First Year Ambassador Program

The First Year Ambassador program, also known as FYA program, teaches students the structure of the Student Government Association (SGA) at UMBC. It is SGA’s year-long leadership development program that is open to freshmen and first year transfer students. Furthermore, it teaches students how to take advantage of the agency that they have on campus and how to properly navigate fixing any problem that they may identify. This program also introduces students to campus partners that can assist with programming, frames the historical context of initiatives launched by students, and elevates students to student leaders.

A key aspect of the program is the opportunity to shadow both elected and appointed officers in two bodies of the organization, the Legislative and Executive Branches. As a First Year Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to sit in on meetings, assist the officers in their work, and plan events that are large in scale.


Questions? Contact our Associate Director:

Brianna Malbon

Associate Director of First Year Engagement

2023-24 First Year Ambassadors:

Aeon Kaplowitz

Aliza Waseem

Amariana Crawley

Anderson Berrios

Aya Saeid

Benjamin Ferdman

Bruke Tewodros

Chandana Rao

Christian Jassani

Destiny Deshields

Elle Poissant

Genesis Bonilla

Ileana Su

Jack Winkler

Jaden Farris

Jessica Nguyen

Joy Kanithi

Joyce Kabeya

Kamron Mason

Karina Anais Crespo

Kel Parks

Mena Saeid

Nicolas Bartolomeo

Nicole Fontanilla

Owen Tolbert

Sanu Janneh

Sebastian Zamora

Shanzay Fatimah

Shawn Bearam

Toby Okafor

Victor Huang

Vincent Murray