Meet The Bishop's School's Head Ambassadors

Our Head Ambassadors are some of the first people you will meet whenever you visit our campus. They will welcome you to the community and share their diverse experiences. Learn more about each of them below!

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  • Alan

    Alan '21

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Junior Class Council

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    My favorite tradition at Bishop's is chapel. Chapel gives us a time during the day to just calm down and reflect on ourselves and the day ahead. We also have interesting speakers come in to share their story all the time.

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Pizza

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I came here for the strong academic program and I also came here for the unique community and people on campus.

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    It means a lot to me. Bishop's has really strong school spirit and it bonds everyone together. The school has taught me many things not only in the academic side, but also how to live life as a better person and how to improve my community around me.
  • Aleksander

    Aleksander '22

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    The art program, and I row. I used to play soccer, volleyball and water polo for Bishop's. 

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Bish Bowl

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Salmon

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I choose to attend Bishop's because of its community. This is what stood Bishop's apart for me compared to other schools.

    What does Bishop's mean to you? 
    Bishop's is a place where learning new things is encouraged.
  • Alex-Rose

    Alex-Rose '20
    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Cross country, basketball, softball, student council, Head Ambassadors, Fellowship of Christian Athletes

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Milk Break

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Lasagna or parmesan chicken

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I chose to attend Bishop's because of the high level of Chinese and Spanish that they offer, as well as how well-rounded the school is when it comes to academics and athletics.

    What does Bishop's mean to you? 
    Bishop's means a lot to me because it’s my home away from home. I never expected to find a second family or home at school and yet that is exactly what I found here over my first three years.
  • Alina

    Alina '22
     
    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    I am a varsity member of the Speech and Debate team, and was selected to be the Lincoln-Douglas Debate captain. I am also a member of Model United Nations, which participates in multiple conferences. I am a part of Community Service Initiative, where we organize school-wide community service events. In addition, I was chosen to be the tenth-grade Community Service Representative.

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    The Blessing of the Animals is my favorite tradition. I am an animal lover and love bringing my dog Luna to campus. It is always so exciting for me to meet all the pets and share a morning of fun with the Bishop's community.

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    My favorite lunch at Bishop's is the mac and cheese!

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    There are many reasons that I chose to attend Bishop's. The teachers and faculty are very resourceful and helpful. I also like the class sizes which help promote group discussions and establish close relationships with other students and my teachers. In addition, the on-campus activities appealed to me and gave me the opportunity to explore different clubs that interested me. I also find the Bishop's community to be warm and welcoming.

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    Being a student at Bishop's is such an important part of my life. Bishop's represents excellent academics, lasting relationships with my teachers, lifetime friendships, and the opportunity to explore all of my interests. It is the best environment to become a happy and fulfilled student.
  • Annie

    Annie '20
     
    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Associated Student Body Council, Rady Children's Hospital Committee, Head Ambassadors, golf, softball

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Blessing of the Animals

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Greek food

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I chose to attend Bishop’s to be able to be in smaller classes and have personal connections with the teachers.

    What does Bishop's mean to you? 
    Bishop's is a community of people willing to help in any way possible.
  • Austin

    Austin '21

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    I am involved with the Head Ambassador team, Community Service Initiative, Korean Culture Club, Speech and Debate, sailing, and am an active participant with diversity on campus. For the upcoming school year, I will be the Associated Student Body Council (ASBC) community service representative.

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    The Christmas Tree Lighting is my favorite tradition at Bishop’s; not only does it get everyone in the Christmas spirit, but the excitement of getting together with friends is what I truly enjoy.

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    The Greek menu would have to be my favorite lunch despite the many other favorites!

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    Beyond excellence in academics, a sense of a tight-knit community is what attracted me to the school the most. A personalized learning experience, unique to Bishop’s, was an important factor in my choice.

