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Current Ambassadors

Rupinder BajwaRupinder Bajwa
Co-Lead Ambassador
Westmoor High School

Rupinder Bajwa is a Westmoor High School graduate in his first year at College of San Mateo. He is double majoring in economics and computer science. His educational goal is to transfer and obtain his bachelor’s degree in his respective fields and then go on to pursue his MBA. In 2014, he was elected to the SMCCCD board of trustees, as a student trustee for CSM, Cañada and Skyline. Rupinder says; “I love CSM; the people, the environment, the excellent staff. It truly is an amazing place to be!” In his spare time he loves to read and explore the technology world for new and exciting innovations. Rupinder is usually on campus so if you see him say hello.
Divi KumarDivi Kumar
Co-Lead Ambassador
South San Francisco High School

A graduate of South San Francisco High school, Divi Kumar is a first year student at College of San Mateo. The mechanical engineering major hopes to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston to pursue aerospace engineering. In high school, Divi played sports and participated in various extracurricular activities, which led him to a pursue a position as an Ambassador at CSM. Through the Ambassador program he hopes to become involved on campus and give back to the community. “I want to help incoming students learn about the services and programs that are available for them”, Kumar said. When he is not studying or working, Divi enjoys golf and exercise. 
Patrick FisherPatrick Fisher
Burlingame High School
Patrick Fisher is a graduate of Burlingame High School and is currently finishing up his AA degree requirements before transfer. Prior to becoming an ambassador at CSM, he studied abroad in Japan to broaden his horizons and find a deeper appreciation for Japanese culture and traveling as a whole. Patrick enjoys a vast spectrum of activities in his free time from hiking, playing guitar and running to playing video games, writing and volunteering. His educational goals upon graduation include teaching English in Japan and volunteering for the Peace Corps to help with agricultural conditions in less fortunate countries.
Ayah HamdanAyah Hamdan
Aragon High School
A graduate of Aragon High School, Ayah Hamdan is in her first year at CSM. Ayah decided to enroll at CSM because of its campus diversity and after taking classes as a high school concurrent enrollment student. According to Ayah, “ All of the resources and professors were extremely helpful and passionate. It made the experience as a high school student reassuring and fun.” Double majoring in Public Health and International Relations, Ayah hopes to transferring to UC Berkeley. 
Elliot TamElliot Tam
Lowell and Burliname High Schools
Elliot Tam is a graduate of Lowell High School and is in his second year at College of San Mateo. The San Francisco native is a math major aspiring to be an actuary or high school teacher. He hopes to transfer to UC Santa Barbara to obtain his bachelor’s degree and move on to pursue a master’s in education. Elliot became a Student Ambassador to help other students succeed in community college. He is also a supplemental instructor for math. In his spare time, he plays volleyball and enjoys eating burritos.
Jackie VaraJackie Vara
San Mateo High School
A graduate of San Mateo High School, Jackie Vara chose College of San Mateo to explore majors and ease her transition into college. According to Jackie, the choice helps her family save money before heading to a university.  When asked what she likes about CSM thus far, Jackie says, “I’ve had a chance to meet friends and spent a lot of my free time in the Math Resource Center and English Resource Center, which was really helpful throughout the semester.” Jackie worked as a campus ambassador at San Mateo High School and was interested in continuing her service learning experience at CSM as an ambassador. In her spare time she enjoys Giants baseball, dancing, running and time with friends and family.Her plans are to attend either the University of Washington, UC San Diego, or the University of San Francisco.The nursing major hopes to one day become a pediatric nurse.