Class Ambassadors

Class Ambassadors

The Class Ambassador Program was developed to foster a sense of affinity among their class year and towards Grinnell College.Two individuals from each class year are selected to serve as the class ambassadors for their respective year. Class ambassadors are selected through an open application process facilitated by the three key drivers of the program (Student Government Association, Student Alumni Council, and the Office of Development and Alumni Relations). Individuals serve a one-year term and may reapply for additional terms if they so choose. First Year Class Ambassadors are chosen second semester through an application process.

Class of 2017

 Office Hours: 7 PM in the Grill on Sundays

ian-dixon-anderson-edits-2Ian Dixon-Anderson

Hello, y’all. I’m Ian, and I’m one of the Class Ambassadors for [2017]. I study Chemistry, captain the swim team, and enjoy making [2017] great again. I’m from Jersey, so I love good food, jay walking, and yelling at people. But don’t feel intimidated to come drop by during our office hours and giving us your thoughts on events for our class.

Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His



Ariel Keller

Hi everyone! I’m Ariel, and I’m serving as Class Ambassador for the Class of 2017 alongside Ian Dixon-Anderson. I’m a Sociology major, a member of the Women’s Basketball team, the co-chair of Student-Athletes Leading Social Change, and a “Big Sister” to a “Little” in the Grinnell community. In my free time I enjoy cleaning compulsively, being outdoors, and traveling to new places. If you have any questions, concerns, or event suggestions, do not hesitate to reach out!

Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Class of 2018

Office Hours: 9-10 PM in the Grill on Monday


Medha Gopalaswamy

Hey everyone! I’m Medha, and I’m one of the Class Ambassadors for the Class of 2018. I’m a Computer Science/Mathematics double major, and an intended East Asian Studies concentrator. I was born in India, but spent most of my life in Singapore – I’ve also lived in Hong Kong, Vietnam, and the UK. I love baking (and eating) desserts, playing with cats, and learning new languages. If you have any questions, concerns, or event suggestions, please let me know!

Gender Pronouns: She/Her/Hers


victor-valle-cruzVictor Valle-Cruz

Hello Everyone! My name is Victor Valle-Cruz and I’m the Class Ambassador for the Class of 2018. I am a Chemistry/Physics double major from Brooklyn, NY and I’d probably triple major with political science just because it’s so fun. On my off time I love going biking, playing video games and making pizza from scratch. I hope to be a good resource to all my fellow third years and please let me know if you have any questions or ideas for events.

Gender Pronouns: He/Him/His

Class of 2019

Office Hours: 4 PM in the Grill on Thursdays

img_5557Selah Mystic

I’m an intended History major with a concentration in American Studies, my passions lie in education, social justice, and public policy. As a proud member of DC Posse 11, I have taken on many leadership roles on campus besides Class Ambassador: I am the Secretary for Concerned Black Students, a Mentor with PCPOP, a Member with Ed Pros, and much more. I look forward to working with 2019.

Gender Pronouns: she/her/hers



Bryce Lew

Hello!  My name is Bryce and I am one of Class of 2019’s Class Ambassadors!  I was born and raised in Pasadena, California (a suburb of Los Angeles).  I’m not declared yet, but I am planning on being an Economics and Psychology major to go into behavioral economics and marketing.  I’m a huge Netflix enthusiast (Chuck, Shameless, and The Office are some of my favorite shows), I’m a big foodie, and I love to go on random adventures.  Let me know if you have any questions, concerns, ideas, or want to just hang out and do something fun!  Thanks and I’m looking forward to serve as your Class Ambassador!

Gender Pronouns: he/him/his


Class of 2020

Office Hours: 7 PM in the Grill on Thursdays

Carson Peters & Carlos Piedrasanta sit on a bench on campus togetherCarson Peters & Carlos Piedrasanta

We are Carson Peters (she/her/hers) and Carlos Piedrasanta, (he/him/his) your Class Ambassadors, and we look forward to serving you all for the spring semester of 2017.

Here are some not so fun facts about us (and an awkward picture :D):

Carson is form Washington D.C. and is an intended Biology Major. She also is a student mentor for Al Exito, involved in the Ignite Program and participated in GSP. In her free time she enjoys traveling, trying new foods and volunteering.

Carlos is from Rockville, Maryland and intends to pursue an Independent Major in Phenomenological Studies (He doesn’t know how to pronounce it either). He plays on the Grinnell Men’s Soccer Team and enjoys magic tricks, wearing sweatpants/oversized sweaters, and traveling.