Your Academic Peer Coaches

Ashton Shook, Academic Peer Coach

Ashton is from Zanesville, Ohio, where he graduated from Maysville High School. Ashton is very passionate about social justice, community engagement, hiking, traveling, reading, trying new things, and pushing personal boundaries. In his free time, Ashton enjoys spending time in nature, with his friends, staying fit, and also enjoys indulging in the arts, such as art museums, theatre performances, and concerts. He is currently involved with the Campus Corner: Student Food Pantry, and the American Red Cross. He was a member of the BGLC his first year and credits it for his success thus far. He states that without the help from the coaches and his peers in the learning community, he would not be the person nor the student that he is today. He is now in his junior year at OSU Newark and is majoring in Social Work with a minor in Substance Misuse and Addiction. After graduation, he would like to pursue a Master’s Degree in Social Work, with a concentration on mental health and substance misuse.


Kenzie Brownfield, Academic Peer Coach

Kenzie is a senior English major at The Ohio State University. She is a coach for both the
Buckeye Generation Learning Community and the Engineering Learning Community. Helping
younger students to connect more fully with one another and encouraging their growth is very
important to her, as she is also a first-generation college student. Once she graduates, she
plans on going to graduate school, wherein she hopes to get her masters in Social Work,
something she has gained a passion for through her work at Ohio State. During her free time,
she enjoys playing with her beautiful puppy, Lily Belle, as well as dying her hair funky colors,
reading, and being with friends and family.