Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.

Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc .
Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]


[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.   For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]


[Artifacts are the items you consider to be representative of your academic interests and achievements. For each entry, include both an artifact and a detailed annotation.  An annotation is a reflective description of the artifact that attempts to communicate its significance.  For more information, go to: Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

IMG_1440Hello, and thank you for visiting my blog! My name is Anna and I am from Cincinnati, Ohio. I am currently a first-year student at Ohio State, and am already so proud to call myself a Buckeye. I’m looking to major in Economics, with a possible minor in a dietetics-related field.

I am a very curious and ambitious learner both inside and outside of the classroom, often diving head-on into multiple different subjects and interests with each one being equally as engaging for me. One such interest is playing the piano-I started re-teaching myself at the age of seventeen after a six-year hiatus from the instrument, and ever since then, I find myself on that piano bench almost every single day, conquering a song note-by-note, practicing toward the ultimate goal of personal satisfaction. Another such interest of mine is fitness, which my mom-a part-time fitness instructor- inspired me to start looking into. I joined cross country my freshman year of high school, and ever since then, keeping track of my workout routine and nutrition has become an interesting hobby that I may want to eventually translate into a career.

Although I can find enjoyment in almost every subject in school, I find that the most engaging classes for me are language-focused; I’ve always loved English class, as well as French, where the feeling of becoming (very) steadily more fluent creates a proud, yet insatiable, feeling-there is always more to learn, which is intriguing to me. Because of my love for language, I started writing for the school newspaper, in which I became very involved as the Editor-in-Chief. It was always so satisfying to see my name in print, knowing that I could get my ideas, my opinions, and even my perspective on life into people’s minds just by a few inked words. I reached that same feeling of satisfaction when I would write and perform various rhetorical pieces for my mock trial team, where I played as both an attorney and witness. Mock trial was hours of preparation and work, but getting that one sentence right-where you just knew it would could win you the match-was what kept me going. Those sentences were made of carefully chosen words, strung together in a way that we knew would make an impact with the judges. I continually strive-through various means in my life-to make an impact; knowing that people hear what I’m saying, and knowing that my words can inspire thoughts and ideas in people, is what gives my life purpose. I cannot wait to continue making an impact at Ohio State University-and getting the chance to do it through the Politics, Society and Law Scholars Program is so exciting and promising.