CIA closing at 1:30 Jan. 2

Last updated on January 26, 2022
Due to the snow now blanketing Cleveland, the Institute will be closing today, Jan. 2, at 1:30pm. The Institute will be open tomorrow for business as usual, unless the storm worsens considerably. Please check this website again tomorrow after 6am for updates.

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Student Ambassadors

CIA Student Ambassadors welcome you to campus!  As current students at the Cleveland Institute of Art, they have inside knowledge of what life is really like at CIA. They're available to speak with you at our virtual webinars, campus tours, in-person events, and through email.

My name is ShaDonnah Miller (she/they); I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. I graduate in 2023 and I'm majoring in Drawing! I’ve been a student ambassador since April of 2021 and I really enjoy it! My favourite memory of CIA is when all the first-year students moved into the dorms and had a small dance party on the balcony of the fourth floor in the Uptown Residence Hall. It was a fun way for us to unwind and cement our bond as the Class of 2023. I also really enjoyed the Halloween party (before COVID).

Hello! My name is Tenzin Sopa (she/her) and I am a senior in Illustration. I have been a student ambassador since April of 2021 and am very happy about this opportunity. My favorite memory being at CIA would probably be the campus movie nights we have every semester. Eating popcorn and pizza while watching movies with friends and peers is such a great time and a good way to relax! I also really enjoyed watching BFA presentations freshman year and feeling so inspired by the seniors and their projects.

My name is Sam Lynd (he/his) and I’m a Biomedical Art senior graduating this May! I’m from Rochester, NY and first became interested in CIA through the Pre-College summer program. I love getting to spend my days (and some nights) in the studio with my classmates working on projects and around University Circle with experts from the Natural History Museum and the Botanical Gardens.

Hi, my name is Nasir Redenburg. I am a sophomore at CIA, majoring in Illustration. I will be graduating in 2024. I have been a Student Ambassador since May 2021 and I was the first freshman ambassador so I'm proud of that. My favorite memory at CIA is meeting my roommate and really clicking with them on the spot. Another one was watching the Illustration BFAs. They inspired me and got me excited to get into my major even more.

Hey there! My name is Jessica Aliano (she/her), I am a senior in Illustration and I have been a student ambassador since October 2019! My favorite memories at CIA were always at our annual Halloween party. The food, the music, the dancing, the creative costumes and being surrounded by your friends for hours of fun really made those nights special!

Hello everyone! My name is Cassandra Cebull (she/her) and I am a senior at the Cleveland Institute of Art, majoring in Industrial Design with a focus in sustainability. I am an avid member of the CIA community as I am a student ambassador and on the student board of CIA’s IDSA (Industrial Design Society of America). I am also a Junior Product Designer at the company, iDesign.

One thing that I love about CIA is its ability to make me feel like I can be whoever I want to be and act completely as myself knowing that I will be accepted by my peers. You will come to see that we are one big family here, filled with good laughs and great memories!

Hello! My name is Mandy Schulien (she/her) and I am a sophomore in Illustration. My favorite memory at CIA would be the Community Outreach Team events like building a trash can for University Circle and raising money for items for the Providence House.

Julia Wisbey

Julia Wisbey

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Hi! My name is Julia Wisbey (she/her). I am a junior in Graphic Design with an emphasis in illustration, and this is my first year as a student ambassador for the Admissions office! I am also working on the marketing and branding committee for the Student Independent Exhibition that will go up in February of 2022, and hope to work in packaging and print design after graduation!


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