Student Ambassadors

Would You Like to be a Psychology Student Ambassador?


Applications for the 2019-2020 cycle are now open!
Deadline: March 25, 2019 by 5pm.

Please print out the PDF icon application and drop off in the Psychology Advising Office (PS15) or email to psych advising for consideration.

Psychology Student Ambassadors

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.

2018-2019 Student Ambassadors

Sara BaugherSara Baugher |

Hey everybody! I am a third-year with a minor in Spanish, and am following the pre-med track. I am from a tiny town in Northeast Ohio called Southington. I plan on attending medical school after graduation and hope to work in pediatrics! Here at Ohio State, I am a peer mentor for CHEM 1210, a research assistant in the ED at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, and love to volunteer with my church, Rock City. Further, I participate in BuckeyeThon every year. I couldn't be happier with my decision to become a part of Psychology at OSU. I love connecting with new people; please feel free to reach out anytime!"

Emma BernardiEmma Bernardi |

Hi everyone! I’m a third-year minoring in Deaf/ASL Studies. I’m from Englewood, Ohio, which is near Dayton. After graduation, I plan on attending graduate school to receive a master’s in Industrial/Organizational Psychology. I’m also an academic coach over at the Younkin Success Center on Neil Avenue, so if you’re thinking of setting up an appointment for some academic coaching, let me know! Also, the mini academic advisor in me loves helping people schedule classes, so if you ever need help with that I’m your gal. In my free time, I love going to concerts, reading books (sometimes for Psychology Book Club), listening to piano music, signing in ASL class, and, of course, binge-watching T.V. shows, like Brooklyn 99. 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!

Sophia FearonSophia Fearon|

Hi everyone! I am a third-year from Pembroke Pines, Florida. I moved the summer after my junior year(!) to Ohio to come to The Ohio State University. After graduation I hope to go to graduate school and get my doctorate in Clinical Psychology and specialize in forensic psychology (kind of like the interviews they do in Mindhunter, or if you've ever seen Silence of the Lambs, it's what Clarice does...horribly). When I'm not fulfilling my Ambassador duties, you will find me reading on my nook or kindle, watching any nature/prison/history documentary I can find, or watching almost any televised sport. I am also an OSU First Year Experience (FYE) Peer Leader which allows me to help others make this sprawling campus feel smaller. I love meeting new people and can't wait to meet all of you. If you see me on campus and recognize me don't be afraid to say hi! Go Bucks!

Lisa Gies Lisa Gies |

Hey guys! I'm a third-year minoring in Neuroscience, and I am from Huron, Ohio (it's right by Cedar Point!). I've been raised a Buckeye and love Ohio State even more than I thought. I'm involved with Autism Speaks and Special Olympics here on campus and work in Dr. Walton's Autism Spectrum Disorder research lab. When I'm not relaxing outside or listening to music, I love going to sporting events and exploring the Short North with friends. After undergrad, I plan to go to graduate school for Clinical Psychology with a focus in Pediatric Neuropsychology to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disorders.

MaggiMaggie Harte Hart |

Hi guys! I am a second-year student with a potential minor in Human Development and Family Sciences. I am from a very small town called Brookville, Ohio (just outside of Dayton, Ohio). 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 on attending graduate school to become a counselor for adolescents. At Ohio State, I am involved with Psychology Student Ambassadors and two dancing clubs, one for tap (Buckeyes-on-tap) and one for jazz/hip-hop (Studio Dance). In my free time, you can find me singing, dancing, playing softball, hanging out with friends, or just binge-watching Grey's Anatomy. If you ever see me around 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

Lexi Hill

Lexi Hill |

Hey everyone! I am a third-year Psychology major from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I am double minoring in Human Development & Family Science and Medical Humanities, and after graduation I plan to attend graduate school to get a Masters Degree to become a Child Life Specialist. In the future, I hope to work as a Child Life Specialist at a children's hospital. Besides Psychology Student Ambassadors, I also participated in BuckeyeThon the past two years and plan on participating every year until I graduate. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, playing soccer, and watching Grey's Anatomy. I am also a huge sports fan, so you can find me at many of the sporting events on campus, especially all of the football games! If you see me on campus please stop me and say hi, or email me with questions! Go Bucks!

