Meet our Student Support Staff

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Our student support staff fills a variety of roles, and we couldn't do all that we do without them!

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Meet our student support staff

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Michaela Dengg

Graduate Research Associate

dengg.5s@osu.edu

Michaela joined Career Success as our Graduate Research Associate in August 2020, when she started her Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs at The Ohio State University. Michaela is from Germany where she received her Teaching Certificate and a BA in English and French from the University of Regensburg and her MA in Management of Intercultural Issues and Development from the Ostbayerische Technische Hochschule Regensburg. Michaela assists the Resource Planning Analyst in conducting a qualitative alumni study on “The Value of the Liberal Arts and Sciences.” 

 


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Luxin Yin

Graduate Research Associate

yin.899@buckeyemail.osu.edu 

Luxin Yin is the Graduate Associate in the College of Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success from August 2022, bringing nearly one year of professional experience working in the career center at Northeast Normal University in China. Between 2020 to 2022, Luxin won a full-scholarship MA in Erasmus+ Children’s literature, media and culture (2020-2022), and now she is studying Medical Humanities in the English Department the Ohio State University. Her research focuses on the disciplines of narrative studies, trauma studies, and pedagogical studies. 

 

 

 

 

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Emmanuela Duruji

Emmanuela Duruji

Hi! My name is Emmanuela Duruji. I am a junior double majoring in Economics and Political Science. On campus, I am involved in Career Success, The Program for Advancing Scholarship and Service, Residence Life and Global Leadership Initiative. I enjoy reading books and watching a good movie. After graduation, I hope to either go to Law School or get an MBA! 

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Kristina Bauer

I'm Kristina Bauer, I'm a 3rd year student studying molecular genetics with minors in Clinical Psychology and Education! My goal is to be involved in the field of genetic counseling by the end of my education, and love learning all the intriguing ins and outs of genetics. I am also a volunteer trainer for 4 Paws for Ability, my absolute favorite way to spend my time, and am currently working with my second service dog in training foster, Rexy. I also love college football, exploring the outdoors, and road-tripping to as many new places as possible.


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Camryn Little

Camryn Denise Little is a third year from Baltimore, Maryland studying Dance and Human Development and Family Science. This is Camryn's first year as a Peer Career Coach and she is extremely excited to assist students and relate to all kinds of students, even if they hold separate interests.

 


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Aditi Akolkar

Hi! My name is Aditi and I am a psychology major with a minor in HDFS. My favorite part of being a PCC is watching the confidence in students grow after discussing their experiences and accomplishments. I also enjoy meeting new people through this position and getting a chance to apply what I learn as part of this job to my own skill set.

 

 

 

 

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Marketing Intern

 


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Brenna Bocik

Graphic Design Intern
Exercise Science, Spring 2024

Brenna joined the Career Success team in the Spring of 2022 as a Graphic Design focused intern. She has enjoyed creating content that is specifically tailored to what her fellow students will connect with. 

"Even though I was born and raised in Tennessee, I come from a long line of alumni that fully embody being a “Buckeye for life”. My major has solidified my passion for occupational therapy and incorporates my knowledge from dance training with academics."

For Brenna, at the end of the day, students need to find a career that doesn't feel like work. Instead focus on what you enjoy and find a way to use those skills to give back to your community.


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Kloe Kuhn

Marketing Intern

Bachelor of Art with minor in education, Spring 2024 

Kloe joined Career Success in Fall 2022. As a marketing Intern Kloe supports Career Success by developing creative graphic designs for programs, sponsors and events.. She enjoys being able to incorporate her artistic personality into the job and display her skills.   Kloe is currently working towards her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a studio emphasis in drawing and painting. This allows her to use her creative mindset in a career setting as well as expand her skills in a different area of Art.  

“I started getting big into Art in high school and loved it, but never thought I would be doing anything with it. I decided my sophomore year that it is something that makes me happy so I wanted  to pursue it.  Having the opportunity to do what I love as my job does not make it feel like work. Since I started working with Career success it has made me feel important in such a large University setting. I enjoy being able to help the team and successfully create the work that is given to me. One of the coolest things as an Artist that I have experienced with this job was going to work my first Career Fair and seeing the artwork that I created at the event and feeling a sense of recognition. “ 

She looks forward to learning more and gaining tools from this internship that will help her in the future. One thing that she hopes for is that her designs stick out and bring students to Career Success to get any help or information they may be needing to benefit them and their future career choices. 


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Channiahh Whipple

Lead Video Intern
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jon Little

Student Assistant
Molecular Genetics, 2024

Jon's fascination with the Human Genome inspired him to study Molecular Genetics and he hopes to one day work on genetic diseases. The field is very full of possibilities and rife with excitement in his eyes. He's glad to be at Ohio State because the huge campus affords him many opportunities while also keeping him close to home. 

Since 2021, Jon's been a part of the Career Success team and has assisted the staff in numerous ways. He enjoys the variety this position brings, without being too overwhelming. To all the students looking for career advice, Jon says to 

"Be yourself and stay authentic."


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Tika Sanyasi

Actuarial Science/Business
Spring 2025

Tika, a freshman, is very excited to be at Ohio State and a part of Career Success. He's thankful that his role allows him needed flexibility between his work and the course load of a dual major. Additionally, 

 

"Being in a place with people who are all working toward the goal to help student achieve their goals just makes this the right place to work."

Tika chose Ohio State because of the Actuarial Science and Business programs. He knew he wanted to work with math and bring those skills into his career, making OSU a natural choice. As a double major, he advises students to be willing to look into other majors. Especially when early in your time at school, don't feel too tied to your major as there can be other ways to get the education and skills you're looking for. 


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Brittany Sellers

Psychology
Spring 2026

I am a freshman here at the Ohio State University, and I've already fallen in love with everything about this school. I am a Psychology major in the Arts and Sciences Honors College, and I'm so excited about all that Ohio State has to offer. I am so grateful for my position with the Career Success team, especially as a first year, and the opportunities that this position will bring me.


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Sophie Schmidt

Undecided
Spring 2026

I am excited and grateful to be a part of Career Success because of the comfortable, motivating atmosphere created by the department’s dedicated staff. While I am currently Undecided in The College of Arts and Sciences, I am leaning towards a major in history and a minor in Spanish. Career Success has shown me that there are countless opportunities and resources available to students that help them feel confident and prepared in their career path choices. My favorite part of Career Success is the department’s belief that all students have the potential to succeed on any path they choose, creating an extremely welcoming and accepting space for all students to professionally grow. For all students looking for career advice, I say that they should believe in themselves because everybody is amazing and worthy of good things


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Hibatallah Khafagy

Biology
Spring 2026

Hi, my name is Hiba Khafagy. I am a freshman majoring in Biology on a pre-med track. I am very happy to be here at Ohio State as it's a college full of opportunities and adventures. And I am very glad to be working in the Career Success team. The Career Success team is a team of great environment. And I am very happy to be in a place where everyone is after success, and working towards their goals!


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Laurel Chang

Microbiology
Spring 2025

Currently a sophomore, I am excited to work in a different setting with different opportunities and responsibilities. I am interested in microbiology because of all the varieties of microorganisms there are to learn about. Deciding whether or not to do research and might turn towards the food science route of microbiology.

 


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Caleb Tomlin

Finance
Spring 2025

Hi, I'm Caleb Tomlin and I am a second year student at The Ohio State University. I am currently studying Finance with a minor in Real Estate. I have plans in the future to attend law school. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my friends and meeting new people.