Humanities Scholars Chicago Trip 2015


Last fall I went to Chicago with some of the other Humanities first years.  The picture above is from the evolution exhibit at the Field Museum, where Sam and I spent almost all of our free time.  I had been to Chicago before but I was young and don’t remember much from that trip.  Besides the Field Museum, we went to a comedy show, the Art Institute,  an Off Broadway production, and toured some other major landmarks in the city.  Basically, it was a crash course in Chicago G.O.A.L.S.  Hopefully I’ll get to go back to the Windy City soon!

Mountaineering Club Trip to Moab, UT

Way back during Welcome Week I was walking around the OSU Activities Fair and I happened to grab a button and put my name on the email list for the Mountaineers at Ohio State.  Several months later, I’m not sure how I got so lucky.  Since joining the club I’ve been to Kentucky, West Virginia, Florida, Utah, and Colorado.  I’ve made so many new friends and had so many incredible experiences with the Mountaineers and the OAC, none of which would have happened had I not picked up that button.

For Spring Break, I went on the Mountaineers trip to Moab, Utah.  We drove 28 hours straight, got one parking ticket, backpacked about 25 miles in two days, climbed and bouldered, and spent a day learning to highline.  Going out into the backcountry always prompts me to pause and reflect on my life, I don’t think I’ve ever been a part of something where I’ve felt like I belonged as much as I do in the Mountaineers.  Or really at Ohio State.  People always say these are supposed to be the best years of our lives, and that’s a lot of pressure.  I came to OSU looking for a fresh start and I can confidently say this has been the best year of my life.  I’m so grateful for the Mountaineers and OAC, the Humanities Scholars, my wonderful friends, and all of the other wonderful things I’ve been a part of this year.  Here’s to another year of adventures and to only getting better from here!

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Humans of OSU


“My uncle made this hat some 20 years ago when he was in high school. It’s not a particularly useful hat, but when I’m amongst wilderness and here in Daniel Boone National Forest, I feel like it’s appropriate to wear. It usually draws a lot of attention and compliments, so I figured as long as it makes people smile, I’ll keep wearing it. Plus, I kinda feel like a badass in the damn thing. ”

–Zach Speckman

Word document:  Humans project–Zach

About Me

Hello all, I’m Stephanie and I’m originally from Lake Orion, Michigan.  I’m a civil engineering major hoping to work in architecture after I graduate from The Ohio State University.  I am an avid reader who loves dogs and anything outdoorsy–specifically skiing, hiking, or slacklining.  This is my ePortfolio, a page where I will record artifacts of my life, education, and career beginning in my freshman year of college.Screenshot_2015-05-19-08-13-02-1