Join the Triton Parent & Family Ambassador Program, a volunteer program geared to enhance your UC San Diego experience.
Ask a Triton Parent & Family Ambassador! Prospective and new parents or family members who wish to learn "the ropes" from a current parent/family serving as an Ambassador, can request for such a contact. Our Ambassadors are "experts" of their own experience and that of their student. This one-on-one connection may help to better understand UC San Diego for you and your student. Please regard this connection as a resource and not as the final answer to your questions.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to request to speak to an Ambassador and the nature of your question. Your questions may vary and include: 1) What is it like for you as a parent of an out-of-state student? 2) How often do you visit your student? 3) What advise do you have for a first-time parent of a college student? Once we receive your request, we will contact the Ambassador first to confirm their availability. Below is a list of ambassadors you can speak with based on their region, student's major, college and other notes.
|City and State||Student's Major/Minor||College||Note|
|Saratoga, CA||Biology||John Muir College|
|Irvine, CA||Computer Engineering||Earl Warren College||Speaks Hindi|
|Tangerang, Indonesia||Economics||Sixth College||Speaks Indonesian|
|Hong Kong||Biology||John Muir College|
|Englefield Green, Egham||Political Science||Eleanor Roosevelt College|
|Los Altos, CA||Mechanical Engineering/Photography||Earl Warren College||Parent of 2015 Grad|
|Not Listed||Chemical Engineering||Earl Warren College||Speaks Korean|
|Boise, Idahao||Chemical Engineering||Eleanor Roosevelt College|
|Dallas, Texas||Cognitive Science||Sixth College|
|Not Listed||Bio Chemistry and Cell Biology||Earl Warren College||Speaks Hindi|
|Santos, BR||Engineering||John Muir College|
|Cerritos, CA||BioEngineering||Revelle College|
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