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

The CAFES Ambassadors is a college-wide student organization whose purpose is to act as a public relations team for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences (CAFES). The 2020-21 academic year will be the 32nd 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 Facebook page.

Winter Quarter 2021 Tours

CAFES Ambassadors host weekly virtual chat sessions with prospective students on Mondays from 6 -  p.m. starting January 4. You can register for these chats at Cal Poly Visit or by emailing

2020-21 Officer Team

President: Hailey Baldwin

Agricultural Science

Vice President: Marley Sollecito

Agricultural Business

Secretary/Treasurer: Colton Naylor

Animal Science

Tours Chair: Beth Noel

Agricultural Science

Recruitment & Retention Chair: Ashley Waymire

Agricultural Science

Publicity Chair: Nicolette Collier

Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration

Alumni & Fundraising Chair: Andrew Arroyo

Agricultural Business

Ambassador State Conference Chair: Kiara Benavides

Agricultural Science

Becoming a CAFES Ambassador

CAFES Ambassadors are comprised of general members and Senior Ambassadors. All CAFES students are encouraged and welcome to participate in the CAFES Ambassadors organization by attending meetings to hear from industry speakers, participating in chat and information sessions with prospective students, or in events such as Open House.

CAFES Senior Ambassadors are selected following an application process and 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 begins recruiting new members and at the start of each Fall quarter, and CAFES Senior Ambassadors at the end of Fall 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. You must attend one info session along with submitting a completed application.

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