Social Media Ambassadors

Social Media Ambassadors (SMAs) assist the I-House Communications team with social media, blogging, video production, fundraising, and special initiatives. Now more than ever, we strive to keep the I-House experience alive in the hearts and minds of alumni around the world. During the temporary closure of I-House, there are new volunteer opportunities available for alumni to serve as Global Community Ambassadors on our new alumni engagement platform, I-House Berkeley Connect

Become a Global Community Ambassador

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. Qualified candidates will receive an exclusive Social Media Ambassador T-shirt, swag, and communications experience that can be valuable in any career. 


2019 - 2020 Social Media Ambassador

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:

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!

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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

Chan'Cellore Makanjuola
Laurie Ferris, Communications Strategist
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