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    As Bishop’s is a place where I spend much of my time, it really has become another home to me. I get to improve myself academically, physically, and mentally every day with classmates and teachers who truly care about each student.
  • Avery

    Avery '21

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    I am involved in two varsity sports: field hockey in the fall and track in the spring. I am in two community service groups/clubs on campus: the Global Citizens Club and Community Service Initiative. I do layout design for Globe Magazine and hope to become a writer for the Tower, the school magazine! I am part of two student groups, Peer Support and Head Ambassadors, that help make Bishop's a friendly place for all applicants and students alike.

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Bish Bowl

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Ravioli

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I chose to attend Bishop's because I had always felt that I belonged. During my visits and application process, I gravitated toward it. When I got in, deciding to attend felt natural. My family had moved around quite a bit, and I wanted a school where I could be curious and confident; it finally felt right.

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    To me, Bishop's is a place where I am inspired. It's a place where I can see my friends, peers, and teachers excel in many different facets, encouraging me to do the same. Bishop's gives me, and many others, hopes for what's to come. My experience at Bishop's has inspired me to look at the future differently, to think outside the box, and to recognize that the future is limitless.
  • Charlie J.

    Charlie '22

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    At Bishop’s, I play softball, compete on the equestrian team, and dance! I am also part of the Rady Children’s Hosptial Comittee, a grade representative and speaker on Chapel Council, a former writer of the Daily Urinal (our daily student newspaper) and a photographer for the Yearbook! I am also a part of the Beyoncé Club. :)

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    My favorite tradition at Bishop’s is the Blessing of the Animals because I love seeing so many different animals on campus!

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Anything from the vegetarian bar

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    Bishop’s has such an amazing emphasis on community that really makes everyone feel welcome, safe and appreciated, which made my choice to come to Bishop’s very easy. Another reason why I chose to attend Bishop’s was because of the Study Year Abroad program, as I am studying abroad in Italy through Bishop’s for my sophomore year!

    What does Bishop's mean to you? 
    Bishop’s to me is a place where I am part of a larger community filled with not only a diverse and ambitious student body, but teachers and staff who have made my time at Bishop’s both educational and enjoyable.
  • Charlie M.

    Charlie '20

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Peer Support, football, lacrosse, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Senior Rec Room

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Brisket and mashed potatoes

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    It's a high academic institution with great students, teachers, and coaches.

    What does Bishop's mean to you? 
    It has given me so much. It has taught me so much more than just academics. I have built such strong relationships with my teachers and coaches. They are role models in my life and help me get through life’s challenges. It has given me the most genuine friends that I am so grateful for.
  • Eliana

    Eliana '20

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Associated Student Body Council (ASBC), orchestra, Karen Refugee Tutoring, field hockey, swim team

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Bish Bowl

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Breakfast for lunch!

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I chose to attend Bishop's not only because of its amazing academic program, but also because of its opportunities in other aspects of student life, such as sports and volunteering (Karen Refugee Tutoring has changed my life).

    What does Bishop's mean to you? 
    Bishop's is a place where I feel comfortable to be myself, express my interests, and try new activities. It is a welcoming community; there is always someone there to listen and offer guidance, whether I need to talk about a schedule change or unload my frustration. I am lucky to have met so many students and teachers who have encouraged me (and others) to keep trying, never give up, do not be afraid, have confidence. Bishop's is not only a school, but it is a second home.
  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth '20

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Chair of Rady Children's Hospital Committee, chair of Community Service Initiative, editor-in-chief of the yearbook, captain of the girls' varsity tennis team, Prom Committee during junior year

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Bish Bowl

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Turkey burger

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I chose to attend Bishop's because of how welcoming the community felt to me when I stepped on campus for my tour before entering the sixth grade. The environment that both students and faculty alike create for Bishopians is something that can't be replicated at any other school.

    What does Bishop's mean to you? 
    Bishop's opens up new opportunities for me in every avenue. It has provided me with the skills I need to be successful after graduating this year, especially my critical thinking skills. Bishop's means learning in a way that forces you to challenge yourself.
  • Faith

    Faith '20

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    I record statistics and manage the boys' varsity basketball and football teams.

