Poly Reps

University Ambassadors


Special Events Committee 
The Special Events Committee is responsible for fostering relations within the Poly Reps organization.  This is achieved through the planning and hosting of many events throughout the year to facilitate the formation and continuation of friendship and bonding between Poly Reps.  These events include our annual Halloween celebration, Boo Bash; Friends and Family Weekend, a weekend long event to introduce family members of Poly Reps to the organization; Winter and Spring Banquet, a time to honor our graduating Reps; and other fun events and activities.  Poly Reps is a 33 member strong organization and internal events held throughout the year help us all to stay connected!

Rachel Hess

Rachel Hess – Chair

Biomedical Engineering major, 2017

Campus Involvement: Poly Reps and Women's Club Lacrosse

Hobbies: Spending too much money on takeout and all outdoor activities/adventures   

Favorite Quote: "Everything all works out in the end and if it hasn't worked out, it's not the end."  

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? 
The great barrier reef! See hobbies for explanation. Also turtles.

Mariam Alamshahi

Mariam Alamshahi

Journalism major, 2017

Campus Involvement: Poly Reps, student caller at Cal Poly Phonathon, member of Sigma Kappa sorority

Hobbies: Mourning Harambe.   

Favorite Quote: "Would I rather be feared or loved? Both. I want people to be afraid of how much they love me."  

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? 
I would travel back in time to watch Destiny's Child perform the National Anthem live at the NBA All Star Game in 2006.

Alex Kanter

Alex Kanter

Business Administration major, 2018

Campus Involvement: Poly Reps, ballin' at the rec, and professional intramural athlete.

Hobbies: You could find me hiking or at the beach, listing to music, talking about Stephen Curry, or just hanging with my pals.   

Favorite Quote: “There is no such thing as 'too late' in life.” ― Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie  

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? 
The Galapagos Islands for all the animals.

Claire Lorentz

Claire Lorentz

Business Administration major, 2018

Campus Involvement: Sigma Kappa, American Marketing Association, Cal Poly Phonathon

Hobbies: Beach volleyball, thrift shopping, drawing   

Favorite Quote: "There isn't a person you wouldn't love if you could read their story"  

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? 
Lake Tahoe because it is my happy place

Brannon Smudz

Brannon Smudz

Mechanical Engineering major, 2019

Campus Involvement: Poly Reps, Poly Escapes, Inter Housing Council, New Student and Transition Programs, the Newman Center, Physics Research

Hobbies: Surfing, skiing, backpacking, hammocking, playing guitar, surfboard shaping, and HOT SPRINGS!

Favorite Quote: "He burnt my shake." - wise fish from Spongebob  

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? 
I would travel the Pan American highway from Canada to Patagonia in a retro VW van, surfing and backpacking the whole way down. I think this would be the adventure of a lifetime and one that I hope to accomplish after I graduate.

Related Content

Important Dates

  • September 22: Fall Term Classes Begin
  • November 11: Veterans Day Observed
  • November 7: Poly Rep Applications Available
  • November 21 - 27: Academic Holiday
  • January 17: Poly Rep Applications Due!


Meet Poly Reps

Meet this year's Reps

Poly Reps Quote

"Abe Lincoln once said 'Make sure your feet are in the right place, then stand firm.' Good advice Mr. Lincoln but it is way more challenging to walk backwards"   — Joey Halabrin, (Political Science '18, Poly Reps)