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 2023-24 academic year will be the 35th 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 

2023-2024 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

2023-24 Officer Team

Anna Bibby — President

Agricultural Business

Year: 3rd

Hometown: Sloughhouse, CA


Kaylen Jaime — Vice President

Agricultural Communications

Year: 2nd

Hometown: Sacramento, CA


Maddie Tellesen — Secretary

Agricultural Communications

Year: 3rd

Hometown: Elk Grove, CA



Savanna Barcellos — Treasurer

Animal Science

Year: 2nd

Hometown: Gustine, CA


Abbie Brown — Tours Chair

Animal Science

Year: 4th

Hometown: Elk Grove, CA




Jessica Friley — Recruitment and Retention Chair

Agricultural Science

Year: 4th

Hometown: Brawley, CA



Riley Lopez — Public Relations Chair

Agricultural Communications

Year: 2nd

Hometown: Madera, CA



2023-24 Senior Ambassadors



Year Hometown
Aidan Inoue Plant Sciences 4th San Jose, CA

Andrew Tinoco

Plant Sciences 3rd Santa Maria, CA

Anna Rioux

Ag Systems Management 3rd Hanford, CA
Ben Shinkwin Ag Science Masters Modesto, CA
Carson Rossi BioResource & Ag. Engineering 2nd San Diego, CA
Codie Konrad Animal Science  4th Newport Beach, CA

Ella Bovetti

Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration 4th Visalia, CA
Ellie Conlin-Day Food Science 4th Kennett Square, PA

Jack Swartz

Ag Systems Management 4th Sutter, CA
Joe Aguiar Ag Communication 2nd Winters, CA
Lucas Terk Ag Business 4th

Oakland, CA

Madison Kelly Recreation, Parks & Tourism Administration 3rd Temecula, CA
Marissa Johnston Food Science 2nd Silverton, OR
Megan Dixon Ag Business 3rd Fortuna, CA
Shaelyn Spencer Plant Sciences 2nd Sacramento, CA
Simran Kamal Environmental Management & Protection 4th Concord, 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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