Graduate Ambassadors

The Graduate Ambassador program was started in 2014 to have current graduate students on the Texas A&M University at Galveston campus involved with the Graduate Studies Office. The Ambassadors program has been a great success. Our students have helped to plan several campus events with the Research and Graduate Studies Office. They volunteer to lead campus tours for prospective students, participate in panel discussions with undergraduates, represent the Graduate Studies Office at the Texas A&M Galveston Career Fair, and much more.

They are an invaluable resource to our office and a fantastic group of students to represent their peers. The Ambassadors represent the graduate students in each of our programs on the Texas A&M Galveston campus, including our students pursuing degrees from College Station’s campus.

Please feel free to email if you have questions for our Graduate Ambassadors about the graduate school experience or Texas A&M University Galveston.

Contact Us

Graduate Studies Office
MAIN, Suite 409
Mailing: P.O. Box 1675, Galveston, TX 77553
(409) 740-4479
(409) 740-4754 (fax)

Preston Chang, PhD student in Marine Biology

Hometown: Nanking, China
Alma Mater: Chinese Academy of Sciences
Major: Marine Biology
Why Did You Choose Texas A&M for graduate school?: I was encouraged by a Texas A&M alumni who introduced this aggie land to me. The spirits and traditions passed from former Aggies steadied my will and I am very glad to be part of it now. TAMUG has distinguished professors, professional faculties & staffs, as well as amazing programs. So far I have benefited tremendously in the past year. Meanwhile, different languages, culture shock, and different thinking ways keep challenging all the international students that not exclude me. TAMUG so far is one of my best choice in my life and I am proud of being a sea aggie. 

Samantha Dunn, Masters student in Marine Resources Management

Hometown: Mesquite, TX
Alma Mater:  Texas A&M University (College Station)
Major: Marine Resource Management
Why Did You Choose A&M for graduate school?: I wanted to pursue a master's degree in a field that would allow be to work from a big picture perspective in the realm of conservation and sustainability. The MARM program does that. Not to mention it allowed me to get back to my Aggie roots.

Shawna Little, PhD student in Marine Biology

Hometown: Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada
Alma Mater: Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Major: Marine Biology
Why Did You Choose A&M for graduate school?: To pursue my research into marine micropaleontology at a well-respected and well known marine institution.

Kristin Nelson, Masters student in Marine Biology

Hometown: Cedar Park, TX
Alma Mater: Texas State University
Major: Marine Biology
Why Did You Choose A&M for graduate school?: It is a top notch marine biology program and I loved that a non-thesis option was available. I applied for my Bachelor's at TAMUG, but decided on Texas State. So when it came time for my Master's, TAMUG was already on my radar! When visiting the campus, I just felt at home and fell in love with the city. 

Thompson Ware, Masters student in Maritime Administration and Logistics

Hometown: Houston, TX
Alma Mater: Texas A&M University
Major: Maritime Administration and Logistics
Why Did You Choose A&M for graduate school?: I was doing research for grad school and I was set on a program that specialized in logistics. Maritime logistics is unique and intrigued me because of the opportunity to do business internationally. The MAAL program is affordable, the program has several opportunities, and in the end I will receive a Masters from Texas A&M University.