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.
2021-2022 Student Ambassadors
Kristen Bell | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey everyone! I’m a second-year from Dayton, Ohio with a minor in Spanish. After graduating, I plan to pursue either a PhD or a PsyD in Clinical or Counseling psychology. I would love to work with families, adolescents, and children! Outside of being a psych ambassador, I am involved with Health Sciences Scholars, Club Swimming, Psychology Club, and Buckeyethon. In my free time, I love spending time with my friends, working out, binge-watching TV shows, and swimming (I also consider myself a pretty big coffee lover)! I always enjoy meeting new people, so if you have any psych-related questions, are curious about any of my other involvements, or want to chat about anything, feel free to reach out!
Lexi Blouin| email@example.com
Hello everyone! I am a fourth-year pursuing a dual degree in Human Development and Family Sciences. I’m from Springboro, Ohio, which is a suburb of Dayton. I am involved in a few different research labs around campus, including labs in psychology, human development and family sciences, and communication, where I have the opportunity to study cool things like how video games affect us. After graduation, I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and eventually become an Air Force psychologist. Outside of psychology, I am a Social Change Ambassador, and I also co-lead a Bible study at the Newman Center. When I’m not studying, I enjoy hiking, playing piano and ukulele, singing, and doing yoga. If you ever have any questions or just want to chat about psychology, faith, or anything in between, feel free to reach out - I would love to meet with you!
Noor Chaudhry | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi everyone! I’m a third-year with a Neuroscience minor from Columbus, Ohio. Though I’ve grown up fifteen minutes from campus, my family is from Pakistan and the country is as much my home as Ohio is. After undergrad, I’m interested in pursuing a Ph.D in clinical psychology, particularly interested, at the moment, in the intersection between social psychology and neuroscience. I'd like to one day be a professor, after getting clinical practice and research experience. Outside of the Psychology Department, I'm a Morrill Scholar and a team member on a Muslim Mental Health Line, and am the Pakistani American Student Association's Secretary. In my free time, I like to play my flute, hang out with friends, work on my art, and read. If you ever want to chat about anything, chill and doodle, or there’s something I can do to help or support you, feel free to reach out through my email; I’d love to get to know you!
Kibra Dessa | email@example.com
Hi everyone! I’m a fourth-year from Columbus, Ohio. I started college at Temple University in Philadelphia and transferred to Ohio State at the beginning of my junior year. I have been at Ohio State for a year now and plan to graduate SP22! After graduating, I plan to pursue a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. I hope to work with marginalized populations, such as minorities and low-income families. Aside from being an ambassador, I have been event chair for Temple University's Psychology Majors of Color organization and communications advocate for Temple University's Psychology Majors Association. I also plan on becoming a member of OSU’s Black Students in Psych organization! In my free time, I love to cook, spend time with friends, find new shows to watch or go on walks. If you have questions about anything including, the transfer process, or just want to chat, please feel free to reach out – I look forward to meeting with you!
Anikait Gadi| firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey everyone! I am a third-year from Canton, Ohio but originally from Texas for 15 years! I am currently pursing psychology with a minor in public health. I plan to go to graduate school in clinical psychology and work with different patients. I also hope to work to grow mental illness public policy to help break the stigma. I am currently involved with BuckeyeThon as the Vice President of Advancement, a philanthropic organization that raises money for pediatric cancer/ blood disorders and I am also involved with Club Tennis, Skydiving Club, and am a RA for the Attitudes and Persuasion Lab with Dr. Wegener. When I am not doing schoolwork or my extracurriculars, I love hanging out with my friends, playing tennis, watching TV, and listening and making music. I also see myself as a big coffee lover and like to cook a lot! I am always available to meet up so feel free to email me for anything! Whether it be a question, concern, 1V1 tennis, or just to talk as a friend! I am always looking for an excuse to have coffee.
