Student Ambassadors/Ombudspersons

Student Ambassadors and Ombudspersons are not available over the summer. Please email to reach CST staff regarding your concerns. 

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.

SAOs location and work hours for fall 2019:

Drew Behrendt– SAO Coordinator
Paley Library Suite 150 (CST Advising)
Monday: 12-2pm
Tuesday: 10am-4pm
Friday 12-2pm

Laura Smith– Biology
Bio Life Sci 159-B
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9-10:50am

Nicholas Degen – EES
Beury Hall, Rm. 329, 3rd fl., Computer lab.
Monday:11am-12, 1-2pm
Wednesday: 11am-12
Friday: 11am-12, 1-3pm


Ashley Bryant – CIS
Paley Library Suite 150 (CST Advising)
Mondays: 9:30-3:30pm

Lauren Hoffman– Chemistry
Beury Hall, Room 228
Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 11am-1pm

Victorya Richardson – Math
Wachman Hall, Undergrad Lounge, 6th fl.
Monday and Wednesday: 12-3pm

Joseph Grassi– Physics
SERC 4th Fl. Student Lounge
Monday and Friday: 1-4pm