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Division of Academic Engagement and Student Achievement LSAMP: Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

LSAMP STEM Ambassadors

Our students who are serving as LSAMP STEM Ambassadors for the 2020 through 2021 academic year. LSAMP STEM Ambassadors help LSAMP Scholars at community colleges and WSU incoming freshmen, transfers, and current LSAMP participants by:

  • Getting them connected with research opportunities and resources.
  • Assisting in the planning and organizing of workshops and events for the LSAMP program.
  • Creating a comfortable, diverse community for underrepresented minorities in STEM.

STEM Ambassadors are expected to:

  • Regularly communicate with mentees and community college scholars.
  • Co-coordinate LSAMP activities (i.e., conferences, trainings, banquets).
  • Participate in trainings and weekly meetings (i.e., cultural competencies, professional development).

Our students who are serving as LSAMP STEM Ambassadors for the 2020 through 2021 academic year.

Meet Our Ambassadors

Bakari Bakari

Hello! My name is Bakari Bakari, I am a student at Washington State University majoring in Civil Engineering. I was born and raised in Kenya, Africa. I graduated from Auburn High School in Auburn Washington, I play multiple sports and love the outdoors.

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Jennifer Espin

Hi my name is Jennifer Espin, I’m originally from Ecuador and I moved to Seattle, WA five years ago. I’m a junior pursuing a degree in civil engineering with a focus in environmental and structural engineering with a minor in mathematics. A fun fact about me is that I hiked multiple trails at Mt. Rainier for 3 days in a row.

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Johnny Martinez

My name is Johnny Martinez, I was born and raised in Sunnyside Washington. If you do not know, Sunnyside is a small town near Yakima. My hobbies include going to the gym, working with cars and hanging out with my friends. A fun fact about me is that I graduated high school with my Associate Degree. I am majoring in Civil Engineering, and focusing on structural. The reason why I chose this major is because I enjoy working hands-on and love math.

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Become an Ambassador


  • Networking activities (e.g., BBQs, hiking, movie nights, and holiday parties)
  • Improve communication and collaboration skills
  • Work alongside a faculty mentor and develop professional related skills
  • Leadership training
  • Increase self-confidence level
  • Improve organizational skills
  • Develop problem solving skills
  • Develop cross-cultural sensitivity/knowledge
  • Access to graduate information
  • Tailored letters of recommendation


  • Be a full time STEM student
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Have attended at least one year at WSU (24 credits) or more
  • Demonstrate high ethical standards and cultural competency
  • Commit a full year to mentoring (2 hours/week) and trainings (2 per month)
  • Communicate and work well with others

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