College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES) Ambassadors

CAFES Ambassadors is a college-wide student organization who serve as the leadership and public relations team for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). The 2022-23 academic year will be the 34th year the organization has worked to promote the college to prospective students, alumni, industry and government partners, donors and other stakeholders. The CAFES Ambassadors have been a positive influence on the quantity as well as the quality of applicants admitted to CAFES.

To stay up to date on CAFES Ambassadors' activities, visit their Instagram account.

To join CAFES Ambassadors or learn more, email 

2023 Tours

CAFES Ambassadors are hosting campus tours for prospective students every Thursday and Friday! You can register for these tours at Cal Poly Visit or by emailing

2022-23 Officer Team

Abbie Brown — President

Animal Science

Year: 3rd

Hometown: Elk Grove, CA


Haley Konoval — Vice President

Animal Science

Year: 4th

Hometown: American Canyon, CA


Jack Swartz — Secretary/Treasurer

Agricultural Business / Ag. Systems Management

Year: 3rd

Hometown: Sutter, CA



Camryn More — Tours Chair


Year: 4th

Hometown: Salinas, CA


Anna Bibby — Recruitment & Retention Chair

Agricultural Business

Year: 2nd

Hometown: Sloughhouse, CA




Maddie Tellesen — Publicity Chair

Agricultural Communication

Year: 2nd

Hometown: Elk Grove, CA



Connor Abe — Alumni and Fundraising Chair

Agricultural Business

Year: 4th

Hometown: Kingsburg, CA



Katey Diniz — Ag. Ambassador State Conference Chair

Agricultural Business

Year: 4th

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA



2022-23 Senior Ambassadors



Year Hometown
Aidan Inoue Plant Science 3rd San Jose, CA

Allison Stauffer

Food Science 4th Huntington Beach, CA

Ashley Waymire

Animal Science 4th Visalia, CA
Caty Ogden

Experience Industry Management 

4th San Antonio, TX
Codie Konrad Animal Science 3rd Newport Beach, CA
Cole Shields Wine and Viticulture 4th Moorpark, CA

Ellie Conlin-Day

Food Science 3rd Kennett Square, PA

Emily Sarantopulos 

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering 

3rd Elk Grove, CA

Jared Mandrell

Agricultural Communication 4th Morgan Hill, CA
Kai Tran  Natural Resource Management and Environmental Sciences 3rd Snohomish, WA
Kaitlyn Glakeler Agricultural Systems Management  2nd

Napa, CA

Lucas Terk Agricultural Business 4th Oakland, CA
Matthew Maas BioResource and Agricultural Engineering 4th San Diego, CA
Megan Dixon Agricultural Business 2nd Fortuna, CA
Simran Kamal Natural Resource Management and Environmental Sciences 3rd San Ramon, CA

Becoming a CAFES Ambassador

CAFES Ambassadors include both general members and Senior Ambassadors. All CAFES students are encouraged to participate in the CAFES Ambassadors organization by attending meetings to hear from industry speakers, leading tours and communicating with prospective students, or assisting with college wide events, such as Open House.

CAFES Senior Ambassadors represent all of the college’s 15 majors and also serve as a student advisory panel for the college. Ambassadors are chosen through a selection process and enjoy opportunities to enhance their leadership skills while gaining invaluable knowledge about Cal Poly and the agriculture, food and environmental sciences industries. They also develop close working relationships with the CAFES dean, Dean’s Advisory Council, and other college leaders.

CAFES Ambassadors begin recruiting new members at the start of the Fall quarter, and CAFES Senior Ambassadors at the end of Spring Quarter. The application process to become a CAFES Senior Ambassador includes submission of a written application and attendance at one mandatory information session. Once written applications are received and reviewed, a limited number of applicants are invited to in-person interviews with the current officer team. 



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