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College of Architecture Student Ambassadors

Our Student Ambassadors are sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are students in the College of Architecture. All of our ambassadors excel academically and participate in different organizations within our college and Texas A&M University. They aim to welcome and immerse visitors with what is going on within the college, whether they are prospective students, parents, distinguished guests, alumni, or anyone else not familiar with the College of Architecture.

The College of Architecture Student Ambassadors is coordinated by the Office of Student Services. For more information contact Karina Badillo.


Oscar Gomez

Class of 2021
Major: University Studies - Global Arts, Planning, Design and Construction
Minors: Communication and Leadership in the Design and Construction Profession

Email Oscar

Howdy! My name is Oscar Gomez, I am a senior University Studies Architecture major with a double minor in Communication and Leadership in Design and Construction Profession. Texas A&M is truly a school like no other. From its rich traditions to the Aggie Network, everyone is a special member of the Aggie family. As a first-generation Aggie, Texas A&M has opened many doors and opportunities for me to be involved on campus. In addition to being involved as a student ambassador, I have served as a fish camp counselor, a Camp ARCH counselor, and I currently serve as the Conference Director for The Aggie Recruitment Committee and am a general member of the Interdisciplinary Design & Construction Association (IDCA). Student organizations are a great way for incoming students to not only make lifelong friendships but facilitate the first step into the professional world. Feel free to contact me with any questions! 

 


Katie Urdiales

Class of 2021
Major: Landscape Architecture

Email Katie

Howdy! My name is Katie Urdiales and I am a senior Landscape Architecture major. Attending Texas A&M has helped me grow as a person and discover new things about myself. I changed my major twice before choosing Landscape Architecture and I couldn’t be happier. The college has given me a lot of opportunities to make friends and grow my network. Since starting school  I’ve been involved with competitions, department research, the Aggie Book Club, American Society of Landscape Architects, and DJs of Aggieland. I would be happy to answer any questions about my major, the college of Architecture, the university, or about college life in general. 

 


Jocylin Lopez

Class of 2023
Major: Visualization
Minors: Game Design and Development 

Howdy, my name is Jocylin! I am a transfer student from Lone Star College and now a part of the class of 2023 here at Texas A&M University. I am majoring in Visualization and minoring in Game Design and Development. As a native Texan and first-generation college student, I was raised with big passions and a love for visual storytelling. Being a part of the Aggie Family has been a wonderful experience, full of opportunity. I am a proud member of Aggie Achievemates, Texas A&M Game Developers, and 2D Visual Development Club. I highly encourage students to participate because these student organizations have inspired me to be a dreamer looking to create, adventure and conquer new worlds. 

 


Gabrielle Fisher 

Class of 2023
Major: Visualization

Email Gabrielle

Howdy! My name is Gabrielle Fisher. I am from Plano, Texas, and am a sophomore at Texas A&M University. My major is Visualization in the College of Architecture. My favorite part of the College of Architecture is the amazing opportunities that are provided to students, such as internships, as well as the professors who are always there for their students. I love attending Midnight Yell with my friends. It's an amazing one of a kind experience only found here at Texas A&M University. It is one of the many amazing traditions and events that make Texas A&M a home away from home. I am also involved in SLOPE as a member of the organization. 

 


Abby Zuber 

Class of 2020
Major: Environmental Design
Minors: New Media Art and Leadership in the Design and Construction Profession

Howdy, I am a class of 2020 Environmental Design major with two minors: New Media Art and Leadership in Design and Construction Professions. I'm from College Station, Texas and I grew up in the College of Architecture. I'm involved as the Co-founder and Director for the Environmental Design Mentorship Program within AIAS, as well as a member of Womxn Design Collective. I've also been involved as a Fish Camp Counselor for two years as well as the Marketing Director for AIAS. As a student interested in pursuing a career in theme design, I participated in the 2020 Walt Disney Imaginations Competition and placed second along with three other students in the College of Architecture. I encourage incoming students to be open-minded to find what really sparks their passions and follow it, whether it be in class, hobbies outside of class, or through an internship. 

