Loyola University Chicago

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Meet the ACE Student Ambassadors

Student ambassadors represent various social, academic, career, and civic engagement issues and movements affecting college students of today.

Student ambassadors develop relationships with alumni and build internship and enrichment opportunities within the surrounding community in the form of mentoring, volunteering, and other community building initiatives.  Additionally, student ambassadors engage and build projects and community building opportunities around societal issues including immigrant and refugee rights, feminism and female empowerment, environmentalism, and first-generation, lower-income, & students with disabilities' needs.

Student ambassadors enrich the nationwide TRIO initiative and collaborate to develop The TRIO Student Summit - an introduction to college event hosted each spring for high school TRIO students from precollege programs in Chicago and the surrounding area.

A significant focus of pre-medical and pre-law focused activities also take place throughout the year through the ACE Medical Club (acemedicalclub@gmail.com) and through pre-law initiatives led by various student ambassadors.

Below is a brief introduction to our team of student ambassadors.  If you are an ACE Scholar with questions about this initiative, please e-mail us at ace@luc.edu.


ACE Student Ambassadors


Jennifer Kovalcik, Senior, Student Ambassador

Major/Minors: Biology Major; Bioethics Minor, Pre-Med track

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc): ACE Medical Club, Hearts for the Homeless (H4H) Chicago, Care for Real Committee, American Medical Student Association (AMSA), Alpha Sigma Nu (AΣN) International Jesuit Honor Society

Favorite part of ACE: The sense of community and family at ACE that encourages long-lasting friendships, personal growth, and educational success.


Julia Borowska, Sophomore, Student Ambassador

Major/Minors: Biology Major

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc): ACE Medical Club

Favorite part of ACE: Connecting with people within and outside of ACE


Manal Amjad, Sophomore, Student Ambassador

Major/Minors: Biology Major; Studio Art Minor

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc): Pakistani Student Association, Pre-Dental Association

Favorite part of ACE: My favorite part about ACE is how communicative everyone is and how resourceful ACE can be for individuals struggling with new experiences.


Maria Burritt, Sophomore, Student Ambassador

Major/Minors: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience Major; Math and Shakespeare Studies Minors, Pre-Med Track

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc): ResLife, Theater Department

Favorite part of ACE: The dedication of all the staff and scholars to cultivating a supportive and accomplished community.


Paola Hernandez, Sophomore, Student Ambassador

Major/Minors: Nursing Major; Psychology and Spanish Language & Literature Minors

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc): Student Representative for MNSON’s Inclusive Excellence Taskforce

Favorite part of ACE: The people!


Yatzany Resendiz-Rivera, Senior, Student Ambassador

Major/Minors: Biology Major; Spanish Language & Literature Minor

Involvement on campus (clubs, organizations, etc): AMSA Community Outreach Director + Alpha Phi Omega

Favorite part of ACE: Making meaningful and lifelong connections with a group of people who truly support and care for you.