Meet the Mentors

2021-22 Peer Mentors

I’m Rachel Barrett and a Food Science and Technology major

I’m a Sophomore and from Rockford, OH

Fun fact –  I am part of the running club at OSU and I also want to kayak in all 50 states some day.

I’m Jenny Cong and a Food Business major with a minor in Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

I’m a sophomore and I’m from Beijing China.

Fun Fact: I’m a K-POP dancer and I can eat four cup noodles at a time.

I’m Betsy Cunningham and a Food Science and Technology major

I’m a Senior and from Powell, OH

Fun fact –  I have a wood working hobby.

I’m Gabriella Gephart and a Food Science and Technology Major

I’m a Junior and I’m from Powell, Ohio

Fun Facts: I love to do calligraphy and I love to run!

I’m Meegan Gould and a Food Science and Technology Major

I’m a Senior from Cincinnati Ohio.

Fun Facts: I’m on the club swim team, I’ve swam with sharks and sting rays, my favorite food to eat is shrimp tacos and to make is chocolate chip cookies with my mom:)

Lastly I’ll be the 14th OSU graduate in my family and the 6th person to graduate from this department!

I’m Melanie or Mel Petitti and I’m a Food Science and Technology Major

I’m a Senior from Medina, OH.

Fun Facts:  Some fun facts about me are that I’m a self-proclaimed master cheesecake baker,

my grandparents are Italian immigrants so I have an admiration for Italian culture and cuisine,

and that I’ve written my own cookbook!

I’m Kirsten Lower and I’m a Food Science and Technology Major

I’m a Senior from Grandview Heights, Ohio

Fun Facts: My favorite sports are soccer and skiing

I’m Cam Rich and a Food Science and Technology Major

I’m a Junior and I’m from Dublin, Ohio

Fun Facts: I love to play volleyball and be active outside!

I’m Lydia Tantalo and I’m a Food Science and Technology major

I’m a Senior and I’m from Syracuse, New York

Fun Facts: I’ve played the cello for 11 years

I’m Emily Thimmes and a Food Science and Technology major with a minor in Human nutrition

I’m a Senior and I’m from Piqua, Ohio.

Fun Facts: I love kayaking, I did a travel abroad to Trinidad my freshman year (and absolutely loved it),

and Taco Bell is my favorite fast food restaurant.

 

 

Questions about the FST Peer Mentor program? Do you want to be more involved as a mentee or Peer Mentor? Contact Julie Townsend.57@osu.edu or call at 614-292-8897 for additional information.