The FCB ambassadors are sophomores, juniors, and seniors majoring in business who act as liaisons between The W. A. Franke College of Business and current and prospective students and their parents. They are an enthusiastic group who want to help make your FCB experience a great one.
What can the ambassadors help with?
- Provide information and advice to continuing and prospective students and other visitors about
- Specific courses
- FCB faculty
- Majors offered in the FCB
- Program requirements
- Help students complete FCB and NAU forms such as
- Applications for the Business Professional Program
- Graduation applications
- Graduation addendums
- Direct students to appropriate offices around the FCB and NAU
- Help facilitate the Pathways to Professional Leadership, company info sessions, and Discover NAU events
- Escort prospective students and other visitors on FCB building tours
Learn a little more about each of our spring 2018 ambassadors from their bios below.
Leslee Bahr (junior, finance) Accordion Closed
Hello! My name is Leslee Bahr and I am a junior studying finance with two certificates in corporate financial management and investments. I am from Huntington Beach, California. I chose to attend NAU for the amazing community, as well as to experience the four seasons I never had growing up. I have thoroughly enjoyed every second on NAU’s beautiful campus and know that it will continue to get even better in my next two years!
NAU and The W. A. Franke College of Business have given me many opportunities and resources to learn and prosper in my major as well as knowledge I will use in my future endeavors after college. I am currently a member of the Business Leadership Program and enjoy reading and watching movies in my free time. This is my first year as an FCB ambassador and I am ecstatic to help provide current and prospective students with any information that will make their future experiences as a Lumberjack wonderful!
Kristina Buck (senior, finance and marketing) Accordion Closed
Hi! My name is Kristina Buck. I am currently a senior majoring in both finance and marketing. I was born in San Jose, California and when I was 16 my family and I moved to Phoenix, Arizona. One of the main reason I chose NAU was because of the difference in the weather and environment.
This is my first year as an ambassador and I could not be more excited. The W. A. Franke College of Business has provided me with the resources and opportunities to grow and enabled me to find success. I look forward to helping students build connections and fully maximize the resources the college offers. I am grateful that I can give back to the college that has given me so much.
Khaliah Gates (sophomore, accountancy) Accordion Closed
Hello! My name is Khaliah Gates and I am currently a sophomore majoring in accountancy at The W. A. Franke College of Business. I am originally from Boise, Idaho but I have lived in Peoria, Arizona for most of my life. I chose to attend Northern Arizona University because of the amazing opportunities and resources the FCB offers to its students. Also, the beautiful scenery and environment of Flagstaff reminds me of my childhood in Idaho.
In addition to being an FCB ambassador, I am also a part of the Honors College here at NAU as well as the Business Leadership Program. In my free time, I enjoy weight lifting, hiking, traveling to new places, taking pictures, and attending the many events and clubs NAU has to offer such as BSU (Black Student Union).
This is my first year as an FCB ambassador and I am so thankful and excited for this opportunity. I look forward to helping students on their road to success within The W. A. Franke College of Business by being a mentor and a resource. Just a year ago, I was in your position so feel free to contact me at, or visit me during my office hours so we can chat! I look forward to meeting you.
Kyle Hamilton (senior, marketing) Accordion Closed
Having grown up in Tucson, but loving cool weather, Flagstaff is my ideal college location. In my time at The W. A. Franke College of Business, I have made great connections with both friends and professors. These connections have become some of the most valuable resources available to me.
My involvement with the FCB includes serving as a CIS 360 TA, being a member of the Business Leadership Program, and attending the Dale Carnegie leadership training program. These experiences have grown my appreciation of the FCB and have driven me to become an ambassador for the college. In this position, I hope to assist both current and future students in making the most of their time in Flagstaff.
Tiffany Hill (junior, business management) Accordion Closed
Hello! My name is Tiffany Hill and I am currently a junior majoring in business management. Though I am a junior, thanks to the help and support of many W. A. Franke College of Business (FCB) faculty and staff, I will be graduating this May. I am overjoyed to be an ambassador and represent the FCB. This has been a dream of mine since I first toured NAU. In fact, the FCB Ambassadors sold me on continuing my education at NAU. My goal as an FCB ambassador is to give back to current and future lumberjacks, to spark the same interest and desire I had to attend NAU and the FCB. As a native Arizonan I absolutely love our state and Flagstaff in particular.
Aside from being an ambassador I am also involved in two honors societies, National Honor Society of Leadership and Success and the National Honors Society of Collegiate Scholars. NAU and the FCB have provided more opportunities than I could have ever imagined. As an ambassador I am excited to help, support, and encourage students to get involved in all of the different opportunities the FCB has to offer. Feel free to ask me any questions; I am always here to help you!
