Meet Our Ambassadors
Please email any of our Graduate Student Ambassadors to ask them questions about graduate student life or to set up a time to chat with them on the phone or in person during their office hours. To schedule a tour of Main Campus or the Ballston location, please call (703) 284-5901 or reserve a time to visit with a coordinator and Graduate Ambassador here.
If you are an admitted or current graduate student and you would like to apply to be a Graduate Student Ambassador (GSA), please submit an application here. To learn more about the responsibilities and benefits of being a GSA, click here.
Hey everyone! My name is Dagmawi Tadesse and I am from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I came to the states five years ago for my undergrad studies. I started my undergrad as an engineering major but after taking a programming class I wanted to go with computer science so I finished my undergrad degree in Computer science from Manchester University in 2017. After about a year of working I decided to go back to school to study cybersecurity at Marymount. I chose Marymount because MU has a schedule that makes it possible for people who work during the day to take classes at night. That has been really helpful for me to study and keep my work schedule. It also has a variety of graduate assistantship opportunities thathelp students gain experience and connections while earning tuition support. In my spare time I like working out, and playing board games with friends. Please email me if you want to chat about studying at MU.
Hello! My name is Elias Ibrahim and I am a graduate student in the Cybersecurity program here at Marymount. I am originally from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. I graduated from Manchester University, a small College in North Manchester, IN, with a degree in Computer Science in 2018. I chose Marymount for the small class sizes and how close it is to Washington D.C. which is an area very interesting for Cybersecurity. In the future, I would like to be doing something that helps me find the middle ground between both Computer Science and Cybersecurity. During my spare time, I like playing and watching soccer, basketball, and also hanging out with my friends. Please feel free to reach out to me via email.
Hello! My name is Haley Spicer and I am a graduate student in Marymount University's Forensic and Legal Psychology Program. I graduated from George Mason University in 2016 with a B.S. in Criminology. After working professionally with individuals involved with and impacted by the criminal justice system I chose to return to school to become better equipped to work with this population. I chose Marymount for its proximity to Washington DC, outstanding internship opportunities, and flexible scheduling options so I could continue to work while pursuing my degree. In my spare time I enjoy going to see live music, traveling, and cooking.
My name is Talisa Gonzalez and I am currently a graduate student in Marymount’s Forensic and Legal Psychology master’s program. I recently graduated in 2019 with a B.S. in Psychology and chose to attend Marymount because of its ideal location close to governmental agencies, amazing internships, and opportunities to travel internationally. When I have free time, I love working out, listening to music, and spending time with my friends. I also enjoy traveling to new places and experiencing different cultures (when my college student budget allows). Once I graduate from Marymount, I hope to work in the criminal investigations unit of a law enforcement agency or serve as a criminal analyst for the FBI. Please feel free to email me if you want to learn more about what Marymount has to offer!