Student Ambassadors

Would You Like to be a Psychology Student Ambassador?

Hiring for the 2020-2021 cohort is currently closed. Check back SP21 to apply to the 2021-2022 cohort.

Psychology Student Ambassadors are an enthusiastic and diverse group of students selected to represent the department in various activities and capacities. Student Ambassadors welcome prospective and new psychology students, encourage student engagement in the department, and facilitate student-faculty interaction.

2019-2020 Student Ambassadors

Hosanna AnHosanna An |

Hello everyone! I am a second-year from Mason, Ohio (Cincinnati area) but I come from a globetrotting family and had the privilege of living in Cambodia and South Korea. I’m currently on a pre-medical track and plan on attending medical school after graduating. I’m currently involved with the American Medical Women’s Association, the Humanities Scholars, and am an active member of Global Community Church. Aside from being a psychology lover, I am a devout ramen enthusiast and often attempt to take decent photographs! If you ever want to reach out, feel free to shoot me an email, as I would love to hear your stories and connect!

Emma BernardiEmma Bernardi |

Hi everyone! I’m a fourth-year from Englewood, Ohio. After graduation, I plan to attend graduate school to receive a PhD in Cognitive Psychology. I’m also an academic coach at the Younkin Success Center on Neil Avenue, so if you ever need help perfecting your planner, studying for exams, or taking good notes, come see me! In my free time, I love going to concerts, reading, playing video games, listening to piano and jazz music, and signing in ASL class. If you want to chat with me about school, life, or your favorite things, shoot me an email and I’d be happy to get in touch and meet up with you!

Julia CampbellJulia Campbell|

Hi everyone!  I am a fourth-year minoring in neuroscience from Columbus, Ohio.  I've grown up as a Buckeye and am glad to continue the tradition!  When I graduate, I plan to get my doctorate in Clinical Neuropsychology.  I currently work in the Stress and Cancer Immunity Lab as a research assistant, where I hope to complete a thesis.  I am a big advocate for mental health and I am currently the Creative Director of the Mind's Matter organization that raises awareness and explores mental health through neuroscience.  When I'm not in class, I spend my time exploring the city, playing guitar, going to concerts, or watching psychological thrillers/crime shows. I love to travel and my dream is to sail around the world! Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or want to chat about anything--I'm always down to get lunch or coffee!

Gabriel Coffing Gabriel Coffing |

Hello everyone! I am a third-year with a double major in economics and I am from a small town in Ohio called Centerburg. After my time in undergrad, I hope to attend graduate school in either Clinical Health Counseling or Human Resource Management. I am involved with multiple clubs here at OSU, such as the Psychology Club and the Musicians Collective. When I am free from class, I am usually listening to music/performing at venues around campus, attempting to learn the piano, or just spending time with my friends. If you ever have any questions or just want to talk about anything related to psychology or music, feel free to send me an email!

Conner GoodeConner Goode |

Hi everyone! I'm a third-year with a double major in criminology/criminal justice and I'm from Dayton, Ohio. After graduation, I plan to attend graduate school to pursue a Ph.D. I hope to work with underrepresented populations, such as people recently released from prison and/or underprivileged, under-resourced children. When I am not in the psychology building, you can find me playing soccer with my fellow Humanities Scholars, or working with the little buddies from College Mentors for Kids, or selling desserts at Cheryl's Cookies in the Wexner. The rare times I am not studying, I enjoy working out, taking 5-hour naps, painting, and watching true crime documentaries and podcasts. If you ever want to chat about anything or if you have any questions, don't hesitate to reach out! I hope to meet some of you soon!

Maggie HartMaggie Hart |

Hi everyone! I am a third-year student with a minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. I am from a very small town called Brookville, Ohio (just outside of Dayton). Coming to the large city of Columbus has been a big change for me but I have absolutely loved my time here so far. After undergrad, I plan to attend graduate school to become a counselor for adolescents. At Ohio State, I am involved with a tap dancing group called BuckeyesonTap, and a psychology research lab (CAIDe lab). In my free time, you can find me singing, dancing, playing softball, hanging out with friends, or binge-watching Netflix. If you ever see me on campus and have any questions or ever want to grab a coffee (or preferably ice cream), please let me know! I can't wait to meet everyone!

Yifan HuangYifan Huang |

Hi everyone! I am a third-year with a minor in Human Development and Family Science. I am from Shanghai, China. I plan to attend graduate school in education. I am a research assistant in Dr. Jennifer Corker's Social Psychology lab, which focuses on interpersonal relationships. In my free time, I love to play sports, like mountain climbing, basketball, table tennis and so on. I also enjoy spending my time talking with others. If people want to share thoughts or have any concerns about classes, research or even their Ohio State life, feel free to reach out to me both in classes or outside the classroom.

Arhana Kolli Arhana Kolli |

Hey everyone! I'm a third-year minoring in English. I'm from Michigan, but I also spent about 9 years of my life in Bangalore, India. After graduation, I plan to attend graduate school to earn a PhD in psychology. Here at The Ohio State University, I'm a research assistant in Dr. Petty's social psychology lab. I am also a member of Disney Club and a Holistic Well-Being Team Mentor. Additionally, I am on the Stigma Reduction Committee, so if you're interested in talking about how we can reduce stigma around mental health on campus, let me know. In my free time, I love reading books, binge watching thrillers on Netflix and doing yoga. I love talking about anything, attending free fitness classes at the RPAC and discovering new places on campus, so if you ever want to talk or hang out, feel free to send me an email!

 James McCombsJames McCombs |

Hello! I am a fourth-year Spanish minor from Columbus, Ohio. After graduation, I hope to attend graduate school for clinical mental health counseling. When I don’t have the ambassador polo on, I love to run and workout, hang out with friends, as well as talk with friends and have philosophical discussions. I am also a PRO (peers reaching out) for REACH suicide awareness trainings, and I am in the Boo Radley Society as well. I’m always open to talk or help!

Jaimie PhenegerJaimie Pheneger |

Hi there! I am a fourth-year neuroscience and criminology minor from North Royalton, Ohio. I am a Research Assistant in the Stress and Immunity Cancer Projects and Social Cognitive Neuroscience Labs, and am working on my undergraduate thesis.  I am part of Running Club, Psychology Club, and Neurolaw, and am interested in the intersection of law and psychology. After graduation, I plan to earn a PhD in clinical psychology and my JD. I hope to work as a forensic psychologist or mitigation specialist and apply for the FBI in the Behavior Analyst Unit as a profiler. Beyond academics, I love being active, binge watching shows, listening to true crime podcasts, and hanging out with friends. I am always in need of a coffee/tea, workout, and/or study buddy! Please feel free to contact me through email if you would like to meet up or have any questions. Go Bucks!

Elise Spintzyk Elise Spintzyk |

Hello everyone! I am a second-year from Concord, Ohio. I am in the honors program and a Biological Sciences Scholar. I am hoping to become a Nurse Practitioner of Psychiatry and Mental Health, or pursue graduate school in a clinically oriented field. I am the Marketing Executive Officer for the Psychology Club and I am a member of the European Baking Club. I hope to become involved in a study abroad program in the next few years. When I am not in class or studying, I enjoy volunteering with my scholars program, hanging out with friends, and working in Terra Byte Cafe in the 18th Avenue Library. I am happy to answer questions about the psychology major, adjusting to college life, resources at Ohio State, or anything more or in between! Always feel free to reach out if you would like to get coffee and chat about any questions or concerns you may have. I look forward to getting to know all of you!