Schreyer Honors College (SHC)at Penn State

Scholar Ambassadors

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A team of approximately 42 Scholars who serve as ambassadors for the Honors College. They represent the Honors College at special events for alumni and donors, provide tours of campus and honors housing, meet with visiting families, and share their experiences as Schreyer Scholars.

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Kristen Andes Accounting (BS)

My name is Kristen Andes, I am a sophomore from West Chester, PA majoring in Business Administration. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team and Application Chair for Penn State Lion Scouts. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching movies, spending time with family and friends and being outside.

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Rachel Aul Advt/Publ Relations (BA)

My name is Rachel Aul, I am a junior from Pittsburgh, PA majoring in Advertising/Public Relations. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, SHO TIME 2017 and 2018 Orientation Mentor, a Lion Ambassador and PR Intern for DiscernPSU. In my free time, I enjoy reading, skiing and musical theatre.

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Siena Baker Economics (BS)Comm, Envir & Devlop (BS)

My name is Siena Baker, I am a sophomore from Chicago, IL majoring in Economics and Community, Environment & Development. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, part of the Presidential Leadership Academy, Service Chair for Schreyer for Women, Graphic Design Chair and Special Events & Fundraising Chair for Empower Orphans, THON Donor & Relations Committee, UNESCO Youth as Researchers and was a SHO TIME 2018 Orientation Mentor. In my free time I enjoy music, art, poetry, hiking, listening to podcasts, reading and meaningful conversations over coffee.

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Molly Burns Political Science (BA)

My name is Molly Burns, I am a junior from Stroudsburg, PA, majoring in Political Science. I got involved with Scholar Ambassadors through being on the recruitment committee in the Schreyer Student Council. Aside from being a member of the ambassador team, I am a member of F.O.R.M. consulting, an organization started by Schreyer scholars to help high school seniors apply to college. In my free time, I like to go for runs and play piano.

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Autumn Deitrick Civil Engineering (BS)

Hello, my name is Autumn Deitrick, I am a sophomore from Williamsport, PA which happens to be the same hometown as Mr. Schreyer! His creation of the Schreyer Honors College has allowed me to study at a world class institution, and on top of that have endless opportunities to continue to “grow” myself into a successful leader. I am majoring in Engineering. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, 2018 Schreyer Honors College “My Backyard” Service Project committee member, 2018 “Food for Thought: An Evening of Sustainable Eating” Graphic Designer and Marketing Director, 2018 Eco-Action Earth Day Graphic Designer and Executive Committee Member and team member of the Department of Civil Engineering’s Nature-Like fish Passage Lab. I am also involved in the Penn State American Society of Civil Engineers chapter, and Schreyer Career Development Team. Additionally, during breaks from college I am a volunteer at my elementary school as a guest art teacher and help to run Lycoming County’s Model United Nations Conference in the spring.

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Erin Doolin Political Science (BA)Criminology (BA)

My name is Erin Doolin, I am a junior from Orange County, CA majoring in Political Science and Criminology. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, podcast enthusiast, theatre lover, and political activist, the Public Relations Chair for Mock Trial, a captain of a team, and a member of the Team Selection Committee. I am also an intern with the Penn State Justice and Safety Institute and a member of a Public Relations THON Committee!

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Madison Evans Biomedical Engneerng (BS)

My name is Madison Evans and I am currently a junior pursuing degrees in the College of Engineering and Biobehavioral Health. I plan to earn a BS in Biomedical Engineering, with biochemical and pre-medical concentrations, and a minor in Global Health. On campus, I have served as a Crew Leader at Redifer Dining, Research Assistant through the NASA WISER program, Scholar Ambassador, Learning Assistant for Inorganic Chemistry, Group Study Facilitator (Calculus, Inorganic Chemistry) for the Women in Engineering Program, member of The National Society of Black Engineers, and Resident Assistant.   

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Bridget Foresman Biochem & Molec Biol (BS)

My name is Bridget Foresman and I am a sophomore scholar studying Biochemistry and Molecular Biology on a Pre-Med track, with an intended minor in Mathematics. I live about an hour away from State College in a small town outside of Williamsport, PA, where I attended a small Catholic school that cultivated my love of service and leadership.  I found this passion for leadership and service through the various opportunities provided to me by extracurricular activities such as Student Council, National Honor Society, Academic Decathlon, Leo Club, as well as through my involvement with my church. Upon arriving to State College, I immediately submerged myself in the multitude of service and leadership opportunities provided by Penn State, and more specifically the Schreyer Honors College.  Throughout freshman year, I slowly whittled my involvement down to organizations that I was truly passionate about, and have found a home as a member of Schreyer for Women and the Scholar Ambassador Team, as well as the Social Director of the Schreyer Student Council and the Executive Social Chair of Global Brigades. In my free time, I enjoy studying and hanging out with my friends, going to the gym, listening to every genre of music, as well as spending a majority of my time and money at Starbucks and Fiddlehead.

