2021 After iGEM Ambassadors

On this page you will find ambassadors to Africa, Asia , Europe, Latin America, North America, and Ambassador Coordinators.

The iGEM Ambassadors represent and promote iGEM and synthetic biology in their respective regions. The iGEM Ambassadors are a diverse, international, and passionate team of regional leaders who have experienced iGEM and now work together to promote initiatives to expand iGEM and collaborate with local stakeholders to disseminate cooperation across their community.


All Ambassadors: ambassadors-2021 [AT] igem [DOT] org
Ambassador Coordinators: ambassador-coordinator2021 [AT] igem [DOT] org
Asia: asia_ambassadors2021 [AT] igem [DOT] org
Europe: europe_ambassadors2021 [AT] igem [DOT] org
Latin America: LA_ambassadors2021 [AT] igem [DOT] org
North America: NA_ambassadors2021 [AT] igem [DOT] org
Africa: africa_ambassadors2021 [AT] igem [DOT] org

They are committed to helping you be a part of the iGEM community. You may have already met your regional ambassador on a coffee chat earlier in the season. If you did you are one of 1000 iGEMers worldwide who shared their challenges, ideas, inspirations and progress during the time of COVID-19. It was based on this feedback that we were able to adapt the iGEM Competition for 2020. We want to help you connect with other teams in your region, and provide support for virtual meetups. We also want to make sure you are having fun!

The Ambassadors believe that synthetic biology is one of the most exciting fields in the world that has a tremendous amount of potential to do good, and we believe that iGEMers are the ones to actualize this potential. Therefore, Ambassadors also focus on engaging iGEM alumni and help promote synthetic biology in their region. We hope that your involvement with iGEM and the ambassadors continue long after the competition, and that the lessons you learn this season will help guide you throughout the rest of your career.

Ambassador Calls

Our team of 37 Ambassadors and 6 Ambassador Program Coordinators are organising monthly meetups starting Saturday, May 29

These calls with Ambassadors are a place to socialize, play games, and get to know each other. Click below for new call times.


Erikan Baluku

  • Location: Uganda
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: erikan [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: Makerere

Sara Ghoul

  • Location: Belgium
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: sara.ghoul [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: UCLouvain

Youssef Mahmoud Abdelmaksoud

  • Location: Egypt
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: youssef [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: CU


Avadhoot Jadhav

  • Location: India
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: avadhoot [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: IISER-PUNE

Ayesha Sameer

  • Location: United Arab Emirates
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: ayesha [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: NYU

Cynthia Lam

  • Location: Hong Kong
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: cynthia [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: CUHK

Roudlotul Jannah

  • Location: Indonesia
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: jannah [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: iGEM Stockholm and iGEM UBrawijaya

Jianzhe Yang

  • Location: Ireland
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: jianzhe [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: UESTC

Nympha Elisa Sia

  • Location: Philippines
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: chin.nems [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: Paris Bettencourt

Ryo Niwa

  • Location: Japan
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: ryo [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: Gifu

Seyeon Park

  • Location: South Korea
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: seyeon [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: Korea

Shivaramakrishna Srinivasan

  • Location: India
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: shiva [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: iGEM SASTRA

Shruti Sridhar

  • Location: India
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: shruti [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: BITSPilani-Goa

Soumodeep Sarkar

  • Location: India
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: soumodeep [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: MIT_MAHE

Zhandong Jiao

  • Location: China
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: zhandong [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: QHFZ


Abigail Conner

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: abby [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: KCL UK

Assaf Kazakov

  • Location: Israel
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: assaf [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: BGU

Claudia Sofía Troncone Clemente

  • Location: Spain
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: claudia [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: Madrid UCM

Leandros Tsiotos

  • Location: Greece
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: leandros [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: Thessaly

Matthew Turk

  • Location: United Kingdom
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: matthew [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: Exeter

Sagi Sheinkman

  • Location: Israel
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: sagi [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: Technion

Srishty Rathee

  • Location: Germany
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: srishty [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: Bonn


Abril Diosdado Hernadez

  • Location: Mexico
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: abril [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: iGEM Guanajuato Mx, TEC de Monterrey

Ana Ruth Quintero

  • Location: Mexico
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: ruth [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: ITESO Guadalajara

Heloísa Oss Boll

  • Location: Brazil
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: heloisa [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: UFRGS Brazil

Jimmy Linhares

  • Location: Brazil
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: linhares [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: Amazonas

Minerva Castellanos

  • Location: Mexico
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: minerva [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: TEC de Monterrey

Samantha García Arias

  • Location: Costa Rica
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: samantha [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: TEC Costa Rica


Erin Kim

  • Location: United States
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: erin [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: MIT

Ethan Levy

  • Location: United States
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: ethan [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: MIT

Kaavya Ashok

  • Location: USA/Japan
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: kaavya [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: NYU New York

Marie Peras

  • Location: USA
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: marie [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: Montpellier

Navya Lam

  • Location: USA
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: navya [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: GunnVistaPingry_US

Nimaya De Silva

  • Location: Canada
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: nimaya [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: Lethbridge HS, Calgary

Qitong Luan

  • Location: USA
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: qitong [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: Gaston Day

Rocky An

  • Location: USA
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: rocky [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: Cornell

Tim Ho

  • Location: United States
  • LinkedIn
  • Email: tim [AT] igem [DOT] org
  • iGEM Experience: TAS Taipei


Carolina Elizondo

Global Ambassador Program Coordinator

Email: carolina AT igem DOT org

Alex Kyabarongo

Regional Program Coordinator for Africa

Email: alex [AT] igem [DOT] org

Shrestha Rath

Regional Program Coordinator for Asia & Oceania

Email: shrestha [AT] igem [dot] org

Athina Milona

Regional Program Coordinator for Europe

Email: athina [AT] igem [DOT] org

Heber Torres

Regional Program Coordinator for LATAM

Email: heber [AT] igem [DOT] org

Ansley Gnanapragasam

Regional Program Coordinator for North America

Email: ansley [AT] igem [DOT] org