The Sociology and Anthropology Ambassadors are a prestigious group of sociology and anthropology majors who assist with recruiting and advising events, orientations, and provide peer advising. SOA Ambassadors are a great resource for both current and future students and we encourage you to reach out to them at their contact information below to ask questions or learn more about our programs. Their office is located in Schroeder Hall room 316.
My name is Luke Gallagher, and I am a senior anthropology and geography double major from Aurora, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago. My subfield is archaeology, and my current dream job would be working for the Defense POW/MIA Accountability Agency (DPAA), the arm of the Department of Defense that is tasked with recovering service members overseas whose bodies have never been recovered. I am a member of the school’s club bowling team and have been bowling competitively for the last 7 years. In my free time I enjoy reading, watching documentaries (particularly history documentaries), playing video games, and playing soccer with my friends. I have one younger brother, and he and I are only 14 months apart. I have been a proud member of the anthropology program since my freshman year and could not imagine having come in with any other declared major (besides geography, of course). The anthropology department and everyone within it, students and faculty/staff alike have no doubt been a large part of my success and I really don’t know where I’d be without it. I hope to share my great experience with other students and hopefully convince them to join the department or just take an anthropology class to see what it’s all about!
I’m thrilled to share my knowledge and experience by serving as an SOA Ambassador this year! I am a junior anthropology and history double major with minors in Spanish and Latin American studies. In addition to being an ambassador, I’m a member of ISU club cross country, History Club, Women’s History Club, the Senior Professionals Mentor Program, and the Study Abroad Mentor Program. I also enjoy my job at University Galleries in Uptown. In my free time, you can find me hammocking on the Quad, hiking in Central Illinois, or chatting with friends at a local coffee shop. I was born and raised in Normal, so I’m a great resource for all things ISU-related! Please feel free to reach out with any questions.
I am a senior Sociology and Public Relations major at ISU, graduating in May of 2021. My experience in the Sociology major is amazing, and I'm excited to be in a position to share my resources and skills! Not only does this major continue to grow my writing and comprehension skills to levels I never thought it would be, but it also gives me a new way of thinking about the world I live in. Personally, I love helping the community and am heavily involved in the Child Protection Network, Boys and Girls Club, and A Just Brew here at ISU. I am an extremely outgoing person and will start any conversation I have the opportunity to. Fun fact, I'm also a huge Chicago Bears fan.
I am so excited to be serving as an SOA Ambassador. I am a junior Sociology major, and I am minoring in Spanish and Latino Studies. I am extremely passionate about the subject of sociology and helping more students get involved in the department. Social justice, civic engagement, and volunteer work are very important to me. I am more than happy to help out with any questions about the department, classes, or anything else!
I am ecstatic to be on the team serving as an SOA Ambassador! I am a junior Sociology major with a minor in Psychology, and a member of ISU’s chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success. I am originally from Plainfield, Illinois, and recently moved to Normal about a year ago. Even though I am a transfer student, I was a well-known resource at my last college. While I still get my feet wet into the Illinois State atmosphere, I cannot wait to bring my knowledge and past experience to ISU! I have a passion for helping people on all levels, and personally enjoy being involved on campus as well as a support system for fellow students facing adversity throughout their academic journey. During my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my dogs, working on art projects, and playing video games with friends. We are here to support YOU - so please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about resources, the department, classes, or anything your brain can think of!