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.
Interested in getting involved with undergraduate research and don’t know where to begin? Set up a Peer Advising appointment with one of our Undergraduate Research Ambassadors using the links below. The links are sorted by discipline: humanities, social sciences, and STEM. Please email email@example.com with any questions!
Meet our team
Assistant Director of SCURC •|• Chair of Undergraduate Research Ambassadors
David Advent is an honors English Literature and International Affairs double major in his senior year at Florida State. He is currently conducting his Honors in the Major Thesis concerning the intersection between 19th Century British Literature and Geography, specifically looking at how spatio-temporal frameworks are constructed in Thomas Hardy’s novels. After graduating, David plans to pursue a PhD in English Literature, focusing in either Renaissance Studies or 19th Century British Literature. David currently serves as the Chair of the Undergraduate Research Ambassadors (URA). This year, his goal for URA involves expanding creative forms of undergraduate research and increasing the visibility of SCURC on campus. In his spare time, David explores hiking trails and different coffee shops in Tallahassee.
Allison Cantrell is an honors International Affairs and Economics dual degree major in her junior year at Florida State, with a minor in Philosophy of Law. Her current research focuses on understanding the voting results of Brexit. In the past, some of her other research projects have included studying German refugee authors during WWII and working on background research for a micro-finance startup in Uganda. Allison first became involved in research through UROP and currently serves as a UROP 2017-2018 leader. She also serves on the leadership team of BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry) and spends her free time at coffee shops around Tallahassee.
Jessica Folsom is currently a sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering. She works in the Biomedical research facility with Dr. Evanson studying protein expression in cerebral arteries following traumatic brain injuries. She is considering a career in research.
Kendra Stebbins is currently a senior in the Communication Science and Disorders Program, with a minor in Family and Child Sciences. She is involved with research in the Speech Motor Control Laboratory at the FSU Speech and Hearing Clinic. She plans to pursue a Doctorate of Audiology (AuD), in hopes of helping patients who are deaf or hard of hearing, and prevent hearing loss among all ages. She is currently learning American Sign Language (ASL).
Michela Sieman is a sophomore double-major in History and Theatre. Her research experience through UROP revolved around analyzing Nazi-related Wikipedia pages for perspectives and biases of the regime in today’s digital media. She hopes to conduct her own interdisciplinary research, most likely centered around Italian history and theatre. Elsewhere on campus, Michela is the Vice President of Phocus Photography and the Public Relations Chair for Best Buddies.
Sarah R. Warren is a junior at Florida State University, where she studies political science and English literature. Currently, she researches judicial politics and constitutional law with the political science department. She is also member of FSU’s Swing Dance Club. Upon graduation, she plans to attend law school and hopes to get her Ph.D. in law.
Taylor Tischhauser is currently a senior majoring in music and minoring in biology and chemistry. She currently works in lab studying pleiotropy in fruit flies. She plans on completing a Master's program in Genetic Counseling and then applying to medical school. Taylor is also very involved in music as well -- she plays the oboe in the studio at FSU and played flute in the Marching Chiefs for two years.