Meet your Ambassadors!

The Undergraduate Research Ambassadors are a team of students with experience in undergraduate research or other scholarly partnerships with faculty who work to help other students pursue and excel in these experiences.

They are happy to answer any questions about the process, from getting involved, to finding a mentor and funding, to presenting at a conference or symposium! The Ambassadors are here to help all students across all majors.

Reach out via Facebook, e-mail, or by attending our virtual, drop-in undergraduate research advising hours on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1-3pm via Zoom to speak with an ambassador!

Claire Andrade

(she/her/hers)

Studying:

Earth Sciences with the Ocean Science option with a minor in Music

Has research experience in:

Research experience with seafloor mapping (marine technology), benthic ecology and benthic sediment biogeochemistry (role of cable bacteria in deep-sea hypoxia)

Ambassador focus:
Advising and residence hall outreach

Things I’m passionate about:

Minority representation in STEM, promoting ecotourism, good food (cheese is a favorite), teaching people about where the Cape Verde Islands are, cold beaches

Email me at [email protected]!

James Yang

(he/him/his)

Studying:

Electrical & Computer Engineering with a minor in Computer Science

Has research experience in:

Hardware design and software development

Things I’m passionate about:

Playing guitar and piano, as well as playing basketball and running/hiking. Feel free to talk to me about basketball anytime!

Email me at [email protected]!

Haelyn Epp

(she/her/hers)

Studying:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Has research experience in:
Biophysics through studying the structure of kinesin motor proteins and how it relates to their behavior and motility, Tibetan Buddhism by performing a literature review of historical biographies

Ambassador focus:

Advising and website management

Things I’m passionate about:

Preventive medicine, social equity, giving back to my community, skateboarding

Email me at [email protected]!

Gabe Sutherland

(he/him/his)

Studying:

Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Aerospace Engineering

Has research experience in:

Homuncular flexibility in VR environments, Orbital Debris remediation, Precision Agriculture using UAVs

Ambassador focus:
Advising and organizing information about research conferences

Things I’m passionate about:

Astronomy and space, skiing, travel

Email me at [email protected]!

Grace Fetherstonhaugh

(she/her/hers)

Studying:

Sociology with a minor in business administration

Has research experience in:

Studying the communication gaps between undergraduate research program administrators at OSU.

Things I’m passionate about:

Athletics, empowering women in sport, exploring the great outdoors, inclusion and public policy related issues. I am also a passionate chocolate lover! 

Email me at [email protected]!

Denisse Alvarado

(she/her/hers)

Studying:

Computer Science with a minor in Business

Has research experience in:

Studying how humans and robots interact through collaborative performances

Things I’m passionate about:

Increasing the visibility of women in technology and I am driven by my desire to become an example of possibility!

Email me at [email protected]!

Ulises Solis Ocana

(he/him/his)

Studying:

Biohealth Sciences with a minor in Chemistry and Psychology

Has research experience in:

Studying the proteins that make up human milk and their relation to pre-natal and post-natal infants' nutrition. 

Things I’m passionate about:

Social justice, preventative medicine, and biking.

Email me at [email protected]!

Abigail Bernasconi

(she/her/hers)

Studying:

Public Health and German with a minor in Statistics

Has research experience in:

Mathematical modeling of infectious disease, specifically influenza, and a coinfection.

Things I’m passionate about:

I love reading poetry and journal articles, baking, and the awesome depth and breadth of research here at OSU!

Email me at [email protected]!