYR Mentor and Reunion Committee, Active Minds, Campus Ministry Board and Council

Dream Job: Jury Consultant

Favorite book: The Great Gatsby, Tuesdays With Morrie

Hobbies: Painting, baking, playing board games

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Marissa Eastwood ’20

Major: Criminal Justice

Minor: Forensic Science, Psychology 

School: Education and Social Policy, Liberal Arts

Hometown: Tyngsborough, MA

Involvements: Criminology Club, Intramurals

Dream Job: Law Enforcement

Favorite book: The Hobbit

Hobbies: Running, coaching, traveling, spending time with friends

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Arpi Parseghian ’20

Major: Human Development and Sociology

Minor: Health Science and Psych

School: School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Arlington, MA

Involvements: Honors Peer Mentor, Student Government Association Senator, Wellness Peer Educator, Relay For Life Sub-Chair, Love Your Melon Crew Member, Active Minds

Dream Job: Event Planner of Make-A-Wish Foundation

Favorite book: The Last Song

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and family, paint nights, traveling

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Brianna Bennett ’21

Major: Environmental Studies and Sustainability

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Hull, MA

Involvements: Honors Ambassadors, Hands to Help, Onstagers Dramatic Society, Relay for Life, The Medical Brigades, Take Note A Capella, Concert Choir, Pre-Law Society, Green Team, Micro-Fiction Club

Dream Job: An environmental lawyer and sustainable farm owner.

Favorite Book: “The Animals” by Richard Grossman

Hobbies: Watching Netflix, eating, writing, singing, and always laughing.

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Madison Fahle ’21

Major: Business Administration

School: Girard School of Business

Hometown: Suffield, CT

Involvements: Best Buddies, Secretary of Honors Student Council, Relay for Life Committee, International Immersion Service Trip- Nicaragua, Honors Student Ambassador

Dream Job: Marketing & Advertising at a fashion or startup company in Boston, MA

Favorite Book: The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

Hobbies: Running, hiking, traveling, Netflix, being with friends and family

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Constantina Stavrou ’21

Major: Biology

School: School of Science and Engineering

Hometown: Salem, NH

Involvements: Honors Student Council

Dream Job: Orthodontist

Favorite Book: The Fault in Our Stars - John Green

Hobbies: Baking, traveling

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Erika Torkildsen ’21

Major: Mechanical Engineering

School: School of Science and Engineering

Hometown: Beverly, Massachusetts

Involvements: Math Center Tutor, Society of Women Engineers, Student Government Association, Relay for Life Committee, Book Club

Dream Job: Astrobiologist

Favorite Book: “The Handmaid’s Tale” by Margaret Atwood

Hobbies: Reading, Singing,Traveling

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Amanda Carey ’21

Major: Business Administration - Accounting

School: Girard School of Business

Hometown: Westford, MA

Involvements: Accounting Club, Stock Market Team (Merrimack Financial Group), Class Council, Honors Student Council, Honors Ambassadors

Dream Job: Accountant at PWC

Favorite Book: Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell

Hobbies: Softball, Baton Twirling, Dance

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Allison Beauchesne ’21

Major: Undeclared

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Lawrence, Massachusetts

Involvements: Women’s Club Hockey, Library Student Assistant

Dream Job: Firefighter

Favorite Book: The Glass Castle

Hobbies: Ice Hockey, Soccer, and Softball, spending time with friends, watching Friends and petting dogs!

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Brianna Caron-DiPietro ’21

Major: Undeclared

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Methuen, MA

Involvements: Secretary of Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Student Worker at McQuade Library, Gender Equality at Merrimack

Dream Job: Librarian

Favorite Book: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Hobbies: Knitting, listening to music, watching Netflix, eating, watching YouTube

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Sofia Quinci ’21

Major: Criminology and Sociology

School: School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Melrose, MA

Involvements: Merrimack chamber ensembles, Micro-Fiction Club

Dream Job: Incarceration Sociologist

Favorite Book: Let the great world spin” By: Colum McCann

Hobbies: Playing/Listening to music,  reading, and writing

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Samantha Frey ’21

Major: Psychology and Social Justice

School: School of Liberal Arts and School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Medway, MA

Involvements: Active Minds, Gender Equality at Merrimack, Gender and Sexuality Alliance, Club Softball, Honors Student Ambassador

Dream Job: Psychotherapist

Favorite Book: Blink

Hobbies: Spending time with friends and playing sports

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Olivia Beauchesne ’21

Major: Human Development & Human Services

School: School of Education & Social Policy

Hometown: Lawrence, MA

Involvements: Student Worker at Library Help Desk, Women’s Basketball Team Assistant

Dream Job: Not too sure yet, looking in Guidance Counseling

Favorite Book: Fierce, By Aly Raisman

Hobbies: Sports, Watching Netflix

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Olivia Beauregard ’21

Major: Human Development and Education

School: School of Education and Social Policy

Hometown: Chelmsford, MA

Involvements: Honors Ambassador, Honors Peer Mentor,  Special Olympics Young Athletes Program, writer for The Odyssey, Art Warriors

Dream Job: Elementary School Teacher - I would love to work in one of my hometown’s elementary schools.

Favorite Book: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green , Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Hobbies: Art, Writing, Reading, Cooking, & Spending time with family and friends

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Maggie DeParde ’21

Major: Undeclared

School: School of Liberal Arts

Hometown: Manlius, NY

Involvements: Merrimack’s Concert Choir and Young Athletes Program

Dream Job: Currently unsure

Favorite Book: 1984

Hobbies: Reading, Drawing, Playing my Instrument, and Swimming