Ambassadors S-T

Kaila Sansom

photo of Kaila SansomHometown: Lucas, OH
Class: Senior
Major: English/Linguistics (with a minor in Spanish)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: Miami students' opinions on language and foreign policy
    • research: language and humor in an all-male a capella group
    • singing, working, reading

Caroline Sausser

photo of Caroline SausserHometown: Indianapolis, IN
Class: Sophomore
Major: Classical Studies
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Miami University History Club
    • Miami Pep Band
    • running, learning factoids, reading

Nicole Schapker

photo of Nicole SchapkerHometown: Evansville, IN
Class: Senior
Majors: Anthropology; Biochemistry; Spanish
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • University Academic Scholars Program-Humanities Scholar
    • studied abroad in Spain (Summer 2015)

Katherine Schmidt

photo of Katherine SchmidtHometown: Huntington Woods, MI
Class: Freshman
Major: University Studies
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • traveling and hiking
    • watching movies
    • spending time with friends

Mary Schrott

photo of Mary SchrottHometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Class: Senior
Majors: Journalism; English/Professional Writing
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studied abroad at Trinity College in Dublin Ireland
    • Inside Washington summer semester journalism class in Washington, DC
    • Panhellenic Rho Gamma

Kaylie Schunk

photo of Kaylie SchunkHometown: Toledo, OH
Class: Junior
Majors: History (BA+MA) (with a minor in Business Legal Studies)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: cataloging current and former Miami veterans to commemorate a memorial
    • awarded Boyd and Carol Shafer Scholarship
    • interned for Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC

Nate Schwarz

photo of Nate SchwarzHometown: Leland, MI
Class: Sophomore
Major: Chemistry


Hannah Shepherd

photo of Hannah ShepherdHometown: Elm Grove, WI
Class: Senior
Major: Political Science (with a minor in General Business) (pre-law)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Dean's Student Advisory Council (College of Arts and Science)
    • Public Policy Scholars Program
    • Delta Delta Delta sorority


Katherine Shockey

photo of Katherine ShockeyHometown: Toledo, OH
Class: Sophomore
Major: Statistics (with Business Analytics co-major and a minor in Spanish)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity
    • National Society of Leadership and Success


Delayna Shulak

photo of Delayna ShulakHometown: Louisville, KY
Class: Junior
Majors: International Studies; Latin American, Latino/a, & Caribbean Studies; Spanish (with a minor in International Business)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studied abroad in Spain (Summer 2017)
    • University Academic Scholars Program-Global Studies Scholar
    • Sigma Iota Rho Honor Society for International Studies (PR Chair)

Madeline Shultz

photo of Madeline ShultzHometown: Loveland, OH
Class: Junior
Majors: Anthropology; Art and Architecture History


Gabe Simaptico

photo of Gabe SimapticoHometown: South Burlington, VT
Class: Sophomore
Major: Finance (with a minor in English)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • hockey and baseball
    • music and theatre


Calloway Skwerski

photo of Calloway SkwerskiHometown: Arlington Heights, IL
Class: Junior
Major: Statistics (with Predictive Analytics co-major and a minor in Actuarial Science)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Department of Statistics Alumni Scholarship Recipient
    • Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity
    • Zeta Beta Tau fraternity


Susanna Smith

photo of Susanna SmithHometown: Oxford, OH
Class: Junior
Majors: Gerontology; Psychology (with a minor in Management)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: Social Motives Research Lab Assistant
    • studied abroad in Oman and United Arab Emirates (Winter 2017)
    • Indian Students Association; Opening Minds Through Art Program

Mackenzie Solomon

photo of Mackenzie SolomonHometown: New Albany, OH
Class: Sophomore
Major: Classical Humanities
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • National Black Law Students Association
    • Classics Club
    • photography

Rachael Sorcher

photo of Rachael SorcherHometown: Overland Park, KS
Class: Freshman
Major: University Studies
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • University Academic Scholars Program-Humanities Scholar
    • Vision Dance Company
    • Oxfam

Samuel Squillante

photo of Samuel SquillanteHometown: Avon, OH
Class: Junior
Major: Biology (with Environmental Science co-major)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Dean's List (Spring 2016)
    • summer camp counselor
    • swimming and skiing

Jake Stanley

photo of Jake StanleyHometown: Cincinnati, OH
Class: Senior
Majors: Journalism; Sport Leadership and Management
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studied away with NYC Media course (January 2015)
    • Miami University Athletic Communications Student Assistant
    • SLAM Club (Secretary for 2016-17)

Sydney Starkweather

photo of Sydney StarkweatherHometown: Hartville, OH
Class: Sophomore
Major: Psychology (with a minor in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Resident Assistant
    • Diversity Affairs Council Ambassador (Feminists Working for Real Democracy)
    • yoga, painting, spending time with friends

Symeon Stefan

photo of Symeon StefanHometown: La Canada, CA
Class: Senior
Major: Biology (with a minor in Classics) (pre-dental)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: Autofluorescent Spectroscopy Lab (with Dr. Paul Urayama)
    • water polo
    • guitar

Ellen Stenstrom

photo of Ellen StenstromHometown: Libertyville, IL
Class: Junior
Major: undeclared
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • choir, music, dance
    • writing, literature, photography

Kate Stoneburner

photo of Kate StoneburnerHometown: Marion, OH
Class: Senior
Majors: Strategic Communication; English/Professional Writing
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Miami University Choraliers
    • Treblemakers a cappella group
    • Cru Ministry

Rachel Strohl

photo of Rachel StrohlHometown: Zionsville, IN
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Anthropology; History
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • University Academic Scholars Program-Humanities Scholar
    • Alpha Delta Pi National Panhellenic sorority

Jiahao Sun

photo of Jiahao SunHometown: Huzhou, Zhejiang province, China
Class: Senior
Major: Statistics (with a minor in Actuarial Science)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • International Peer Orientation Leader
    • China America Business Organization
    • working out, traveling

Alaina Swope

photo of Alaina SwopeHometown: Zanesville, OH
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Psychology; English/Literature
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: processes realted to the development of adolescent depressive symptoms
    • Society for Psychological Inquiry (Founder and President)
    • College Democrats

Jennifer Tassaro

photo of Jennifer TassaroHometown: Munster, IN
Class: Senior
Majors: Spanish; Speech Pathology and Audiology
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studied abroad in Cartagena, Colombia (January 2015)
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Sigma Delta Pi National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society

Alan Tatro

photo of Alan TatroHometown: Chagrin Falls, OH
Class: Senior
Major: Mathematics and Statistics (with a minor in Actuarial Science)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Resident Assistant
    • worked at a water park for the past 3 summers
    • baking and reading

Timothy Thomas

photo of Timothy ThomasHometown: Norwalk, OH
Class: Senior
Majors: English/Literature; English/Creative Writing (with a minor in Outdoor Leadership)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: self-created minor focused on education through outdoor spaces
    • studied abroad in Fiji (January 2015) and Tianjin, China (Summer 2016)
    • trekking with NOLS in Uttar Pradesh, India (2015)

Rachel Tracy

photo of Rachel TracyHometown: Cincinnati, OH
Class: Senior
Majors: Journalism; Political Science
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Inside Washington Study Away Program (Spring 2016)
    • Sigma Alpha Pi National Society of Leadership and Success
    • lover of movies, coffee, and painting

Alison Tuiyott

photo of Alison TuiyottHometown: West Chester, OH
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Statistics (with Analytics co-major and a minor in Computer Science)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studied abroad in Cuba (Winter 2017)
    • StatHawks (President)
    • Miami University Gospel Singers (member)