My Mentor Brianna

My PSL mentor Brianna is from Cleveland, Ohio, more specifically she is from the west area. She is 19 years old, is currently in her sophomore year, and is majoring in Psychology and Communication with a minor in Environmental Science. She came to The Ohio State initially because of the Morrill Scholarship, but then found that she really couldn’t see herself anywhere else. She is very involved around campus in many forms. Her favorite cuisine is Mexican food, but her favorite campus meal is the omelets from Kennedy Commons. She is in Tri Delta Sorority, has an upcoming interview for OUAB (good luck!), and gets straight A’s. Although she loves Ohio State, Brianna said that the hardest parts about being at college are that she misses her bed, homemade meals, and her family. The best part of her college experience, however, are the connections that she has made with her friends. For fun, she likes to paint, watch Netflix, and hang out with friends. Overall, being at college has made her a more independent person and has introduced her to many new experiences.

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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

G.O.A.L.S.

My G.O.A.L.S.:

  • Global Awareness: I plan to study abroad as well as stay involved in O.D.I.  I also want to stay involved in Hillel and Chabad.
  • Original Inquiry: A topic I would like to work my way up to researching and implementing is urban agriculture, especially in food deserts and places with limited healthy options.
  • Academic Enrichment: I am excited to further my public speaking skills as well as get invested in organizations that can lead to future networking opportunities.
  • Leadership Development: I plan to work and develop my use of time through leadership opportunities and deadlines.
  • Service Engagement: I want to work to end food deserts and teach about healthy living through agriculture in cities.

Career

[“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 guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Artifacts

[Artifacts are the items you consider to be representative of your academic interests and achievements. For each entry, include both an artifact and a detailed annotation.  An annotation includes both a description of the artifact and a reflection on why it is important to you, what you learned, and what it means for your next steps.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

Hi! My name is Beyla Richman, and my intended major is Environmental Policy and Decision Making in the Ohio State College of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences. My hometown is Arlington, Virginia, and I love exploring D.C. as well as utilizing the awesome opportunities that come with living so close to the capital. Some topics I am interested in are urban agriculture as well as modern politics. I love to grow plants; whether that be in a garden or any form of tropical houseplant, I’m here for all of it. On top of that, I enjoy staying physically active, reading, and exploring/challenging my relationship with Judaism and religion.