UCAN Student Ambassadors

A dynamic community who help amplify the voices of UC students in Sacramento and Washington, D.C.

Group of students at the California state capitol

Lawmakers listen when students speak out and share their stories.

More students than ever are now working alongside the University to build legislative support for the UC community at both the state and federal levels. The program brings together a dynamic group of students from across UC to represent student interests with government leaders. Student ambassadors help influence policies and budget decisions that impact UC and its students. They help lawmakers hear and understand the student point of view.

John Koenigshofer
“If you want to make a change in the community around you, whether that's big or small, and if you want to meet other people who want to do the exact same thing, you should apply to this program.”

John Koenigshofer
UCAN Student Ambassador 2021-22
UC San Diego, 2025

Genavieve Koenigshofer
“What I love about the UCAN Student Ambassador Program is that truly anybody can join. No matter your skill level, no matter where you're coming from, we want you involved in advocacy. ”

Genavieve Koenigshofer
UCAN Student Ambassador 2020-22
UC San Diego, 2024

About the Ambassador program

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