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SAA Executive Board Bios

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Meet the Student Alumni Association's Executive Board members. If you are interested in joining SAA, please contact a board member.

Celeste RayaCeleste Raya, President
Elementary Education
Other Activities
Habitat (Events/ Collegiate Challenge Co-Chair), Dance Marathon (PR/ Marketing Committee), Phi Eta Sigma , Track & Field, Athletic Training, Work Study, Campus Ministry (Alter Server)
Favorite Thing About SAA
"We really make the club our own and make our time enjoyable, all while staying productive. We have the opportunity to network/work close with alumni and further prepare ourselves for what comes after graduation."


Austin RobbinsAustin Robbins, Vice President of Recruitment and Retention
Major Exercise Science
Minor Biology
Other Activities Dance Marathon Family Relations Committee, Phi Eta Sigma Volunteer Chair, Habitat for Humanity Fundraising Chair, Campus Ministry/Music Ministry (Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and Singer), St. Ambrose Track and Field Team (Thrower).
Favorite Part of Being in SAA "I get the opportunity to meet many wonderful alumni, and hear how St. Ambrose has impacted their lives. Seeing alumni that are so passionate about their school gets me excited that I will one day come back and share my experiences with future students as well!"


Jessica MiddendorfJessica Middendorf, Vice President of Development and Public Relations
Major Math Education with Endorsements in Middle School and Coaching
Other Activities Campus Ministry (Lector and Eucharistic Minister), Women's Volleyball, Work Study
Favorite Thing about SAA "SAA gets me so much more involved with what is going on in the community as well as alumni who are so willing to share their stories with me. I believe that one of the most important things about getting a job after graduating is building connections with people already in your field. SAA allows me to build those connections as well as get so much insight as what to expect when I am out in the 'big kid' world!"


Jonathan MulderMeghan Dillie, Vice President of Marketing and Philanthropy
Majors Marketing, Management, General Business 
Minors Organizational Leadership, Irish Studies
Other Activities Marketing Club (Executive Board), Residence Life (Resident Advisor), (Dance Marathon Dancer), Alumni and Advancement Office Work Study
Favorite Thing About SAA "Having the opportunity to network with not only other students around campus, but also with the people around the community, and our very own St. Ambrose alumni!"


Ashley NelsonAshley Nelson, Secretary/Treasurer & Spirit Chair
Biology with a Concentration in Biomedical Science
Other Activities
Residence Life (Resident Advisor), Dance Marathon (Committee Member), TriBeta, Biology Club
Favorite Think About SAA
"SAA gives me the opportunity to meet and connect with past Ambrosians, as well as current students. I love that I can learn about alumni's experiences at St. Ambrose."