Meet the Ambassadors!

Our ambassadors represent the College and serve as a resource to prospective students and their families. They bleed blue and gold!

There are more than 80 students who participate in Merrimack’s Ambassador Program. They are hand-selected to assist in many aspects of the admission process, including giving campus tours, hosting shadow visits and facilitating prospective student interviews. 

This year’s ambassadors come from 14 states, represent more than 51 academic programs and concentrations, are involved in countless Merrimack activities like Division I Athletics and Student Government.

Get in touch

Our Ambassadors are excited to meet you and tell you more about Merrimack!
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  • Photo of Brian Dervin ’22

    Brian Dervin ’22

    Student Ambassador 

      Hometown: White Plains, NY
      Major: Public Health
      Favorite thing about Merrimack: Being actively involved across campus and always meeting new people!
      Why did you choose Merrimack: Merrimack not only felt like the place where I was going to grow academically, but also a place where I could grow within its community as well as professionally.

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      Patrick Duncan ’22

      Student Ambassador 

        Hometown: Middlebury, CT
        Major: Criminology & Criminal Justice and Political Science
        Favorite thing about Merrimack: Having the ability to meet people that start as friends but will soon develop into what feels like a family!
        Why did you choose Merrimack: Merrimack was the only place that did not feel like a just college campus. It felt like a “home away from home”, and a place where I could feel most relaxed within the amazing community it has.

      • Photo of Madison Withers ’22

        Madison Withers ’22

        Student Ambassador 

          Hometown: Warren, RI
          Major: Health Science
          Favorite thing about Merrimack: The opportunities to take part in community service with your friends and the local community.
          Why did you choose Merrimack: Merrimack’s academic support offerings made me confident that I would have the resources needed be to successful and the community made me feel like I was apart of something bigger than myself.

        • Photo of Nick Barber ’23

          Nick Barber ’23

          Student Ambassador 

            Text with me in the chatbot: Mondays & Wednesdays 4:30PM - 6:30PM EST
            Hometown: Westfield, MA
            Major: History & Political Science
            Favorite thing about Merrimack: My favorite thing about Merrimack is how easy it is to get involved and how easy it is to find something you are passionate about. Whether you choose to join one club or a dozen, I can guarantee there is something that will interest you.
            Why did you choose Merrimack: I fell in love with Merrimack from my initial tour of the campus. It was the perfect location (close to Boston but not a city campus feeling) and the perfect size; small enough to where I am always running into friends but big enough to where I will never be able to meet everyone.

          • Photo of Aiden Coleman ’23

            Aiden Coleman ’23

            Student Ambassador 

              Hometown: Newtown, CT
              Major: Civil Engineering
              Favorite thing about Merrimack: Getting involved, there are so many things to get involved in on campus and it is very exciting being part of those and meeting new people!
              Why did you choose Merrimack: I chose Merrimack because it had that “home away from home” feeling. I spoke with professors in civil engineering on my several visits to the school and they offered everything I was looking for and then some.

            • Photo of Freddy Monroy ’23

              Freddy Monroy ’23

              Student Ambassador 

                Text with me in the chatbot: Fridays 4:30PM - 6:30PM EST
                Hometown:
                Lawrence, MA
                Major: Mathematics and Secondary Education
                Favorite thing about Merrimack: There is always something to do everyday, whether it’s a corn hole tournament on a random Tuesday or movie nights on the weekend.
                Why did you choose Merrimack: My sister came here and had such a transformative experience that I just had to come here and have one of my own. I felt that this campus was where I could be the real me!

              • Photo of Yash Nandwana ’23

                Yash Nandwana ’23

                Student Ambassador 

                  Text with me in the chatbot: Wednesdays 2:30PM - 4:30PM EST
                  Hometown:
                  Fullerton, CA
                  Major: Mechanical Engineering
                  Favorite thing about Merrimack: My favorite thing about Merrimack is the amount of people you meet on campus throughout your time here. I’ve meet so many amazing people through rugby, my fraternity, and my other involvements.
                  Why did you choose Merrimack: I chose Merrimack because I wanted a smaller school feel that still offered robust engineering programs. Being able to have one on one conversations with professors, due to smaller class sizes, was a big contributor for me choosing Merrimack as well as the possible research opportunities under professors here.

