Ambassador Program

Students who are interested in promoting and advancing the mission of the Winston Center for Leadership and Ethics will work in collaboration with the Director to publicize key events to the campus community. Ambassadors serve as stewards for the Winston Center. These roles are open to all undergraduate students.

Program Overview


  • Create promotional materials and distribute on campus
  • Greet guests at Winston Center events and help to facilitate an enjoyable experience
  • Network with friends, classmates, and other social groups to ensure significant attendance at events
  • Foster relationships with media outlets to encourage press coverage of key events to the greater Boston College community
  • Participate in Leadership workshops


  • Access to exclusive Winston Center programming
  • Opportunity to meet with benefactors of the Winston Center
  • Aid in the planning and execution of signature Winston Center programs as well as collaborations
  • Access to pre-event Q&A sessions with world renowned speakers.
  • Excellent volunteer opportunity to extend on-campus network and connect with influential Boston College leaders and alumni

Community Service

Winston ambassadors are committed to serving our community, and every semester volunteer at local community programs.

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St. Francis

Ambassadors volunteering at the St. Francis House

Student Ambassadors

Meet the Ambassadors

Liza Birmingham

Liza Birmingham '26
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Liza Birmingham, a sophomore at Boston College, is originally from Dover, Massachusetts. She is pursuing a degree in Political Science within the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences while also undertaking a minor in General Business. Liza's journey into Leadership and Ethics at BC began with her involvement in the Jenks Leadership Project. This transformative program identifies and prepares undergraduate students to assume leadership roles in the service of others. Liza has found great fulfillment in her experiences with Jenks and is thrilled to extend her commitment to the Winston Center by becoming an ambassador. Furthermore, her engagement at Boston College includes volunteering as a greeter in the Student Admissions Offices and actively participating in the Women in Business club. Liza's multifaceted involvement showcases her passion for service, leadership, ethics, and Boston College’s mission of fostering individuals as men and women for others. Filled with gratitude and enthusiasm, Liza eagerly looks forward to contributing meaningfully as an ambassador for the Winston Center!

Nicholas Conway

Cole Conway '27
Carroll School of Management

Nicholas (Cole) Conway is from Needham, Massachusetts. He studies at the Carroll School and is undecided on his major. Cole enjoys swimming, skiing, running, and some casual pickup basketball with his friends. In high school, Cole served as the swim team captain in both his junior and senior years and was a junior board member at the Foundation for MetroWest. At Boston College, Cole is an active member of the club swim team, Piano ensemble and the Freshman Innovation Program at Start@Shea. Cole is excited to be a Winston Ambassador and is eager to serve the Boston College Community. 

James Cugno

James Cugno '27
Carroll School of Management

James Cugno is from Summit, New Jersey. He studies Finance at the Carroll School of Management. James enjoys playing spikeball with his friends, exercising in the gym, and skiing. In Highschool James was a retreat leader, deanery leader, and was on two varsity sports. During the summers, James works and spends time with his family and friends. James is excited to be a Winston Ambassador and serve the Boston College community!

Greg Curley

Greg Curley '26
Carroll School of Management

Greg Curley is from Long Island, New York. He studies Finance and Accounting for Finance and Consulting and has a minor in applied psychology. Greg enjoys playing pickup basketball with his friends, long-distance running, exploring the outdoors, and being with family in his free time. During the summers, Greg works as a barback at "The Harrison," where he builds relationships with the locals from his hometown. At Boston College, Greg serves on the board for Start@Shea where he helps student-run startups develop their businesses and 4Boston where he volunteers to facilitate the after-school program at St. Columbkille School. Greg is excited to be a Winston Ambassador and is eager to serve the Boston College community. 

Akul Dachepalli

Akul Dachepalli '26
Carroll School of Management

Akul Dachepalli is from Chicago, Illinois, and plans on studying Finance and Accounting. In his free time, Akul enjoys playing soccer, watching sports, and spending time with friends and family. In high school, Akul was part of the Business Professionals of America, where he served as the club’s Treasurer and played soccer at the high school and club level. During the summers, Akul loves exploring the city and visiting New Buffalo Beach in Michigan. Akul is excited to be a Winston Ambassador and make a positive impact on the Boston College community.

Ellie Dyroff

Ellie Dyroff '26
Morrissey College of Arts and Science

Elliot (Ellie) Dyroff is from Vail, Colorado. She is a communications major and has a minor in leadership and management. Ellie loves the mountains and the ocean, spending time outdoors, sports, baking, and fashion. In high school, Ellie was on the student council her Junior and Senior years, played two varsity sports, started her own clothing business, and graduated with Naval Honors. During her freshman year, she sailed for the Boston College sailing team. Ellie spends her summers on the East Coast coaching kids in competitive sailing. She loves to spend her free time with her friends and family. Ellie is excited to be a Winston Ambassador and serve the Boston College community. 

Matthew Klein

Matthew Klein '25
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Matthew Klein is from Long Island, New York. He is studying Economics with a minor in finance. Matthew enjoys playing soccer and spikeball, going to the gym, and DJing in his free time. In high school, Matthew was a part of the film program, created many of his original films with his peers, and was captain of his soccer team. During the summers, Matthew spends his time lifeguarding in New York and making short films with friends. Matthew is excited to be a Winston Ambassador and serve the Boston College community.

Madeleine Murpy

Madeleine Murphy '25
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Madeleine Murphy, from Providence, RI, is majoring in Biology with a concentration in Cell Biology & Development. Madeleine enjoys rowing, playing the piano, and spending time with friends, family, and her two dogs in her free time. In high school, she was co-president of the Partnership Through Advocacy club, working closely with the Providence Refugee Dream Center. She rowed out of the Narragansett Boat Club, competing twice in the Head of the Charles Regatta. Today, Madeleine has experience as a research assistant in a plant biology lab and spends her summers working as a medical assistant at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. She is excited to be a Winston Ambassador and serve the Boston College community.

Thompson Penn

Thompson Penn '25
Carroll School of Management

Thompson Penn is from Kansas City, KS, studying accounting and is on a CPA track. Thompson enjoys playing sports, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family in his free time. Thompson served in student government in high school and was on two varsity sports teams. At Boston College, Thompson has served in various roles at UGBC. During the summers, Thompson spends his time working as an accounting intern. Thompson is excited to be a Winston Ambassador and serve the Boston College community.

Thompson Penn

Connor Silva '26
Carroll School of Management

Connor Silva is from Austin, Texas, double majoring in finance, management, and leadership with a minor in applied psychology and human development. He enjoys traveling the world, spending time with friends and family, swimming, and volunteering to help the local community. Additionally, Connor is a part of multiple organizations, such as the Student Admissions Program, Scholars of Finance, and Sons of St. Patrick at Boston College. He has spent the most recent summers coaching a local swim team and working with young athletes to achieve their goals. Connor is grateful for the opportunity to be a Winston Ambassador and serve the Boston College community and beyond. 

Conrad Thayer

Conrad Thayer '26
Carroll School of Management

Conrad Thayer is from Austin, Texas. He is studying Finance with a minor in Philosophy. Conrad enjoys hiking, volunteering, and going to car shows in his free time. In high school, Conrad was part of the marching band and worked as a camp counselor with his church. During the summers, Conrad spends his time with family and travels to new places. Conrad is excited to be a Winston Ambassador and serve the Boston College community.