Department Ambassadors

If you're interested in our programs, please consider contacting one of our department ambassadors. Our Ambassadors are two of our best students and they will be happy to talk to you about what it's like to be in the Political Science and Public Affairs Department at WCU.

PSPA Department Ambassador Colby Lipscomb

Levi Parham, Department Ambassador


Levi Parham is a junior Political Science major with a minor in Criminal Justice. His research interests include American politics, legislation and the court system. He is a graduate from Buncombe County Early College, has a degree in arts and an associates degree in Criminal Justice, both through AB-Tech. During his time with Early College, Levi served as the student body President, where he was able to meet Senator Richard Burr. After graduating from WCU, Levi plans to attend law school with the aspirations of being a prosecutor for the City of Asheville, or pursue a career in law enforcement through the Asheville Police Department. One day he hopes to hold office at either the state or federal level.








PSPA Department Ambassador Emma Tate

Yetunde Basharun, Department Ambassador


Yetunde Bashorunis a Senior Political Science and International Studies major at WCU. She was born in Lagos Nigeria and is bilingual. Yetunde's research interests are AFrican politics, foreign politics, and conflict. She spent the summer of 2017 in San Jose, Costa Rica. After graduation Yentunde plans to continue her education with a graduate program in international development. She is a member of WCUs Honors College

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