Illini Transfer Ambassadors

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Illini Transfer Ambassadors (ITA’s) serve and work to support and facilitate the New Transfer Student Experience as outlined by the New Student Programs professional staff. Illini Transfer Ambassadors will work in creating, assisting, implementing, and evaluating events to help new transfer students make a smooth transition from their previous institutions to life at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Illini Transfer Ambassadors (ITA's) are Transfer Students at Illinois, just like you! They all have unique journeys on their roadmap to success at Illinois. They are very excited to assist you in your new journey at Illinois.

2018 Illini Transfer Ambassadors

Taaji Bolton

Taaji Bolton

  • Hometown: Dolton, IL
  • Major: Sociology
  • Year transferred: Fall 2017
Heather Buffone

Heather Buffone

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Major: Political Science
  • Year transferred: Spring 2017
Rachel Carlson

Rachel Carlson

  • Hometown: Freeport, IL
  • Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Year transferred: Fall 2017
Edward Conway

Edward Conway

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Major: Communication
  • Year transferred: Spring 2018
Nic Ellison

Nic Ellison

  • Hometown: Belleville, IL
  • Major: Undeclared
  • Year transferred: Fall 2017
Michaila Garcia

Michaila Garcia

  • Hometown: Sterling, IL
  • Major: English
  • Year transferred: Fall 2017
Lauren Gerdes

Lauren Gerdes

  • Hometown: Amboy, IL
  • Major: Political Science
  • Year transferred: Fall 2017
John Macatula

John Macatula

  • Hometown: Naperville, IL
  • Major: Finance
  • Year transferred: Fall 2017
Charmi Patel

Charmi Patel

  • Hometown: India
  • Major: Physics & Astronomy
  • Year transferred: Spring 2016
Dakota Richmond

Dakota Richmond

  • Hometown: Pekin, IL
  • Major: Psychology & Political Science (Pre-Law)
  • Year transferred: Spring 2018
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