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 CAFESambassadors@calpoly.edu.
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 CAFESAmbassadors@calpoly.edu.
2022-23 Officer Team
Abbie Brown — President
Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
Haley Konoval — Vice President
Hometown: American Canyon, CA
Jack Swartz — Secretary/Treasurer
Agricultural Business / Ag. Systems Management
Hometown: Sutter, CA
Camryn More — Tours Chair
Hometown: Salinas, CA
Anna Bibby — Recruitment & Retention Chair
Hometown: Sloughhouse, CA
Maddie Tellesen — Publicity Chair
Hometown: Elk Grove, CA
Connor Abe — Alumni and Fundraising Chair
Hometown: Kingsburg, CA
Katey Diniz — Ag. Ambassador State Conference Chair
Hometown: Bakersfield, CA
2022-23 Senior Ambassadors
|Aidan Inoue||Plant Science||3rd||San Jose, CA|
|Food Science||4th||Huntington Beach, CA|
|Animal Science||4th||Visalia, CA|
Experience Industry Management
|4th||San Antonio, TX|
|Codie Konrad||Animal Science||3rd||Newport Beach, CA|
|Cole Shields||Wine and Viticulture||4th||Moorpark, CA|
|Food Science||3rd||Kennett Square, PA|
BioResource and Agricultural Engineering
|3rd||Elk Grove, CA|
|Agricultural Communication||4th||Morgan Hill, CA|
|Kai Tran||Natural Resource Management and Environmental Sciences||3rd||Snohomish, WA|
|Kaitlyn Glakeler||Agricultural Systems Management||2nd||
|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.