Previous Ambassadors

  • Isabel Ballou

    Isabel Ballou

    I love the ZSR because it is my home away from home. To me, the ZSR as a little piece of heaven among the the craziness of the college campus.

  • Parker Beverly

    Parker Beverly

    Take a look at the finding aids and search features on the library’s website and see just how vast the collections are. There really is something for everyone here. I urge new students to take advantage of all of these incredible resources during their time at Wake!

  • Gina Beyer

    Gina Beyer

    I’m so excited to tell people how incredible ZSR is! New students should know that ZSR isn’t an intimidating place- it’s the perfect place to study, hang out, grab a coffee, and learn!!

  • Gretchen Boyles

    Gretchen Boyles

    Whether you need help writing a paper, space for a group project, help with researching a topic for a class, assistance finding a specific book, or even just a place to meet people for coffee, ZSR is the place to be.

  • Henry Brooks

    Henry Brooks

    I think new students should be aware of group spaces available in the ZSR Library!

  • Meredith Cairo

    Meredith Cairo

    I wanted to join the ZSR Ambassadors in order to help bring more awareness to the Wake Forest community about the many services that the ZSR offers, while also working on lengthening that list of services.

  • Jimmy Camp

    Jimmy Camp

    New students should know that ZSR has more to it than meets the eye. ZSR has a variety of online databases that all students should take advantage of, as well as many other services such as the Writing Center and the Bridge.

  • Dalton Collins

    Dalton Collins

    New students should see ZSR equally as important to their Wake experience as their dorm room. It is where you will research for essays, study for finals, and stop for coffee. Perhaps you will even find a place among its staff like I did.

  • Nuala Conway-Pearson

    Nuala Conway-Pearson

    Since coming to Wake, I have really enjoyed getting to know downtown Winston, and exploring all the food and little local shops around the city.

  • Michael Cydylo

    Michael Cydylo

    I want to help spark the change I wish to see in Wake Forest these next 4 years!

  • Maya Dalton

    Maya Dalton

    New students should know that ZSR is full of resources — from the Writing Center, to study rooms, research librarians, media room, and much more. It’s also easily accessible online if you can’t stop by the building!

  • Amani Davis

    Amani Davis

    There is so much support in the library from getting assistance from one of the research librarians to random fun events that happen throughout the year.

  • Hannah DeMaioNewton

    Hannah DeMaioNewton

    While ZSR is a great place to study and get work done, the atmosphere that Wake Forest students, faculty, and staff have cultivated here over time represents the unity and determination to benefit others that define the Wake Forest community. As you spend more time in ZSR, pay close attention to the little details, like the art vending machine, murals, and mini library book exchange box tucked into a corner of ZSR’s side entrance, that show us just how integral our library is to our community.

  • Caroline Fahringer

    Caroline Fahringer

    New students should know that it helps to get lost in the library! There are so many rooms that you have to stumble upon to find, but can be the greatest new study spots!

  • Jaime Fashimpaur

    Jaime Fashimpaur

    The ZSR is central to campus and the lives of students and I am so excited to have the chance to make a positive impact through the Ambassador Program!

  • Lauren Formica

    Lauren Formica

    ZSR is an integral part of Wake Forest and I wanted to be part of new group of students that supports all that ZSR does.

  • Megan Gast

    Megan Gast

    New students should know that ZSR is here to help them with whatever they need. I know it is intimidating, especially if you are a freshman, to ask for help but that is their job! Actually read and pay attention to the lists of services ZSR has to offer because those services WILL save you time and stress throughout your college career!

  • Layla Ghiai

    Layla Ghiai

    My favorite thing about the ZSR is that it’s a whole lot bigger on the inside than on the outside so it’s a pleasant surprise when you walk through the ZSR’s doors. I think it’s important for new students to know that ZSR is not just a physical resource but also an online resource for them to use. The ZSR website provides citation guides, databases, and many other tools students will find useful in their research.