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Home sporting events with The Dungeon

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Vietnamese pho soup

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    Bishop’s was my main choice because I knew it would provide a springboard for my future. I knew that the strength of the academics would help in any prospective career path. I saw the welcoming community through my two older brothers who went here and I knew it was the best choice for me.

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    It is a diverse campus with a wide range of interests and beliefs but we are all intertwined through Bishop's. To me, Bishop's signifies a tight-knit community.
  • Jess

    Jess '20

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Performing Dance Group (PDG), Asian-American Student Association (AASA), Speech and Debate, Model UN

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    The senior rec room is an amazing place for seniors to hang out, and retreats are always a great way to bond with your class and advisory.

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    One of my favorite lunches at Bishop's is breakfast for lunch; I always stock up on the potatoes and the fruit at the salad bar. My other favorite lunch is the pho, which is great for rainy, chilly days.

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I came to Bishop's for the small class sizes, discussion-based classes, and overall college (and life) readiness. Being a three-minute walk from the beach is a huge plus!

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    I think Bishop's is one of the best high school experiences I could ever have. Being here has taught me so much, inside and outside of classes, and I'll appreciate my time here for the rest of my life.
  • Jessie

    Jessie '21

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Volleyball, softball, Community Service Initiative, Class Council, Pre-Med Club

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Bish Bowl

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Greek food

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I chose to attend Bishop’s because of the academic level that the teachers push their students to reach. I found Bishop’s to be the most welcoming and challenging of all the schools that I applied to.

    What does Bishop's mean to you? 
    To me, Bishop’s is like a second home. It’s a community that I feel safe enough to throw myself into new things and find new interests.
  • Katherine

    Katherine '21

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Tennis, yoga, Speech and Debate, Peer Support, Head Ambassadors, stained glass, yearbook photography

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Bish Bowl

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Strawberry salad

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    My family and I chose Bishop's as a school with a challenging curriculum, strong athletics program, kind and experienced faculty, and diverse and open community.

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    Bishop’s is seven years of opportunity to learn about yourself and try out different interests, personalities and perspectives. You can step into the shoes of a debater, a football player, a sculptor, or an actor, and through these experiences find likes and strengths you never knew you had.
  • Kirra

    Kirra '20

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    I am co-captain of the varsity squash team, previously led the Latin American Student Organization, attend Bishop's Alliance for Queers and Non-Queers meetings, participate in theater tech, do ceramics, serve as an editor for The Daily Urinal (daily student newsletter) and started the composting program here.

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Although it's not the oldest tradition, the student-led publication, The Daily Urinal, is one of my favorite aspects of Bishop's culture. Special shoutout to Blessing of the Animals Day too, because it's always exciting to see everyone's pets on the Quad.

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    I love when we have Greek food because that means hummus and, for vegans like me, that's always delicious.

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I have an older sister who went here and I witnessed how much she enjoyed the breadth of experiences available at Bishop's. From theater performances to field hockey games, she seemed to do it all, and I was excited to be able to do the same!

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    The part of Bishop's that really defines our school, to me, is the faculty. There are so many amazing teachers here who act as more than just their labels as an English or economics teacher. I've built relationships with teachers that are closer to mentorships or friendships rather than simply someone who is hired to instruct a class.
  • Lucie

    Lucie '21
     
    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    I write for many on-campus publications including SPECTRUM and Quanta (student-run science magazine), and am the Tower's online graphics editor. I am a member of Studio Dance Group, Model United Nations, and STEM Club. I am also excited about my position of chair for Community Service Initiative (CSI).

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Blessing of the Animals

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Breakfast for lunch

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I chose to attend Bishop's because it has always been a huge part of my life. Both my father and my sister went to Bishop's, yet neither of their experiences were the same. I think choosing one's own path is a huge part of high school, and I felt that Bishop's would allow me to customize my education to fit my interests and learning styles best.

