To provide Amherst College students of color with unique leadership opportunities for personal enrichment and professional development. 


  • Networking opportunities with distinguished alumni, donors and friends of the College.
  • Mentoring & Professional Development


Students are carefully selected based on criteria of academic performance, communication skills, enthusiasm and leadership potential.

“The program gives black students a greater sense of purpose and belonging throughout their time at Amherst...”
—Isabella Berkley, '19

2020 Student Ambassadors

A photo of Alistair Edwards Alistair Edwards

Prospective Major(s):Math and Music
Hometown:Washington DC.

Fun fact:In my free time, I play several different instruments, including the saxophone, viola, and electric violin.

A photo of Malaya Jules Malaya Jules

Prospective Major(s): Political Science and Environment Studies
Hometown: Bay Area, California
Academic/Study Interests:I am very interested in pursuing a career in criminal defense law. I enjoy learning about social justice movements and political issues in our country. I also love learning about environmental issues and how environmentalism connects to various social justice issues.

Fun fact:I’ve never had a cavity before.

A photo of Eva Nelson Eva Nelson

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A photo of Stephen Popoola Stephen Popoola

Prospective Major(s): Biology
Hometown: Queens, NY
Academic/Study Interests: Biology and Black Studies

Fun fact: I really enjoy sports .