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

The 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 2021-22 academic year will be the 33rd 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 

Spring 2022 Tours

CAFES Ambassadors are hosting campus tours for prospective students every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 3-4 p.m. throughout spring quarter. We are also hosting virtual tours on Zoom once per month. You can register for these tours at Cal Poly Visit or by emailing

2021-22 Officer Team

Ashley Waymire — President

Animal Science

Hometown: Visalia, CA


Payton Paschoal — Vice President

Agricultural Communication

Hometown: Winters, CA


Kiara Benavides — Secretary/Treasurer

Agricultural Science

Hometown: Woodlake, CA



Allison Stauffer — Tours Chair

Food Science

Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA


Katey Diniz — Recruitment & Retention Chair

Agricultural Business

Hometown: Bakersfield, CA


Haley Konoval — Publicity Chair

Animal Science

Hometown: American Canyon, CA


Camryn More — Alumni and Fundraising Chair


Hometown: Salinas, CA


2021-22 Senior Ambassadors

Name Major Hometown
Andrew Arroyo Agricultural Business Santa Paula, CA

Abbie Brown 

Animal Science

Elk Grove, CA

Nicolette Collier

Experience Industry Management

Valencia, CA

Susanna Hoffman 

Experience Industry Management 

Monterey, CA
Aidan Inoue Agricultural and Environmental Plant Sciences San Jose, CA

Jared Mandrell 

Agricultural Communication

Morgan Hill, CA

Catherine Ogden 

Experience Industry Management

San Antonio, TX

Laila Rollin 

Agricultural Science

Riverdale, CA

Emily Sarantopulos 

BioResource and Agricultural Engineering 

Elk Grove, CA

Ashley Tartaglia 

Animal Science

Earlimart, CA
Lucas Terk Agricultural Business Oakland, CA
Kai Tran Environmental Management and Protection  

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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