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    To me, Bishop's doesn't feel like school. Of course, I still go to homeroom (advisory) and eat lunch in a cafeteria, but the structure of classes, the relationships I've established with my teachers, the beauty of the campus, and the wide variety of activities that each day on campus holds makes it seem like something different. Sometimes it feels like a practice world, where I get to rehearse life -- seeing how I feel about real issues, learning how to keep track of a complicated schedule and lots of work while balancing it with fun. Bishop's, to me, means community.
  • Maya

    Maya '21

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Speech and Debate, Karen Refugee Tutoring, varsity soccer, varsity lacrosse

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Blessing of the Animals

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Ravioli

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I chose to attend Bishop’s following my visit day. I had such an incredible experience in each and every one of the classes I visited, and the overall community was beyond welcoming. The teachers I had during my visit day were the closest matches to the teachers at the school I was attending at the time (which is the best compliment I can give), so after that I was sold.

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    Bishop’s is a safe, welcoming community of driven individuals pursuing academic, athletic, and individual growth and success. It is a place where students should feel free to take advantage of opportunities and grow as academics and people.
  • Parviz

    Parviz '20

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Jazz Band, varsity soccer, varsity lacrosse, Middle Eastern Student Association (MESA), Black Student Union (BSU)

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    My favorite tradition at Bishop's is Bish Bowl. As an incoming freshman it was a great way for me to meet and make friends at the beginning of the year. It's also such a quintessential high school experience and gives you a great feel for the Bishop's community.

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    My favorite lunch at Bishop's is spaghetti and meat sauce or practically any chicken and rice meal.

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    Taking a tour of the Bishop's campus with my family during school hours is what made me fall in love with our campus and community. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming and there was such good energy among the students and faculty.

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    To me, Bishop's means being a student, an athlete, a musician, and having a social life with classmates and peers from different backgrounds and cultures. Bishop's has given me a lot of confidence and helped shape my world view. Bishop's to me also means numerous opportunities that you have the power and privilege to the advantage of.
  • R.J.

    R.J. '20

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Peer Support, varsity boys' basketball, coding

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Senior Rec Room

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Tacos

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    There were so many opportunities at Bishop's, and I knew this would allow me to explore many of my passions at a high level.

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    To me, Bishop's means a place were I can explore what I love, where I can become an educated citizen of the world, and where I can connect with passionate and motivated people.
  • Ryland

    Ryland '22

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Last year, I was involved in beach and indoor volleyball at Bishop's, both of which I enjoyed to a great extent. Since I play club volleyball and enjoyed these so much, I plan to return to one or both of these sports as a sophomore. Along with this, I am a part of JV Speech and Debate, which is an incredibly fun and a sometimes scary experience. I am a member of the physics club and scientific documentaries club as well. I plan to join a few other STEM-related clubs and am very excited to do so!

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    My favorite tradition is Bish Bowl, which I have attended since I started at Bishop's, and it still remains my favorite event. The after-school activities and sporting events along with the football game later in the night are something I would never miss!

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    The ravioli not on a Tuesday is a rarity, yet for four years has remained my favorite. The taste is the same, yet for some reason, they tend to serve the red sauce on Dress Days more than any other. Nonetheless, I will still eat two plates of it every time.

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    In fifth grade, I did not and could not have possibly understood all of the possibilities available at Bishop's which would be available to me in the coming years. Originally, I came to Bishop's in sixth grade because I knew I would want to come here for high school, yet I had no idea how great my experience would be in both middle and high school. My experience has greatly exceeded my expectations from fifth grade and keeps improving as I progress to higher grades.

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    Bishop's, to me, means opportunity. There have been countless opportunities presented to me, some I have taken advantage of, and others I have not thus far. If there is one thing I would praise about Bishop's, it would be how many opportunities it presents to students to be involved with the school. By no means must you take up every chance given to you, but the greatness is the variety of chances you are given. In addition, I have made many great friends and have picked up so much knowledge I would simply not have been able to find elsewhere. I am extremely thankful for the experience Bishop's has and continues to give me.
  • Sarahi

    Sarahi '20

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    I have been the co-leader for the Latin American Student Organization for the past two years and will be a mentor to the new leader this year. This will also be my fourth year playing lacrosse. Along with that, I am part of Head Ambassadors, an admissions club that parttakes in most of the Admissions events.

