Johnathan King, SENR Ambassadors President

Portrait of Anna HaughtAmbassador and Peer Mentor
Hometown: Strasburg, OH
Major: Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife
Specialization: Wildlife Sciences

Future Career Plans: I would like to work in conservation biology.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU:My favorite part about OSU, is the ability to find your place among 60,000+ students. You get so many opportunities to find an activity or group that makes you feel at home. 

Study Abroad: I took part in the Iceland: Environment and Natural Resources program. I learned how Iceland takes advantage of their renewable resources to supply the country with clean energy. I also learned about the struggle between Iceland’s infrastructure and the exploding tourism industry. Officials must find the balance between protecting the natural beauty of the land and also making it accessible to the growing number of tourists that come each year.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • President of SENR Ambassadors
  • President of Mountaineers at Ohio State
  • Ecosystem Restoration and Fire Management Lab
  • Stadium Scholarship Program
  • Residential Advisor

Ansley Watkins, Outreach Chair

SENR AmbassadorPortrait of Ansley Watkins
Hometown: metro Atlanta, Georgia
Major: Natural Resource Management
Specialization: Administration and Management

Future Career Plans: I plan to work at some intersection of environmental education and conservation.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite part about SENR is learning about topics in class and then being able to recognize those items later on and apply what I have learned to different situations.

Research: I have done three research internships: one with NC A&T University, one with Iowa State University, and one here, at OSU; they were on bacteria prevalence, turtle populations, and algal blooms and water-related items, respectively. My favorite part has been learning from others in the different labs and getting to present my research and speak with members of the public about what research I am conducting and why.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Morrill Scholars Program
  • Buckeye Leadership Fellows
  • ENR Scholars
  • LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation)
  • Undergraduate Student Government


Hailey Hayes, Peer Mentor President

SENR Ambassador and Peer MentorPortrait of Anna Martin
Hometown: Long Island, New York
Major: Environmental Science
Specialization: Water Science

Future Career Plans: To make sure people have access to clean water

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: Getting to meet the most amazing people in the world and having the opportunity to make a real difference.

Research:I work in Dr. Grottoli’s lab on campus studying the natural variability in heterotrophic carbon in pocillopora corals. We are trying to see the resilience in corals in the face of climate change. I also volunteered with Caretta Research Project to protect loggerhead sea turtle nests and hatchlings.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • President of Students for Recycling
  • Treasurer of Sustainability Council
  • Sustainability Lead in the Office of Student Life