Downtown Ambassadors

Downtown Ambassadors is a student organization dedicated to making a positive impact at Wake Downtown. In addition to leading events to engage the campus and the community, our ambassadors are also called upon to support Wake Downtown’s K-12 STEM education outreach and to provide building tours.

Though we are always in need of students from Wake Downtown’s core programs (Engineering, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Medicinal Chemistry), we also welcome other majors (STEM or non-STEM) who are passionate about Wake Forest University’s presence in downtown Winston-Salem.

Apply to an Ambassador

We are recruiting Ambassadors for the 2022-2023 Academic Year! The deadline to apply is Friday, September 2nd by 11:59 PM.

Click Here to Apply to be a Wake Downtown Ambassador!

For additional questions, contact our Staff Advisor Jordan Buzzett (

What do Downtown Ambassadors do?

  • Plan, publicize, and execute campus and community events and offerings, including the annual Maya Angelou Garden Party
  • Help improve the student experience at Wake Downtown and find new ways to engage students of all majors. 
  • Promote Wake Downtown programs and resources to current and prospective students, university faculty and staff, and the community at-large
  • Collaborate with the Wake Forest School of Medicine on joint efforts in our shared space

Ambassador Responsibilities

  • Serve at least a one-year commitment
    • Ambassadors may choose to take a semester of leave and maintain regular membership if participating in a study abroad or other program that would prevent their regular involvement
  • Attend no less than 2/3 of regularly scheduled meetings each academic semester (e.g. if we have six meetings in the Fall Semester, attend at least four)
  • Attend and/or actively participate in ambassador events (e.g. community outreach, student events, special projects)
  • Lead at least one prospective student/family tour each month

Meet the Current Downtown Ambassadors!

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What Did Past Ambassadors Love About Wake Downtown?

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