Hospitality Leadership Student Ambassadors

Hospitality Leadership Student Ambassadors is an exciting student organization of highly selected sophomore, juniors, and seniors motivated to represent Missouri State University Department of Hospitality Leadership. As an Ambassador, students represent the department at on- and off-campus events, which highlight the Hospitality Leadership major.

Allison Heimsath

Hometown: Imperial, MO

Hospitality Track: Lodging and Tourism - Sustainability Minor

Why I love Hospitality: I love hospitality because of the ability to travel with the industry. I love meeting new people and seeing new places which makes this the perfect industry for me. 

Andrew Peterson

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Hospitality Track: Food and Beverage, Lodging, Club Management, and General Ops 

Why I love Hospitality: Hospitality to me means, working in unison as a team with a common goal, pushing ourselves, our team, and our organizations to provide the best experience possible. Hospitality is more of a way of life. It is is about being a person that fosters a positive attitude towards people reflecting in selfless service and the ability to take part in making an outstanding experience and memory that lasts a lifetime. 

Jack Dow

Hometown: Lees Summit, MO

Hospitality Track: Tourism                                                   

Why I love Hospitality: I am passionate about meeting new people and giving them a positive experience, working within the hospitality industry allows me to do what I love every day. 

Sara Noorbakhsh

Hometown: Kansas City, MO

Hospitality Track: Lodging, Tourism, and Food and Bev certificate

Why I love Hospitality: The opportunity to create memories for our guest's that will last a lifetime.

Alyssa Brinkmann

Hometown: Washington, MO

Hospitality Track: Food and Beverage

Why I love Hospitality: I entered Missouri State undecided, but within a couple semesters I discovered Hospitality. After learning about the program’s graduate employment rate, hands-on coursework, and experienced faculty, I confidently declared my major. Hospitality classes allow me to learn by doing, equipping me with the real-world experience I need to find success in the industry.

Libbi Borsa

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Hospitality Track: Club Management

Why I love Hospitality: I love Hospitality because it is a people focused industry. Building relationships with people and making personal connections is so important to me. I love that the hospitality program here has given me so many opportunities to thrive in this industry.