Ambassador Profiles


Susan Cook 

Class of 2021
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Ely, MN
Other Activities: Gustavus Women in Leadership, Gustavus Dance Company, Intramural Volleyball, Bookmark Student Employee, Student Senate
Dream Job: Foreign Service Officer in the U.S. Department of State


Karley DeKnikker - Co-President

Class of 2021
Major: Business Management and Communication Studies
Hometown: Lake Preston, South Dakota
Other Activities: Gustavus Track and Field, Gustavus Women in Leadership, Mentoring Program, Club Tennis
Dream Job: Own a cute coffee shop in NYC


Tyra Ericson

Class of 2021
Major: English
Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN
Other Activities: Gustie Buddies coordinator, Run Club, Habitat for Humanity, Phonathon
Dream Job: Working in a museum or non-profit

Thomas Fitzloff

Class of 2021
Major: Management
Hometown: Mankato, MN
Other Activities: Men's Swimming, Epsilon Pi Alpha Fraternity, Mentor Program
Dream Job: Business Strategist

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Stella Hadjiyanis

Class of 2021
Major: Communication Studies | Minors: French/Film & Media Studies, emphasis in Studio Art
Hometown: Edina, MN
Other Activities: Campus Activities Board Social Media Coordinator and Marketing Executive, Hill Crew CAB Representative, Gustavus Women in Leadership VP of Mentoring, Gustie Guides/Tour Guides, College Guides, Fine Arts Manager/Employee, Handbells, Social Justice Choir, Vocal Jazz Ensemble, French Club
Dream Job: Create my own sales/marketing firm


Marietta Johns - Co-President

Class of 2021
Major: Communication Studies
Hometown: Stillwater, MN
Other ActivitiesGustavus Swimming and Diving, Gustavus Women in Leadership, Gustavus Mentoring Program and Club Tennis
Dream Job: Own a clothing store

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Lydia Kalenze

Class of 2021
Major: Psychological Science | Minors: Music and Scandinavian Studies
Hometown: New Brighton, MN
Other ActivitiesCenter for Developmental Science (Laboratory Coordinator), Choir of Christ Chapel, Gustavian Weekly (Copy Editor), Gustavus Music Collective, Gustavus Vocal Jazz Ensemble, Gustavus Women's A Cappella, Handbell Choir, Office of Marketing and Communication student staff
Dream Job: Being a successful Speech-Language Pathologist or another job using language and music to help people


Isabel St. Dennis

Class of 2021
Major: Psychologial Science | Minor: History
Hometown: Edina, MN
Other Activities: Gustie Greeters, Gustie Buddies, Choir of Christ Chapel, Habitat for Humanity, Run Club, Event Services Student Scheduler, On-Campus Research
Dream Job: Speech Therapist


 Megan Setterlund

Class of 2021
Major: Economics
Hometown: Alma, MI
Other Activities: Theta Xi Gamma Sorority (Co-President), Gustie Greeters, Admission Tour Guide, Peer MALT, Dance Company, Finance Club
Dream Job: 


Astrid Axtman 

Class of 2022
Major: Management | Minor: Political Science
Hometown: Fargo, ND
Other Activities: Gustavus Women in Leadership, Admissions Tour Guide, Investment Club (Risk Manager), Phonathon, Gustie Guide, CRU, Swing Dance Club, Book Club
Dream Job: Leadership Consulting

Brenda de Rosas Lazaro - Secretary

Class of 2022
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Albert Lea, MN
Other Activities: Collegiate Fellow, Marketing and Communication office staff
Dream Job: 


Makenna Einck

Class of 2022
Major: Public Accounting
Hometown: Hutchinson, MN
Other Activities: Gustavus Dance Team and Delta Phi Omega
Dream Job: CFO at a Minnesota Hospital


Alexis Fleming

Class of 2022
Major: Statistics and Financial Economics
Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD
Other Activities: Cheerleading, Gustavus Choir, LeGACy A Cappella, A Moment of Magic, and Delta Phi Omega
Dream Job: Owner of a Book Store

Anna Grotins

Class of 2022
Major: Math
Hometown: Bloomington, MN
Other Activities: 
Dream Job: 


Aviva Meyerhoff

Class of 2022
Major: Environmental Studies & Geography
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Other Activities: Environmental Action Coalition Co-President, Sustainability Intern, Admissions Tour Guide, Gustie Greeter
Dream Job: Anything in the field of sustainability


