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Ashley is from Pataskala, Ohio where she graduated from Watkins Memorial High School. She is currently pursuing a psychology degree in her junior year at the Newark Campus. She is passionate about student success, and helping others. Ashley loves hiking, playing with animals, and volunteering within the community. Currently, she is involved in several organizations including: a women empowering mentorship through Women2Women, a Development and Marketing committee at Behavioral Healthcare Partners, a Junior Advisory Board working with young individuals who have developmental disabilities at Lifetown Columbus, and a volunteer at Hope Farm which specializes in assisted equine riding for those with disabilities. Despite the busy schedule Ashley keeps, she manages to make time for her academics, family, and friends. After receiving her bachelors at Ohio State, Ashley plans to go on to grad school to pursue a profession that specializes in changing lives.

Niall is from Newark, Ohio where he graduated from Newark High School. He is in his second year here at Ohio State and is pursuing a degree in Romance Studies. Niall really enjoys the arts, being involved both the Music and Theater programs in high school. He is very creative and loves to find ways to incorporate new and fun ways to learn into everything he does. He is also a member of the STEP Program, a program dedicated to helping second year students prepare for life after university. After he graduates, Niall hopes to begin work as a translator and hopefully move somewhere a little warmer.