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Psychology Student Ambassadors

Psychology Student Ambassador Program

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.

The deadline to apply to be a Psychology Student Ambassador for the 2014-2015 academic year has passed. To view a past application, please click here.

2014-2015 Student Ambassadors



Japera Benson

Japera Benson

Hey! I am a second year student double majoring in Psychology and Journalism from Cleveland, Ohio. I love arts and crafts, ceramics, and dancing. My goal is to be become a marriage counselor and a magazine columnist giving relationship advice. Most of all, I love just hanging out with friends and trying new things. My favorite TV shows are Scandal, Law and Order, and the all-time classic Friends! I’m a HUGE BeyoncĂ© fan. I can’t wait to meet you all and get you started off with your freshmen year!

Allie Fridstein

Allie Fridstein

Hey! I'm a fourth year Psychology major with German and Popular Culture Studies minors from Agoura Hills, CA. I'm heavily involved in volunteer work and love helping others whenever possible. I love sports, especially basketball, football, and hockey. When I have free time, I enjoy going to the movies, painting, playing sports, spending time with my friends, and bonding with my Netflix account. If I could hang out with any celebrity for a day, it'd definitely be Stephen Colbert. Two of my life goals (other than the obvious of high five-ing a kangaroo) are to earn my PhD in Counseling Psychology and to travel to all seven continents.

Shannon Gardner

Shannon Gardner

Hi! I am a third year Psychology major with a minor in Education! I'm from Rochester, New York.In my free time, I love dancing to country music (Luke Bryan is my favorite), hikingoutdoors, blogging, photography and being an enthusiastic Buckeye!I also lovetraveling--in May, I went to Europewith the psychology department and spent the summerworking at acamp in The Colorado Rockies!A dream of mine is toserve in The Peace Corps, and I would love to become a school guidance counselor someday.

Ashley Greivenkamp

Ashley Greivenkamp

Hello! I am a second-year Psychology major from Cincinnati, OH. Outside of the my involvement with the Psych Department, I love singing, getting involved in community service, watching movies, and hanging out with my friends, family, and cat. If I could travel to any country in the world, it would be Italy. After college, I hope to go to grad school for Occupational Therapy or Psychology.

Madison Guter

Madison Guter

Hi everyone! I am a third year psychology major with a minor in Spanish. In the future, I would love to go to graduate school for clinical psychology. But before graduating, I hope to study abroad in Spain, or at least go on a trip there! I would describe myself as dedicated, positive, and easy-going. I really enjoy getting to know new people, traveling, going to OSU football games, and spending time with my family and friends!

Kayla Higginbotham

Kayla Higginbotham

Hey there! I'm a third year student double majoring in Psychology and Women's Studies from Dayton, OH. I would describe myself as being energetic, optimistic, and outgoing. When I'm not studying or working in research labs, you can find me in the rock climbing gym or anywhere where there are puppies. Mygoal in life is to somehow make a lasting impact on the world, no matter how big or small!

Joshua Hipsher

Joshua Hipsher

Hey! I’m a third year Psychology major from pretty much the greatest city in the world, Columbus, OH. I plan on attending a grad program in Clinical Psychology here at the Ohio State University as well. My biggest accomplishment was riding my bicycle from Columbus to Austin, TX in 1 month. I’m also the owner/operator of a pedicab (bicycle taxi) company here in Columbus and spend many of my nights and weekends out doing that. When I’m not pedicabbing or at OSU, you can usually find my at the outdoor hockey court on 11th playing bicycle polo, one of the greatest sports that you’ve never heard about.

Marisa Licari

Marisa Licari

Hi! I am a junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish from Chicago, Illinois. I would describe myself as motivated, positive, and very energetic! I love spending time with my family and friends, as well as cheering on my two favorite teams: The Buckeyes and The Packers.I am currently in a social psychology research lab and I enjoy furthering research in the field of Psychology. If I could travel to any one place I would love go to Italy to experience the culture and food and to explore Rome.

Ashley Nussen

Ashley Nussen

Helllo! I'm a fourth year Psychology major with an HDFS minor here at THE Ohio State University. I'm from Green, Ohio where I spent my childhood getting yelled at by a farmer for playing in his cornfield. In my spare time now, I like to watch reruns of Seinfeld, run, listen to good music, and daydream about the implausible possibility of marrying Liam Hemsworth. I went to Rome, Venice, and London this past May with the Psychology department and hope to travel more in the future! I currently work with little kiddos every day at the OSU childcare center and hope to one day be an elementary school counselor. And of course, Go Bucks!

Myra Saeed

Myra Saeed

Hey everyone!I am a second year double majoring in Psychology and Media and Technology Communications from Cincinnati, Ohio. Currently, I am on the Honors and Scholars Programming Board and am part of the First Year Connections Team. In the future I hope to go to graduate school for Social or Industrial Organizational Psychology. In my free time, I love hanging out with my friends and family, obsessing over various TV shows, and talking about how much I love OSU!

Anna Wiese

Anna Wiese

Hi everyone! I'm a second year Honors student studying Psychology and Sociology with a minor in French, andI'm from Strongsville, Ohio. I volunteer with Suicide Prevention Services and am a member of the Psychology Honors Research Mentorship Program. In my free time, I enjoy reading, going to concerts, and singing. My goal is to become a clinical psychologist.