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Undergraduate Research Ambassadors

 

The Undergraduate Research Ambassadors are a team of undergraduate researchers dedicated to helping students from all backgrounds and majors get involved in research and explore their interests. We offer one-on-one peer advising, workshops, class presentations, and more to make research accessible to students across campus.
If you want to learn more or get involved in research, set up a Peer Advising meeting with an Ambassador in your field at the links below, check out our Spring 2017 Workshop Series http://sga.fsu.edu/scurc/events.shtml, or email us at ura.fsu@gmail.com. We look forward to meeting you!


If you’re interested in joining our team as a 2017-2018 Research Ambassador, please complete the application https://fsu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dptKbXD0oPGyEM5 by April 1st, 2017.


Book a Peer Advising appointment with an Ambassador in your field:
STEM: https://stemura.youcanbook.me/index.jsp
Social Sciences: https://ura.youcanbook.me/
Humanities: https://humura.youcanbook.me/index.jsp

 

 

Meet our team

 

Kirsten  Christensen

 

 

 

 

Director of URA, Director of SCURC:

Kirsten Christensen

Kirsten Christensen is a Psychology and Statistics double major in her junior year at Florida State whose research focuses on suicide prevention and help-seeking for mental health concerns. She has served as an Undergraduate Research Ambassador and as Special Events Chair for SCURC, and is now excited to serve as Undergraduate Research Ambassadors Director and help students take advantage of the research opportunities at FSU. Contact her at ura.fsu@gmail.com for questions related to getting involved in research or becoming an Undergraduate Research Ambassador, or at kc14u@my.fsu.edu for other questions!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Josh Menezes

 

 

 

 

Josh Menezes


Josh is in his second-year as a chemical engineering student, focusing on understanding the dynamics of Islets of Langerhans in Dr. Michael Roper's Lab. After completing the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program his first year on campus, he is passionate about demonstrating to students how academic research can positively impact all aspects of their lives. Josh also enjoys spending time as a Career Center Student Ambassador and Club Tennis member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

David Advent

 

 

 

 

David Advent


David is a sophomore majoring in International Affairs and Economics. He is currently researching the role of money in affecting political efficacy.  His other research interests include economic segregation in the Tallahassee area and the social, economic, and political ramifications that arise from such economic segregation as well as how political leanings of governments in certain developing countries influence the degree of success of economic globalization in a given country. As a native North Carolinian, David loves hiking in his spare time.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Tali Goldgof

 

 

 

 

Tali Goldgof


Tali is a sophomore at Florida State University. Her participation in the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) led to her current linguistics project on the agency of female characters in the Byzantine and Slavic epic Digenis Akritis.  After completing her degree in political science with a minor in French, she plans to pursue a law degree, focusing on international law. In her spare time, she likes to visit local cafes and take dance cardio classes with her friends. 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Taylor Kocher

 

 

 

 

Taylor Kocher


Taylor is a senior double major in History and Anthropology and is currently working on her honors thesis, which focuses on the history of slavery and emancipation in New Orleans, Louisiana. In addition to her passion for research, Taylor is involved within the FSU community as a FIG Leader and a founding executive board member of the Undergraduate History Student Association. Upon graduation, she plans to pursue a Ph.D. in History, focusing on nineteenth-century America, Southern history, and the history of slavery. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Gemma Sunnergren

 

 

 

 

Gemma Sunnergren


Gemma is a second-year Middle Eastern Studies major. She is currently involved in research through the Department of Communication on the project, “Through the Lens of David Douglas Duncan: Picturing Iran and South Asia in 1951.” She presented this work at the International Association for Media and Communication Research conference in 2016 and spent her summer completing research for the Henry Jackson Society in London.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Ashley Dawdy

 

 

 

 

Ashley Dawdy


Ashley is a sophomore honors student at Florida State University majoring in biological science with a focus in marine biology, with minors in chemistry and environmental studies. Her previous research focused on fish ecology and evolution and she currently helps with shark research in the field. Outside of class, she volunteers at the Georgia Aquarium and also works at a veterinary hospital. She one day hopes to pursue a career in marine veterinary or marine animal rehabilitation.


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Ashley Dawdy

 

 

 

 

Georgia Platt


Georgia is a student, employee, wife, mother, and life-long Florida State Seminole. She is currently studying psychology and religion, but she looks forward to obtaining a Ph.D. in neuroscience. When she is not attending classes, she works in the biology department as a laboratory technician, assisting in the preparation, execution, and analysis of electron microscopy samples, or studying the symbiotic relationship between bacteria and legumes.