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Anthony Gonzalez Aerospace Engr (BS)

My name is Anthony Gonzalez, I am a junior from Long Valley, NJ majoring in Aerospace Engineering. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, a Sailplane Lab Keel/Driveteam Team Lead, was a SHO TIME 2018 Team Leader and Vice President for Penn State Spanish Club. In my free time I enjoy video production/cinematography, carbon composites, Autonomous Flight Control (UAV), flight and scuba diving.

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Sydney Hannah Mechanical Engr (BS)International Poltcs (BA)

My name is Sydney Hannah, I am a sophomore studying Mechanical Engineering and International Politics from Pittsburgh, PA. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, Director of Career Development for the Schreyer Consulting Group, an Envoy on the leadership team for the Women in Engineering Program Orientation, and the Career Development Chair for the Society of Women Engineers. Outside of class, I conduct research in the College of IST, where I work in a lab using information and communication technologies to benefit humanitarian relief and international development. In my free time, I also enjoy international travel and basketball.

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Ninad Mahajan Biomedical Engneerng (BS)Mechanical Engr (BS)

My name is Ninad Mahajan, I am a sophomore from Morrisville, PA, majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, serve as Vice President of the Schreyer Student Council, Logistics Director for the GLOBE Special Living Option, and am part of the Presidential Leadership Academy. In my free time, I love attending and watching football games, playing the piano, and trying out new food spots downtown with my friends.

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Kyle McKelvey Architectural Engr (BAE)

My name is Kyle McKelvey, I am a sophomore from Ashburn, VA majoring in Architectural Engineering. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, I am a church youth group leader and I was a SHO TIME 2018 Orientation Mentor. In my free time I enjoy crew team, piano and painting.

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Meghan Mcnicholas International Poltcs (BA)Fr & Francophone Std (BA)

My name is Meghan McNicholas, I am a junior from Radnor, PA majoring in International Politics. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, Secretary-General and Director of Logistic and Events of the Pennsylvania High School United Nations Conference, Director of Logistics for the Pennsylvania United Nations Conference, Entertainment Overall Director and Entertainment Captain amd Committee Member for Penn State Relay For Life, THON Committee Member (Rules and Regulations, Donor and Alumni Relations, Entertainment), Peer Writing Tutor for Penn State Learning and SHO TIME 2017 and 2018 Orientation Mentor. In my free time I enjoy running, traveling, volunteer work, learning new languages and bad jokes.

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Ilana Mosley Vet & Biomedical Sc (BS)

My name is Ilana Mosley and I am a Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences major from Dallas, Texas. I am currently involved in the Presidential Leadership Academy and the Millennium Scholars Program. I am also involved in undergraduate research. I currently work in the lab of Dr. Squire Booker where I research the enzyme Cfr and the role that it plays in the conference of antibiotic resistance. This past summer I also conducted research at the George Washington University under Dr. Paul Brindley where I studied schistosomes and the role that they play in the development of bladder cancer.

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Alexander Palmer Accounting (BS)German (BS)

My name is Alex Palmer, I am a sophomore from Yardley, PA majoring in Business Administration. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, the Corporate Relations Chairman for the Phi Chi Theta Professional Business Fraternity, SHO TIME 2018 Orientation Mentor and involved with THON. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, photography and running.

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Andrew Pei Chemical Engineering (BS)

Hello, my name is Andrew Pei and I am a sophomore majoring in Chemical Engineering while minoring in Environmental Engineering and Economics. I am from Lansdale, PA, about 40 minutes northwest of Philadelphia, where I graduated from North Penn High School. On campus, I am heavily involved in the Moringa research lab, which focuses on developing a sustainable water filter using seeds from the tropical Moringa oleifera tree. As part of this lab, I have traveled to Fort Myers, Florida to conduct field research, presented my research at the United Nations Headquarters, and conducted full-time research over the summer. Additionally, I am the stringer for the Penn State Division I men's and women's tennis teams and work in Campus Recreation at the Penn State Indoor Tennis Center, where I have the opportunity to interact with students, student athletes, and community members that come together to share their love for tennis. Outside of school, I enjoy cooking, watching Eagles football, and traveling with family and friends.

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Hannah Ross Health Policy/Admin (MHA)Health Policy/Admin (BS)

My name is Hannah Ross, I am a senior from Mount Jewett, PA majoring in Health Policy and Administration (IUG) and a Master of Health Administration Student. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, a Resident Assistant in Simmons Hall, Health Policy & Administration Peer Mentor, President of American college of Health Care Administrators Student Club and member of Schreyer Honors College Student Council. In my free time I enjoy photography, creative writing and volunteer for Mount Jewett Rotary Club.

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Noah Rubin Computer Science (BS)

Hello! My name is Noah Rubin, I’m from Wynnewood, PA (outside of Philadelphia), and I’m a Computer Science major. I’ve been involved with the Schreyer Honors College recruitment efforts since I arrived on campus last year. Coding is my passion, and I’ve competed in both the HackPSU hackathon and the CodePSU coding competition here on campus. Aside from coding, I also play the guitar and ukulele and you can usually find me listening to music.

