Meet the Honors Ambassadors

2021-2022 Ambassadors

Honors College Ambassadors at UNCW are student leaders active in recruitment and campus events. Honors Ambassadors serve as representatives of the Honors College to varied audiences, especially current and prospective students and families, alumni of the college, supporters, parents and key university administrators. Drawing on personal experiences, Honors Ambassadors provide an informative view of the Honors College at UNCW, highlight the opportunities and benefits of an Honors education in academic and co-curricular settings, and share how the Honors College has contributed to their college experience.  

Our ambassadors are a diverse group of honors students representing various majors and a wide range of activities and campus life. If you have questions about the student experience in the Honors college, do not hesitate to reach out to one of our ambassadors to learn more!

Erin Tinerella


Majors: Environmental Science and Political Science

Minors: Sustainability and International Affairs

Pronouns: She/they


Erin Tinerella is a sophomore at UNCW, from Tinley Park, Illinois. She is double majoring in environmental science with a conservation concentration and political science, while double minoring in sustainability and international affairs. On campus, they give campus tours, mentor incoming first-year Honors students, and are part of UNCW's Student Government Association. During their free time, they enjoy going to the beach, learning about American war history, listening to true crime podcasts, and spending time hiking in local Wilmington areas. She loves UNCW Honors is excited to be an Ambassador!

Kris Mosher-Gomez


Major: Nursing

Pronouns: He/him


Kris transferred to UNCW in Fall 2020 after earning his advanced EMT licenses at Lenoir Community College. He previously attended Stockton University and the Savannah College of Art and Design in pursuit of a filmmaking degree before shifting careers into medicine, allowing him to see and live a wide variety of college experiences both good and bad. He is more than happy to help anyone who asks whether it's help finding time to juggle your schedule or simply just wanting to make a new friend!

Mack Turner


Major: Psychology


Apollo is a senior in psychology, with an aim to get their graduate degree in social work. They are passionate about exploring, baking, and reading. They are currently researching in Dr. Clement's IPV lab, where they are conducting their honors thesis. They love discussing anything concerning psychology, or interesting facts. In their three years at UNCW, they have enjoyed exploring the beach and finding places to eat.

Madeleine Goldthorpe


Major: Marine Biology

Minor: Environmental Science

Pronouns: She/her


Madeleine Goldthorpe is an out-of-state student at UNCW pursuing a B.S. in Biology and a B.A. in International Studies with a minor in Chemistry. She has been in the honors college since she was a freshman and loves the opportunities and connections it provides. Madeleine is involved in Greek life on campus and is also an officer in WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering.) She has completed undergraduate research at UNCW through FYRE (First Year Research Experience) and is participating in a DIS (Directed Independent Study) during the Fall 2022 semester. She is an ambassador and a mentor for the honors college and is happy to answer any questions from current or prospective students!

Makenna Castor


Major: International Studies

Pronouns: She/her

Minors: Women's and Gender Studies and Spanish


Makenna Castor is a sophomore who grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is majoring in International Studies and minoring in Spanish as well as Women’s and Gender Studies. This is her second year as a part of the Honors College and she has loved every moment of it. In her free time, she loves to run on the Cross-City Trail on campus or find a spot in the sunshine to read.

Eden Briley


Major: Psychology and Criminology

Minor: Forensic Science

Pronouns: She/her


Eden Briley is from Holly Springs, NC. Since beginning school at UNCW, she has become involved in undergraduate research through the First Year Research Experience program and plans to complete a DIS in Dr. Myers forensic psychology lab in Spring 2022. She studied abroad at the University of Stirling in Scotland in Fall 2021. She is a member of two honor societies on campus, is a Wilmington Fellow, and the Chairperson of the Social Organizations Committee. Her long-term goal is to go to law school and either become an attorney or go on to work for the FBI. During her free time, she likes to hike, listen to podcasts, visit new places, and watch Gilmore Girls. She is looking forward to encouraging other students in their scholastic achievement!