                • Photo of Grace Wheeler ’23

                  Grace Wheeler ’23

                  Student Ambassador 

                    Hometown: Chicago, IL
                    Major: Business Administration (Marketing)
                    Favorite thing about Merrimack: The people, since the first day of my freshman year I have met so many amazing people that have helped me grow!
                    Why did you choose Merrimack: I chose Merrimack because of the endless opportunities I saw for myself here. The campus is ever-growing and improving, showing me that it was a place I wanted to be a part of.

                  • Photo of Jill Besser ’24

                    Jill Besser ’24

                    Student Ambassador 

                      Hometown: Scituate, RI
                      Major: Nursing
                      Favorite thing about Merrimack: My favorite thing about Merrimack is the people here. Walking anywhere on campus most likely I’ll see a familiar face and that’s part of what makes this campus feel like home. There are so many ways to get involved which has allowed me to meet great people and participate in things I’m passionate about.
                      Why did you choose Merrimack: I will never forget the first time I came to Merrimack for Admitted Students Day and instantly wanted to be a part of this community. Deciding where to go to college during a pandemic was discouraging in many ways and Merrimack and the feeling I got the first time I came here gave me hope. I applied to 10 nursing programs; none felt like home quite like Merrimack nursing. The amazing faculty, state of the art facility, and endless potential to grow and cultivate a one of a kind community. It was undoubtedly what I wanted to be part of and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.

                    • Photo of Victoria Klimek ’24

                      Victoria Klimek ’24

                      Student Ambassador 

                        Text with me in the chatbot: Fridays 4:30PM - 6:30PM EST
                        Hometown:
                        Rochester, NY
                        Major: Business Administration & Communication and Media
                        Favorite thing about Merrimack: My favorite thing about Merrimack is the people and community that you are surrounded with. Merrimack makes it a point and puts in effort to bring students together through different events, classes, etc. No matter where you are on campus you will be greeted by smiling faces of both students and staff that will welcome you to the Merrimack community!
                        Why did you choose Merrimack: I chose Merrimack because of the feeling I got when I first came onto campus. It was a feeling of home and comfort. Due to the pandemic I was not able to visit campus before committing so I was very nervous about making this large decision. When I was finally able to visit Merrimack I was nervous and then felt the stress wash away as I was welcomed by all of the students and staff. Being 6 hours away from home I wanted to go to a school where I felt comfortable, and Merrimack has gone above and beyond to make it feel like a home away from home.

                      • Photo of Jake Randall ’24

                        Jake Randall ’24

                        Student Ambassador 

                          Text with me in the chatbot: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30PM - 6:30PM EST
                          Hometown: Jeffersonsville, VT
                          Major: Business Administration (Corporate Finance & Investments)
                          Favorite thing about Merrimack: My favorite thing about Merrimack is the relationship I can have with my professors. They always make time to help me outside of class and give us multiple ways to contact them or meet in person.
                          Why did you choose Merrimack: I chose Merrimack because of the energy and community it had when I came to visit campus for an Open House. I kept being told that professors here truly care about their students here and no one is just a number, the school truly cares for everyone.

                        • Photo of Yvonne Tan ’24

                          Yvonne Tan ’24

                          Student Ambassador 

                            Hometown: Tyngsboro, MA
                            Major: Nursing
                            Favorite thing about Merrimack: My favorite think about Merrimack is the people. I know I can walk up to anyone, a peer or faculty, whether I have met them before or not and they will be willing to help me. From being lost on my first day of classes as a freshman all the way to ensuring my success after obtaining my nursing degree there is always many people who are willing to help me along the way. It is so easy to make connections and friends due to all the friendly faces here.
                            Why did you choose Merrimack: I instantly fell in love with Merrimack on my first campus tour. It immediately checked off many boxes: location, community, size, and endless potential to grow. As I learned more about the school over time it was evident that the support provided by peers and professional faculty is immense, whether it is for academics, career success, physical health, and mental health. Everyone on campus makes me feel like home as it is one big family who always looks out for each other.