Admission Ambassadors

Summer 2024 Admission Ambassadors

Melina Durre ‘25
she/her

Major: Media Studies
Minor: Biology and German Studies

About me: Melina is a junior from the Los Angeles area pursuing a Media Studies major with a Biology minor. Outside of the admissions office, Melina is the Vice President of Student Affairs for Scripps Associated Students, a coordinator for the Asian American Sponsor Program, and is a Trivia Master for the weekly CMS trivia night. When not going to concerts, cheering for the CMS sports teams, or doing homework at one of the many computer labs on campus, Melina can be found eating at Kazama Sushi in the Claremont Village or catching a movie at the Laemmle Theater. 

Ask me about: Student Government, Asian American Affinity Groups, Intramural Sports, LA Area.

Ahlam Negash ’27
she/her

Major: Mathematics and Economics
Minor: Media Studies

About me: Ahlam is a first-year student from Washington DC. She was born and raised in Ethiopia and speaks Amharic and Arabic. She is considering a double major in Mathematics and Economics with a Media Studies minor. Outside of the admissions office, she is also part of Scripps Media Services and Denison Library student staff. You will find her laying on the grass in front of Mallot on a sunny day or at the pool in Tiernan Field House.

Ask me about: Film, Campus events, Library resources, Movie recommendation, LA Art Scene.

Fall 2025 Admission Ambassadors

Nana Amponsah ’26
she/her

Major: Biology
Minor: Foreign Languages

About me: Nana is a sophomore and an international student from Ghana. She is undecided on paper but currently pursues a major in Biology and a possible minor in foreign languages. Nana is a member of the Scripps International Community and the Women and Minority Voices in Stem Club. She is never missing but always hidden in the depths of books in the browsing rooms of Clark and Toll or probably a courtyard. Nana enjoys Zumba lessons, the gym, watching Korean dramas and spending time with friends amidst makeshift karaoke.

Ask me about: International Community, African Community, STEM majors, pre health track, research opportunities, residential life, Food spots, Korean dramas, literally anything!

Melina Durre ‘25
she/her

Major: Media Studies
Minor: Biology and German Studies

About me: Melina is a junior from the Los Angeles area pursuing a Media Studies major with a Biology minor. Outside of the admissions office, Melina is the Vice President of Student Affairs for Scripps Associated Students, a coordinator for the Asian American Sponsor Program, and is a Trivia Master for the weekly CMS trivia night. When not going to concerts, cheering for the CMS sports teams, or doing homework at one of the many computer labs on campus, Melina can be found eating at Kazama Sushi in the Claremont Village or catching a movie at the Laemmle Theater. 

Ask me about: Student Government, Asian American Affinity Groups, Intramural Sports, LA Area.

Abigail Green ’27
she/her

Major: English (Creative Writing Emphasis)
Minor: French

About me: Abigail is a freshman from New York City. While she is undecided on paper, she plans to major in English with an emphasis in Creative Writing and minor in French. She also plans to study abroad in France her junior year. Outside of the classroom, she is heavily involved in music. She takes violin lessons weekly and will join the orchestra next year. She also has a radio show on KSPC, the 5c college radio station, and is a member of Table Manners, the 5c DJ collective. You can always find her studying with friends at the Motley or doing yoga at Tiernan or in the village.

Ask me about: Participating in music while not a music major, my radio show, opportunities to publish your writing at the 5Cs, applying Early Decision I, and best places to thrift near Claremont 🙂

Isabel Gonzalez-Salgado ’27
she/her

Major: Psychology
Minor: Spanish

About me: Isabel is a first-year student at Scripps College from Fontana, California, intending to major in Psychology and minor in Spanish. She values spending time with her amazing family (fun fact: she is the oldest of seven!) and awesome friends. When she’s not in class, Isabel can often be spotted studying at her #1 favorite place on campus, CP&R. She also loves going outside with the gorgeous scenery of Scripps, especially reading in the beautiful backyard garden of Revelle. Outside of the admission ambassador role, Isabel works as a College Mentor at Scripps College Academy and is involved with the Catholic Student Association at the McAllister Center.

Ask me about: Being in a living learning community (Wellness – Revelle House), the Catholic Student Association, working an on-campus job, studying Psychology & Spanish, or any of the resources here at Scripps!

Alyssa Hernandez ’27
she/her/hers

Major: Politics and Art
Minor: Biology

About me: Alyssa is a second-year from Socorro, NM, and intends to dual/double major in Art and Politics with a minor in Biology. Along with being an ambassador, Alyssa is a part of Cafe con Leche, a LatinX group, occasionally crochets with Babes N Blankets, and sometimes rises early to attend a Garden Club brunch. You can find her at Lang, Scripps’ Ceramic Studio, Room 402 in Honnold Mudd (when available, it has a nice view) or at the Motley getting her second coffee of the day. When she’s not in class, Alyssa often travels outside of Claremont to parts of LA to visit pop-up markets or enjoy concerts with friends.

