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Doing Our Part: Keeping Bobcats Safe

Doing Our Part: Keeping Bobcats Safe

We all want to go back to the way things were before COVID-19, and we hope for a fall semester that includes our favorite traditions: Homecoming, performing arts shows, Student Involvement Fair, sporting events, watching the Marching 110 perform and more. With these aspirations in mind, there are things each of us can do individually that will collectively help end the pandemic.

Doing Our Part: Keeping Bobcats Safe is a new peer health initiative that helps OHIO students understand the healthy behaviors that will help us return to doing the things we love. A team of Bobcat Health Ambassadors — OHIO students who are trained public health educators — will be in high-traffic campus spaces, hoping to talk with YOU about what you can do to keep yourself and all Bobcats safe. They also want to hear from you about your experiences, frustrations, questions and hopes during this challenging time.

If you see an ambassador, they would love to hear what's on your mind, so please join the conversation. Ambassadors will thank you for sharing your time with a voucher for a FREE drink at The Front Room.

Meet Your Bobcat Health Ambassadors

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Andie Hunt (they/them)

Year: Senior/ 4th year
Majors: Journalism Strategic Communication & Spanish
Hometown: Stamford, CT
Why I chose to become a Bobcat Health Ambassador for OHIO: Because I want to spread accurate information about COVID-19 and promote healthy behavior on and around campus.
One little known but interesting thing about me: I am related to Winston Churchill.

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Danielle Scott (She/Her)

Year: Junior/3rd Year
Major: Psychology & WGSS
Hometown: Carrollton, OH
Why I chose to become a Bobcat Health Ambassador for OHIO: I chose to become a Bobcat Health Ambassador for OHIO because I am passionate about spreading helpful information to my peers that provides them with tools to keep themselves and others safe in many different situations
One little known but interesting thing about me: I have a small jewelry business!

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Jorden Milliken (She/Her)

Year: Senior/4th Year
Major: Psychology & Sociology-Criminology
Hometown: Cadiz, OH
Why I chose to become a Bobcat Health Ambassador for OHIO: I chose to become a Bobcat Health Ambassador for OHIO because I want to help spread information that is accurate and can help us all keep our friends, family and community safe!
One little known but interesting thing about me: I am a level two skydiver!

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Leslie Aguilera

Year: 4th Year
Major: Political Science Pre-Law
Hometown: New York
Why I chose to become a Bobcat Health Ambassador for OHIO: I chose to become a Bobcat Health Ambassador for OHIO because I care about the well-being of the community and want to be able to provide accurate information for all!
One little known but interesting thing about me: I have traveled to nine countries!

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Melanie Ahmetspahic (She/Her)

Year: First year
Major: Neuroscience
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Why I chose to become a public health ambassador for OHIO: I believe a lot of people don't have access to valuable information regarding personal health coming into college, so I joined the health ambassadors to promote well-being amongst students in face of the pandemic.
One little known but interesting thing about me: I speak four languages.

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Mady Nutter (she/her)

Year: Junior/3rd year
Major: Journalism Strategic Communication
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
Why I chose to become a Bobcat Health Ambassador for OHIO: I love the interactions I have with my peers as a peer health educator and can’t wait to help more students navigate Covid-19!
One little known but interesting thing about me: I started skateboarding when I was 10 and started to re-learn in quarantine this summer. I can do an ollie :)

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Molly Davis

Year: 3rd Year
Major: Community and Public Health & Biology
Hometown: Sandusky, Ohio
Why I chose to become a Bobcat Health Ambassador for OHIO: I chose to become a Bobcat Health Ambassador for OHIO because I have been studying COVID-19 in my epidemiology classes and I want to spread accurate information while protecting a town I love.
One little known but interesting thing about me: I am an Irish Twin!

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Sophia Cobb

Year: 3rd years
Major: Child and Family Studies
Hometown: Hiram, Ohio
Why I chose to become a Bobcat Health Ambassador for OHIO: Because I am passionate about students being safe and healthy on campus!
One little known but interesting thing about me: I love rats, they cuddle, and have long blinky cords.

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Tori Nelson (she/her)

Year: Senior/4th year
Major: Biological Sciences — Human Biology
Hometown: Massillon, Ohio
Why I chose to become a Bobcat Health Ambassador for OHIO: I’ve always been passionate about the human body and health. I think it’s incredibly important to have easy access to accurate and current information regarding these topics, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
One little known but interesting thing about me: I’ve had 3 different last names since I was born!

#BeSafeBobcats