Ambassadors U-Z

Leah Vanasdale

Hometown: Westerville, OH
Class: 2025
Major: Professional Writing; Individualized Studies
Minor: Community-Based Leadership; Women's Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Member of Sigma Tau Delta (English Honor Society)
    • Prodesse Scholar
    • Reader Staff for The Femellectual magazine

Aaron Varghese

varghese.jpg Hometown: Hilliard
Class: Freshman
Major: Biology
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Honors student
    • member of the Film Society
    • member of the Heavy Metal Club

Brooklyn Vaught

vaught.jpg Hometown: Fairfield
Class: Junior
Major: Political Science
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Deans List 2019-2021

James Veregge

Hometown: Dublin, OH
Class: 2025
Major: German; International Studies
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Studying a year abroad in Munich
    • Studying for a month in Berlin
    • Boxing, Gaming, Writing, Language

Carter Vonderahe

Hometown: Lebanon, OH
Class: 2025
Major: Data Science; Statistics
Minor: Computer Science
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Club Table Tennis President
    • Chess Club Vice President
    • Piano, Guitar, Choir, Chess, Table Tennis, Running

Jonathan Waldmann

waldmann.jpg Hometown: Amelia, Ohio
Class: Sophomore 
Major: Mathematics
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • RA Position at Peabody Hall
    • Dean's List placement during the 2020-2021 Academic year
    • Piano

Cassidy Waldrep

waldrep.jpg Hometown: Mahomet, IL
Class: Junior
Major: Zoology
Minor: Spanish
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Gilman Scholar 2020
    • Presidents List Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Fall 2020
    • Dean's List Spring 2021

Ethan Wallach

photo of Ethan WallachHometown: Potomac, MD
Class: Junior
Major: Political Science
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • politics and political science
    • automobiles and automotive industry
    • battery technology

Molly Weeldreyer

Hometown: Minnesota
Class: 2026
Major: Data Analytics; English: Creative Writing
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • RedHawk Excellence Scholarship
    • Honors College
    • writing, reading, world-building, dancing, fencing (non-Olympic style), role-playing games, and baking

Brecken Wells

wells.jpg Hometown: Goshen, Ohio
Class: Sophomore
Major: Mathematics
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Dean's List
    • Honors College
    • Honors Student Advisory Board

Sophie Weyn

photo of Sophie WeynHometown: Shaker Heights, OH
Class: Sophomore
Major: International Studies
Minor: French
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studying abroad in Morocco (Spring 2022); France (Summer 2022)
    • Global Studies Scholar in Prodesse Scholars Program
    • environmental work/awareness, running

Chloe Wheeler

photo of Chloe WheelerHometown: Dublin, OH
Class: Sophomore
Major: Psychology
Minor: French
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • studying abroad in Luxembourg (Spring 2022)
    • playing piano, singing
    • painting

Caroline Williams

williamscarolien.jpg Hometown: Redwood City, CA
Class: Junior
Major: Strategic Communication
Minor: General Business
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • PR Committee Member on Miami University Equestrian Team
    • Dean's list
    • Dressage Team on Miami University Equestrian Team

Gregory Williams

williamsgreg.jpg Hometown: Loveland
Class: Junior
Major: Psychology; Sociology
Minor: English Literature
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • RedHawk Excellence Scholarship
    • Spikeball
    • Meditation

Noelle Wittwer

Hometown: Crystal Lake, IL
Class: 2024
Major: Zoology; English: Creative Writing
Minor: Anthropology; Molecular Biology 
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Vice President of Dance Theatre 2022-2023
    • President's List, Fall 2020
    • Dean's List, Spring 2021,2022
    • MUF&D Modeling Committee
    • Member of Chi Omega 

Hannah Wudke

Hometown: Liberty Township, OH
Class: 2024
Major: Geology; Environmental Science (co-major)
Minor: Social Justice and Inequalities
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • Miami University Geological Society President
    • Bridges Scholar Participant
    • Running, Cooking, and Hiking 

Samson Zacate

photo of Samson ZacateHometown: Alexandria, KY
Class: Senior
Major: Chemistry
Minor: Spanish
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • research: electrochemical reduction of CO2 via gold nanoparticle catalysts, functionalized by tetradentate porphyrin ligands
    • Miami Climbing Club (Executive Member)
    • playing piano/guitar

Wen Shu Zhu

Hometown: Maineville, OH
Class: 2024
Major: Biochemistry
Minor: Molecular Biology 
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • RedHawk Excellence Scholarship
    • Chemistry and Biochemistry Scholarship
    • Undergraduate research in organic synthesis
    • Getting boba with friends, listening to music

Luke Zvolensky

Hometown: Manorville, New York
Class: 2025
Major: International Studies
Minor: Italian; History
Out-of-Classroom Experiences/Interests:

    • RedHawk Excellence Scholarship
    • Study Abroad with AIFS in Florence Spring 2023
    • Film, Traveling, & Soccer