  • Hannah Goodwin

    Hannah Goodwin

    I love the ZSR because I know the faculty and staff truly care about my success and always look to improve.

  • Natalie Graham

    Natalie Graham

    My favorite thing about ZSR is that students can reserve study rooms and checkout cables to connect a laptop to a presentation screen, which is perfect for group work! All new students should know about these resources!

  • Shosi Hansen

    Shosi Hansen

    ZSR is the place I go to get work done. I am wholly unproductive anywhere else.

  • Koren Hardy

    Koren Hardy

    I love the library and the services it provides the students. As a part of the Ambassadors, I want to become a part of the library that is so important in my life and the lives of all Wake Forest students.

  • Emma Heulskamp

    Emma Heulskamp

    I love ZSR and all it has to offer to Wake students as well as the Winston-Salem community. I’m so excited to have the opportunity to work with my fellow students in cultivating one of our campus’ strongest assets!

  • Jenny Hua

    Jenny Hua

    One thing that new students should know about ZSR that it’s more than just a study space. It’s got great staff and faculty who are super friendly and helpful!

  • Victoria Iyonmana Oduwa

    Victoria Iyonmana Oduwa

    I believe that new students should know that ZSR is more than just a library. It is an ecosystem of curiosity. It is where you go to learn with yourself, for yourself and about yourself.

  • Kendall John

    Kendall John

    I love constantly finding new places in ZSR because I love the variety and flexibility it gives me to get my work done but also relax.

  • Lillian Johnson

    Lillian Johnson

    When I was nervously moving in early freshman year, my parents and I visited ZSR. I fell in love upon seeing the view of Wait Chapel from the sixth floor windows and knew that the library would become my safe haven.

  • Joe Julian

    Joe Julian

    The ZSR Library provides prime study spaces that promote focus and learning. I love sitting on the 6th floor overlooking the atrium down below.

  • Dylan King

    Dylan King

    I’ve found lots of great resources for projects (from historic analyzes for an English class to technical math textbooks for a specialized project) just by spending 5 minutes and checking on the catalog.

  • Sophie Lee

    Sophie Lee

    Every student should know that ZSR is one of the sunniest spots on campus and has great studying, reading, and relaxing nooks.

  • Carson Markland

    Carson Markland

    One thing I love about ZSR is that there are many resources available (books, movies, articles) with which to supplement learning in the classroom, which is also really helpful for writing papers.

  • Rav Mathone

    Rav Mathone

    I love the ZSR library because it is a place for research and it gives students the opportunity to explore global and interdisciplinary studies from the comfort of their home.

  • Natalie McKinney

    Natalie McKinney

    The Ambassadors program provides an awesome opportunity to get involved with my peers and help create new traditions to make our time at Wake even more memorable!

  • Joe McPherson

    Joe McPherson

    New students should know that the ZSR has a plethora of services available for assistance in writing. From the writing center, to Zotero access, to even workshops that educate students on how to use Zotero, the ZSR is here to help students succeed in all aspects of writing.

  • Raniery Mendes

    Raniery Mendes

    I think all students, especially first-year students, should take some time to explore ZSR because it goes beyond being a library. It offers a comfortable, welcoming environment as well as plenty of resources – my favorite ones are the Writing Center and the study rooms. I am sure you will find your favorite/perfect study spot. (I recommend room 601 on the 6th floor – It offers a fantastic view of the campus). Also, ZSR has a great Staff team, so make sure to get in touch with them if you need any help.

  • Suprene Mohamedzein

    Suprene Mohamedzein

    One thing new students should know about ZSR is that there are research librarians available that can help you find, evaluate, and obtain materials for the different kinds of academic projects you may encounter here at Wake. You can use the subject or course-specific research guides developed by these librarians to figure out where to start or you can schedule an appointment with a specific research librarian to meet in person.