Christopher Mejia (sophomore, marketing) Accordion Closed
Hello, my name is Christopher Mejia. I am currently a sophomore majoring in marketing and minoring in Spanish. I am from Santa Clarita, California and I chose to come to NAU because of the beautiful scenery, diverse population and endless opportunities that are available. During my free time I enjoy running and helping others.
The W. A. Franke College of Business has provided me with the tools needed to take upon any opportunity that comes my way, and I look forward to helping other students utilize those tools for their long and short term goals.
If you have any questions, please always feel free to stop by my office hours or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Devon Olivarez (junior, business management) Accordion Closed
Hello my name is Devon Olivarez. I was born and raised in Arizona. After graduating high school I attended college in Glendale, California and then transferred to NAU last year. I was excited for the change in scenery and weather. I was intrigued by all the opportunities that NAU has to offer. I enjoy working out and participating in group sports such as flag football and basketball. I am currently the Vice President for my fraternity, Alpha Sigma Phi.
I am a junior majoring in business management with a minor in human resources. I have had the opportunity to participate in several leadership experiences and I hope to continue to learn and grow through my business courses and by attending other leadership or business related workshops or conferences.
I really enjoy working with and getting to know new people. This will be my first semester as an ambassador and I am really excited to meet people and to help them to be successful and have a positive experience here at NAU. It is important to me to support others to learn and grow and I sincerely hope that you feel comfortable asking me for help when you need it. Please feel free to contact me, either in person at the ambassador office, or by email at email@example.com. I look forward to getting to know you this year.
Briana Rodriguez (junior, business management and Spanish) Accordion Closed
Hello! My name is Briana Rodriguez, and I am a business management major in The W. A. Franke College of Business, as well as a Spanish major and hotel and restaurant management minor. I am from Orange County, California, and gradually have grown to love Flagstaff and being here at NAU. I decided to come to NAU, because I knew this opportunity to live in a different culture would broaden my perspectives and knowledge, as well provide me with ample resources essential to succeed in Business.
Aside from being an ambassador, I am in the Global Business Program, a brother of Delta Sigma Pi, member of the Business Leadership Program, participant in the Professional Recognition Program, president of the Disney Club at NAU, and part of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Hospitality Entrepreneurs Club. Being involved has helped me strengthen my relationships and advance as a student, which is why I am looking forward as an ambassador to directing others in how they can gain benefit from our education and programs, as well as guide students to achieving their goals.
Colin Smith (junior, finance) Accordion Closed
Hi, my name is Colin Smith and I’m in my junior year at NAU, although I’ll be graduating this May. I’m majoring in finance with a minor in Spanish and also a certificate in investments. Outside of the classroom, I’m a part of many clubs such as the FCB Academic Integrity Board, the National Society for Leadership and Success and the NAU Roller Hockey team. After growing up in Phoenix, Arizona, I decided to attend NAU for the unique environment that surrounds our beautiful campus.
The resources provided by NAU and the Franke College of Business have greatly impacted my future career. As an ambassador, I hope to bring these same resources to my fellow students. I look forward to representing FCB as the impressive, emerging business college it is.
Abby Smith (junior, business management) Accordion Closed
Hello! My name is Abby Smith and I am a junior studying management with a certificate in marketing. I was born and raised in a small town called Ojai, California. I chose to attend NAU for the environment and lifestyle Flagstaff has to offer, as well as the esteemed W. A. Franke College of Business. I am honored to serve the FCB as a business ambassador.
In addition to being an ambassador, I am also a member of the Business Leadership Program and the Director of Marketing for NAU Relay for Life. In my position, I hope to build important and personal connections to The W. A. Franke College of Business. I look forward to creating academic relationships with current and future students and assisting in their successes. Please feel free to stop by my office hours if you have any questions or would like to chat.
Andrew Walsh (senior, economics and finance) Accordion Closed
Hello, my name is Andrew Walsh. I am currently a senior double majoring in economics and finance. I am from Long Beach, California and I chose to attend NAU for the beautiful scenery and small city atmosphere. During my free time, I enjoy playing soccer and hiking.
The W. A. Franke College of Business has provided me with amazing opportunities and I look forward to helping other students have similar experiences. This is my second year as an ambassador, and I look forward to keep providing students with mentorship and guidance.
If you have any questions, feel free to stop by my office hours or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tyler Warren (sophomore, finance) Accordion Closed
Hello! My name is Tyler Warren and I am an ambassador for The W. A. Franke College of Business. I am currently a sophomore working towards my degree in finance. I’m from Huntington Beach, California and I chose to come to NAU because of the numerous opportunities I can be a part of, including being an ambassador!
The college of business has given me an academic jumpstart and I am greatly looking forward to helping everyone I can take advantage of every opportunity possible. Stop by during my office hours and I would be glad to help assist you with your questions!
Hours and contact information
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Closed for summer
FCB room 222