Duke Presidential Ambassadors

About Us

Duke Presidential Ambassadors, previously known as Dukes and Duchesses, was established in 1979 as an organization of student ambassadors dedicated to serving Duke University. The members of the Duke Presidential Ambassadors provide a glimpse into the student experience for campus visitors. Responsibilities include leading campus tours, staffing special events, and assisting with university ceremonies. Some examples of special events include staffing the president's suite at football games, receptions at the university president's home, Board of Trustee dinners, and Opening and Founders' Day Convocations.

Our Executive Team

Amiya Mehrotra '24


Sasamon Omoma '24

Vice President

Melody Tzang '25


Grace Endrud '24

Director of Service

David Surzykiewicz '25

Director of External Engagement

Peter Caragol '24

Director of Internal Engagement

Richard Zhai '24

Director of Internal Engagement

Meredith Sims '25

New Member Coordinator

Tearria Beck-Scott

Advisor & Program Director University Ceremonies