The Corcoran Student Ambassador Program is an opportunity for current students to develop leadership skills, represent GW’s Corcoran programs, provide support for the Corcoran Recruitment and Admissions Office and make a positive impact on prospective students and families as they navigate the application process. Corcoran Ambassadors form a special group of arts and design leaders who are dedicated to fostering the GW Corcoran community through engagement within the university, the Corcoran School and beyond.
About the Program
Our Corcoran Ambassadors are student leaders who provide information about our programs, guide Discover the Arts campus tours, staff key admissions events in the fall and spring, and provide general mentoring and peer guidance to prospective students and families. Ambassador roles can be categorized into three basic areas:
- Be a Corcoran Connector.
Ambassadors interact with prospective students through phone calls, mail, email, social media, and campus visits. Ambassadors will provide a student perspective about the experience of being a student and a part of the community at GW’s Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.
- Lead Discover the Arts Campus Tours.
Ambassadors have a significant role in helping students become familiar with Corcoran programs and the GW campus through Discover the Arts campus tours. The Ambassadors guide students and families to visit programs and introduce them to the services, resources and facilities that are key to the arts and design student experience at GW.
- Represent GW and Corcoran programs at Key Recruitment Events.
Each ambassador will participate in activities to help prospective students learn about our programs and what it’s like to be a Corcoran student at GW. Activities include campus open houses and admitted student events.
Meet our Corcoran Ambassadors!
Christian Joynes Jr.
Christian Joynes, born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a double major working towards getting his degree in Art History & Psychology. As a child, Christian grew up watching his father paint and going to the various museums in the Philadelphia area. From a young age he surrounded himself with people well-versed in the art community and aspiring artists. When he was a sophomore in high school, Christian took his first art history class and it changed his life.
Christian seeks to develop his skills in analyzing art and examining culture. As a student, he is in constant pursuit of expanding his knowledge about the world through the lens of art and looks for ways to blend his love of art and psychology to change the way people look at both subjects.
Maria Clara Rios Cacua
Maria Clara Rios Cacua (Mari), born in Bogota, Colombia and raised in between Colombia, Ecuador, and Tampa, Florida, is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design and a double minor in Art History and Sustainability. Growing up, she was always involved in the arts but wasn’t until her senior year when she really looked at art as a passion that she would be able to turn into a career.
Mari aims to immerse herself in the world and allow for her work to spin a new perspective for viewers to take away from her work. As a student, she seeks to continue learning about the world around her and envisioning the different ways that she can make a change in the world around us. Her art history minor gives her a background into the modern art world and her sustainability minor allows for her to become more attuned with the status of the environment and the different ways that she can incorporate sustainable practices, and commentary, into her artistic practice.
Meara Seery, originally a Vermont native, is currently striving towards a degree in Photojournalism with a possible minor in either Spanish or Sustainability Studies. Growing up, Meara was constantly immersed in the arts in a variety of forms. From music, architectural mediums, to fine arts, she knew she would be pursuing a career in the arts. Her junior year of high school Meara participated in a study abroad program which lead to her discovery and love of photography.
With her degree and experiences from The George Washington University, Meara hopes to combine her passions for art, travel, culture, and sustainability to help create a better and more connected future. Right in the nation’s capital, Meara believes that the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design will help her to achieve these hopes.
Apply to be an Ambassador
Corcoran Ambassador positions are Federal Work Study positions.
Check back in the summer for information about open positions and how to apply!