Become a Graduate Ambassador

Graduate Ambassador 

A Doerr Institute Graduate Ambassador is a Rice graduate or post-doctoral student who has completed substantial leadership development with the Doerr Institute and is eager to serve as a representative for the Doerr Institute at various outreach events on campus. Meet our current Graduate Ambassadors.


  • Current graduate or post-doctoral student at Rice.
  • Completed at least two Doerr Institute programs.
  • A passion and interest for sharing your Doerr experience with others and its impact on your leader development.


  • Attend semester kick-off meetings.
  • Host two info sessions each semester with Institute support.
  • Participate in Doerr scheduled outreach events.
  • Maintain consistent communication with the Doerr staff team. 


  • Represent the organization at graduate student orientations and events.
  • Accompany Doerr staff at exclusive events.
  • Priority access to new programs.
  • Access to additional coaching and Doerr Institute programming.
  • An inside perspective of a leadership development organization that is unique among U.S. universities. 

Are you interested?

Applications for the 2023-2024 year closed on April 24, 2023. Please check back in late Fall 2023 for the next round of applications. If you have additional questions, please email Stephanie Taylor at