2017 Ambassadors

OSA Ambassador are selected for their dedication and commitment in supporting the societies many local sections, student chapters, and young professionals. This second class of ambassadors will engage members throughout the year with a focus on professional development and supporting OSA programming. Chapters and sections interested in hosting an ambassador should reach out to them to schedule a visit utilizing the Traveling Lecturer Directory.

Felipe 2017

Felipe Beltran-Mejia,  

Inatel, Brazil    


Rim Cherif,     

Engr Sch of Comm Of Tunis,




Rajan Jha,

Indian Inst. of Technology, Bhubaneswar India

Yoshitomo Okawachi

Columbia University, USA


Mariia Pashchenko,  

Institute of Physics of the Czech

Academy of Science, Czeck Republic


Alessandro Restelli,

Joint Quantum Institute, USA  



Danuta Sampson,

University of Western Australia, Australia


Michelle Sander,   

Boston University, USA    



Arlene Smith,

Avo Photonics Inc. USA