Meet our 2019 Spring Ambassadors!

Markets and Management Studies is proud to introduce our first set of Student Ambassadors for Spring 2019! This group of talented students have much to offer the program and we are looking forward to all the exciting things they have planed for you. These students are in all stages of the MMS certificate and want to share their knowledge and experiences to help other students. Keep up with everything our Ambassadors will be up to in spring via Facebook and don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter!


My name is Clara Love and I am a part of Duke University's class of 2022! I am planning to major in Public Policy with a minor in Gender/Feminist Studies and African American Studies, and a certificate in Markets and Management Studies (MMS). I am aiming to work as a marketing/brand management consultant in the future with a focus on promoting positive images for the overall health of minority consumers. One day, I hope to be able to open my own marketing firm geared towards making advertising more friendly for female and POC consumers and employees. 

My name is Jamie Cohen, and I am a junior pursuing a major in Public Policy and certificates in Markets and Management as well as Policy Journalism and Media Studies. My favorite part about the MMS certificate is the diversity of classes and the wonderful teachers who often incorporate current events into their curriculum. As an MMS ambassador, I look forward to sharing news about events the program is hosting and chatting with students who are unsure about whether or not MMS is right for them. On campus, I am the Social Media editor for both the Chronicle and Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. Additionally, I have previously interned at CBS News in Washington, DC, and hope to have a future career in marketing. Read Jamie's blog here.

My name is Reilly Walsh and I am currently a junior majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Political Economy and a Markets and Management Certificate. I am extremely interested in the bridge between the history of politics and economics, the way they overlap, and the effect they have on one another. As an ambassador I am excited to meet and learn more about the MMS program, while benefiting from the community that is involved with the growth of the students here at Duke. I enjoy learning about the technology and the organizations within it and hope to work in the financial industry. Read Reilly's blog here.

Hi! My name is Arianna Rhue, I am a sophomore from Columbia, South Carolina.  I am an Economics major, with a Visual Media Studies minor, and I am, naturally, pursuing the Markets and Managements Certificate.  Around campus I am involved in the Duke University Union Marketing Committee, as well as the Penny Pilgrim George Women's Leadership Cohort; this year I was also an advisor for the First Year Advisory Council.  In my free time, I love exercising at the Wilson Gym and reading.  I am looking forward to being a Markets and Management Ambassador because I can get more involved in the program, which allows me to further my coursework through programming and other means.  I also look forward to informing other students about the Markets and Management Program and expanding its participants. Read Arianna's blog here.

Hi! My name is Mikayla Aguie, and I'm a Junior majoring in Public Policy with a Markets and Management Certificate. I love being a part of MMS because it not only provides students insight into the business world, but also allows students to develop their personal interests. I hope that by being an ambassador I will be able to promote the program to interested students. Read Mikayla's blog here.


My name is Kelly Ryder and I am a senior majoring in Psychology and fulfilling the MMS Certificate. After Duke, I plan to attend law school and hope to pursue a career in law in New York City. I love that MMS provides me with practical business knowledge that will be helpful to my future career. I am excited to be an Ambassador and engage with students in the MMS community! Read Kelly's blog here.


My name is Mikaela Wellner and I am a Junior at Duke University majoring in Public Policy with a minor in Sociology. I am also pursuing a certificate in Markets & Management. I am interested in business and marketing and hope to work in marketing after graduation. I am also a member of Duke's Business Oriented Women Association. I look forward to speaking with underclassmen about the benefits of MMS and why my marketing courses have been some of her favorite at Duke. Read Mikaela's blog here.


My name is Sonia Lau and I'm a current sophomore. I am majoring in Political Science with a concentration in Political Economy and receiving the Markets and Management Studies Certificate. I love studying the interaction between international economies and the stock market and the influence of political institutions on public policies. I'm looking forward to working with other ambassadors to increase the presence of the MMS Program at Duke, and I'm excited to host unique MMS events with guest speakers! Read Sonia's blog here.