Ambassadors H-K

Bethel Hanson

photo of Bethel HansonHometown: Columbus, OH
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Psychology; Public Health
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Bridges Scholars
    • Government Relations Network Advocate
    • travel, exploring other cultures, and learning languages

Chase Harris

photo of Chase HarrisHometown: Liberty Township, OH
Class: Junior
Majors: Biology; Public Health (with Premedical Studies co-major)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Black Student Action Association (Vice President)
    • CAS Dean's Student Advisory Council
    • singing, community service

Megan Harris

photo of Megan HarrisHometown: Columbus, OH
Class: Senior
Major: Speech Pathology and Audiology (with a minor in Sociology)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research in Children's Acquisition of Language and Literacy Lab
    • studying abroad in Luxembourg (Spring 2020)
    • volunteer with Booker T. Washington YMCA

Cora Harter

photo of Cora HarterHometown: Lexington, KY
Class: Senior
Majors: Journalism; Political Science
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studies away NYC Media (Winter 2020)
    • studied abroad in Italy (Summer 2019)
    • UP Magazine (Editor-in-Chief)

Emily Hickman

photo of Emily HickmanHometown: Meridian, ID
Class: Senior
Majors: Journalism; Professional Writing (with a minor in Ethics, Society, and Culture)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • president of Miami Speech and Debate Club
    • The Miami Student (writer)
    • undergraduate assistant

Madison Hoehn

photo of Madison HoehnHometown: Highlands Ranch, CO
Class: Senior
Majors: English:Literature; English:Creative Writing (with a minor in Creative Writing)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studied abroad with Literary London program (Summer 2020)
    • Miami Varsity swim team member
    • Happy Captive Magazine (Editor)

Nicolas Hollander Tineo

photo of Nicolas Hollander TineoHometown: Cincinnati, OH
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Political Science; East Asian Languages and Cultures
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • will study away with Inside Washington program (2021)
    • Government Relations Network (Legislative Director)
    • First Miami Student Credit Union (Supervisory Committee member)

Zach Holt

photo of Zach HoltHometown: Cincinnati, OH
Class: Sophomore
Majors: English:Professional Writing; Strategic Communication
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Miami University Marching Band
    • Collegiate Choral
    • Public Relations Student Society of America

Hannah Horsington

photo of Hannah HorsingtonHometown: Hebron, OH
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Journalism; International Studies
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Writing Scholar with UASP
    • The Miami Student (Staff Writer)
    • Miami Television News (Social Media Director)

Cade Houston

photo of Cade HoustonHometown: North Canton, OH
Class: Freshman
Major: University Studies


Victoria Howarah

photo of Victoria HowarahHometown: Beavercreek, OH
Class: Senior
Majors: Mathematics and Statistics; Spanish (with a minor in Actuarial Science)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studied abroad in Spain (Summer 2018)
    • Alphi Phi Omega service fraternity
    • working out

Justeen Jackson

photo of Justeen JacksonHometown: Cincinnati, OH
Class: Senior
Majors: Social Justice Studies; English:Professional Writing
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • National Black Law Students Association (Pre-Law Secretary)
    • The Miami Student (Writer)
    • pursuing law school

Manesha Jacob-Tarachand

photo of Manesha Jacob-TarachandHometown: Fremont, CA
Class: Senior
Major: International Studies (with Global and Intercultural Studies co-major; minors in Spanish; Latin American Studies)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Study of the United States Institutes (Student Ambassador)
    • Gilman Scholarship (2020)
    • volunteering at the Oxford Food Pantry

Brian Jean

photo of Brian JeanHometown: Auburn, NH
Class: Senior
Major: International Studies
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • skiing
    • traveling
    • hiking

Alli Jepsen

photo of Alli JepsenHometown: Crystal Lake, OH
Class: Senior
Major: Chemistry (with Premedical Studies co-major; minors in Neuroscience; Medical Sociology)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • MEDLIFE Miami (VP of Dentistry Life)
    • Supplemental Instructor for Physics 191/192
    • painting, hiking, true-crime documentaries/books

Naiyi Jiang

photo of Naiyi JiangHometown: Chengdu, China
Class: Junior
Major: Individualized Studies (with Sustainability co-major)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: beauty industry marketing (FYRE program)
    • studied abroad in Thailand (Summer 2019)
    • Zero Waste Oxford (Treasurer)

Deirdre Jost

photo of Deirdre JostHometown: St. Louis, MO
Class: Sophomore
Major: Mathematics
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • University Academic Scholar
    • Miami University Color Guard
    • Miami Pep Band

Kayla Kamil

photo of Kayla KamilHometown: Cincinnati, OH
Class: Senior
Majors: Journalism; Sports, Leadership, and Management (with minors in Arabic; Fashion Design)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • running
    • sports
    • spending time with friends

Somnia Keesey

photo of Somnia KeeseyHometown: Athens, OH
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Journalism; International Studies (with a minor in Political Science)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Redhawk Excellence Scholarship
    • Pi Sigma Epsilon business fraternity
    • The Miami Student and The Miami Quarterly (Writer)

Heervansh Keswani

photo of Heervansh KeswaniHometown: Pune, India
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Quantitative Economics; Data Science and Statistics (with minors in Mathematics; French)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: undergraduate assistant for economics professor
    • hoping to study abroad in France
    • Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity (Director of Analytics)

Hailey Kingsbury

photo of Hailey KingsburyHometown: Naperville, IL
Class: Senior
Major: Speech Pathology and Audiology (with minors in Disability Studies; Comparative Religion)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: facial expression production of native ASL signers with ASD (CAS Dean's Scholar)
    • studied abroad in Luxembourg (Spring 2020)
    • Miami University Speech and Hearing Clinic (Audiology Intern, Fall 2019)

Hope Kirby

photo of Hope KirbyHometown: Arizona
Class: Junior
Major: Microbiology (with minors in Geology; Bioinformatics)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: BLUF photoreceptor and its regulation on the mechanisms of the extremely antibiotic resistant Acinetobacter baumannii (with Dr. Luis Actis)
    • Microbiology Club (co-president and co-founder)
    • Goldwater Scholar; Beckman Scholar (2020)

Emiliana Kisanga

photo of o Emiliana KisangaHometown: Lebanon, OH
Class: Sophomore
Major: International Studies (with a minor in French)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Undergraduate Associate for ITS 201-Introduction to International Studies
    • will be studying abroad in France
    • Dean's List (Spring 2020)

Spencer Klinsky

photo of Spencer KlinskyHometown: Nashville, TN
Class: Senior
Major: Biochemistry (with Neuroscience co-major)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: metallo-beta-lactamases and potential inhibitors for clinical use (Dr. Crowder's Lab)
    • Miami varsity swim team
    • cooking and baking

Abigail Kussow

photo of Abigail KussowHometown: North Canton, OH
Class: Junior
Majors: Anthropology; History
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: CIA involvement in the Iranian Coup of 1953
    • Humanities Scholar with UASP
    • Phi Sigma Pi (Social Chair)