Ambassadors L-M

Marissa Lane

photo of Marissa LaneHometown: Wilmington, OH
Class: Senior
Majors: English/Literature; English/Creative Writing
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: why creative writers do not make use of the Howe Center for Writing Excellence
    • studied abroad at MUDEC in Luxembourg (Fall 2015)
    • Association of Creative Writers (President)

Madeline Lang

photo of Madeline LangHometown: Kiawah Island, SC
Class: Sophomore
Majors: International Studies (Global Environment concentration); Economics
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Alpha Phi Omega international service fraternity
    • hiking
    • skiing

Max Leveridge

photo of Max LeveridgeHometown: Dublin, OH
Class: Sophomore
Major: Environmental Earth Science (with Environmental Science; Sustainability co-majors)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: wastewater injection induced seismicity and effect of iron on polar microorganisms
    • Environmental Appreciation Club (President and founder)
    • CAS Hard Sciences Academic Senator

Jessica L'Heureux

photo of Jessica L'HeureuxHometown: Toledo, OH
Class: Junior
Major: Psychology (with a minor in Special Education)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: parental involvement policies in 4 U.S. states (with Dr. James)
    • Undergraduate Associate for PSY 112 (Fall 2016)
    • Alpha Omicron Pi international women's fraternity

Chenglin Li

photo of Chenglin LiHometown: Shandong, China
Class: Sophomore
Major: Economics
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studied abroad in China (Summer 2017)
    • International Student Organization (Secretary)
    • Stonebridge Hall (Effective Community Engagement Representative)

Theresa Liebhart

photo of Theresa LiebhartHometown: Stow, OH
Class: Senior
Major: Theatre (with a minor in English Literature)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • The Walking Theatre Project
    • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
    • Kappa Alpha Theta sorority

Dongyang (Firo) Liu

photo of Dongyang (Firo) LiuHometown: Hong Kong, China
Class: Sophomore
Major: Psychology (with a minor in Management)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • International Peer Orientation Leader
    • working on cars
    • driving to random places I've never been

Drake Long

photo of Drake LongHometown: Salem, OH
Class: Senior
Majors: Diplomacy & Global Politics; English/Professional Writing (with a minor in Chinese)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studying abroad in Kosovo (Summer 2016)
    • Alexander Hamilton Society (Marketing Director)
    • East Asian politics and international trade policies, specifically regarding energy policy

Taryn Loo

photo of Taryn LooHometown: Toledo, OH
Class: Sophomore
Major: English/Linguistics
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • University Academic Scholars Program-World Languages and Cultures Scholar
    • Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership and Success
    • singing, video editing, kickboxing

Caleb Lovell

photo of Caleb LovellHometowns: Waukesha, WI; West Chester, OH
Class: Senior
Majors: Political Science; Strategic Communication
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Model United Nations
    • Association of Latin and American Students

Edith Lui

photo of Edith LuiHometown: Sylvania, OH
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Political Science; Economics (with minors in Philosophy and Law; Computer Science)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • University Academic Scholars Program-Law and Public Policy Scholar
    • Residence Hall Association (Community Service Director)
    • Miami University Intercollegiate Figure Skating Team

Samantha Marotta

photo of Samantha MarottaHometown: Aurora, OH
Class: Freshman
Majors: English/Professional Writing; Spanish
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • University Academic Scholars Program-Law and Public Policy Scholar
    • recipient of Redhawk Eminence Scholarship
    • writing, reading, photography

Taylor Martin

photo of Taylor MartinHometown: Hartville, OH
Class: Senior
Major: Speech Pathology and Audiology (with a minor in Entrepreneurship)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: Pancreatic Cancer Biomarker Research Team
    • National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (Treasurer)
    • boxing

Heather Mathews

photo of Heather MathewsHometown: West Chester, OH
Class: Senior
Major: Mathematics and Statistics (with a minor in Actuarial Science)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: abstract algebra (through SUMSRI)
    • Resident Assistant
    • playing guitar and writing songs

Robert Matson

photo of Robert MatsonHometown: Cincinnati, OH
Class: Junior
Major: Quantitative Economics (with minors in Creative Writing; Anthropology)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: neuroscience with Dr. Haifei Shi
    • The Miami Student (writer)
    • wood-working, painting, sketching, and design

Catherine Mazanek

photo of Catherine MazanekHometown: Indianapolis, IN
Class: Senior
Major: American Studies (with Sustainability co-major and a minor in Spanish)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: Frankenfoods: Conceptualizing the anti-GMO argument in the Anthropocene
    • studied abroad in Alicante, Spain (Fall 2015)
    • Student Orientation Undergraduate Leaders (Student Coordinator)

Daniel T. McClurkin

photo of Daniel T. McClurkinHometown: Girard, OH
Class: Senior
Majors: English/Literature; Anthropology (with a minor in Classics)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: critical analysis of the genre of pastoral
    • volunteerism on organic farms in Ireland (Summer 2014)
    • Inklings: Arts and Letters Magazine (Editorial Board)

Alexis Metz

photo of Alexis MetzHometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Class: Freshman
Major: English/Literature (with a minor in Marketing)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • writing, fashion
    • pop culture, politics
    • cats

Annahita Modirrousta

photo of Annahita ModirroustaHometown: Oxford, OH
Class: Junior
Major: Psychology
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: eating disorders and suicide (Dr. April Smith's REDS Lab)
    • studied abroad in Vienna (Summer 2017)
    • IES Abroad Ambassador

Brianne Moore

photo of Brianne MooreHometown: Columbus, OH
Class: Senior
Majors: English/Creative Writing; Biology (with minors in Spanish; Marketing)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: how complicated scientific topics (e.g., Ebola) can be communicated to the general public
    • studied abroad in Spain (Summer 2015)
    • Sigma Tau Delta English Honors Society (Secretary)

Mohetaer Munire

photo of Mohetaer MunireHometown: Xinjiang, China
Class: Senior
Major: International Studies (with a minor in Arabic)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • International Peer Orientation Leader
    • International Students Reaching Across (Oxford Campus Leader)
    • zumba/dance, movies, travel

Emily Myerholtz

photo of Emily MyerholtzHometown: Bowling Green, OH
Class: Senior
Major: English/Literature (with a minor in Spanish)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studying abroad in Luxembourg (Spring 2015)
    • Miami Ballet Corps

Phoebe Myers

photo of Phoebe MyersHometown: Oxford, OH
Class: Sophomore
Major: Individualized Studies
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • participated in the Humanities Institute in Luxembourg (Summer 2016)
    • Miami Scholar Leader Living Learning Community
    • published an essay in Tricycle: The Buddhist Review