 


Samantha Garza

Class of 2023
Major: Environmental Design

Email Samantha

Howdy! My name is Samantha Garza and I am a sophomore Environmental Design major in the Department of Architecture. I am a first-generation aggie from Austin, Texas. My interests include sustainable architecture and contemporary design. My freshman year I was involved in a freshman leadership organization called Freshmen Organizing and Running Mixed Events (FORME). I am involved in TAMU's chapter of American Institute of Architecture Students(AIAS) and a women's organization on campus called Aggie Sweethearts. I love being a student at Texas A&M for the strong sense of community and because I am constantly surrounded by high achieving students. If you are a prospective student in need of advice, please feel free to email me.

 


Gabriel Herrera Jr. 

Class of 2021
Major: Environmental Design
Minor: Leadership in the Design and Construction Profession

Email Gabriel

Howdy! My name is Gabriel and I am a senior Environmental Design major with a minor in Leadership in the Design and Construction Profession. Growing up, I was always fond of the idea of pursuing an architecture degree but never put into thought as to where or how I would accomplish this goal. It was not until I did my research and evaluated my options that I found that Texas A&M University was the right fit for me. Looking back, I truly cannot envision myself anywhere else because there is no place like Aggieland. With its world-class academics, unparalleled Aggie network, and unprecedented traditions, Texas A&M is one of a kind. Upon graduation, I plan to pursue a Master's Degree in Architecture to be later considered a licensed architect in the state of Texas. Tip: Do not be afraid to ask questions. Always strive for greatness and be bold throughout your time as a student at Texas A&M and beyond.

 


Meagan Dinh

Class of 2021
Major: Environmental Design
Minor: Leadership in the Design and Construction Profession

Email Meagan

Howdy! My name is Meagan Dinh and I am a senior Environmental Design major with a minor in Leadership in the Design and Construction Profession. Texas A&M University has many traditions; getting involved is one of the key opportunities to fully embrace the Aggie Spirit. During my freshman year, I joined a Freshman Leadership Organization (FLO) called Aggie Fish Club (AFC). Joining organizations has helped me make new friends and easily transition to the college lifestyle. I am currently involved as a student ambassador for the College of Architecture, an officer for The American Institute of Architecture Students, and I am a student worker for the College of Architecture Office of Student Services. I recommend joining a professional organization to build your Aggie Network for your future endeavors. I wish you all the best of luck in your college career and feel free to contact me about any College of Architecture related questions you may have.

 


Jared Labus

Class of 2021
Major: Environmental Design
Minor: Art

Email Jared

Howdy, I am a class of 2021 Environmental Design major and an Art minor from Floresville, Texas. In addition to being a student ambassador, I am the President of the Texas A&M Chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Student (AIAS). I am also an officer for Christian Architecture Leaders (CAL) and a student worker for the College of Architecture Office of Student Services. I’ve helped lead interdisciplinary design competitions in the college and completed research projects with the college as well. I encourage incoming students to get involved early on and begin creating meaningful relationships with staff and faculty. Texas A&M (and specifically the College of Architecture) feels right at home for me.

 


Daniela A. Diaz

Class of 2021
Major: Construction Science

Howdy! My name is Daniela Diaz. I am a senior Construction Science major from Brownsville, Texas. My favorite Aggie tradition is Silver Taps. I have never experienced anything like it before. Students can write letters to the family members of the students that have passed away and later honor them in a ceremony at the Academic Plaza. Many of the students that attend the ceremony do not know the student that passed, but regardless, the simple fact that he or she is an Aggie is reason enough to show up.

