Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward: Had the opportunity to cochair Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service, where 1000 buckeyes  were sent to different service sites.

Scholars Event -ZeroWaste Inititative

Zero Waste events minimize waste at least 20% (OSU). During this event volunteers placed recycle bins around parking lots while people are tailgating before OSU games and educate them on the benefits of recycling.



Heads Up is an initiative through the College of Medicine to improve healthcare literacy of underprivileged populations. At the brain station we taught kids about the different parts of the brain with real live human brains.

Year in Review

As an incoming junior I have been able to reach the goals I set for myself my freshman year I was able to join many organizations and meet amazing individuals.  I was apart of the Pay It Forward cohort which is a community service organizations that aims  to provide students with service opportunities, which was one of the most meaningful opportunities I participated in. With only 2 years of college left I’m planning to continue to use the universities academic resources and work hard to raise my GPA as I apply  to medical school at the end of my junior year. I also plan to continue my involvement in extracurriculars and continue to build relationships with my professors and advisor.



  • 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.



Now that I’m a  junior  and have secured a research position within the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department I plan to continue this till I graduate and seek out forums where I can present at. I was able to get published in a scientific journal as a co-author as well. For community service I’m a regular volunteer at Riverside Hospital and a leader in the Pay It Forward cohort. I plan to continue to establish these activities while I’m at Ohio State and continue to learn from individuals I encounter.


Business Professionals of America is a organization that prepares students for the world-class workforce. This organization enhances student participation in many different endeavors and gives the opportunity to receive skills essential to leading their own organization. To test students skills they have regional, state, and national competitions every year. My team and I enrolled in the Global Marketing competition and the topic given to us was “the expansion of Tiny Homes”. We had to pick a city in the United States where we wanted to set up construction and a city outside the United States to expand to. This competition required us to make a presentation, and a 10 page marketing plan.  My team and I placed first on the regional level and third on the state level. Unfortunately we didn’t place high enough to advance to the National competition in Dallas, Texas. Through this experience I was able to partake in the steps that businesses take when setting up.

About Me

Hi, my name is Hannah Osae ! I am currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology on the Pre-Med track within the College of Arts & Science. I am member of Biological Science Scholars within the University Honors & Scholars program. I’m also a LSAMP Scholar which has allowed me to receive financial assistance and has opened many pathways to connect with faculty with specializations in the field I’m interested in.  Outside of campus involvement I’m the Sector Treasurer for The Midwest Witness Movement which includes churches from Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, and Colorado. I like to coupon and watch scary movies as well for fun!