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Jessica Saganowich Biology (BS)

My name is Jessica Saganowich, I am a junior, fourth generation Penn Stater from North Carolina majoring in Biology and minoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, my favorite honors class that I have taken was "Anatomy in Italy," where I traveled to Italy to study the birth of anatomy and medicine over spring break. After graduation in 2020, I hope to attend medical school and become a pediatrician.

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Anushka Shah Biology (BS)English (BA)

My name is Anushka Shah, I am a sophomore from Pittsburgh, PA, but Penn State has definitely become my second home. I am majoring in biology and English. Along with being a Scholar Ambassador, I also am a Special Projects Chair for Schreyer for Women, involved in undergraduate research, and a THON Finance Committee member. In my spare time I enjoy writing, reading, and going to art museums.

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Anelia Slavoff History (BA)Comm Arts & Sciences (BA)

My name is Anelia Slavoff, I am a junior from Poolesville, MD majoring in History and Communications Arts & Sciences; minoring in Classics & Ancient Mediterranean Studies. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, Schreyer for Women Social Chair, Liberal Arts Envoys and on the Paterno Fellows Advisory Board. In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, traveling and spending as much time as possible outdoors.

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Alexandra Stone Biobehavioral Health (BS)

My name is Ally Stone, I am a junior from Mechanicsburg, PA majoring in Biobehavioral Health. I am a member of the Scholar Ambassador Team, I was the Co-Social Chair on Student Council, I am the College of Health and Human Development Ambassadors Treasurer, teaching assistant for BBH 101 and Organic Chemistry Lab working specifically in the Instrument Room and a grader for Organic Chemistry (CHEM 2010). In my free time, I enjoy traveling to discover new cultures and learn new languages.

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Isabelle Stull Health Policy/Admin (BS)

Hi! My name is Isabelle Stull, I am a junior from Bernville, PA, a little town outside of Reading. I am majoring in Health Policy and Administration. Outside of being a Scholar Ambassador, I have served as an Orientation Mentor for SHO TIME, I am the treasurer of the HPA club and the Co-Director of Programming for TEDxPSU. In my free time, I love Penn State football and enjoy reading.

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Swati Vipperla Finance (BS)

Hi! My name is Swati Vipperla, and I am from Downingtown, PA, which is around 45 minutes “outside of Philly”. I am a sophomore majoring in Finance and minoring in IST. Currently, I serve as the treasurer for Natya, the competitive Indian classical dance team at Penn State, and this past summer I was a SHO TIME Mentor, which I hope to continue again this year. On campus, I am also involved in a THON Committee, Schreyer Student Council, and other various Smeal organizations. I love watching TV, doing puzzles, and hanging out with friends when I need a break from school.

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Anastasia Wagner Political Science (BA)

My name is Anastasia Wagner and I am a double major in Political Science and French & Francophone Studies. I'm from Pittsburgh, PA, so not too far from home here at State! I'm involved in a couple different groups on campus, but my favorite clubs are the College Democrats and the Knittany Lions, the Penn State knitting club. Through the College Democrats, I've been part of a group that organizes and mobilizes the Centre County community to volunteer with the various campaigns in the region. For the midterm elections, I've been part a team that runs a nearby staging location, the place where all volunteers are trained and organized for door-knocking on the weekends leading up to the election itself. It's been one of the most fun and fulfilling things that I've done here at Penn State. In my free time, I spend time with my friends, exploring downtown State College, and knitting!

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William Young Finance (BS)

My name is Billy Young, I am a sophomore Finance major from Yardley, PA. In addition to serving as a Scholar Ambassador, I represent the nearly 6,000 students in the Smeal College of Business as a member of the prestigious Presidential Leadership Academy. On campus, I am a Consumer Staples & Discretionary analyst in the Penn State Investment Association and have performed across the country as a saxophone player. In my free time, I enjoy trading, listening to jazz music, and watching Penn State football.

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John Zachariah Accounting (MACC)Finance (BS)Accounting (BS)

My name is John Zachariah and I am a senior from Berwyn, PA, in the Master of Accounting (MAcc) program, double majoring in Finance and Accounting. At Penn State, I am a member of Alpha Kappa Psi, a professional business fraternity, Wall Street Boot Camp, and Leveraged Lion Capital. I have served as the President of the Statesmen, an all-male a cappella group on campus. Aside from my musical interests, I am an avid Philadelphia sports fan. Feel free to contact me with any questions!

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Daniel Zahn English (BA)Philosophy (BA)Comm Arts & Sciences (BA)

My name is Daniel Zahn, I am a junior from Allentown, PA majoring in English. I am the Co-Chair of the Scholar Ambassador Team, President of Mock Trial Association, Judicial Board Justice of the University Park Undergraduate Association, Assistant Director of Student Conduct Advisors, Student Representative of the University Conduct Board and Co-Founder of F.O.R.M. Consulting. In my spare time I enjoy bowling, musical theatre, individual rights, board games and Constitutional Law.

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