About Us

Meet Our Ambassadors

Undergraduate Research Ambassadors (URA) are a group of committed undergraduate students with an interest in undergraduate research. URA's are graduates of OUR's Fundamentals of Academic Research course that assist OUR staff with future versions of the FAR course as well as future OUR events. URA's also have the opportunity to become Peer Leaders once they complete at least one semester as an URA and further assist OUR programming. 

Jenna 'Mika' Hadi
Major: Cell and Molecular Biology

Dominic del Pino

Hi, my name is Jenna Hadi, but most people just call me Mika. I am a current freshman who is majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology and am part of both the Judy Genshaft Honors College and the Provost Scholars Program. I have conducted previous research in my high school involving a case of a rare combination of genetic diseases with hemolytic anemia, and plan to continue researching genetics in college. I hope to become a genetic counselor and researcher, and eventually get my PhD in Molecular Genetics and Genomics. I am currently applying for a grant to do research in Turkey this summer!


Lindsay WIlson
Major: Biomedical Sciences

Stephanie England

My name is Lindsay Wilson, and I am a second-year Biomedical Sciences student from Ohio. My current research interests include animal cognition and neuroscience, and I hope to build upon the animal-to-human communication research I conducted last school year for an Honors course. After graduation, I aspire to continue my education through an MD or MD/PhD program. In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering through Feeding Tampa Bay and spending time outdoors.


Past Undergraduate Research Ambassadors 

Summer 2021 Cohort:

  • Dominic Del Pino (Peer Leader), Exploratory Health and Natural Sciences
  • Stephanie England, Engineering
  • Christine Grossman, Psychology
  • Ca Hoang, Statistics & Public Health

Spring 2021 Cohort:

  • Emma Davis, Exercise Science
  • Dominic Del Pino, Exploratory Health and Natural Sciences
  • Alyssa Guarino, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Varennyam Joshi, Computer Science