Ambassadors H-K

Megan Harris

photo of Megan HarrisHometown: Columbus, OH
Class: Junior
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

Ashley Hetherington

photo of Ashley HetheringtonHometown: Dublin, OH
Class: Senior
Majors: Journalism; Interactive Media Studies (with a minor in Marketing)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • will study away with Inside NYC (Winter 2018)
    • UP Magazine Host
    • Kappa Alpha Theta (Alumnae Relations Director)

Emily Hickman

photo of Emily HickmanHometown: Meridian, ID
Class: Sophomore
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

Zach Holt

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

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

Matthew Houk

photo of Matthew HoukHometown: Upper Arlington, OH
Class: Senior
Major: Political Science
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studied away with Inside Washington program (Spring 2018)
    • Dean of Libraries Student Advisory Council
    • Government Relations Network and the Janus Forum

Victoria Howarah

photo of Victoria HowarahHometown: Beavercreek, OH
Class: Junior
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


Hannah Hutchison

photo of Hannah HutchisonHometown: Clarendon Hills, IL
Class: Senior
Major: Strategic Communication (with Fashion co-major)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Public Relations Student Society of America
    • Miami University Fashion and Design
    • mission trips to third world countries

Alaa Iedan

photo of Alaa IedanHometown: Baghdad, Iraq
Class: Senior
Major: Political Science
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: international and domestic policy issues
    • news (both international and domestic)
    • strong advocate for what I believe is right

Justeen Jackson

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

    • Peace and Justice Association (intern)
    • Gerhardstein and Branch Law Firm (intern)
    • writing poetry and journalism

Brian Jean

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

    • skiing
    • traveling
    • hiking

Spencer Jeka

photo of Spencer JekaHometown: Barrington, IL
Class: Senior
Majors: Political Science; Urban and Regional Planning
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studied abroad in Dublin, Ireland (Winter 2019)
    • Chi Omega (Personnel Chair)
    • Chestnut Field House (Functional Fitness Coach)

Naiyi Jiang

photo of Naiyi JiangHometown: Chengdu, China
Class: Sophomore
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)

Kayla Kamil

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

    • running
    • sports
    • spending time with friends

Hailey Kingsbury

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

    • research: analyzing linguistic differences in narratives produced by children with and without autism
    • studying abroad in Luxembourg (Spring 2020)
    • Miami University Speech and Hearing Clinic (Audiology Intern)

Hope Kirby

photo of Hope KirbyHometown: Arizona
Class: Sophomore
Major: Microbiology (with a minor in Geology)
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)
    • Scholar Leaders Program

Benjamin Klein

photo of Benjamin KleinHometown: Maumee, OH
Class: Senior
Major: Biology (with Neuroscience; Premedical Studies co-majors)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: behavioral neuroscience (in Department of Psychology)
    • visited Haiti to work in an orphanage
    • Rotaract International (Chapter Vice-President)

Spencer Klinsky

photo of Spencer KlinskyHometown: Nashville, TN
Class: Junior
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

Nick Kovich

photo of Nick KovichHometown: Devon, PA
Class: Senior
Major: Statistics (with a minor in Actuarial Science)
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Asset Management Club
    • piano

Maria Kruger

photo of Maria KrugerHometown: Woodbridge, VA
Class: Senior
Majors: Mathematics; Mathematics Education
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Miami University Council for Teachers of Mathematics (President)
    • Department of Mathematics Corwin Smith Prize
    • Miami University varsity synchronized skating team