Meet our Student Ambassadors
Our highly motivated and experienced student ambassadors - from Canada and abroad - are here to help you figure out what the McGill student experience looks like, from the inside! Sign up for a My Story @ McGill session and hear their take on student life, academics, life in Montreal and much more! Learn from their experiences and ask them all you need to know about student life and studying at McGill.
I am from Mississauga, Ontario (just outside of Toronto), and I just graduated from the Faculty of Science with an Honours in Biophysical Chemistry! My experience at McGill was very much defined by learning how to balance everything I wanted to do. I was a part of a lot of event planning for the Faculty of Science, planning events such as Frosh, Science Games, and Grad Ball. I also volunteered throughout my time at McGill with Walksafe and St. Mary's Hospital. Finally, I was very fortunate to receive research experience through two summer positions as well as my honours project!
Hey Everyone! My name is Luca Lexham Cianciaruso and I am a proud McGill first year (but U1) student. I am a part of the Desautels Faculty of Management, majoring in International Management, and still haven't decided what I am minoring in (there is still time!). I'm from Ottawa, Canada's Capital city, and went to an International Baccalaureate (IB) school, which is why I was placed into U1.
Although my first year has been online, I have tried to be as active in the community as possible and recommend every future McGillian to try out at least one or two of the vast array of clubs and other extracurriculars that McGill offers. Personally, I am a member of the McGill Delegation team (I highly recommend), Investment club, the SSUNS Secretariat, and the Board Ad-Hoc Committee on Naming (BACoN). I also work as a student ambassador giving weekly My Story @ McGill presentations to high school students from all over the world. I highly recommend attending the My Story presentations as they offer valuable student insight into what it means to attend McGill. I hope to see some of you at my next presentation!
Hello! My name is Meghan MacLaren and I’m one of McGill’s student ambassadors. I’m from Denver, Colorado, USA, and I’m a dual American/Canadian citizen. I speak English and Spanish! I’m going into my fourth year, studying Honours Biochemistry with a minor in Hispanic Studies. At McGill, I’m involved in student government as the VP Communications of the Biochemistry Undergraduate Society (BUGS). I also tutor for Tutorial Services. Next year for my honours project, I will be researching creatine metabolism under the direction of the Kazak Lab in the Goodman Cancer Research Centre. In my free time, I enjoy Irish dancing, hiking, and skiing. One of my favourite things about McGill is the diversity of our student body. With students from over 150 countries worldwide, you are sure to make friends from all around the globe!
Hi there! I’m Lakshmi Roy, a 3rd year major in Computer Engineering, raised in Montreal! One of my favourite things about our university is the ambient student life - there are hundreds of clubs and involvement opportunities here! Getting involved is definitely my #1 suggestion for meeting new people and making friends. Over my time at McGill, I’ve really enjoyed being involved with POWE (Promoting Opportunities for Women in Engineering), the TechFair Committee, the EUS Pigeon newsletter, and McSWAY Poetry Collective.
Aside from being a student, I also had my first internship at SAP this year. Being a student, interning, and being heavily involved in student clubs really tested my time-management and efficiency skills, but it was also extremely rewarding and allowed me to make the most out of my McGill experience. With McGill’s support, I know that each one of you have the potential to thrive at our university too!
Hi! My name’s Thea Clark and I’m from Toronto, Ontario. I’ll be starting my second year (U1) in the Faculty of Arts this fall. I’m majoring in Political Science and minoring in English Literature and History. I took AP classes in high school, but not enough to skip the freshman program. Since I had no idea what I wanted to study coming out of high school, the freshman program was a great opportunity for me to try a bunch of different classes in different departments and figure out what exactly I was passionate about. I really enjoyed my classes and, despite my first year being remote, I still managed to meet a lot of incredible people online and in residence. One of my favourite things about being a McGill student is the city- Montreal is such a vibrant place, and there’s always something new to check out.
Hi everyone! My name is Maddy, I’m from Connecticut in the States, and I’m going into my fourth and final year at McGill. I’m pursuing a degree in Honours Political Science and double minoring in Arabic and Hispanic Studies, and I’m particularly interested in international relations, human rights, and environmental/sustainability issues. One of my favorite things about McGill’s student body is all the diverse and global perspectives you constantly encounter. On campus, I’m active in student government; I’ve been a part of the Political Science Students’ Association and am now representing students in the Faculty of Arts as an Arts Senator. I’m also involved in journalism - I work on articles, photo essays, and podcasts for the McGill International Review, and am the incoming Editor-in-Chief of Flux, McGill’s international relations academic print journal. Additionally, I spent the past year working as a Research Assistant for one of my professors in the Bieler School of Environment and Department of Political Science, helping him with research on global environmental sustainability standards and the phenomenon of greenwashing. Within Montréal, I enjoy studying at cafes across the city, taking photographs, going thrifting, and exploring art museums!
Hi! My name is Stephanie Di Sciullo, I am from Montreal and I speak English and French. I am part of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT), majoring in physical therapy and I just finished my first year (U1). Other than academics, I enjoy being involved in student life. I am part of POTUS (Physical and Occupational Therapy Undergraduate Society), where I was the U1 representative. In this role, I voiced the comments and concerns of my cohort at council meetings. I am honoured to have the position of U2 representative this September. I am also an ambassador for the university, where I have the pleasure to meet prospective students and discuss their academic pursuits. I am very excited to become a healthcare professional in the future. I’d be happy to answer your questions about McGill’s healthcare programs or any other questions about the university. Cheers!
Hi everyone, my name is Peter MacDonald and I am a U3 student with a major in Honours Political Science and a minor in Social Entrepreneurship and Anthropology. I am from Ottawa, Ontario, which is two hours away from Montréal! At McGill I have been involved as a Frosh leader, a contributor for student publications, and I have been accepted to go on exchange twice (both trips were cancelled due to COVID, however)! One of my favourite things about our university is the campus itself; McGill is a closed campus, which means that every building is located on our grounds and you do not have to walk all around the city to go from class-to-class!
