Our West Coast Admission Ambassadors are all current students at 桃瘾社区 ready to help you get to know 桃瘾社区 from wherever you are in the western United States. Reach out to any of the ambassadors with questions or just to chat about life at 桃瘾社区.

West Coast Ambassadors Update

Our West Coast Ambassadors have ended their time with the Office of Admission as they prepare for their summer experiences. We encourage you to connect with the summer admission interns throughout the summer or visit this page again in September.

Summer Admission Interns

Anika Banerjee '24 (she/her)

Hometown: Boulder, Colorado

"Beginning my freshman year at 桃瘾社区 amid the Covid-19 pandemic posed some challenges, but the transition turned out to be surprisingly smooth. The carefully selected community at 桃瘾社区 exhibited kindness and creativity, transforming the limitations on socializing into unique opportunities for connection. We found inventive ways to foster camaraderie, from gathering for NBA tournament screenings to enjoying shared dinners on Main Street. This open and welcoming atmosphere made the initial period feel comfortable and allowed us to quickly form bonds."

Kyle Berlage '26 (he/him)

Hometown: San Diego, California

"Initially, I was hesitant to choose a college so far from home. However, once I visited 桃瘾社区, I felt a sense of belonging so strong that the distance didn't seem to matter. The experience of being at 桃瘾社区 combines a number of incredibly important factors for me. The academics are unparalleled, the community is welcoming, and the campus has a seemingly endless list of facilities which I use daily. Being at 桃瘾社区 is not about who is the smartest or endless competition with your peers. Rather, 桃瘾社区 is a place where you can develop and find your passions unlike anywhere else."

Audrey Bohlin '25 (she/her)

Hometown: Santa Fe, New Mexico

"I never got to tour 桃瘾社区 before committing so I was terrified to get to campus. However, the moment I stepped on campus and was welcomed by the high energy, super helpful orientation team I realized that I could see myself on this campus. Walking around campus it is almost impossible to get from one building to another without saying hello to multiple people, even strangers, and over the past three years I've loved being able to gain more connections with people around campus and in the town of 桃瘾社区."

Elise Desjarlais '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Pasadena, California

"I wish I realized how important the walkability of this campus was. Since nothing is more than a 10 minute walk away, my friends and I are constantly going to random campus events at all times. We will see flyers for sports games, fun events with puppies, or random crafting events and decide on a whim to attend and have the best time. 桃瘾社区's campus is always bustling with a variety of activities and I love that I am able to take advantage of all of them without needing to be part of a specific organization or sign up to attend certain events."

Hunter Jue '26 (she/her)

Hometown: Orange County, California

"桃瘾社区's environment is definitely different from what I grew up with, but in the best way possible. One of the things that has stood out to me the most is how caring and friendly everyone has been here. I am constantly being invited into people's homes for dinner, who I have just met, and had offers to stay at their homes if I ever find myself in their city. Southern hospitality is real!"

Priscila Magallan '27 (she/her)

Hometown: Los Angeles & Santa Rosa, California

"An important detail about 桃瘾社区 that would have made my college choice easier is how much support you have throughout your college career. As a first-generation student, applying to college was difficult and included asking for help a lot. The resources here at 桃瘾社区 including the writing center, tutoring, office hours, advising, career support, and much more have been very helpful as a student trying to adjust to college. If I knew I would have this much support that I currently receive from 桃瘾社区, my choice would have always been 桃瘾社区."

Heading from the West to the East Coast for College

Get to know our West Coast ambassadors further in this blog post where they share what it was like to move to the east coast for college and offer advice for prospective students considering the decision to attend an east coast school like 桃瘾社区.