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Quest Ambassadors



Thank you for your interest in serving as a Quest Ambassador!

The Quest Ambassador program is administered by QuestBridge and the Quest Scholars Network. Quest Ambassadors provide outreach and recruitment assistance for our programs. Quest Ambassadors provide outreach and recruitment assistance for our programs, and are passionate about providing younger students with the same opportunities from which they benefited. We believe Quest Ambassadors are our best spokespeople.

To be a Quest Ambassador, the only requirement is that you are a Quest Scholar. You are not committing to any specific volunteer time as an Ambassador -- rather, by signing up below, you will be emailed about campaigns and opportunities to be involved at your own will as an Ambassador. You can sign up to join our mailing list at any time!

Lisa and Ziyan -- Quest Staff, Ambassadors Program
Amy, Terranisha, and James -- National Ambassadors Executive Board



Current Campaign:

Ambassadors will have another opportunity soon to get involved. Sign up to get email notifications about our campaigns!

Recent Campaigns:

"Spread the Word"; 2014 College Prep Scholarship Calling Campaign

Ambassadors called prospective applicants for the 2014 College Prep Scholarship to provide incentive for competing the application. They also be put up our College Prep Scholarship flyers to "Spread the Word".

Contact Your Counselor

Ambassadors will be reaching out to their former high school counselors, plus others intheir local area, to spread the word about Quest! This campaign will run from November 2013 through January 2014.

"Did You Know?"

To help 2013 College Match applicants research colleges for the College Match process, Ambassadors submitted photos and facts about their schools that only current students would know. Here's the album

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2013 College Match Calling Campaign

During the 2013 National College Match Calling Campaign, 140 Ambassador callers made 3,343 calls. Thanks to the callers' efforts, we increased the number of calls made by over 150% since last year! Thank you to all of our participants.

"Congratulations Graduates!"

To celebrate their accomplishments, Quest Scholars who just graduated as well as high school seniors headed off to partner colleges this fall are sending in photos of themselves in their caps and gowns. Check them out!

Presentations (ongoing)

Give presentations about QuestBridge to high school students in your hometown or a local community. We provide the PowerPoint, sign up sheets, etc. - all the resources you need to make a successful presentation!

Calling Campaign (every application cycle)

Ambassadors volunteer to call high schoolers applying to the National College Match (NCM) or College Prep Scholarship (CPS) each year.


National Ambassador Executive Board

Applications are now closed for the 2014-2015 National Ambassador Executive Board. Thank you if you have made a submission. We will be in touch soon.

The Quest Ambassador program is led by a National Ambassador Executive Board made up of Quest Scholars. Quest Scholars who are freshmen, sophomores, or juniors may apply. The positions will be appointed by Quest Staff each spring, with the summer serving as a transition period for the previous year’s leaders as well as a planning period for the fall campaign.

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Meet the 2013-2014 E-Board!




amy mcmahonAMY McMAHON, Recruitment Chair
University of Virginia, Class of 2015
Amy is a third-year student at the University of Virginia, studying American Government and Philosophy. This fall, Amy will begin an internship with the UVa Center for Politics. On Grounds, she serves as the Director of Communications and Recruitment for the College Republicans at UVa, in addition to maintaining an active role in the UVa QuestBridge Chapter as the Outreach Chair. In her spare time, she enjoys running, playing tennis, and baking! She has been involved with the UVA QuestBridge Chapter for the past two years, and currently holds the Outreach Chair position. She is excited to serve this year as the new Recruitment Chair for the National Ambassador Executive Board!


You can reach Amy at


terranisha-hileyTERRANISHA HILEY, Community Chair
Columbia University, Class of 2015
Terranisha Hiley, a Monroe, Louisiana native, is a junior at Columbia University majoring in Urban Studies with a specialization in Political Science. At CU, her current focus is strengthening the bonds of her QSN chapter while being a resource to any old and new Quest Scholars. This summer, she interned at the Fortune Society, a nonprofit organization that works to reintegrate recently released prisoners back into society. This experience helped to refuel her love for public policy and advocacy. As Community Chair, she looks forward to being the Quest Scholars Network advocate for community building and engagement!

You can reach Terranisha at


james yuJAMES YU, Innovation Chair
University of Virginia, Class of 2015
James is a third-year in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia. Outside of academics and public service, you can find him at Chipotle, watching Game of Thrones, or enjoying the outdoors. Although he holds a black belt in Taekwondo, he's just getting into Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. A foodie, he has an obsession with Crack Pie, food trucks, and farmers' markets. His other interests include programming, business, and entrepreneurship.

You can reach James at


Featured Ambassadors

We select Featured Ambassadors for each campaign. Are you next?

We'd like to thank our Featured Ambassador from the 2014 College Prep Scholarship "Spread the Word" Calling Campaign for calling over 150 high school applicants!

Alexis Schafsnitz (Haverford '17)

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Thank you and all the Ambassadors who participated for your efforts! 






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