Environmental Policy and Decision Making Majors

Anna Haught

SENR Ambassador and Peer MentorPortrait of Anna Haught
Hometown: Columbus, OH
Major: Environmental Policy and Decision Making (EPDM)/Psychology
Specalization: Communication and Behavior Change

Future Career Plans: Veterinarian School

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: Spring at Chadwick Arboretum

Research:Undergraduate Research Assistant working on finding correlations within behaviors and decisions with regards to the environment

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Works at Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services
  • Intern at North Arlington animal clinic

Anna Martin

SENR Ambassador and Peer MentorPortrait of Anna Martin
Hometown: Kent, Ohio 
Major: Environmental Policy and Decision Making (EPDM)
Specalization: Environment and Social Justice

Future Career Plans: Following graduation I aspire to work in the field of Environmental Justice with an emphasis on Food Security and/or Social Justice related issues.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite part of SENR is getting to be a part of a close-knit community while also having all of the opportunities and resources of The Ohio State University as a whole.

Study Abroad Experience:This May I will be studying abroad as part of the Australia: Human Impacts on the Natural Environment trip. Although I haven't gone yet, I'm thrilled for the opportunity and the experience!

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Part of The Kellogg-Moser Food Security and Sustainability Learning Community
  • Member of the Sustainability Committtee of the Undergraduate Student Government
  • The Hunt Seat Equestrian Club Team
  • Time for Change Committee member
  • Volunteer at The Broad Street Pantry here in Columbus

Austin Kramer

Peer MentorPortrait of Austin Kramer
Hometown: Seven Mile, Ohio
Major: Environmental Policy and Decision Making (EPDM)/Political Science
Specalization: Policy & Governance

Future Career Plans: Governmental work/Public policy, hopefully!

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: The smallness & shared passions between peers. It's very nice seeing familiar faces in most classes, as opposed to a behemoth college like Arts & Sciences

Research:I volunteered as a research assistant at Hovick Labs, located in Aronoff Laboratories. The project was on the hybridization of two Milkweed species, Sullivant's & Common, and my focus was to measure the sizes of hundreds of milkweed leaves. It revealed a lot about the research process, how mundanity is a necessary evil in getting quality results, and how simultaneously rigid and bootstrapped the whole process is.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Member of the Sierra Club
  • ENR Scholar
  • Museum of Biological Diversity
  • YDSA
  • Member of Philosophy Club
  • Evolution and Ecology Club
  • STEP

Callia Tellez

SENR AmbassadorPortrait of Anna Martin
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio 
Major: Environmental Policy and Decision Making (EPDM)
Specalization: International Policy and Law

Future Career Plans: Environmental Policy Staffer

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: The community of passionate and inspiring students!

Research:I am an undergraduate researcher in the Environmental and Social Sustainability lab. I work on projects related to agricultural conservation and farmer socio-psychology with Dr. Robyn Wilson. I am currently on a long-term project evaluating the effectiveness of federal incentives that aim to promote conservation practices that reduce nutrient runoff from farms. I absolutely love doing research because of how collaborative of a process it is. I am constantly learning new theories, concepts, and statistical models from my lab mates. This past summer I presented my research at two conferences and this semester I am learning to write my first paper to submit to a journal! 

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • OSU Mountaineers
  • OSU Sierra Club 

Erin Baer

SENR Ambassador Portrait of Austin Kramer
Hometown: Summerfield, North Carolina
Major: Environmental Policy and Decision Making (EPDM)
Specalization: International Policy and Law

Future Career Plans: To work for the EPA or an environmentally focused NGO.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite part about being at OSU, and specifically in SENR, is connecting with people who share similar passions and goals to inspire hope for a greener future. SENR also provide numerous opportunities for students to network and succeed in their professional careers after graduation.

Internship: In the Summer of 2018, I interned with the NEED Project to help organize the National Youth Energy Conference and Awards Program in Washington D.C. where K-12 students from across the country are recognized for energy conservation efforts in their communities. I will have the same opportunity with NEED again this upcoming Summer (2019) in addition to leading STEM Innovation and Leadership Academies in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, PA, and Chicago, IL. The STEM Innovation and Leadership Academies partner with Exelon along with the HeForShe campaign to empower young women in science. My experiences with NEED are valuable to me because I not only get to lead students in energy conservation, which I am very passionate about, but also get the gratification of watching innovative minds find different solutions to energy issues.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Co-Chair of the ENR Scholars
  • Sierra Club Student Coalition at Ohio State
  • The Mountaineers Club at Ohio State
  • Painting with Bob Ross Club
  • Youth Staff member at the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project

Kaylin Anderson

SENR Ambassador and Peer MentorPortrait of Austin Kramer
Hometown: Aurora, Ohio
Major: Environmental Policy and Decision Making (EPDM)/ History
Specalization: Environmental and Social Justice

Future Career Plans: After graduation, I plan on attending law school. Specifically, I wish to specialize in environmental justice and human rights-based law.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: The tight-knit and welcoming community of SENR is unlike anything else I have experienced on campus. I came to Ohio State as an engineering major, but soon decided that that path was not for me. My transition into SENR was incredibly smooth and remains the best decision I have made here thus far. I love all of my classes because the professors are passionate and genuinely care about their students. It is also a great feeling to know that my fellow SENR classmates, as well as SENR staff and faculty, are always there to help and support me.

Education Abroad: I will be travelling to New Zealand this May for SENR's education abroad program titled "New Zealand: Sustainable Tourism and Human Impacts on the Environment". On this trip, we will be engaging in many outdoor excursions such as hiking, kayaking, whale-watching, visiting national parks, among others. While doing this, we will be learning about the complex relationship between humans and the environment and how New Zealand upholds sustainable tourism. (Follow up information to come!)

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • Gamma Phi Beta sorority
  • Buck-I-SERV
  • Office Assistant in Residence Life
  • STEM Pre-Law Society

Lilah Foley

Peer MentorPortrait of Austin Kramer
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Major: Environmental Policy and Decision Making (EPDM)
Specalization: International Policy and Law

Future Career Plans: I want to attend either law school or graduate school in order to have the opportunity to make policies for sustainability and the environment as a whole.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite part of life at OSU is being able to call myself a student of SENR as well as being in the SENR community.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • CFAES Ambassador
  • Vice President/Co-Founder of the Bee Club






Margaret Hirt

SENR Ambassador and Peer MentorPortrait of Austin Kramer
Hometown: Fremont, Ohio
Major: Environmental Policy and Decision Making (EPDM)

Future Career Plans: Law school

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: Ohio State truly feels like home away from home, and SENR has helped me to pursue my passions.

Education Abroad: I studied abroad in London the summer after my freshman year. It was an incredible experience with great people- I highly recommend! This upcoming summer, I will be a part of an external Fellowship program in Madrid.