The Pamplin Ambassador Program consists of a diverse group of the college’s top business students who share a passion for Virginia Tech and the Pamplin College of Business. This group helps with the recruitment of new students by participating in some of the following activities:

  • Daily college information sessions for prospective students and families
  • Undergraduate Admissions Open House and Hokie Focus weekends
  • Other special on-campus visits and visits to local high schools
  • Annual Phone-a-thons and various networking opportunities

If you have any questions about the program, please contact PCOBRecruiting@vt.edu.

Meet the Pamplin Ambassadors

Yaseen Ahmed

Major(s): Business Information Technology (OSM)
Minor(s): Arabic
Graduation: May 2019
Hometown: Chantilly, VA
Community/University Service: Multicultural Academic Opportunities Program (MAOP); Business Explorations
Clubs: Pamplin Undergraduate Mentoring Program (PUMP); Society of Hip Hop Legacy (SOHHL); LEAP 
Email: yaseena@vt.edu

Christian Birsic

Major(s): Finance
Graduation: May 2019
Hometown: Pittsburg, PA
Community/University Service: Heavily involved with Church through volunteering for Sunday Services; serves as a Camp Counselor over summers
Clubs: Professional Sales Development Team; Sigma Chi Fraternity
Interests/Work: Interested in pursuing a career in Corporate Finance where he can best utilize his sales skills
Email: birsic03@vt.edu

Ray Blandford

Major(s): Business Information Technology (DSS)
Minor(s): Computer Science, International Business
Graduation: May 2017
Hometown: Waldorf, MD
Community/University Service: Big Event; Relay for Life
Clubs: Business Horizons; KASA (Korean American Student Association) 
Interests/Work: Travel; Diversity/Multicultural Studies; Finding out what makes you, you; Positive Psychology; Entrepreneurship; Product Design; Human Computer Interaction; Mobile & Web Development
Email: trbland4@vt.edu

Doug Brightly

Major(s): Finance
Graduation: May 2019
Hometown: Asbury, NJ
Community/University Service: Relay for Life, The Big Event, Feed the Need
Clubs: B.A.S.I.S. (Bonds and Securities Investing by Students), Finance Club, P.U.M.P. (Pamplin Undergraduate Mentoring Program), NSCS (National Society for Collegiate Scholars)
Interests/Work: Basketball, VT Athletics, Intramural Sports, Reading, Fishing
Email: dougb10@vt.edu

Chris Catizone

Major(s): Finance, Management
Graduation: May 2017
Hometown: Ocean, NJ
Community/University Service: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Big Event; Relay for Life; Greeks Giving Back
Clubs: Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity; Interfraternity Council; Consulting Group at Virginia Tech; FLEX (Freshman Leadership Experience)
Interests/Work: Grant Thornton Valuation Services Associate; Hokie sports; working out; traveling; hiking; reading; soccer; the beach
Email: cat125@vt.edu

Julia Cavallaro

Major(s): Hospitality & Tourism Management
Graduation: May 2020
Hometown: Freehold, NJ
Community/University Service: High School service – Challenger sports program (working with special needs children to play soccer, basketball, and baseball). Work with Ican Bike Program. College plans – Big Event & Sorority philanthropy
Clubs: Hospitality Managers Association – director of social media
Interests/Work: Hotels Unlimited – catering, sales, front desk. I enjoy going to the beach and college sporting events. I am also interested in studying abroad and traveling around the world
Email: jcav21@vt.edu

Matthew Dugan

Major(s): Marketing
Graduation: May 2020
Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA
Community/University Service: Frosty 5K; Toys for Tots
Clubs: Business Horizons Publicity Committee; PUMP; Sports Business Club
Interests/Work: Restaurant Busser; Snowboarding; Wakeboarding; Baseball
Email: mxdugan@vt.edu

Brianna Ehle

Major(s): Marketing, Management
Academic Level: May 2019
Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
Community/University Service: Relay for Life; Volunteer at Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters
Clubs: PRISM; Pamplin Ambassadors; CWIB
Interests/Work: I love marketing, design, and my Hokies!
Email: briehle8@vt.edu

Taqua Elleithy

Major(s): Marketing, Psychology
Graduation: May 2019
Hometown: Williamsburg, VA
Community/University Service: United Muslim Relief, Relay for Life
Clubs: Collegiate Women in Business, Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Consulting Group, Student Life Council, Student Advisory Committee, New Student Programs Orientation Leader and Hokie Camp Leader
Email: taquae@vt.edu

Bella Fauzi

Major(s): Accounting & Information Systems
Graduation: May 2019
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Community/University Service: Big Event; Relay for Life
Clubs: College Mentors for Kids; PERMIAS (Indonesian Student Association) – Treasurer; Pamplin Leadership Academy; Accounting Society
Interests/Work: Yoga; painting/crafting; youth outreach programs; Carolina Panthers & VT Football
Email: bella25@vt.edu

Eva Gonzalez

Major(s): Finance, Management
Graduation: May 2018
Hometown: Pittsburg, PA
Community/University Service: Linkous Ladies, St. Jude’s, Big Event
Clubs: LEAP, PUMP, Delta Delta Delta
Interests/Work: Intern/Sales, LEAP Program Assistant, Animals, Hiking
Email: geva14@vt.edu

