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!
- meet an Ambassador at one of our many campus visit opportunities. Schedule your visit!
- chat live with our student ambassadors through our chatbot, Mondays through Thursdays from 2:30PM to 4:30PM Eastern Time.
- e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Barber ’23
Text with me in the chatbot: Thursdays 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.
Stella Benedetto ’25
Hometown: Boxford, MA
Major: Human Development and Human Services
Favorite thing about Merrimack: My favorite thing about Merrimack is the amazing community!
Why did you choose Merrimack: Academic support for sure was one of the big reasons I came to Merrimack! I want everyone to find their place here at Merrimack and not being a part of a sports team does not define you, there are so many other programs to be a part of!
Jill Besser ’24
Text with me in the chatbot: Wednesdays 4:30 PM-6:30 PM EST
Hometown: Scituate, RI
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.
Aiden Coleman ’23
Text with me in the chatbot: Tuesdays 2:30 PM-4:30 PM EST
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.
Serena Cook ’23
Hometown: Warwick, RI
Major: Business Administration with concentrations in Corporate Finance and Investment and Management
Favorite thing about Merrimack: My favorite thing about Merrimack is how eager everyone is to help each other out when it comes to even the littlest things, and how everyone loves to come together as a community with different campus events.
Why did you choose Merrimack: My dad graduated from Merrimack and played basketball here so growing up I was always familiar with Merrimack and how close of a community it is. When I was in high school and was researching colleges and business programs, I immediately knew that I wanted to go to Merrimack with all of the different resources and support they provide to students.
Victoria Klimek ’24
Text with me in the chatbot: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2:30PM – 4:30PM 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.
Molly Kueter ’24
Text with me in the chatbot: Fridays 2:30 PM-4:30 PM EST
Hometown: Bethesda, MD
Major: Criminology & Criminal Justice, Human Development & Human Services
Favorite thing about Merrimack: MY favorite thing about Merrimack is Merri! Also, how many student leadership opportunities are available.
Why did you choose Merrimack: I only had known about Merrimack through the parent perspective because one of my high school teacher’s son went here. I visited the school once (before Arcidi, Crowe, Nursing Center etc. was built) and then the pandemic hit. My admission counselor was beyond supportive and would check in with me as a student first, and then as a prospective student. The Merrimack community as a whole was so supportive and communicative through the pandemic and admission process.
Freddy Monroy ’23
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!
Yash Nandwana ’23
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.
Alianna Olivier ’25
Hometown: Stoughton, MA
Major: Psychology, Sociology
Favorite thing about Merrimack: My favorite thing about Merrimack is how welcoming a lot of the upperclassmen are!
Why did you choose Merrimack: I really liked Merrimack’s psychology program alongside their community service opportunities.