Global Awareness – Trip to Europe

One of the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S. is global awareness. This spring break, I was fortunate enough to be able to take a trip to England and Wales and was able to explore their cities (including London) and learn about their history and culture. Pictured above are just some of my pictures from when I visited London. I loved being able to talk to new people, see historic places, and try new things (including food and new ways of doing things). I also loved being able to see the differences and similarities between the U.S. and the U.K. like the different common types of travel (trains and buses are way more common) and different types of housing (smaller flats are way more common than houses unlike in the U.S.) as well as many more.

End of Year Reflection (Year Two)

Throughout my second year of college, I have grown a lot. I took some classes that were out of my comfort zone and joined some new clubs (like Buckeyes for WHEP) and worked in new programs (like the WOW program where I helped young children throughout elementary schools in Columbus do science experiments). I had some struggles with classes (like Statistics) but worked as hard as I could and achieved great grades in all my classes. I also made the decision to pursue graduate school instead of medical school as I think I enjoy and am better at researching new protocol and theories. During spring break, I was fortunate enough to travel to and explore London and Wales which was a wonderful way to learn about a different country and their culture. Finally, I learned how adaptable and independent I can be as school was transferred online due to the coronavirus pandemic. Overall, this school year was filled with growth and new experiences for me that will most likely turn out to be invaluable in the future.

Statement of Action

For my remaining time on campus, I plan to focus mainly on getting research experience and applying to graduate school. I am relatively close to finishing all my classes and have completed all my GE classes so I will focus on taking elective classes for my major and minor that interest me and will be beneficial to me for my future career. Because I do not need to take as many classes a semester as I used to, I will try to get into a research lab so I can get as much research experience as possible. I will also be studying for the GRE and finding the graduate school that is the best fit for me. I will continue to be an active member in the organizations I am in and hope to find one or two more to participate in. During the summers, I will continue to do research with the LEGACY program at Wright Patterson Air Force Base (as I have previously explained in another tab) and expanding my network of connections. Once I graduate, I plan to go to a graduate school for neuropsychology and study the effects of trauma on the brain and behavior.

Abstract – Included in this Eportfolio

The different tabs included this eportfolio give an overview of my years at OSU as well as a sense of who I am. In the About Me tab, I give a background on myself and explain my goals for the future. In the Artifacts tab, I explore some of the important experiences in my past couple years at OSU that have helped me grow the most. In the Career tab, I included my resume as well as a plan of action for my future. In the G.O.A.L.S. tab, I explore some of my main goals and experiences that go along with them that I have had at OSU. Finally, the Year in Review tab is a short summary of both my years here at Ohio State.

Buckeyes for WHEP

In my second year at OSU, I joined Buckeyes for WHEP and became the social media chair for this organization. This organization focuses on helping young and underprivileged mothers, both by helping them get the supplies they need and by helping get them educated on how to properly care for their babies. It also helps mothers to finish their schooling and whatever education they want to pursue. As social media chair, I have helped organize a sex-ed event and spread awareness about our club. I learned how to be more organized as well as the major benefits of using social media to get the word out about our organization.


Choose Ohio First Program

During my first year at Ohio State, I was fortunate enough to be chosen for the Choose Ohio First Program. This program allows college students to help with science outreach in their communities. I was able to volunteer at a local high school in a ninth grade class and was able to help the students learn good study habits as well as increase their knowledge about science. I was very thankful that I was able to be a part of this program as it allowed me to share my love of science with others.


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Air Force Research Laboratory – AFRL LEGACY is intended to introduce STEM at a young age, continue growing students' interest in STEM, and eventually hire these students into a STEM driven Air Force career. To learn more visit Educational Outreach Office Air Force Materiel Command

Posted by Wright-Patterson AFB on Friday, July 27, 2018

For the past two summers, I have worked as an apprentice at Wright Patterson Air Force Base through the LEGACY program. I have worked in the 711 Human Performance Wing where I ran a baseline experiment to test how eyes-on analysts (people who watch drone footage) can handle multi-tasking. I did research and then planned out and executed an experiment by creating a simulation and running airmen and other interns through it. More recently though, I have worked in the STRONG (Signature Tracking for Optimized Nutrition and Training) Lab. This lab uses exercise science experiments in order to work to optimize the nutrition and training of airmen. During my time there, I worked through exercises and workouts that were going to be used in future experiments and I analyzed data from previous experiments. I also tested new technologies that were going to be integrated into future experiments and provided feedback about them. The video above provides more insight to the program I participate in as well as the STRONG Lab and includes me talking about both.

About Me

Hello! My name is Jenna Samosky. I was born and raised in Springfield, Ohio and just finished my sophomore year at OSU. I am pursuing a double major in Biology and Neuroscience with a minor in Human Development and Family Science. I plan to go to graduate school to receive a doctorate in neuropsychology and hope to study how trauma affects the brain. I am a Biological Sciences Scholar as well as a Choose Ohio First Scholar and am a part of the student organization Buckeyes for WHEP. I also hope to be involved in some type of medical research in my time as an undergraduate student.

Throughout the last three summers, I worked as an apprentice at Wright Patterson Air Force Base through the LEGACY program. I worked in the 711 Human Performance Wing in two different research labs. The first lab that I worked in studies how new technologies affect airmen and works to figure out the best way to incorporate these new technologies into the daily operations of the air force. The second lab I worked in was the STRONG lab. This lab works to optimize the training and nutrition of airmen by performing and analyzing experiments where the participants health, vitals, and workouts are tracked. The third summer I was there I was able to shadow in several different departments in the hospital. This helped me to see how all the different departments of a hospital work together to treat a patient. It also helped me to decide that I would like to pursue research instead of medical school as I am more interested in this aspect of the medical field.