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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!
If you have questions about travel grants or finding and applying to conferences, email our Director, Drew Parker, at email@example.com
Social Sciences- https://ura.youcanbook.me
Meet our team
Grace Castillo, 2021
Research Focus: Teaching STEM topics to preschool
Assistant Director of SCURC, Chair of URA
Minor: Child Development
Lindsay Fieger is a French and Spanish double major in her senior year at Florida State University. She is currently in the Defense term of her Honors in the Major Thesis, which deals with lexical gap and untranslatability found in English translations of “Indiana” by George Sand. After finishing her degrees this spring, she intends to earn her Ph.D. in French Studies, with a focus on French linguistics and 19th Century French Literature. She got involved in research through doing Directed Independent Study in the Spring of 2018. Lindsay began serving as a URA in the fall of 2018 and loves helping to contribute to the rich research community found at FSU.
Sabrina Jacques is a sophomore majoring in Political Science. Her research experience through UROP focused on creating a microclimate for the Virginia tidewater region by using historical agriculture documents. After graduating, Sabrina plans to pursue a career in environmental public policy analysis.
Allison is a senior studying Economics and International Affairs with a minor in ethical philosophy. Her most recent research is in the Department of Economics studying the creation of knowledge through grants.
Jessica Folsom is currently a junior majoring in biology and psychology. She first got involved with research through the UROP program and currently works on research in the biology department studying the relationship between the olfactory system and metabolism. After graduation, she plans to pursue a PhD in neuroscience and eventually start a career as a researcher in the field. Jessica also serves as a UROP leader and is a member of the FSU chapter of the American Society of Microbiology.
Sarah Warren is the Assistant Director of the URAs and is a senior at FSU. Her research focuses on American welfare policy, social science methodology and research design, and judicial politics. She is a UROP Leader at FSU and also teaches two sections of the UROP Leader Mentor training program. When she is not researching or teaching, Sarah enjoys swing dancing, reading, knitting, baking, and helping in the nursery at her church.
Ayanna Camara is a third year Political Science and History double major, with a minor in French. Her relationship with undergraduate research began with the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) during her freshman year at Florida State. In addition to being a UROP leader, she hopes to continue conducting research this upcoming summer in Paris, investigating the implications of multicultural representation in impressionist art. Additionally, Ayanna is also an English conversation partner for the Center for Intensive English studies, and works as a mentor for international exchange students. After graduation, she hopes to either attend law school with a concentration international human rights, or work to get a PhD in International Affairs.
Grace is a junior working on getting two degrees in Dietetics and Exercise Physiology. She is a UROP leader for a pre-med/bio class and previously did research in a molecular biophysics laboratory but is currently just focusing on her studies and her part time job. She enjoys iced coffee, working out, and meeting new puppies on Landis.