 


Tamaryn Hughes

Class of 2023
Major: Construction Science

Email Tamaryn

Howdy! My name is Tamaryn Hughes, and I'm a sophomore Construction Science major in the College of Architecture. I grew up in Marshall, TX, but spent the past five years living in San Diego, CA. I've enjoyed my Aggie experience by participating in traditions, my favorite being Bonfire Remembrance, and joining organizations such as Class Councils, Maroon Out, and SLIDE. The Aggie Network and the College of Architecture have a lot to offer, so I advise incoming students to act on the opportunities presented to them by getting involved around campus and allowing themselves to build connections.

 


Marissa Garcia*

Class of 2020
Major: Urban and Regional Planning
Minor: Sustainable Architecture and Planning

Howdy! I’m Marissa Garcia, and I am an Urban and Regional Planning major with a minor in Sustainable Architecture.  After graduating, I will be attending Pratt Institute in New York City where I will be working on a Masters of Urban Placemaking and Management.  The College of Architecture has provided the opportunities to participate as a student ambassador, member of the Association of Student Planners, and study abroad. Outside of COA, I have been a member of a Panhellenic sorority in which I have served on various committees and held multiple officer positions. My favorite part of being in the Texas A&M College of Architecture has been meeting people from all majors and building lasting friendships.

 


Emma Sumrow*

Class of 2020
Major: Environmental Design
Minor: Art

Email Emma

My name is Emma Sumrow, and I am an Environmental Design major in the Department of Architecture with a minor in Art in the Department of Visualization. I am in the class of 2020 and will be continuing my education as a Master of Architecture student at Columbia University in the Fall of 2020. While attending A&M, I have been an active member of AIAS, departmental research, various honors programs, and more. I am also a first-generation Aggie and am involved in the BCS community. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the program or being a student at Texas A&M University!

 


Andrew Lane*

Class of 2020
Major: Environmental Design

My name is Andrew Lane, and I’m a graduating senior from the Environmental Design program. I came to Texas four years ago from my hometown of San Clemente, CA. Adjusting to Texan culture along with joining the Corps of Cadets has been a fruitful experience. My combined experience in the Architecture program and the Corps has fully developed my leadership and creative capabilities. I have served under numerous positions in the American Institute of Architecture Students, including Chapter President. I will be continuing my education at Pratt Institute in New York City to earn a Master’s degree in Architecture. My goal is to eventually own my own firm and design buildings for a sustainable and equitable future. My favorite Aggie tradition is Ring Day, when the hard work of each student is commemorated symbolically. I look forward to developing my professional network and connecting with fellow Aggies along the way. 

 


Joseph Reich*

Class of 2020
Major: Environmental Design
Minor: Sustainable Architecture and Planning

Email Joeseph

My time at Texas A&M University has been an amazing experience. As a member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, Corps of Cadets, and Department of Architecture, I have found no shortage of things to do or people to do them with. The program will teach you a lot about design/architectural thinking and provide you the unique opportunity to think critically and independently in a way that is completely unlike anything you have done before. If I had any advice for any incoming freshman with an interest in creating or thinking in a unique way, it would be to join the College of Architecture, come with an open mind, and be ready to rethink everything. If you have any questions about the Corps of Cadets, the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Band, or the Environmental Design program, feel free to email me. While I won’t be attending Texas A&M University for my Master of Architecture, I would still be more than happy to talk with you from New Haven, CT where I will be attending Yale this coming Fall.

 


Romel Fernandez*

Class of 2020
Major: Urban and Regional Planning 
Minor: Spanish

Email Romel

Texas A&M University offers not only a professional but also a friendly atmosphere that is unmatched. Everyone on campus, regardless of their title or position, is always willing to lend a helping hand. I strongly encourage anyone who attends this university to get involved in some sort of organization whether that be for work or leisure. I worked as an undergraduate research assistant for the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center. I also participate in an intramural soccer team with friends I have made right here on this campus. TAMU has provided me with the opportunity to attain an esteemed degree in what I love while allowing me to create life long bonds with people I would have otherwise never met. 

 

* Student Ambassadors who have graduated from the College of Architecture