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Leadership

Liam Nigro

Peer Mentor President SLB1
nigro.23@osu.edu
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Major: Environment, Economy, Development, and Sustainability (EEDS)
Specialization: Sustainability and Business 

Future Career Plans: I find purpose through working with others and being outdoors. I hope to work with a business that strives to promote environmental stewardship and activism. 

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: Throughout the last two months of being a student in the School of Environment and Natural Resources, the community and friendliness of the school is the most underlining and positive aspects of the school. OSU, one of the largest campuses in North America makes you feel like a very very small fish in a very large Ohioan pond. Yet, within SENR, I feel the close-knit community and care of a small university. I am able to walk around the Library for SENR after only two months of being here and spot several people that I know and sit with them. Additionally, everyone in SENR has been the friendliest people that I have met on campus. When I have a question about where to go or a recommendation on a random matter they are always willing to help with a big smile! Finally, the teacher, advisors, and staff in SENR really have your best interest in mind and want you to achieve your fullest potential. All the faculty give me great 1-on-1 time and are always available to make time to meet.

Internship Experience: Last summer, I worked at an experiential youth outdoor camp in Telluride, Colorado. At Telluride Academy, I worked as an intern and instructor facilitating educational experiences for groups of students through environmental education, ecological exploration, kayaking, rock climbing, and backpacking in the San Juan Mountains. My experience highlighted my interest to work in a mission-based business and taught me self-reliance.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Student Research Assistant with Jay Martin
  • Mountaineers Club
  • Net Impact
  • Arouse at OSU

  • Julia O’Donnell

    SENR Ambassadors Co-President Portrait of Austin Kramer
    odonnell.368@osu.edu
    Hometown: Cleveland Heights, Ohio
    Major: Environmental Policy and Decision Making (EPDM)
    Specialization: Policy and Governance

    Future Career Plans: I plan on attending law school and entering the field of environmental law.

    Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: I love SENR because of the shared passion that everyone feels for the environment. I feel as though I am a part of something bigger than myself in SENR and I know that all of us as students will go on to do amazing things.

    Internship Experience:  Current virtual summer intern (summer 2021) with Seaside Sustainability. I work with other interns on a variety of projects on the Legislation and Green Scholars teams. On Legislation, I have worked on informational videos on COVID PPE pollution, and worked on drafting an updated clean marina guide for Massachusetts. On Green Scholars I help to develop a curriculum for local middle and high school students on environmentally friendly habits and professional skills. I have learned so much about working on a team in the environmental field, researching, and professional writing.

    Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Delta Delta Delta sorority

Gwendolyn Stamper

SENR AmbassadorS Co-President Portrait of Anna Haught
stamper.107@osu.edu
Hometown: Kettering, Ohio
Major: Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife
Specialization: Wildlife and Fisheries

Future Career Plans: I am currently interested in pursuing the field of wildlife biology following graduation. I thoroughly enjoy field work and environmental advocacy and am looking to do pretty much anything that relates to conservation. My dream employers include the National Parks system or the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite aspect of SENR is the community it fosters. Through the ENR Scholars program I’ve met so many incredible people and formed close friendships that I don’t know what I would do without. I always look forward to connecting with students and faculty within SENR because of how passionate and welcoming every individual is. The SENR community truly feels like a home within the huge world of Ohio State.

Research Experience: This summer I am a research aid with the Bumble Bee Lab at Ohio State. I am assisting graduate entomology students with a variety of projects. These include analyzing bumble bee population gene flow across an urban to rural gradient and studying pathogens that infect the guts of bumble bees. I absolutely love this job! My favorite parts are collecting bumble bee samples in the field and doing bee dissections at the lab. Through this position I am gaining invaluable research experience that I look forward to applying to my future career.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • ENR Scholars
  • German Club
  • Covid Testing Assistant

Lead Peer Mentors:

Anna Rose

Peer MentorPortrait of Anna Haught
rose.1472@osu.edu
Hometown: Worthington, Ohio
Major: Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife

Future Career Plans: My future career plan is to become a field ornithologist. More specifically, I am interested in the migrational patterns of birds as well as protection of their breeding and stopover habitat. 

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite aspect of the School of Environment and Natural Resources is the community and sense of welcome. My best example of this comes from all of the time I spend in Kottman Hall. Even if I only study there for a few hours I will see many friends from SENR and even in my major that greet me. I find it astounding and comforting that even in a school as large as Ohio State, I can see friends and make new ones every day in SENR. The smaller size of the school means that it is easy to get to know a wide number of new and exciting people, and the similarities in passion allow me to create tight-knit bonds with others. This is my very favorite aspect about my school.

Research Experience: My research began two years ago when I built an Eastern Bluebird Nest box Trail at the Brookside Golf-course here in Columbus. Every summer, I manage the condition of the nest boxes as well as observe and record the nesting behaviors of Ohio's cavity nesting bird species.I gained skills in self-motivation and dedication and the best part of the project is getting to see young bluebirds that I helped raise mature, fledge, and return to nest again the following year. 

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Ornithology Club
  • Volunteer for “Lights OUT!”
  • Students for Recycling
  • Meteorology Club

Eve KaufmanEvan

Ambassador and Peer Mentor
kaufman.481@osu.edu
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio 
Major: Natural Resource Management
Specialization: Natural Resource Administration and Management
Minor: Heath, Risk, and Environmental Communications

Future Career Plans: After completing my undergraduate degree I plan to continue my education in graduate school.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: All of the organized activists for students in the college, such as group hikes and the Back to School Bash.

Research Experience: I’ve had two very different research experiences, both of which I’ve really enjoyed. I’m currently working with SENRs environmental behavior change research group and the other in a microbiology lab at the holden arboretum in Cleveland. Both these opportunities have given me great experience and opportunities to pursue my own academic interests. My favorite part of both experiences was getting to meet so many cool people in the field!

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • The Dementia Project
  • Society for Ecological Restoration
  • Bob Ross Paint Club

Alexandra Haritos

Ambassador and Peer MentorPortrait of Anna Martin
haritos.4@osu.edu
Hometown: Hilliard, OH
Major: Environmental Science
Specalization: Water Science

Future Career Plans: I plan on working for the Ohio EPA after I graduate. Also, I want get my Master's from Ohio State in Environmental Science, specifically Water Issues. I am a water person!

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite aspect of SENR is the community we have built even through a pandemic. Everyone has made our school feel like a family

Internship Experience: Current College Intern for the Ohio EPA in the Division of Drinking and Ground Waters (DDAGW). In this position I hope to gain field experience and further my knowledge on the different programs within the DDAGW and some of their responsibilities as well as the requirements for Lead and Copper monitoring/reporting for public water systems in Ohio.

Other Campus Involvements:

  • Society of Ecological Restoration
  • Sigma Epsilon Phi
  • Choose Ohio First Scholar