Lauren Grocott

Major(s): Business Information Technology 
Academic Level: May 2020
Hometown: Bedford, NH
Community/University Service: Relay for Life
Clubs: FLEX; PUMP; Collegiate Women in Business; LEAP; Treasurer of Homecoming Board
Interests/Work: Making pizzas; Animal lover; Traveling; Playing ukulele, guitar, & piano
Email: laureng6@vt.edu

Rayan Halawi

Major(s): Marketing
Minor(s): Professional Sales

Graduation: May 2017
Hometown: McLean, VA
Community/University Service: Relay for Life
Clubs: American Marketing Association, the Sales Team at Virginia Tech, Cedars of Lebanon
Interests/Work: Advertising, Public Relations, Selling, Yoga, Tech Football and Basketball
Email: halawi94@vt.edu

Kelsey Hill

Major(s): Business Information Technology (OSM)
Graduation: May 2019
Hometown: Phoenix, MD
Community/University Service: Relay for Life, Big Event
Clubs: PUMP; CWIB Events Committee; Club Tennis; Zeta Tau Alpha
Interests/Work: SAASS Tutor; Planned study abroad in Prague this summer; playing tennis; VT Football; Baltimore Ravens & Philadelphia Eagles football games
Email: kmh096@vt.edu

Annika Kapani

Major(s): Business Information Technology
Graduation: May 2019
Clubs: Virginia Tech SIA; Relay for Life; Big Event Team Leader
Interests/Work: Bollywood dance teacher; Pizza Hut Brand Ambassador
Email: annika4@vt.edu

Alex Lowman

Major(s): Finance, Management
Academic Level: May 2018
Hometown: Ashburn, VA
Clubs: Beta Theta Pi; Assisting in development of mobile app “College Life”
Interests/Work: Cars/trucks; snowboarding; working out
Email: aflowman@vt.edu

Patrick Marcinko

Major(s): Finance (CFP)
Minor(s): Leadership & Social Change

Graduation: May 2020
Hometown: Sykesville, MD
Community/University Service: Service Without Borders
Clubs: Financial Planning Association; PUMP; Residential Leadership Community; VT Bass Fishing Team
Interests/Work: Financial Planning; Markets; Bass fishing; Baltimore Orioles; VT Football
Email: pm1237@vt.edu

Caroline Miller

Major(s): Finance
Graduation: May 2019
Hometown: Richmond, VA 
Community/University Service: Kappa Delta Sorority – Assistant Treasurer; Victoria’s Secret Pink Campus Team; Volunteer note-taker for Students with Disabilities
Email: mcaro96@vt.edu

Katie Nguyen

Major(s): Management (Human Resources)
Minor(s): Theater
Graduation: May 2017
Hometown: Fairfax Station, VA
Community/University Service: Reading Hour NRV
Clubs: Alpha Psi Omega
Interests/Work: Stage Manager (VT Theatre); Production Manager (NOVA Repertory)
Email: katien95@vt.edu

Michael Orcutt

Major(s): Accounting & Information Systems, Finance
Graduation: May 2018
Hometown: Glen Allen, VA
Community/University Service: Hokie Helpers
Clubs: BASIS (Co-CEO); Hokie Ambassadors
Interests/Work: Baseball; Reading; Golf; Running; Finance; VT Athletics
Email: orcuttmp@vt.edu

Jenna Parker

Major(s): Finance, Spanish
Minor(s): International Business
Graduation: May 2017
Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
Community/University Service: Big Event; Greeks Giving Back; International Programs Committee for Pamplin; ACIS Teaching Assistant; Planning a service event in Spring that promotes literacy at Prices Fork Elementary
Clubs: Delta Delta Delta Sorority; New Student and Family Programs; Hokie Ambassadors
Interests/Work: Full time employment for GM Financial International Operations as a Treasury Analyst in Charlotte, NC upon graduation
Email: jenna5@vt.edu

Natalie Pasquel

Major(s): Marketing
Graduation: May 2017
Hometown: Fairfax Station, VA
Community/University Service: Big Event; Relay for Life; Business Horizons; KD Community Service Chair
Clubs: Pamplin Ambassadors; Kappa Delta Sorority; The Body Project; Ole Flamenco Club
Interests/Work: Marketing; food/baking; YouTube; Lugano, Switzerland Study Abroad Program; Intern for MINDset Direct, a direct marketing firm; Team Leader at Sweet Frog
Email: npasquel@vt.edu

Julia Perdomo Santos

Major(s): Business Information Technology
Minor(s): Business Leadership
Graduation: May 2019
Clubs: PUMP Mentor; Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority; Yates Project; Business Explorations; Collegiate Women in Business; ALPFA; KPMG’s Future Diversity Leaders; KPMG Intern
Email: jpjuli1@vt.edu

