Global Ambassadors

The Bates College Global Ambassadors are a team of Bates students who work on programs, events, peer-advising, marketing, and more in collaboration with the Center for Global Education. These students are leaders in thinking about how Bates connects to the world and how the world can connect to Bates.

The Global Ambassadors are:

Verina Chatata ’26

Office Hours: 1 – 3 PM on Wednesday

Hello! My name’s Verina, and I’m an international student from Blantyre, Malawi. I’m a sophomore pursuing a double major in Neuroscience and French. Over the course of my education, I’ve had the opportunity to study in countries including the UK, Singapore, and the US. Looking ahead, I plan on studying abroad in France during my junior year. I deeply appreciate the multi-faceted nature of global education and I am a fervent promoter of learning about different cultures. This year, I’m excited to work with everyone and channel this passion through initiatives within the Center for Global Education!

Mfon Diduff ’24

Office Hours: 11 AM – 12 PM on Tuesday and 10 – 11 AM on Thursday

Hello beautiful people! My name is Mfon Diduff, I am a part of the wonderful class of 2024.  I am currently a Biochemistry major with a double concentration in public health and identity, race and politics.  This past year I studied in Copenhagen, Denmark with the DIS Program and I absolutely loved getting to explore Europe for the first time whilst meeting some amazing people.  I cannot wait to share my experiences abroad with you and plan some amazing activities with you all!

Archie Green ’24

Office Hours: 1 – 3 PM on Monday

My name is Archie Green Jr and I am a Senior from Upland California. Along with serving as a Global Ambassador for the CGE, I also am on the Varsity Football team and am a 4 year member of the Bates College Investment Club. I studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina and this is where I can confidently say that my love for combining education and seeing the world flourished. I hope to help and motivate other students to find their ideal situation when it comes to studying abroad, and show the many resources you can find here at Bates to help facilitate this process!

Jack Lawrence ’24

Office Hours: 12 – 1 PM and 2 – 3 PM on Thursday

Jack is a senior double majoring in politics and sociology. While raised primarily in Maine, he has also lived with his family in France, the Czech Republic and Thailand over the years. Jack studied abroad for a semester in Stockholm, Sweden, as a junior and participated in a student exchange program in Edinburgh, Scotland, during high school. Jack’s experiences away from home have informed his belief that traveling allows individuals to grow as learners, to gather new perspectives about the world, and to develop enhanced senses of independence. He looks forward to sharing this enthusiasm with the Bates community and to meeting people interested in global education.

Francisca Rocha ’24

Office Hours: 9 – 11 AM on Wednesday

Hello! My name is Francisca Rocha, and I am an international student from Porto, Portugal. Before coming to Bates I moved to Pune, India to complete my high school education at UWC Mahindra College. During the Fall semester of my junior year, I studied abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark with DIS learning about biotechnology and drug development, and I am currently a double major in Biochemistry and Mathematics. As both an international student and someone who studied abroad, the Centre for Global Education has been a fundamental part of my Bates experience. Having had the opportunity to travel and live in different countries and continents, I know how these experiences can really lead to a paradigm shift and big moments of personal growth, so I am very excited to help more students have these experiences and contribute to the excellent work the Center for Global Education does!