  • David Mulder

    David Mulder

    I love ZSR because I’m always discovering new things there: hidden study spots, books, whole shelves of knowledge I didn’t know existed. Even after many years of wandering the stacks, I still find plenty of surprises.

  • Lindsay Moran

    Lindsay Moran

    My favorite thing about ZSR has to be the people! Everyone is super nice and very willing to help. I have met some of my favorite people on campus through the library. Something new students should know about ZSR is just how many resources there are available! There are TONS of great academic resources, such as research librarians, Zotero workshops, citation help, but there are also non-academic things, like a movie room and fun events (Outbreak, Wake the Library).

  • Clare Myeroff

    Clare Myeroff

    The people who work in the library are so kind and helpful, so don’t hesitate asking them for help or exploring to find your favorite spot!

  • Melissa Navarro

    Melissa Navarro

    I love the ZSR because it’s such a cozy and homely place to get some work done with some Starbucks.

  • Alison Nesbit

    Alison Nesbit

    The ZSR librarians are an amazing resource for research on all subjects and are always willing to help students.

  • Hannah Norwood

    Hannah Norwood

    ZSR provides students with an abundance of resources and a study haven literally open 24/7. Being an ambassador gives me the opportunity make sure my fellow students here at Wake can fully appreciate and utilize everything that the library has to offer.

  • Lucy Owen

    Lucy Owen

    New students should make sure to explore all the floors of the library when they have a chance– last year I discovered a new favorite study spot right before we left for break!!

  • Ally Ponte

    Ally Ponte

    I think all new students should know that the ZSR is not just a place to do homework. We have so many other resources in the library including the bridge, the writing center, the research librarians, and the one button studio. Everyone should go explore the ZSR at some point!

  • Jordan Rumford

    Jordan Rumford

    The library creates a very warm aura; between the librarians, the students, and the building itself I always feel at ease and comfortable.

  • Isabella Ryan

    Isabella Ryan

    Know that ZSR is a space for us. If you see a need, the library will be super responsive. Also, find a study spot! There are so many different spaces, I’m sure one will be perfect for you!

  • Katarina Sams

    Katarina Sams

    The resources here are EXTREMELY helpful: always take advantage of them while you still can. Also, the workers are very kind and polite, so don’t be afraid to ask them anything about the library!

  • Martin Seng

    Martin Seng

    I love the ZSR because it provides a great environment to study and chat with friends. A class that I have really liked at Wake is African American Rhetoric taught by Dr. French. I like that class because it is fun and interesting and the class touches on a lot of controversial subjects.

  • Madi Shaver

    Madi Shaver

    I think one of the most unique resources and spaces to have on a college campus is the library. ZSR creates a wonderful atmosphere to get work done individually and with friends.

  • Julie Sun

    Julie Sun

    For new students, it is good to know that there is a room called ZSR Library Auditorium (room 404), in which scholars from all over the world would come and give lectures to students. These lectures cover different fields and are easy to be understood. So if newcomers find it hard to decide their major, then listen to these lectures might be a good starting point for them to discover their real interests.

  • Jonathan Trattner

    Jonathan Trattner

    I think new students should know about the recliners in the Ziesta room that are great for napping during long nights!

  • Neil Upadhyay

    Neil Upadhyay

    I love the library because its a place where all students, regardless of academic pursuits or other outside interests, can get together and interact.

  • Justice Von Maur

    Von Maur

    I am thrilled to be a ZSR Ambassador and look forward to contributing original and innovative ideas to Wake’s most popular work space.

  • Rebecca Walker

    Rebecca Walker

    The library is an amazing space on campus and a very big part of campus life.

  • Emily West

    Emily West

    I love ZSR because it is my second home.

  • Jakayla Williams

    Jakayla Williams

    I love ZSR because of the abundance of resources provided and I want to be apart of “Wake Forest’s Google.” Student: I have no idea where to start? What should I do? Ha. I can just ZSR it.