Branco Perez

Major(s): Finance, Management
Graduation: May 2018
Hometown: Herndon, VA
Community/University Service: Big Event, Relay for life, Greeks Giving Back, Special Olympics
Clubs: Phi Sigma Kappa, Business Horizons Planning Committee, PUMP, Pamplin Ambassadors, ALPFA 
Interests/Work: Playing soccer, working out, hanging out with friends
Email: bperez@vt.edu

Casey Polk

Major(s): Accounting & Information Systems, Finance
Minor(s): Business Leadership, Consumer Studies
Graduation: May 2019
Hometown: Chilhowie, VA
Community/University Service: Big Event; Relay for Life
Clubs: Pamplin Leadership Academy; PUMP; Accounting Society; Finance Club; Management Society; National Association of Black Accountants; FBLA-Phi Beta Lambda; Innovate Entrepreneurial Living-Learning Community
Interests/Work: Peer Mentor with Department of Human Development; Orientation & Hokie Camp Leader with New Student Programs; Plan to study abroad in Cuba next Spring; Watching Hokie basketball; Mentoring students
Email: caseyp3@vt.edu

Jenna Sharer

Major(s): Business Information Technology (DSS)
Graduation: May 2018
Hometown: Oak Hill, VA
Community/University Service: Hokies for the Hungry; Relay for Life; Big Event
Clubs: Drum Major of the Marching Virginians; Pamplin Ambassadors
Interests/Work: Internship for Summer 2017 at PWC in Risk Assurance Practice; Hiking; Attending Nationals games; Traveling; VT Football
Email: jenna96@vt.edu

Lauren Sherrill

Major(s): Accounting & Information Systems
Graduation: May 2018
Hometown: Chester, VA
Community/University Service: Relay for Life; Big Event; Micah’s Backpack
Clubs: Beta Alpha Psi; VP of Finance for Pi Beta Phi
Interests/Work: Cooking/Baking; Capital One Audit Intern
Email: les1096@vt.edu

Morgan Sherrill

Major(s): Marketing
Graduation: May 2017
Hometown: Chester, VA
Community/University Service: Relay for Life; Reading at Elementary Schools (CAR Program)
Interests/Work: Student Engagement and Campus Life – Event Planning Office Assistant; War Memorial Chapel – Events Assistant; Babysitting; Shopping, Watching Hokie Football
Email: morgs95@vt.edu

Emily Smith

Major(s): Marketing
Graduation: May 2018
Hometown: Harrisonburg, VA
Community/University Service: Relay for Life; NRV Women’s Resource Center
Clubs: Alpha Chi Omega; PUMP; LEAP
Interests/Work: Babysitting; Writing; Drawing; Photography; Hiking; Hokie Football; Dogs
Email: emilys7@vt.edu

Kelsey Stoner

Major(s): Marketing
Minor(s): Leadership & Social Change

Graduation: May 2020
Hometown: Glen Allen, VA
Community/University Service: Relay for Life; Big Event
Clubs: PRISM; CWIB; Residential Leadership Community; Greek Life
Interests/Work: Photography; Political science enthusiast; Career and technical education advocate; Shopping
Email: skelse1@vt.edu

Doreen Tetteh

Major(s): Accounting & Information Systems
Minor(s): Spanish

Graduation: May 2018
Hometown: Alexandria, VA
Clubs: Fashion Merchandising & Design Society; National Association of Black Accountants (NABA); New Horizons Scholarship Program; LEAP; PUMP; KPMG Campus Ambassador
Interests/Work: Fashion; Shopping; Watching YouTube tutorials
Email: doreent6@vt.edu

Lauren Thomas

Major(s): Business Information Technology (OSM), Finance
Minor(s): International Business
Graduation: May 2017
Hometown: Roanoke, VA
Community/University Service: Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s; Volunteer at Warm Hearth Retirement Community; Relay for Life; Big Event
Clubs: Sigma Kappa sorority; Finance for Females; National Society of Collegiate Scholars
Interests/Work: Travel; Geography; Outdoor activities; Coffee; Finance Intern at KPMG
Email: laurent2@vt.edu

Tori Vidal

Major(s): Hospitality & Tourism Management
Graduation: May 2019
Hometown: Chesapeake, VA
Community/University Service: PUMP Mentor; Big Event Leader; Relay for Life Leader
Clubs: Hospitality Management Association; Young Life College; VT Honors College
Interests/Work: Event/wedding planning; Hotels (front desk clerk); Traveling; Event planning intern
Email: vvidal15@vt.edu

Taylor Watts

Major(s): Accounting & Information Systems, Finance
Graduation: May 2017
Hometown: Winchester, VA
Clubs: Water Polo, Tennis
Email: twatts17@vt.edu

Carla Witz

Major(s): Accounting & Information Systems, Finance
Graduation: May 2018
Hometown: Glen Allen, VA
Community/University Service: Relay for Life; Big Event; Domestic Violence Awareness & Prevention
Clubs: Business Horizons (President); VT Athletics; Alphi Chi Omega (VP PRM); NSFP Hokie Camp; PUMP; LEAP; Service Council at VT (Treasurer); New Horizons
Interests/Work: Advisory Summer Intern at Deloitte in Richmond, VA
Email: witzcj@vt.edu