Ambassadors S-T

Nick Salahi

photo of Nick SalahiHometown: Winfield, IL
Class: Freshman
Major: BA Biology (with Premedical Studies co-major)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • University Academic Scholar
    • member American Medical Student Association
    • chess club and intramurals

Amanda Sargent

photo of Amanda SargentHometown: Toledo, OH
Class: Senior
Major: Psychology (with Premedical Studies co-major)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Research and Assessment Committee, Office of Residence Life
    • plans to study away with Inside Washington (Summer 2018)
    • Zeta Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated (President)

Cassidy Sattler

photo of Cassidy SattlerHometown: Burr Ridge, IL
Class: Sophomore
Majors: English:Literature; English:Professional Writing (with minors in Education, Teaching, and Learning; Interactive Media Studies)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studied abroad in Paris, France (Winter 2017)
    • Miami Quarterly (Staff Writer)
    • Tour Guide and Student Ambassador

Andrew Schaff

photo of Andrew SchaffHometown: Lenexa, KS
Class: Senior
Major: Microbiology
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: investigation and dispersal of Mycoplasma pneumoniae biofilms
    • Fencing Club (Media Liason)
    • board games, fiction reading, epidemiology

Garrett Schilling

photo of Garrett SchillingHometown: Richwood, OH
Class: Sophomore
Major: Microbiology (pre-medical)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: genomics in the bacteria Mycoplasma iowae (Balish lab)
    • hanging out with friends
    • drinking coffee

Zane Sexton

photo of Zane SextonHometown: Marion, OH
Class: Sophomore
Major: Psychology
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Miami Association of Filmmakers and Independent Actors
    • Redhawk Radio
    • Miami Quarterly writer


Muskan Sharma

Hometown: Ohio, USA
Class: Junior
Major: Political Science


Katherine Shockey

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

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


Audrey Short

photo of Audrey ShortHometown: Atlanta, GA
Class: Senior
Majors: Biochemistry; Physics
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research:Type I diabetes; spectra changes in NADH
    • studied abroad in London, England
    • Beckman Scholar; Goldwater Scholar


Delayna Shulak

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

    • Model United Nations
    • University Academic Scholars Program-Global Studies Scholar
    • Delta Delta Delta sorority


Emily Simanskis

photo of Emily SimanskisHometowns: Ottawa, Canada; Cary, NC
Class: Senior
Major: Journalism; Sports Journalism (with a minor in Management and Leadership)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • University Academic Scholars Program-Writing Scholar
    • The Miami Student (Sports Editor)
    • sideline reporter for men's and women's basketball for ESPN3

Rachael Sorcher

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

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

Denny Stark

photo of Denny StarkHometown: Dublin, OH
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Mathematics; Integrated Mathematics Education
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • sign language
    • math tutoring
    • basset hounds

Zac States

photo of Zac StatesHometown: Lima, OH
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Mathematics; Secondary Math Education
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: Math Trails
    • will study abroad in Luxembourg (Spring 2019)
    • Miami University Council of Teachers of Mathematics (Treasurer)

Alexa Statzer

photo of Alexa StatzerHometown: Fairfield, OH
Class: Sophomore
Majors: International Studies; Public Administration
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studying abroad in Turin, Italy (Spring 2019)
    • ACE tutor
    • College Republicans (Secretary)

Matthew Stork

photo of Matthew StorkHometown: Grand Blanc, MI
Class: Sophomore
Majors: Political Science; History (with a minor in Chinese)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studied away with Inside Washington (Summer 2018)
    • interned in Congress
    • intramural football and hockey

Kristin Stratman

photo of Kristin StratmanHometown: Edgewood, KY
Class: Senior
Majors: Journalism; Anthropology
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: studied prairie voles at the Ecology Research Center
    • The Miami Student (Writer)
    • Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity

Rachel Strohl

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

    • study abroad in Scotland and Israel
    • University Academic Scholars Program-Humanities Scholar
    • Honors College Ambassador

Alaina Swope

photo of Alaina SwopeHometown: Zanesville, OH
Class: Senior
Majors: Psychology; English:Literature (with a minor in German)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: characterizing, by deficits in positive emotion, ADHD-like disorders
    • studied abroad in Lüneburg, Germany
    • Society for Pyschological Inquiry (Founder and Past President)

Emily Tatum

photo of Emily TatumHometown: Carmel, IN
Class: Senior
Majors: International Studies; Political Science (with minors in Latin American Studies; Spanish)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studied abroad in Havana, Cuba and Quito, Ecuador
    • Wales Fulbright Summer Institute (2016)
    • interned at the US Embassy in Quito with the Department of State

Haley Thoresen

photo of Haley ThoresenHometown: Cincinnati, IN
Class: Senior
Major: Geology
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: revised bedrock topographic map for the Oxford and College Corner quadrangles, Butler and Preble Counties, Ohio
    • Spanish immersion in Costa Rica (2017)
    • scuba diving, tennis, hiking, travelling, camping

Lauren Tonner

photo of Lauren TonnerHometown: Deerfield, IL
Class: Senior
Majors: Social Work; Psychology
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studied abroad in London, England (Summer 2017)
    • traveling
    • intramural sports and volleyball

Alison Tuiyott

photo of Alison TuiyottHometown: West Chester, OH
Class: Junior
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)