Ask me about: Ask me about being First-Gen, Babes N Blankets, joining off-campus clubs, the Art Department, 5C Art, Cafe con Leche, working on and off-campus, and markets to visit during the weekends in LA!

Stella Holt Dupey ‘27
she/her/hers

Major: American Studies
Minor: Politics

About me: Stella is a second-year student from Portland, Oregon, and is planning on majoring in American Studies with a Politics minor. She enjoys running, relaxing at Tiernan, wandering around the village, and keeping up with local politics. She plays for Weasels (5c Club Basketball), so if she’s not off at a tournament on the weekends, you can find her doing work by the pool, listening to music on the lawn, doing pilates or yoga, or on a day trip to the beach. Her favorite spots on campus include Tiernan Field House, the Motley Coffeehouse, and the GJW outdoor patio. On a warm night, you can usually find her on late-night walks with friends around the other 5cs.

Ask me about: 5c club sports, writing application essays, dorm life, joining 5c clubs, off-campus volunteer opportunities, getting into LA without a car, voting/voter registration.

Audrey Lee ‘25
she/her

Major: Biology
Data Science: Data Science

About me: Audrey is a third-year from Seattle, Washington who is majoring in Biology with a Data Science minor, while pursuing the pre-med track. Outside of working in Admissions, Audrey is a Coordinator for the Asian American Sponsor Program at Scripps and is an Ambassador for the Pre-Health Office at the Keck Science Department. She is also involved in biology research and has been a peer educator and TA for chemistry lab classes. Audrey loves spending time with her friends and taking walks around Scripps, especially through the rose garden and Margaret Fowler Garden. Her favorite spots on campus are the Motley and Denison Library. She also likes to spend her time hiking and exploring Claremont at the village and the other 5Cs!

Ask me about: Pursuing the pre-med track, studying STEM, doing research, the Asian American community, best dining halls, taking 5C classes, and the broader Scripps or 5C community!

Suzie Dawn Stitt ’24
Any pronouns

Majors: Psychology and Dance

About me: Suzie Dawn is a senior from Brookline, MA, studying both psychology and dance. Other than working at the admissions office, they can be found doing gender and sexuality research, lifeguarding at the Tiernan Field House, or dancing in Groove Nation (a dance club at the 5C’s!). Suzie Dawn loves spending time going on hikes, swimming, or dancing around at a local thrift store. You may even see her crocheting on their way to classes! Suzie Dawn is really excited to start her dance senior thesis this year and work closely with advisors on projects they find important!

Ask me about: Transferring schools! Dance and performance offerings, going to school far from home, research opportunities, the 5C social life, joining clubs, and how to make the best iced coffee in the dining halls

Jannat Verma ’26
they/they

Majors: Politics and American Studies
Minor: Spanish

About me: Jannat is a sophomore hoping to dual or double major in Politics and American Studies. Outside of class they can be spotted doing homework in Denison library, or spending time with friends in the Motley or Cafe 47. They are also involved with the Pomona Model UN team and other club teams on campus.

Ask me about: Politics Major, American Studies Major, Spanish minor, summer research, Model UN, being an out of state student, being a student of color at a primarily white institution (pwi), cats on campus, concerts and community events to attend around the schools.

Frances Walton ’26
she/her

Major: English
Minor: Biology

About me: Frances is a second-year student from the North Orange County area (Fullerton, specifically). She is planning on majoring in English and minoring in Biology but has yet to declare! In addition to working in admissions, Frances is an RC (Residential Coordinator, basically an RA), leads for Scripps O.W.L. (Outdoor Women’s Leadership Organization), writes at The Scripps Voice as a copy editor, and works in the greater area as a busser at a Neapolitan Pizzeria. When she isn’t procrastinating with her friends in the Toll Browsing Room, Frances could be spotted chowing down on Elm Tree lawn, running to catch the Metrolink, or reading at Laguna Beach!

Ask me about: Journalism on campus, work-study, the accommodations process, dorm life, the greater LA area, interdisciplinary interests, pre-orientation programs, working off-campus, first-year experience

Anqi Yang ’27
she/her

Major: Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE)
Minor: Media Studies

About me: Angie is a sophomore and an international student from Shanghai. She’s likely to major in PPE. Other than being a student ambassador, she’s involved in the Asian American Sponsor Program at Scripps and the Student Chapter of the Thomistic Institute at the Claremont Colleges. She enjoys late-night driving with her friends to get boba, holding intellectual debates at residential halls, wandering around the village, and watching film analyses.

Ask me about: Majoring off-campus, cross-registration at the 5Cs, Scripps Philosophy department, the best coffee shops, fun things to do in the village, the experience of being an international student, and the Student Chapter of the Thomistic Institute