Audrey Ochtrup-DeKeyrel

Class of 2022
Major: Environmental Studies and Geography
Hometown: Lanesboro, MN
Other Activities: Environmental Action Coalition, Big Hill Farm, Sustainability Intern, LineUs, Students for Reproductive Health, Building Bridges
Dream Job: Land Stewardship Project / Growing Power (promote sustainable and equitable alternatives to industrial farming practices contributing to climate change)


Jordan Oleson

Class of 2022
Major: Spanish and Biology
Hometown: Woodbury, MN
Other Activities: Spanish Tutor and Spring 2021 department assistant, Admission Tour Guide and Gustie Guide coordinator, Collegiate Fellow, Gustavus Youth Outreach, Prepare Christian Ministries, Club Ultimate Frisbee, and Intramural Sports
Dream Job: Practice Neuroscience in a Spanish-speaking country


Sydney Stumme-Berg 

Class of 2022
Major: Secondary Education, Social Studies
Hometown: Northbrook, IL
Other Activities: Marketing and Communication student staff / Colleges Against Cancer
Dream Job: 

Mackenzie Sullivan
Class of 2022
Major: Financial Economics | Minor: Biology
Hometown: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Other Activities: Investments Club, Finance Club, Gustavus Women in Leadership, Student Representative to the Investment Committee of the Board of Trustees
Dream Job: Commercial or Investment Banking
ThomasDessa Dessa Thomas
Class of 2022
Major: French
Hometown: St. Louis Park, MN
Other Activities: Gustie Guide,Pre-Health Club, Environmental Action Coalition, Gustavus Philharmonic Orchestra, Campus Activities Student Staff
Dream Job: Physician's Assistant
WorwaGrace_2022 Grace Worwa
Class of 2022
Major: Political Science, English and Spanish
Hometown: Dayton, MN
Other Activities: Spanish Tutor, Writing Center Tutor, Gustavian Weekly Writer, Speech and Debate, Gustavus Wind Symphony, IGNITE Gustavus Chapter
Dream Job: Attorney
  Sophia Artley
Class of 2023
Major: Political Science
Hometown: Monument, CO
Other Activities: Swim and Dive, Gustavus Symphony Orchestra
Dream Job: Senator
BierbaumJosie Josie Bierbaum
Class of 2023
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Eagan, MN
Other Activities: Gustavus Wind Symphony, Coding Club, Horn Choir, Brass Choir
Dream Job: Data Scientist

Warsan Cumar
Class of 2023
Major: Political Science and History
Hometown: Eagan, MN
Other Activities: PASO, Ignite, MSA, Interfaith work, Chaplain's Office student staff
Dream Job: President, Diplomat, Politician

FlentjeDominic_2023c Dominic Flentje
Class of 2023
Major: Political Science and Statistics
Hometown: Minneapolis, MN
Other Activities: Track & Field, MCS Club
Dream Job: Data Analyst
GlanderJaret Jaret Glander
Class of 2023
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Norwood-Young America, MN
Other Activities: Intramural Volleyball and Basketball, Student staff in Alumni Relations
Dream Job: Nurse Anesthetist

Beamlake Hailu

Class of 2023
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Addis Ababa - Ethiopia
Other Activities: Collegiate Fellow, International Partner, Gustavus Fund Phonathon Caller
Dream Job: Software Engineer or Data Analyst

Jacob Krusell

Class of 2023
Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Hometown: Hudson, Wi
Other Activities: Swimming and Diving, Army ROTC, Hill Crew Executive Board Member, Fly Fishing Club, Proclaim, Intramurals
Dream Job: Apache Helicopter Pilot in the 160th SOAR

Gabrielle Lavan

Class of 2023
Major: Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies | Minor: Political Science
Hometown: Rosemount, MN
Other Activities: Gustavus Women's A Cappella, First Forward, Choir
Dream Job: Human Resource Coordinator at a Non-Profit


Emma Rossow

Class of 2023
Major: Psychological Science
Hometown: Mora, MN
Other Activities: Big Partner Little Partner, Language Buddies, Choir, Volunteer at River's Edge Hospital
Dream Job: Occupational Therapist


Alyssa Schwartz

Class of 2023
Major: Nursing
Hometown: Waterville, MN
Other Activities: A Moment of Magic, Choir of Christ Chapel
Dream Job: Nurse Practitioner



Celebration of Philanthropy Dinner

April 24, 2015

Celebration of Philanthropy 2015

Celebration of Philanthropy Dinner

April 22, 2016

Celebration of Philanthropy Dinner 2016