The Student Ambassadors are a group of volunteer students who embody the Sessions College experience. They represent the Sessions College experience to interested parties such as prospective students and educational organizations and provide school staff input on educational strategy and planning.
Student Ambassadors achieve these goals by working closely with Education and Student Services teams. Since 2010, this group has been an important part of the growth and development of Sessions College.
Kerstin Briar is a part-time dental assistant, part-time sales clerk/receptionist from a small town in Interior Alaska. The daughter of a now-retired Air Force officer, she has traveled extensively, which fueled a long-time interest in art, also encouraged by an enthusiastic family. She puts her skills to work at everything from greeting card design, to type illustration, to figure drawing, to document formatting. Having recently begun a pursuit of graphic design, she is working to develop a versatile toolbox of techniques to aid her entry into the design field, either as a freelancer or as an employee. She looks forward to doing this through Sessions College.
Based in Montreal, Quebec, Thomas Trudel is a freelance graphic designer, and a loving husband and father. Thomas earned a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts at Concordia University, where he acquired a general skillset including computer programming. He seeks to hone these techniques to an advanced professional and creative level. After the birth of his son, he decided to take the first step into turning his dreams into reality. With the help of his studies at Sessions and the same dedication and hard work he demonstrates in all aspects of his life, Thomas aspires to wake up every morning knowing he will spend his day, not working, but doing something he loves.
Alicia Hernandez from Yakima, Washington earned an Associate Degree in Web Design in Spring 2017 and is currently pursuing an Associate Degree in Illustration. Alicia comes from an artistic family and always loved art, but she never had the chance to go to college to pursue it, until a medical situation in her family caused her to search for an online school.
Sharon Capps is a wedding and portrait photographer in Tampa, Florida. She has always been interested in art and design. After becoming a mother, Sharon decided to pursue her dreams of a graphic design education. Finding Sessions online was a God-send because it allowed her to be a stay-at-home mom while pursuing a career in design. Sharon and her husband are called to be missionaries, so Sharon hopes to use her graphic design abilities to help churches, charities, missionaries, and fellow believers with professional and purposeful design. Sharon owns a photography business and uses her graphic design skills to promote and grow this career as well. She most enjoys designing: logos, brands, and brochures. Sharon is pursuing her associates in digital photography now in order to continue growing, learning, and getting out of her comfort zone!
Julianne Anderson is a wife and stay-at-home mom to 5 children. She attended some college before having kids, but never could decide on a major, so she ended up leaving school. About 5 years ago she discovered a desire to study graphic design and attended her former college part-time. However, her stay-at-home mom schedule didn’t work well with the traditional college schedule. She discovered Sessions College from following Dawn Nicole Designs on social media, and now Julianne can pursue her dream to become a graphic designer while also fulfilling her calling as mother.