Year in Review

Sophomore Year 

  • Global Awareness

This year, I took a Sociology class on stratification and it really opened my eyes and expanded my worldview. I learned so much about the ways that people are categorized in society, both to their personal benefit and detriment. I want to keep working toward enhancing my global awareness by taking similar sociology courses in the future and by possibly studying abroad in a European or Scandinavian country. I would love to be able to experience a new culture and way of thinking that I can then incorporate into my life here in the US.

  • Original Inquiry

This past year I solidified my decision to pursue genetic counseling as a career. As a result, I began to look into opportunities for advocacy work as well as internships in genetic counseling. This summer, I will intern with TriHealth in Cincinnati and work with genetic counselors. This opportunity will provide me with valuable experience and better prepare me not only for graduate school but for a career as a genetic counselor.

  • Academic Enrichment

This year, I helped to found a chapter Gamma Rho Lambda National Sorority on Ohio State’s campus. Through this organization I have been able to learn so much about other people and their identities and experiences. Additionally, our sorority values scholarship, and as a result we have worked hard to make sure that all of our members are succeeding in school. We have organized study tables and attended workshops on stress management as well as other enriching activities.

  • Leadership Development

I also have a leadership position in Gamma Rho Lambda, the Keeper of Secrets. As KOS I function as the beginning of a support system for every member of the sorority. I handle interpersonal conflicts as well and individual struggles. I work to make sure that everyone feels that they have their voices heard and are being represented well in the sorority.

  • Service Engagement

This year, I, along with my siblings in Gamma Rho Lambda, have participated in a variety of services opportunities. We put on several bake sales to raise money for the Trevor Project, we attended the NEDA walk, put on a clothing drive for Kaleidoscope Youth Center, and cleaned up a river front as part of a day of service at OSU.


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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.]


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About Me

 My namIMG_6479e is Mailey Lorio and I am a first year student here at The Ohio State University. I am entering as part of the Honors program into Molecular Genetics with plans to become involved in undergraduate research. Ever since 7th grade science class, I have dreamed of studying genetics. Fascinated by the microscopic molecules of DNA that I learned determine almost everything about a person, I went on in high school to pursue my interest. Over time, my general curiosity about genetics grew and matured into an academic and career goal. I found that by researching the causes behind genetic diseases, I could make a real difference in the world. It is now my goal to prepare myself at Ohio State to enter the world of genetic research.