The CDI Ambassadors are a team of student leaders who promote the University's commitment to diversity and the creation of a global learning community. They help bring individuals and groups of students together to engage with and learn from one another. Ambassadors have multiple opportunities to develop foundational leadership skills and refine personal and professional strengths.

Learning Outcomes

By serving as a CDI Ambassador, students will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding of others culture, values, heritage, values and experiences
  • Participate in Leadership Development and Diversity workshop opportunities
  • Foster a welcoming campus environment
  • Demonstrate Cougar Pride and Tier One customer service

Meet the Ambassadors

Cornelius O’Bryant III
Judith Corral
Kala Thomas
Katherine Lephuoc
Luis Molina
Marisa Thein
Melina Diaz
Natilia R. Johnson
Quia Brown
Shawn Abdullah
Tamia T. Myers

Role of the Ambassadors

  1. Serve as a representative for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion
  2. Assist in the planning and execution of the Center’s programs and services
  3. Participate in Leadership Development opportunities
  4. Create a sense of belonging and connectedness on campus


  • Attend scheduled meetings
  • Represent the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at outreach events such as student org resource fairs
  • Work closely with the Center for Diversity and Inclusion professional staff
  • Assist with Center program planning and implementation
  • Create and maintain a positive and educational social media presence that includes but is not limited to, monthly newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The sites should be widely-used and referenced.
  • Engage campus with Center for Diversity and Inclusion through marketing efforts
  • Build mutual beneficial relationships with student organizations
  • On behalf of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion, attend other department programs and events

Benefits of serving as a CDI Ambassador

  • Leadership development experience
  • Increase intercultural competence (i.e. the knowledge, awareness and skills of working with those who are different than oneself)
  • Serve as the “face” of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion on campus
  • Make friends!
  • Acquire transferrable skills for the work place, such as ability to meet and network with peers, faculty, administrators, alumni and community members.
  • Increase understanding of other culture’s history, traditions and customs
  • Develop resume with meaningful opportunities and experiences
  • Gain service hours for MVP's President's Volunteer Service Award


  • Need to be enrolled full-time (9 credit hours)
  • 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Willingness to learn
  • Be an immediate contributor to the success of the Center
  • Requires one-year commitment


  • Open-minded
  • Independent
  • Reliable
  • Positive
  • Initiative


When are applications available?

2018 – 2019 applications are available online starting April 2, 2018 until April 10, 2018.

What are the qualifications?

  • One-year commitment
  • Be in good standing with the university
  • Be an undergraduate student
  • Be enrolled full-time (9 credit hours)
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher

How long is the commitment to the ambassador position? When does it start?

Ambassadors require a one-year commitment. The selected candidates will attend a mandatory orientation/retreat on August 24, 2018.

How do I apply?

Online applications for the upcoming year will be available at the link below. Applications must be completed by Tuesday, April 10th at 11:59 PM. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for April 16th – 19th.

What is the time commitment?

Ambassadors will need to commit 1.5 office hours per week, attend meetings every other week, and volunteer at events as assigned.

What projects and job responsibilities will I have?
  • Distribute marketing materials on campus such as posters, handbills, a-frames, digital images, etc.
  • Act as representative at outreach events such as student organizations/resource fair
  • Create and maintain a positive and educational social media presence
  • Build mutual beneficial relationships with student organizations on campus
  • Assist with program planning and implementation
  • Attend scheduled meetings
  • Facilitate activities and conversations about diversity and inclusion related topics with the UH community

Who do I contact for more information?

Please contact the Graduate Assistant, Adalia Espinosa, at aespino3@Central.UH.EDU or stop by the Center (Student Center South, B12) for more information on the Ambassador Program.