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Environmental Science Ambassadors

Landon Chase

Portrait of ManSENR Ambassador
Hometown: Worthington, Ohio
Major: Environmental Science
Specialization: Environmental Molecular Sciences

Career Interests:  In the future I hope to work in environmental remediation, focusing on soil and water chemistry.  I also plan on attending graduate school to help advance my education further within the field. 

Favorite part of SENR/OSU:  I love the sense of community that is within SENR.  There is a sense of a common goal that is within the school which helps to build friendships with both your fellow students and professors.

Internship/Research Experience: During my time at Ohio State I have completed multiple Internships. During my summer going into Junior year I participated in a REU program (Research Experience for Undergraduates) at Washington State University where I used the systems modeling platform STELLA to calculate economic feasibility of biochar within the state of Washington. During my summer going into my senior year I worked as an environmental intern for Koppers Inc. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. There I worked as an environmental manger where I worked on projects with environmental compliance and remediation. As well as these, I also work in the Soil and Water Environmental Lab (SWEL) here at Ohio State where I do nutrient analysis on water samples.

Campus Involvements:

  • Alpha Phi Omega

  • Organic Chemistry Mentors

  • Soil and Water Environmental Laboratory

  • SUSTAINS Learning Community Alum

Kaleigh Erxleben

SENR AmbassadorPortrait of Anna Martin
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Major: Environmental Science
Specialization: Ecosystem Restoration

Career Interests: My future career goals include working for the EPA and/or doing some type of field research/restoration. I am currently applying for EPA internships as well as internships with the Forest Service. 

Favorite part of SENR/OSU: My favorite aspect of SENR is how close-knit the community is. Everyone in SENR is proud and excited to be a part of it. I have made long-lasting friendships as I continue my degree and get involved with other sustainability groups on campus. 

Campus Involvements:

  • Sierra Club at OSU
  • Member Services Assistant at the RPAC



Isabella JohnsIsabella Johns

SENR Student Ambassador
Hometown: Mason, Ohio
Major: Environmental Science
Specialization: Molecular Science

Favorite part of SENR/OSU: I really love the sense of community within SENR, everyone is friendly and passionate about what they are doing and I think it’s what makes SENR unique. It’s very easy to reach out to others and connect with both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as faculty members and staff here in SENR. I also love how well-established the programs are, there’s an opportunity for everyone in all aspects of environmental science and sustainability.

Campus Involvements:

  • Ohio State Waterski Team - Secretary

  • Waterski Club - Committee Member





Aidan Johnson

SENR Student AmbassadorPortrait of Landon Chase
Hometown: Loveland, Ohio
Major: Environmental Science
Specialization: Ecosystem Restoration

Career Interests: I am applying to work for local or state government departments including an Ohio Conservation District and the Kentucky EEC. I hope to do ecological research or restoration work as a career. 

Favorite part of SENR/OSU: I love SENR's shared respect and enthusiasm for the natural world. 

Campus Involvements:

  • Ohio State CRU

Ashley Malenfant

Portrait of womanSENR Ambassador
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Major: Environmental Science
Specialization: Ecosystem Restoration

Career Interests: Still figuring it out! I am looking into either grad school or going straight into the industry. 

Favorite part of SENR/OSU: I love all of the opportunities it has provided me through study abroad, internships and research. I also love how open the advisors are because it makes scheduling a lot easier!

Internship/Research Experience: This summer I had a 10-week research internship in Julich, Germany. While there I assisted eight Ph.D candidates with their projects through participation in a combination of field and lab work including soil sampling, water filtration measurements, wheat harvesting and data analysis. 

On campus I am looking to investigate how soil moisture varies over time and its effects on workability at Waterman Farms. 

Campus Involvements:

  • CFAES Voyagers
  • Undergraduate Research in the Soil and Environment Mineralogy Lab
  • New Zealand Study Abroad May 2023
  • ENR Scholars

Lydia Schiopota

SENR AmbassadorPortrait of Anna Martin
Hometown: Aurora, Ohio
Major: Environmental Science
Specialization: Water Science

Career Interests:  I aspire to be a professor so upon graduating, I hope to be accepted into a Ph.D. program. Right now I am looking at watershed and wetland internship positions for the summer as well as looking for water-related research opportunities on campus for coming semesters. 

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite aspect about OSU and specifically SENR is the people. Everyone is so welcoming and helpful. The resources are endless and everyone wants to see you succeed. It really makes this big university feel small in the best way.  

Internship/Research Experiences: I am currently in the process of planning a study abroad trip to Cork, Ireland for the fall semester of my junior year. 

Other Campus Involvements:

  • Environment and Natural Resource Scholars

  • Cultivating Change

  • Buck-I-SERV

  • Buckeyethon

Shefali Sinha

SENR AmbassadorPortrait of Anna Martin
Hometown: Lewis Center, OH
Major: Environmental Science - Pre-Law

Specialization: Soil Resources and Environmental Sustainability

Career Interests: I want to get into research and outreach/education involving conservation and environmental justice.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite part of SENR and OSU is the community. People are so kind and are always cheering you on even if they are pursuing something completely different.

Internship/Research Experience: I have been a research assistant for Professor Coronel since fall semester of 2022. We are currently working on a research project involving political opinions and eye tracking. I gained a lot of softer skills, such as working with participants in a professional manner and how to collect good data involving observations. I absolutely love running the participants because we get to use the eye-tracking machine which is so cool!

I also did an internship at Alum Creek State Park with the US Army Corps of Engineers. I loved being able to teach people about the dam and water safety as well as understanding more about the park ranger role and how vital it is to keeping our parks so beautiful!

Other Campus Involvements:

  • International Affairs Scholars - Leadership Board, Teaching Assistant
  • OSU PenPals

Julia Slabe

SENR Ambassador
Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio
Major: Environmental Science
Specialization: Ecosystem Restoration

Minor: Science and Engineering in the Public Interest

Career Interests: In the future, I would love to do research or work in the medical field. I am still unsure of my exact plans, but I love working with science and technology and want to do meaningful research.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite about OSU and SENR especially is how easy it is to make friends. Everyone is so welcoming and people are always easy to talk to.

Other Campus Involvements:

  • Bluefish Swim School - Swim Instructor

  • Environmental Science Teaching Assistant

  • Under the Sea Marine Conservation Club


Kendyl Trem

Kendyl TremSENR Ambassador
Hometown: Aurora, Ohio
Major: Environmental Science
Specialization: Water Science

Career Interests: Attend graduate school to get a Masters and hopefully a PhD in Marine Sciences! I would like to go to grad school in Australia as well 

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: I love the small community of like minded individuals in SENR, but the overall thrill of so many different people at OSU! It is the best of both worlds.

Internship Experience: I had an internship this past summer (2023) for a small environmental consulting company based in Cleveland called R2O. I did a lot of GIS and data analysis which helped me learn useful tools for the future. I learned a lot about CSOs and stormwater management as well. I also do individual research at the Byrd Polar Climate Institute on water isotopes and rock glaciers in Great Basin National Park. I had the opportunity to go on a ten day research expedition summer of 2022 and have presented this on-going research at Denman! The pic is me repping my SENR swag in the Basin!

Other Campus Involvements:

  • Alpah Phi Omega Service Fraternity - Pledge Educator
  • Time 4 Change
  • Aquatic Ecology Lab - Lake Erie algal research Assistant