Hi everyone! My name is Mark Walsh, I am from New Jersey, and I am a fourth year (U4) student at McGill. I am pursuing two bachelor’s degrees: a B.Sc. in Statistics and Computer Science, a B.Mus. in Trumpet, and a minor in management. After graduation, I hope to become an actuary. At McGill, I have been involved with student government. I was a member of McGill’s First Year Council (FYC) and Fall Reading Week Committee. As part of FYC, I helped organize fun events for first year students to get to know one another. As for the Fall Reading Week Committee, we were successful in advocating for a longer fall break for students and faculty, which will be implemented starting in Fall 2021! Hopefully, if you come to McGill, you will be able to enjoy an extra few days off :) Aside from McGill’s stellar faculty, I love how diverse McGill is; you are guaranteed to meet students from all over the globe! One of my favourite hobbies is running, and McGill’s campus is located in the perfect spot to do just that. Just steps away from campus is Mont-Royal, where students go for runs and hikes. McGill’s proximity to downtown Montreal and Mont-Royal makes McGill’s campus an ideal location to have the best of both worlds: a metropolitan university experience and the ability to escape the city and spend some time in nature.
Hi! My name is Sophia Howard and I'm from New York City. I am going into my third year (U2) at McGill University in the faculty of science studying Honours Statistics. At McGill, I have been involved with a variety of activities, from intramural frisbee to trivia club. However, I have found that the thing I enjoy the most is event planning. I started out by being a representative on New Residence's Hall council and will continue next year by being the VP events for Cocoa & Cacao and the director or After Hours, the faculty of Science's student bar. One of my favourite things about McGill University is the diverse number of places to study on campus, my personal spot being Cybertheque, which is in the basement of the Redpath Library. I'm excited to get to meet you and answer your questions about McGill!
Hi everyone! My name is Camille Menard and I’m entering my second year (U2) in the Faculty of Management this fall. I grew up in small-town Vermont in the States, and I’ve loved the transition to living in big-city Montreal! I chose this school due to the diverse student body, the worldwide reputation, and the beautiful city of Montreal. I was able to skip a whole year at McGill thanks to advanced standing from AP credits, an experience that was uniquely available to me with McGill. Outside of my classes, I hold positions in a few management clubs, including the International Management Association and the Corporate Relations portfolio, and I’m a student ambassador for the university. I speak English, French, and decent Spanish, and I’d be happy to answer your questions in any of the three languages! I look forward to meeting you all, whether it be through Zoom or in person.
Salut! My name is Sophia Moubarak from Montreal, Quebec and I am a proud McGill student ambassador. Having completed the French Baccalaureate, I am currently a second year student in the Faculty of Engineering, majoring in Electrical Engineering. Besides being a student ambassador at McGill, I am also a TEAM mentor for tutoring services. In my free time, I enjoy playing soccer and keeping up with Formula One, which is why I plan on joining McGill’s Intramurals league and the Formula Electric team this fall! McGill offers a large range of extracurricular activities (+230 clubs), so my best advice is to get involved! Although I began my McGill experience online, I still managed to learn a few tricks that helped me throughout my first year and I hope to share them with you at my next presentation!
Hey there! My name is Devin (she/her), and I'm originally from the Boston, Massachusetts area. I chose McGill because my family is Canadian (making me a dual citizen), but also because I fell in love with the city of Montreal when touring the school. I just graduated from the Faculty of Science with a BSc in Honors Pharmacology. My McGill experience has largely been defined by the extracurriculars I've been fortunate enough to take part in: Greek life, hospital volunteering, frosh leading, advocating for McGill's Peer Support Center, founding my own mental health club, working as a Tour Guide, volunteer & for-academic-credit research, and various summer internships. Perhaps more importantly, my McGill experience has allowed me to meet and connect with so many wonderful people; I've learned from professors who are at the top of their field and formed friendships I know will be lifelong.
Bonjour/Hi! This is Aiman coming to you live from this website to your phone or computer screen. I’m originally from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but I spent a good chunk of my life moving around between Texas and Alberta back in my younger days. Thanks to some scholarships, student aid, and hard work, I successfully graduated from the Faculty of Arts & Science where I completed the Honours Cognitive Science program there along with a Minor in Arabic. I also learned a lot of French by just walking around in the city of Montréal, so if you wish to practice your French, n’hésitez pas à demander!
I also became involved with clubs such as the Malaysian and Singaporean Students Association, Walksafe, and the Symphonic Band Organization. I had the opportunity to conduct some research by working in a Neurobiology lab and a Cognitive Neuroscience lab, the latter one being the focus of my Honours Project. If you have any questions regarding your studies, the undergraduate life, or just about any question concerning McGill, I’ll still be kicking about in McGill as I will soon begin my Masters in Speech-Language Pathology. Nice to meet you virtually et à bientôt!
Hi! My name is Charles, and while I was born in Ottawa, Ontario I have lived all over. In the Fall I will be entering my fourth and final year in the Faculty of Management, where I am doing a Double Concentration in Finance and Accounting with a Minor in History. I’ve really enjoyed my past three years at McGill. This has included being part of the Desautels Management Achievement Awards (last year we were so happy to have Larry Tanembum, the owner of Maple Leaf Sports, as a guest) and the rugby team where I have had some of my best university experiences, including travelling to Boston to play Harvard and meeting some of my closest friends at McGill. My favourite thing about McGill is how involved everyone is in student life and the City of Montreal. It really makes the community feel alive — especially if you're someone like me who likes to always be doing something.