Downtown Ambassadors

Downtown Ambassadors is a student organization that provides undergraduates with organizational skills, professional connections, project/event management experience, marketing expertise, and the opportunity to make a positive impact at Wake Downtown.

We are looking for students from a wide variety of academic disciplines who are looking to sharpen their leadership skills and demonstrate their creativity. Though we are always in need of students involved in Wake Downtown’s core programs (Engineering, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Medicinal Chemistry), we also welcome perspective from other majors (STEM or non-STEM) who are passionate about Wake’s presence in downtown Winston-Salem.

To Apply to be a Wake Downtown Ambassador Click Here!

For more information, contact Yorjannys Gomez,

What do Downtown Ambassadors do?

  • Help improve the student experience at Wake Downtown by participating in monthly meetings and focus groups
  • Plan, publicize, and execute campus and community events, including Parents’ Weekend, START.dt gallery openings, and the annual Maya Angelou Garden Party
  • Collaborate with the Wake Forest School of Medicine on joint efforts in our shared space
  • Promote Downtown programs and resources to current and prospective students, university faculty and staff, and the community at-large

Member 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 50% of regularly scheduled meetings each academic semester
  • Attend and/or actively participate in ambassador events (e.g. community outreach, student events, special projects)
  • Be available to lead at least one prospective student tour each month
  • Increase coordination and communication between Wake Downtown and the Reynolda Campus


  • Contribute to Downtown social media channels and website
  • Provide feedback on upcoming projects and Downtown marketing
  • Communicate student policies, priorities, and concerns, as well as make recommendations to the administrative team


  • Exclusive study space during finals
  • Semesterly social gatherings
  • Resume-building and leadership development opportunities

Meet the Fall 2021 Downtown Ambassadors!

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What Did Past Ambassadors Love About Wake Downtown?

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