Social Media Ambassadors

Social Media Ambassadors (SMAs) are residents who assist the I-House Communications department with social media, blogging, video production, fundraising, and special initiatives. They serve as the friendly reporters “down the hall” capturing the memorable I-House moments. Chan'Cellore Makanjuola was our resident Social Media Ambassador during the 2019-2020 academic year and continues in this role with a summer internship in journalism.

2019 - 2020 Social Media Ambassador

Chan'Cellore Makanjuola

Chan'Cellore Makanjuola is an award-winning filmmaker from Plano, Texas. She studied film at Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, TX, where she got her degree in Mass Communication. She is currently a first-year graduate student at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, with her concentration in documentary filmmaking. She enjoys video editing, watching documentaries (and making them), and is always looking for a great story. Her favorite thing about living at I-House was experiencing a wide range of cultures and backgrounds from the people she met, particularly in the Dining Commons. 

Read her blog posts:

A Semester Like No Other: An I-House Berkeley Spring 2020 Recap

I-House Residents Fighting COVID-19, One Care Package at a Time

Big Thanks for Big Give!

Support I-House Berkeley for Big Give!

Celebrating Black History Month at I-House through Food

I-House, a Gateway to Love: Mexico Meets Bangladesh

Winter Holiday Traditions from I-House Residents

Listen to her interview on the podcast series, Under the Dome.

For this episode, we checked in with Chan'Cellore Makanjuola, a first-year master’s student at the Graduate School of Journalism and the I-House Social Media Ambassador. Chan’Cellore joins us to share the story behind her name and to celebrate her Nigerian roots — especially her penchant for Nollywood!

Listen on Google Podcast

Listen on Apple Podcast

Watch videos produced by Chan'Cellore:

Support I-House for Big Give

Support I-House during Big Give 2020

Winter Holiday Traditions from I-House Residents

Winter Holiday Traditions from I-House Residents

"I-House Gratitude" Video

Gratitude for International House Berkeley

"The I-House Experience" Video

The I-House Experience

Hans Giesecke, Loyalty Traster-Lee, Juanan Perez, and Laurie Ferris

Executive Director Hans Giesecke and Laurie Ferris present Loyalty Traster-Lee and Juanan Perez with the SMA awards for Spring 2019

Laurie Ferris, Communications Strategist

Join the Team

Whether you're a journalism student, a blogger, photographer, artist, or just love sharing on social media, this could be a great opportunity to build your portfolio while making the most of your time at International House. Qualified candidates will receive an exclusive Social Media Ambassador T-shirt, swag, an Amazon gift card, a Linkedin recommendation, and communications experience that can be valuable in any career. 



Loyalty Traster-Lee and Juanan Perez
Francesca Ternullo

Previous SMAs

Spring 2018
Claire Liow

Fall 2017
Claire Liow and Laila Zouaki

2016 - 2017
Morgan Randall