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Welcome to the SENR Ambassadors Homepage!

Read on to learn more about these undergraduate students who serve our community by sharing their lived experiences in the School of Environment and Natural Resources.

We are currently accepting applications for new Ambassadors to join our team in AU24. APPLY HERE through March 31st!

Questions? Contact Erin Baer.169

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Meet the 2023-2024 SENR Ambassador Co-Presidents:

Gwen Stamper

SENR Ambassador Co-PresidentSLB1
Hometown: Dayton, OH
Major: Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife and German (Dual Degree)
Specialization: Fisheries and Wildlife

Career Interests: Following graduation I hope to work for the National Parks out west! I am also pursuing a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Award which would allow me to live in Germany and assist in English classrooms for a year.

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: My favorite part of SENR is hands-down the community! Students, faculty and staff all share a unique passion within SENR that I have yet to find anywhere else and really makes me feel at home within Ohio State. I also absolutely love the hands-on outdoor lab classes that are built into my curriculum (especially the fish classes).

Internship/Research Experience: I am an entomology student assistant for the Strange Lab on campus, which studies bumble bee health and genetics. I assist with a variety of projects such as bumble bee rearing, bee and colony dissections, wild bee handling, and much more. This allowed me to gain invaluable field and lab experience that I can’t wait to apply to my future positions!

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • CFAES Towers Agricultural Honorary
  • German Club
  • ENR Scholars Alum

Maddie Wilson

SENR Ambassador Co-PresidentSLB1
Hometown: Dayton, OH
Major: Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife
Specialization: Honors - Aquatic Sciences

Career Interests: I plan to attend graduate school after graduation. I would eventually like to work as a research scientist/ecologist for a government agency!

Favorite Part of SENR/OSU: SENR is full of amazing people. I have made some of the most meaningful connections with other students and faculty through classes and student involvement. I also love that I get to experience outdoor, hands-on coursework throughout my studies.

Internship/Research Experience: This summer, I am continuing to work with the Ohio Division of Wildlife and have a second job as a Research Assistant at OSU. I am doing fisherman surveys for the Division at Kiser Lake, asking anglers about their trips and opinions on reservoir-specific regulations. At my OSU job, I work out of the Olentangy Wetlands and help with a variety of aquatic conservation projects.

Other Campus Involvements: 

  • SENR Peer Leader
  • Undergraduate Research - Honors Thesis in Dr. Lauren Pintor's Lab

Meet Your 2023-2024 SENR Ambassadors by Major:

Environment, Economy, Development, Sustainability (EEDS)

Environmental Policy and Decision Making (EPDM)

Environmental Science (EnvSci)

Forestry, Fisheries, and Wildlife (FFW)

Natural Resource Management (NRM)