Wesley Glen Game Night

I recently visited Wesley Glen and participated in their game night. Students were able to interact with the residents who live there as well as participate in Bingo and other fun games like Apples to Apples. This experience was very fun as I was given the opportunity to interact with members of the community while doing something enjoyable. I learned so much about the residents I had the pleasure to speak with. They frequently told us how young we are and opened up about their lives, like what their jobs were and about their families. This experience reminded me of all the opportunities we have in the future, and to make sure that we pick the opportunities that will make us better.

Semester Reflection

This semester I learned a lot about myself and what I want for my future. I switched my major to neuroscience, and am excited to learn about this topic. I expanded my group of friends and never thought that my closest friends would be people in Bio Sci. Chemistry taught me new ways to study, which became critical throughout the semester. In addition, I learned specific subjects in biology that I am interested in and what areas of research I want to be apart of. Being open minded coming into this semester, I am still surprised by my newfound interests and what I want to do with the rest of my time at OSU. Being apart of MedLife and PenPals are activities that I want to continue as I have met some amazing friends this way. Regarding the future, my goal is to find a research position on campus.

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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. 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: http://honors-scholars.osu.edu/e-portfolio. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]



Moonlight canoeing with Bio Sci scholars. We worked on teamwork and cooperation, which was not easy as someone who has never canoed before (especially with Brittaney).

About Me


Hi my name is Kristen Hsu and I am a freshman in the Biological Sciences Scholars program. I am from Mayfield, Ohio which is close to Cleveland.

In high school I played varsity tennis for all four years and made some of my closest friends this way. I was also involved in many clubs and even created a TedEx club with a friend. Additionally, I found my passion for volunteering like going to local hospitals and food kitchens. My favorite volunteer activity is working as a tennis instructor teaching inner city children.

I am currently a Neuroscience major on a Pre-med track. I am very excited to start my freshman year at Ohio State. I cannot wait for all the opportunities and people I will get to meet on this new journey.