Titan Ambassador Profiles


MarisolHello! My name is Marisol Capistran and I am a senior at IU South Bend. My major is Elementary Education with a concentration in English as a New Language (ENL). I am also a tour guide at IU South Bend. My favorite thing about IU South Bend is meeting new people and the events. I enjoy being outside and listening to music. I am excited for my senior year, and I can't wait!



Hey! My name is Taj Abdur-Rahman. I'm currently a senior Accounting Major in the IU South Bend Honors Program and am a member of the Men's Baseball team at IUSB.

Also, I am a member of multiple clubs at IUSB, such as The Everyday Club in which I'm the president.
I enjoy photography, music, fashion and sports as well as many other activities. Usually my free time is spent hanging out with friends and playing video games.

I love meeting new people and being involved in different activities, whatever they might be.

If you want to get more involved in campus activities, go sightseeing around South Bend or even have a conversation I would more than be open!

I am sure we will have similar interests and can figure out how to optimize your college experience at IUSB. Feel free to reach me at tabdurra@iu.edu


JenniferHello! My name is Jennifer Ashcraft and I am a May 2023 graduate from IU South Bend. One of my greatest achievements in life was walking across the stage to receive my Bachelor's Degree in General Studies this Spring. I am furthering my educational journey by studying for my Master's Degree this Fall. For 25 years, I traveled around the world as a flight attendant and try to visit as many countries and cultures as I can. I am a lover of history and enjoy visiting historic sites and cities. I am a mother to three girls and a grandmother to two while also tending to my three dogs. In my spare time, I am involved with animal rescue organizations and volunteer through PAWS transporting dogs to welcoming families.


Joshua King
Hello fellow Titans! My name is Joshua King. I am a non-traditional student at Indiana University South Bend and a Titan Ambassador with the Office of Admissions as well as a Peer Learning Assistant with the Academic Center for Excellence and will be on the first floor of the library as a tutor. I will be 32 this year and in my Senior year earning a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in General Studies with a concentration in Math & Science and three minors in Earth & Space Science, Sustainability Studies, and Business Administration.

Prior to attending Indiana University South Bend, I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps where I spent four years on active duty. Two of these enlisted years were stationed overseas in Okinawa, Japan where I also deployed for six months to the Pacific Ocean. My military occupational specialty designation was Field Artillery Land Surveyor and Meteorology. I graduated high school in 2010 where I did two advanced placement classes in writing and public speaking through Indiana University and those credits transferred 8 years later towards an Associate of Liberal Arts in General Studies with the University of Maryland Global Campus while stationed in Okinawa.

Outside of the military and college, I have spent years acquiring work experience in construction, landscaping, fabrication, food service, and welding. I spent time scuba diving in Okinawa and am a PADI certified rescue diver who can administer emergency oxygen. I am also CPR and AED certified. I enjoy soil science and am a certified water irrigation specialist. I also earned a black belt in Marine Corps martial arts. After graduation I intend on applying for a graduate program at the University of Notre Dame and continuing on to a lifelong career with a federal agency. Semper Fidelis! GO TITANS!

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