Bella Miller | email@example.com
Hey everyone! I’m a third-year from the Cincinnati area (right by Kings Island, if you know where that is). In addition to my psychology major, I’m minoring in both Studio Art and Human Development and Family Sciences. After undergrad, I plan to attend graduate school for either mental health counseling or art therapy, and eventually become a mental health counselor or art therapist. I'm not sure which path I'll take yet -- both sound equally exciting and fulfilling! Here at Ohio State, I'm also an Academic Coach at the Dennis Learning Center, where I meet with students one-on-one with the goal of helping them become better, more efficient students. In my free time, I enjoy cycling on the bike trail, creating art, finding cool hiking spots, and reading. Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any psychology-related questions, or just want to chat!
Pete Mullin | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi all; I’m a fourth-year from Naperville, Illinois which is about 45 minutes west of Chicago. After I graduate, I intend on pursuing a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling to eventually focus on childhood and family therapy. Outside of student ambassadors, I’m involved with Survivor:Time and Change and Pi Lambda Phi. I also spend a lot of time working at the RPAC! Outside of work and school, I enjoy collecting vinyl, playing my guitar, skateboarding and gaming. Feel free to send me an email if you have any questions or thoughts; I’d love to get to know you!
Elise Spintzyk | email@example.com
Hi, I am a fourth-year and will be graduating this spring. I am from Mentor, Ohio, but I have been living off-campus in Columbus since my third year. I am a co-president of the Psychology Club, work as a Behavior Technician for children with Autism, and a research assistant in the Cardiopulmonary Behavioral Medicine Lab. I am completing an undergraduate thesis with the mentorship of Dr. Charles Emery, which has been an amazing experience and opportunity. In my free time, I am usually studying at Thompson Library, drinking coffee, cooking & baking, painting, or watching a true-crime documentary. I love being a part of the Psychology department, and I am happy to answer questions and share my experiences with you. I look forward to seeing you around campus!
Emily Testa | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello everyone! I am a second-year from Akron, Ohio minoring in Human Development and Family Science. After graduating from OSU, I hope to get my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and eventually work in a hospital setting. On campus, I am involved with the Humanities Scholars, H2O Church, and Buckeye Campaign Against Suicide. I also work at Jesse Owens North, so if you see me there feel free to say hi! Outside of school, I love to listen to music, sing, read, and spend time exploring outdoors. If you would ever like to talk to me about anything, OSU related or not, feel free to reach out! I love meeting new people and would love to get to know you and help you out however I can!
Marcela Wang | email@example.com
Hi, everyone! I am a third-year pursuing a dual degree in Psychology and Marketing. I am from Shenzhen, a city that has more than 10 million people in Southern China. After graduation, I plan to pursue a Ph.D. degree in Social or Educational Psychology. I am currently involved with the Chinese Student Psychology Association at OSU and applying to be a research assistant in the Social Psych Department. I am also an intern at DaXinEdTech LLC in New York, which works as an advisor for senior high school students about academic and activities consulting. Besides schoolwork, I am a big fan of Disney, and enjoy playing the electronic organ, piano, shopping, and swimming. Always feel free to chat with me, I would love to be connected and get to know you. Hope to see you soon!
Kerrigan Wessel | firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello everyone! I am a fourth-year with a minor in Criminology and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. After graduating, I plan to go to law school and I am interested in either criminal law or environmental law. In Columbus, I love to volunteer at the local dog shelter and I am the Fundraising Chair for the Buckeyes for Canines club on campus. When I am not on campus, I am usually hanging out with my friends, finding new restaurants and foods to try, or going on walks. Feel free to reach out with any questions or if you just want to meet up and chat!
Annie Winkhart | email@example.com
Hello! I am a third-year from Canton, OH which is exactly two hours away from campus! I am studying psychology with a plan to attend law school after graduation. In addition to my psychology major, I’m pursuing a business and Spanish minor with hopes to study abroad. At Ohio State I’m involved in College Mentors For Kids, my sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta) and I’m on the club soccer team- back-to-back National Champs! In my free time you’ll find me reading, watching New Girl, crafting, doing fun workout classes and finding new spots to eat/drink coffee in with friends. I love to explore Columbus so the COTA was my best friend freshman year. Reach out if you ever have any questions regarding school, clubs, or if you want to chat!