2021-22 Library Ambassadors

  •  A picture of the 2019-20 Fondren Library Ambassadors standing in two rows, posed in front of a blue background.
    2019-2020 Ambassadors [newer photos not taken due to covid] | Left to Right (Top Row): Sarah Bradford, Loren Goddard, Trevor Egerton, and Maura Boerio. Left to Right (Bottom Row): Jennifer Wang, Emma Young, Melissa Carmona. Not pictured: Raiya Myren, Richard Omotosho, Emma Saving

2020-21 Library Ambassadors

We are looking for new Ambassadors for several colleges!

Fill out the Fondren Library Student Ambassador application to apply for the 2021-22 academic year. We will be meeting via Zoom during the fall semester.

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Melissa Carmona

College: Lovett

Academic Year:  Junior

Major: History and Sociology

Bio:  Hello! I'm from a small town called The Colony, TX. I love taking walks and doodling to clear my mind. I'm super excited to be a Library Ambassador!

Favorite Book: Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

What do you wish everyone knew about Fondren Library? I wish people knew about the vast amounts of resources that Fondren provides for students, from classes to umbrellas!

How many years have you been an Ambassador? It's currently my second year!

What do you look forward to as an Ambassador? I'm looking forward to working with fellow library ambassadors and staff to make Fondren a better resource for students.

Shannon Jelley

College: Brown

Academic Year:  Junior

Major:  Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Bio:  Hi! I am from Cincinnati, Ohio, and am a member of the Women's Varsity Swim Team here at Rice. I love coffee, hiking, and trying new restaurants.

Favorite Book: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

What do you wish everyone knew about Fondren Library? I wish that people were aware of just how many resources Fondren has available.

How many years have you been an Ambassador? This is my first year.

What do you look forward to as an Ambassador? I look forward to learning even more about Fondren and getting to communicate that knowledge to others in my college.

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Raiya Myren

College: Jones

Academic Year:  Sophomore

Major:  Mechanical Engineering

Bio:  I was born and raised in Austin, Texas, with my two brothers and parents. I am planning on majoring in mechanical engineering, but I also love art history, classics, and studio art.

Favorite Book: Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

What do you wish everyone knew about Fondren Library? I wish everyone knew about the courses and events put on by the different departments throughout the week.

How many years have you been an Ambassador? This is my second year working for the library. I have worked at the Kelley Center at the Government Information desk, and for the UX Office as well.

What do you look forward to as an Ambassador? I hope to spread awareness about all the resources available at Fondren so that my fellow Jonesians have more confidence navigating the library, both in-person and online. I also look forward to sharing student feedback with the library staff so that we can make the library more accessible.

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Emma Saving

College: Sid Richardson

Academic Year: Sophomore

Major: Biosciences/Genetics major and medhum minor

Bio: Hi, I’m Emma and I’m your Sid Rich Library Ambassador! I’m a sophomore Biosciences/genetics major and medhum minor from Dallas who really enjoys deep talks, coffee, dancing, and meeting new people. You can usually find me at Sid, coffeehouse, XA, dance practice, or studying at Fondren!

Favorite Book: Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke

What do you wish everyone knew about Fondren Library?  I want everyone to be aware of all the extra opportunities Fondren has to offer including study resources, helpful workshops, writing assistance, study breaks, and events including voter registration!

How many years have you been an Ambassador?  This is my first year as an Ambassador!

What do you look forward to as an Ambassador? I am excited to get to learn and share more about what the library has to offer students, and to serve as a liaison between Sid and Fondy!

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Jennifer Wang

College: Duncan

Academic Year:  2022

Major:  Mathematical Economic Analysis

Favorite Book: Small Gods by Terry Pratchett

What do you wish everyone knew about Fondren Library? There are a lot of useful courses offered at Fondren, like classes teaching you how to use data analysis programs. 

How many years have you been an Ambassador? This is my second year!

What do you look forward to as an Ambassador? I’m excited to work with my fellow Ambassadors and library staff to improve people’s experience at Fondren as much as possible.