Student Ambassadors/Ombudspersons

Student Ambassadors/Ombudspersons

Each CST department has a Student Ambassador/Ombudsperson (SA/O) who is a qualified undergraduate major in that department. The SA/O is thoroughly familiar with requirements and curricula of the department, and can competently advise fellow students on the courses and faculty members of the department. He or she also has the information about career options for the department's graduates.

The SA/O is familiar with the College of Science and Technology Grievance Procedure and is the first person to consult in case of an academic grievance.

The SA/O will serve as a student-faculty "go-between," and attempt to resolve the grievance. A student must initiate this first stage of the academic grievance by submitting a letter detailing the grievance. (Learn more about the procedure's three stages.) A copy of the College of Science and Technology Grievance Procedure can be obtained from the SA/O. Each SA/O has an office in his or her department, and the SA/O program coordinator is located in the Office of Student Services.


The SAO Coordinator is currently available via email only: 

Kaitlin O’Malley

SAO Coordinator

Due to lack of availability during the summer, new grievances for Spring 2017 and Summer 2017 will be handled in the Fall 2017 semester.  

Please note:   A student must initiate Stage I of the grievance procedure no later than thirty days from the start of the following fall or spring semester following the completion of the course in which the grievance occurred.


SAOs location and work hours for fall 2017:


Kaitlin O’Malley– SAO Coordinator

Paley Library Suite 150 (CST Advising)

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 11-1

Thursday 11-3


Dhruv Chotalia– Biology

Bio Life Sci 159-B

Monday and Friday 10:00-1


Allison Rose Cutri– Chemistry

Beury Hall, Room 228

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 12:30- 2:30


Ashley Bryant – CIS

SERC Room 373

Monday: 2-4pm

Tuesday: 2-3pm [*TRANSFER TUESDAYS 2-2:30]

Wednesday: 2-4pm

Thursday: 2:30-3:30pm


Katie Hayes – EES

Beury Hall, Rm. 329, 3rd fl., Computer lab.

Tuesday 9-11

Wednesday 2-4

Thursdays 1-3 


Sujay Rajkumar – Mathematics

Wachman Hall, Undergrad Lounge, 6th fl.

Tuesday & Thursday 11-12

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 9-10

Friday 12-1


Eric Miller– Physics

SERC Rm. 409  

Monday, 12-12:45

Wednesday, 9-12:45; 2-2:45

Friday, 2-2:45