Alex JohnsonAlexandrea Johnson |

Hello! I am a third-year with a minor in African American African Studies from Cleveland, OH. I plan to attend graduate school, get my Ph.D. and eventually become a Child Psychologist to help minority children/children from low socioeconomic households. When I am not in my red polo for Psychology Ambassadors, I am either doing volunteer work with children, learning about/fighting social justice issues, or participating in other student organizations throughout campus. I spend my free time binge watching shows on Netflix/Hulu, listening to music, or hanging out with friends. Water bottles, sunglasses and Grey’s Anatomy are currently my top 3 favorite things. I am excited to get to know you all, so don’t hesitate to reach out to me or just say hi if you see me around. Go Bucks!

Nandini Malhotra Nandini Malhotra |

Hey everyone! I'm a second-year student minoring in Organizational Communications, and considering a double major with Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. I was born and brought up in New Delhi, India and I moved here for college in 2017! After graduation, I plan to pursue my master's degree either in clinical psychology with a special emphasis on adolescent psychology or in organizational psychology and communication. I am a strong champion of promoting mental health and am also passionate about social justice advocacy and activism. When I'm not in class, you can find me hanging out with my friends on our beautiful campus or watching psychological thrillers, rom-coms or sitcoms on Netflix. I love listening to music and having impromptu dance parties in my room! Feel free to come up to me or email me and we can grab a cup of coffee and chat! 

 James McCombsJames McCombs |

Hi everyone! I am third-year minoring in Spanish. I am from right here in Columbus, Ohio! After graduation, I hope to attend graduate school to get a doctorate degree for mental health counseling, and I am currently a research assistant in the Depression Research laboratory.  When I don’t have the red psychology polo on, I enjoy working out at North Rec/Jesse Owens, as well as playing soccer and talking with friends. I am also in the Boo Radley Society (the kindest club on campus) and you may see me doing events with them, or even on North campus when I work as an OA! If you ever need someone to talk with, just let me know!

Hannah RomichHannah Romich |

Hi there! I'm a fifth year Psychology and Business dual degree student originally from Akron, Ohio. When I'm not working as a student ambassador, I'm probably studying, drinking coffee, watching movies, drinking coffee, writing, drinking coffee, playing music, drinking coffee or exploring Columbus (while drinking coffee).  I’m very passionate about sustainability and making the Earth a better place for everyone, and after graduation I hope to work in Marketing or Human Resources for an organization that shares this passion too. A few years after undergrad, I hope to go to graduate school for I/O Psychology. Feel free to come get coffee with me (or just talk, I’ll probably drink enough coffee for the both of us anyways).

Emily Spinelli Emily Spinelli |

Hey guys! I'm a third-year with minors in Forensic Science and History of Art from Cleveland, Ohio. After my time at Ohio State, I plan on either going to graduate school for Forensic Psychology or law school. I currently work as a research assistant in the Visual Memory and Stimulation Lab, where I hope to complete a thesis. Outside of academics, I play cello in the Buckeye Philharmonic Orchestra and serve on the executive board for PassGo, an organization that advocates for returning citizens. In my free time, I enjoy rock climbing at the ARC, reading, and spending time with friends. I love talking with people about research, classes, or anything psych/crime/art related so feel free to send me an email!

Rachel WinerRachel Winer |

Hi everyone! I am a fourth year with a minor in Organizational Communications from Jacksonville, Florida. Despite being from the sunshine state, I am a second generation Buckeye and I love everything about this university. When I’m not in this red polo, you can find me around campus in another red polo as the Vice President of Alumni Outreach for the Student-Alumni Council. In my free time I love exploring Columbus by cheering on the local sports teams, going to monthly gallery hops, and trying out the restaurant scene. One of my favorite things to do on campus is attending all of the different sports events, and I highly recommend checking out the synchronized swimming meets! After graduation, I hope to move to a new city and start a career in Human Resources/ Talent Management. I can’t wait to meet you all and I am always available for a cup of coffee or scoop of ice cream! Go Bucks!