Student Ambassadors

The School of Engineering student ambassadors are outstanding engineering students who interact with staff and faculty members, current and prospective students, and current and prospective donors. They organize workshops for current students, attend various on-campus and off-campus events and give presentations. They are also involved with Vanguard, which is the "umbrella" organization of the School of Engineering at UC Merced.

Student ambassadors are leaders in the School of Engineering and in the UC Merced community.

2015-2016 Student Ambassador


Markus Walker

Markus Walker is a computer science and engineering major. He decided to attend UC Merced because of the many opportunities to make long-lasting changes in the school. Markus is the vice president of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and ICC-representative for the Martial Arts Club for the 2014-2015 academic school year. What he enjoys most about being a student ambassador is the ability to network with many diverse individuals.  

"Being able to connect with individuals on a professional level, as well as personal level, is amazing. Not many are able to preserve that balance, so I am grateful I have the opportunity to do so,” he said.

Upon graduating, he plans to get industry experience before earning his master’s degree.​