Mental Health Ambassadors

Mental Health Ambassadors are a mix of undergraduate and graduate students at MSU with an interest in providing peer support, resources, and positively representing the Counseling Center.

What do they offer?

Mental Health Ambassadors are trained to listen attentively, provide unbiased feedback, make appropriate referrals, and share useful resources that benefit their peers.

Olivia Barnette

Olivia Barnette

My name is Olivia Barnette (she/her/hers), but a lot of people call me Liv! I am a freshman majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sign Language Studies. I am the director of inclusivity within my sorority here at Missouri State, Alpha Delta Pi! I am a huge cat lover, and I am always listening to Harry Styles.

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Ethan Timm

Hi there! My name is Ethan Timm. I am a Junior from a little town outside of Saint Louis, MO called Wildwood. I am currently majoring in Psychology with a Sociology minor. I love hiking, skiing, and just about anything outdoors! I am also a member of our Greek Life community as a member of Theta Chi Fraternity. I look forward to meeting you!

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Ishva Patel

Hello friends, my name is Ishva Patel. I am from Branson, Missouri but have lived in India for 13 years as well. I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish at Missouri State University. In my free time, I enjoy dancing, reading, cooking, painting, and watching Tik Toks. I'm looking forward to connecting with you!


Brooke Davis

Hello! My name is Brooke Davis (she/her), and I am from Reeds Spring, Missouri. I am a senior here at Missouri State, majoring in Psychology, double minoring in Biomedical Science and General Business. On campus I am an officer for the Psychology Club and also a Resident Assistant. In my free time I enjoy reading, being active, and spending time with my friends and family. I am really looking forward to speaking with you!

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Kaylee Neveln

I am a senior psychology major here at Missouri State! I graduate this May and am super excited to soon pursue a masters in counseling. I have an emotional support animal named Rusty who is a little Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix that I spend every second I can with. Along with spending time with Rusty, I also enjoy hiking and painting. I love getting to know new people and can make friends with anyone.

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Caitlin McCormack

Hi, my name is Caitlin McCormack (she/her) and I am a freshman majoring in Child and Family Development! I am most recently from Tennessee but I grew up in San Francisco, California, and have lived in many other places in between. Outside of school, I love to read, listen to and make music, find new coffee shops, and travel! I am also in a band and I enjoy spending a lot of time playing my guitar. I love meeting new people, and I would be so happy to get to know you!

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Mackenzie Jordan

Hello! My name is Mackenzie Jordan, and I am currently majoring in Cell and Molecular Biology with hopes of one day being a physician assistant. I am from southeast Missouri and in my free time, I like to watch movies, play my Nintendo Switch, and spend time with my cat, boyfriend, and my family.

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Gracelin Poorna Nelson

Hey! My name is Gracelin Nelson, I am an international student originally from India currently pursuing psychology with a minor in Spanish here at Missouri State. If caffeine were a person, I am convinced it would be me and as a result, I absolutely love visiting the coffee shops downtown and spending my lazy afternoons cuddled up on the couch reading a book or baking while listening to music. I'm really looking forward to meeting with you. :)

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Riley Fisher

Hi, my name is Riley Fisher and I am a sophomore from Breese, Illinois. I am majoring in middle school and high school science education. I am a huge sports fan and enjoy playing intramural sports on campus. I love spending time with friends and family and being outdoors. I look forward to getting to know you!

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Britney Huish

Hi! My name is Britney, and I’m a graduate student here at Missouri State. I received my Bachelor’s in Communication Studies from Missouri State and am currently pursuing my Master’s in Student Affairs in Higher Education. I work in the Office of Student Engagement where I advise the Traditions Council and the Homecoming Committee. I love my job as it allows me to work with some amazing students and help them grow professionally and personally. Working with students is my passion, and I enjoy helping them in any way I can!

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Kathryn Plautz

Hello! My name is Kathryn (she/her) and I’m a junior from Kansas City, MO majoring in psychology and minoring in sociology and diversity studies. On campus, I’m involved in psychology club and psi chi. In my downtime, I love cooking, coffee and doing the latest craft I’ve learned. I look forward to speaking with you!

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Brady Bourgeois

Hello! My name is Brady Bourgeois (he/him). I am a freshman from St. Louis Missouri. I major in cell and molecular biology and I am minoring in chemistry.  I love to play piano, play cards, and meet new friends. I’m really excited to get to know you, so stop on by!

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Ovidio De Leon

Ovidio De Leon (he/him/his) is from Verona, MO. He is pursuing a degree in Marketing focusing on Advertisement & Promotion. After graduation, Ovidio plans to continue his path in the marketing field and join an advertising agency. Ovidio is currently involved in a social fraternity & works for Chartwells Higher Ed at Missouri State as their marketing intern.

In his free time, Ovidio loves to coupon at Dollar General, binge-watch tv shows, and bake. Recently, Ovidio has started to journal and has been loving every minute except for the occasional hand cramp while writing. Ovidio also is trying to start reading again and is always looking for recommendations.

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Caroline Stuckey

Hi, I am Caroline Stuckey. I am a Junior at Missouri State University. I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Sociology. I enjoy hanging out with my friends, meeting new people, watching Netflix shows, and walks around my neighborhood. I am originally from Fenton, Missouri. I look forward to meeting you!

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Kaleb Pratt

Hello! My name is Kaleb. I’m a senior majoring psychology with a minor in chemistry from Arkansas. On campus, I’m a trip guide for Outdoor Adventures and an officer in Advocacy and Alliance. In my free time I love kayaking, playing video games, and hanging out with my friends. I look forward to meeting you!

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