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    My favorite tradition at Bishop’s is Spirit Week/Stress Less week, in which we have different themes each day, typically before second semester cumulatives. It’s really nice to have a week in which we can dress funky and different before going into exams.

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    My favorite lunch at Bishop’s is the lemon and pineapple chicken, as well as the special lunches that we get during different cultural holidays.

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    Bishop’s has always felt like a home, even the first day I stepped foot on campus for the open house. Everybody was incredibly welcoming and friendly, and embodied the spirit and environment that I had been looking for.

    What does Bishop's mean to you? 
    Bishop’s, to me, means having a second home compromised of wonderful and intelligent people. At Bishop’s I have met my best friends and some of the best mentors and teachers I’ve ever had.
  • Sarina

    Sarina '20

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Head Ambassadors, chair of the Community Service Initiative (CSI), chair of the Rady Children's Hospital Committee, Spirit Representative on ASBC

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    My favorite tradition at Bishop's is the Christmas Tree Lighting. There are always delicious holiday treats, hot chocolate, generous donations for the community service clubs I am the chair of, and of course, lighting the Christmas tree. It's a wonderful opportunity where students and parents come together to enjoy a relaxing evening, bringing the holiday spirit to campus, and reminding us all winter break is near!

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Mexican: tacos, enchiladas, salad

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I chose to attend Bishop's starting in the sixth grade because I felt the core values of the School were and are much more representative of who I am. I love how academics, sports, arts and service are all interwoven, and that there are many avenues and opportunities to explore different fields of interest. I feel that all students are also passionate about working hard for themselves, and being amongst such ambitious students has truly motivated me to continue to work hard!

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    It might sound cliché, but Bishop's truly is my second home. I've been at this school for six years (since sixth grade) and have met some of my best friends who I know will be in my life in years to come. I feel wholly comfortable around all the students, teachers, and staff, and that no matter what I pursue, I will be entirely supported in my endeavors. As a senior at Bishop's, I want to reminisce my last year being with the people who I've essentially grown up with and enjoy every moment of my final high school experience.
  • Savannah

    Savannah '20
     
    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Varsity girls' basketball, girls' lacrosse, Peer Support, Black Student Union

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Walking as a school to the Bish Bowl game at La Jolla High School

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Spaghetti and meat sauce

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I loved the academic atmosphere and how positive everyone is.

    What does Bishop's mean to you? 
    For me, Bishop’s means a surrounding community that wants me to succeed and supports me through all of my challenges and successes.
  • Schuyler

    Schuyler '21

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Speech and Debate, sailing, Model United Nations, Academic League

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Airband

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Shrimp tacos

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I chose to attend Bishop's because of the extremely supportive community, the dedicated teachers who are actually invested in the success of their students, and the plethora of interesting activities that the school offers.

    What does Bishop's mean to you?
    To me, Bishop's is more than just a school; I've grown so close to so many people that I never would have met if I hadn't decided to come here. I've formed friendships that will last a lifetime and I'm so grateful for every opportunity they've provided me with.
  • Seiji

    Seiji '22

    What extracurriculars/clubs/sports are you involved in at Bishop's?
    Water polo, soccer

    Favorite tradition at Bishop's:
    Bish Bowl

    Favorite lunch at Bishop's:
    Breakfast for lunch

    Why did you choose to attend Bishop's?
    I chose to attend Bishop's because of the academic and athletic opportunities it presented, and also because of the community of talented and kind students, passionate and inspirational teachers, and supportive staff.

    What does Bishop's mean to you? 
    It's a community of enthusiastic students, teachers, staff members, alumni and parents with a high commitment toward the school, all of its members, and the greater community.
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The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal church.