Eight PHIL and PPEL majors selected as 2017/18 SBS Student Ambassadors

Congratulations to the following Philosophy and Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law (PPEL) students for being selected as Student Ambassadors for the College of Social and Behavioral Science for the 2017/2018 school year.

Talya Jaffee (PHIL)
Alec Keuhnle (PHIL minor)
Toni Marcheva (PPEL)
Malhar Markandeya (PPEL)
Noor Rana (PPEL)
Annet Rich (PHIL)
Isaac Rounseville (PHIL, PPEL)
Taylor Yamanaka (PHIL)

Student ambassadors are a select group of undergraduate students who represent outstanding campus leadership, have a passion for Social and Behavioral Sciences and the UA, demonstrate engagement beyond the classroom, and have a commitment to higher education.  As Student Ambassadors, they help facilitate a wide variety of programming including outreach, events, and student recruitment initiatives.

 

Talya Jaffee (PHIL)

Philosophy and Neuroscience

Talya is a junior from New Mexico double majoring in Philosophy and Neuroscience. Two of her favorite experiences beyond the classroom include volunteering at Therapeutic Riding of Tucson (TROT), an organization that provides horseback riding therapy to disabled people, and being a member of the UA Student Engagement Council (SEC). These opportunities have been meaningful to Talya because she really values getting to escape the chaos of student life, especially when that escape involves a beautiful horse ranch and getting to help other people. SEC has taught her many valuable skills, including organizing, budgeting and event-planning while meeting really interesting people. In her spare time, Talya likes to play soccer, tennis, read poetry, and take naps in her hammock.

 

Alec Keuhnle (PHIL) minor

Law and Creative Writing with a minor in Philosophy

Alec is a senior from Tucson, AZ double majoring in Law and Creative Writing with a minor in Philosophy. Some of his favorite experiences beyond the classroom include writing for the UA student newspaper (The Daily Wildcat), competing on the UA Mock Trial Team, and serving as a staff member on Persona, the UA undergraduate literary magazine. These experiences have helped him gain new professional skills, become a better writer, and sharpen his public speaking and legal analysis skills. When he is fortunate enough to have some spare time, Alec can be found binge-watching Netflix, listening to music, running or sleeping in.

 

Toni Marcheva (PPEL)

Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law (PPEL), Economics, and Spanish/Portuguese with a minor in English

Toni is a sophomore from Mesa, AZ triple majoring in Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law (PPEL), Economics, and Spanish/Portuguese with a minor in English. Three of her favorite involvement experiences so far include her internship at Senator Jeff Flake’s office in Tucson, being the service chair in Historic Lane’s hall council, and writing for the UA’s student-run newspaper: The Daily Wildcat. Everything she has been involved in has allowed her to improve her skills while benefitting others around her in practical ways. Through being the leader of the service committee in hall council, she gained leadership and organizational skills by giving students who wanted to help the Tucson community the ability to do so. All of these engagement opportunities had a tangible purpose and outcome, and that made them incredibly meaningful. In her spare time, Toni loves rollerblading, writing in her journal, playing jazz music and trying new things.

 

Malhar Markandeya (PPEL)

Philosophy, Politics, Economics, & Law (PPEL) and Economics

Malhar is a senior from Chandler, AZ double majoring in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, & Law (PPEL) and Economics. Two of his most memorable experience as an undergraduate include being involved in the Economics Society and sharing meaningful conversations with his favorite professors during office hours. These experiences have added depth to his college experience, helped him explore career options, and make important connections in the field. In his spare time Malhar enjoys taking frequent naps, skateboarding around campus, and learning more about the University of Arizona.

 

Noor Rana (PPEL)

Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law (PPEL) and Arabic with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies

Noor is senior from Carteret, NJ double majoring in Philosophy, Politics, Economics & Law (PPEL) and Arabic with a minor in Gender and Women’s Studies. Some of her favorite experiences in college include starting her own club freshman year (Pakistani Students Association), interning with AmeriCorps, and earning a Leadership Certificate through the UA Honors College. These experiences have allowed her to jump out of her comfort zone, make important connections with other students and professors, and realize her potential as a leader. Outside of class, Noor enjoys watching videos on YouTube, reading, and spending time with family.

 

Annet Rich (PHIL)

Philosophy with a minor in Government and Public Policy

Annet is a sophomore from Tucson, AZ majoring in Philosophy with a minor in Government and Public Policy. Two of her favorite experiences beyond the classroom include being a member of the Blue Chip Leadership Program and working at the World of Words in the College of Education. These experiences have been meaningful because they have allowed her to learn more about herself, meet new people, and expand her knowledge. Working at Worlds of Words has prepared Annet to interact and work with others to reach a common goal, while Blue Chip has further developed important leadership skills. In her spare time, Annet likes to spend time with family and friends, participate in community service work in the local community, and cook.

 

Isaac Rounseville (PHIL, PPEL)

Philosophy, Politics, Economics, & Law (PPEL) and Journalism

Isaac is a senior from Tucson, AZ double majoring in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, & Law (PPEL) and Journalism. Two of his favorite experiences as an undergraduate are participating in UA Mock Trial and playing trumpet in the UA Jazz Ensemble. These activities have inspired him to pursue a career in trial advocacy, opened his eyes to new opportunities in public speaking, and music has given Isaac an outlet to express creativity while relieving stress. When he is not in class or studying, Isaac like reading about and discussing current events, but in a way that challenges or subverts a conventional/traditional narrative (without straining plausibility or explanatory power).

 

Taylor Yamanaka (PHIL)

Philosophy with minors in Economics and Mandarin

Taylor is a sophomore from Tucson, AZ majoring in Philosophy with minors in Economics and Mandarin. During his time at the UA he has enjoyed serving as a summer camp counselor with Camp Wildcat, a student run non-profit that take local elementary school children on free camping trips around AZ, and being a student DJ with KAMP student radio. Both experiences have been incredibly meaningful to him. Camp Wildcat has given him the opportunity to serve as a leader for local kids and see the first-hand impact of mentorship, while KAMP has helped him meet new people while sharing his love of music with a wider audience. In his spare time, Taylor loves to cook and one of his dreams is to become a chef because he loves every single aspect of the cooking experience.

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10/26/2017 - 02:58

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