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.

2019 - 2020 Social Media Ambassador

We are pleased to introduce Chan'Cellore Makanjuola as our resident Social Media Ambassador! This aspiring filmmaker has been brainstorming with communications strategist Laurie Ferris about fun ways to engage residents and share the I-House experience on our social media networks. She will be the friendly reporter “down the hall” capturing memorable moments. If you see her, introduce yourself and join her in sharing the I-House love!

Chan'Cellore MakanjuolaChan'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 is experiencing a wide range of cultures and backgrounds from the people she meets, particularly in the Dining Commons. She currently serves as the I-House Social Media Ambassador where she hopes to capture the magic that continues to make International House a prime residential experience for UC Berkeley students.

Read her latest blog post, I-House Residents Fighting COVID-19, One Care Package at a Time

With the rising spread of COVID-19, often referred to as the coronavirus, sweeping across the globe, efforts to stop the pandemic have been put in place. Numerous countries have implemented nation-wide lockdowns along with stay at home orders intended for the safety of the public. Those more susceptible to the virus, such as the elderly and people with pre-existing conditions, can be left in precarious situations if unable to get the resources they need to quarantine properly at home.

Read more on our blog

Watch videos produced by Chan'Cellore Manakjuola below.

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

Being a part of I-House's communication endeavors, via digital outlets such as Instagram and blog posts, allowed me to engage with so many amazing humans I would otherwise have not met. In particular, I loved filming, editing, and directing the music video, "The I-House Connection" with Juanan, to bring awareness to I-House for Big Give 2019. Throughout the semester, I was supported and encouraged by Laurie, and this commitment hit the perfect balance of having enough responsibility to feel impactful, without being stress-inducing. I'll always have fond memories of my time at I-House, and my time as a Social Media Ambassador.
Loyalty Traster-Lee (IH 2018 - 19)
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

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

Laurie Ferris, Communications Strategist