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 sophomore majoring in Psychology with a minor in Diversity Studies. I am the Director of Diversity and Inclusion within my sorority here at Missouri State, Alpha Delta Pi! I am a huge cat lover, and I am always listening to Harry Styles. 



Ethan Timm

Hey ya'll! My name is Ethan Timm. I am a Senior here ar MSU, and come from a town just outside of Saint Louis called Wildwood. I am graduating soon with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. I love anything to do with the outdoors, with the exception of pollen and mosquitos. Other than being a part of this amazing MHA group, I also help professors and tutor for the Introduction to Psychology class as a ULA! I love getting to meet new people and hear their stories, so please feel free to make an appointment with me! I hope to hear from ya'll, and am very exicted to help in any way I can.

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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!

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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. :)



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!



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!



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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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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Lyric Arvizu

Hi! My name is Lyric, and I’m a graduate student studying psychology with my undergraduate degree in high school speech and theatre education. In my free time, I love to read, watch movies, play with my dogs and my nephews, and go out and do fun stuff with my friends. I’m looking forward to connecting with you and hopefully providing you with the support you’re looking for!

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Venkata Ganesh Babu

Hello! I'm Ganesh, I am pursuing my Master's in Project Management. I'm a passionate yoga enthusiast with a Master's in Yoga. Besides yoga, I find happiness in exploring new places, and immersing myself in nature. I look forwad to meeting you all!


Mariah Daniels

Hello! My name is Mariah Daniels (she/her) and I'm a Junior from Saint James, MO. I am currently majoring in psychology and minoring in communication. In my free time I enjoy baking, crafting, and working out. I look forward to meeting you all!

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Jordan Fleske

Hey everyone! My name is Jordan Fleske, and I am from Wichita, Kansas. I am majoring in Psychology right now with the possibility of adding on an Education degree. In my spare time, you can find me playing with my boxer puppy (Hank), reading my bible at a local coffee shop, baking cookies, and/or reading a mystery novel. I am a member of the Psychology Club, am involved with Hill CIty Church, and will start tutoring kids this winter. I can't wait to meet y'all and look forward to talking soon! :)

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Ashlyn Foster

Hi! I'm Ashlyn and I'm from Doniphan, Missouri! I'm a senior studying Psychology with the hopes of someday becoming a therapist. I love coffee, fall, books, and baseball! I also love getting to know new people, so I would love for you to book with me! I look forward to meeting you! :)

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Sam Goode

Hello! My name is Sam Goode (he/him) and I am from here in Springfield, MO. I am a freshman currently majoring in psychology with a minor in theatre, and potentially one in sign language as well. I enjoy watching sports, singing, spending time with friends and family, and I absolutely love Dr. Pepper!

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Allie Kilthau

Hi!! I'm Allie, I'm from Waynesville, Missouri. I am a sophomore studying Social Work and minoring in Psychology. I love cats and being outdoors. I love being involved as I am in a sorority called Sigma Sigma Sigma and am also in social work club. I can't wait to meet you!

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Sam LeClair

Hello! My name is Samantha LeClair, but I prefer to be called Sam! I am a junior majoring in psychology and minoring in communications! I am my sorority's Director of Visual Marketing, or in other words I run the instagram for Alpha Delta Pi here at Missouri State. In my free time I also enjoy trying new coffee at different coffee shops, online shopping, hanging out with friends, and watching movies. I look forward to meeting you!


Sally Scrivener

Hey! My name is Sally Scrivener, and I'm a senior in the Psychology department with a minor in English. I'm a nontraditional student with two kids and a whole zoo of pets in Marshfield, MO.

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Allison Swearingin

Hey! My name is Allison Swearingin and I'm originally from Kansas City, MO! I'm a senior at MO State this year and will be graduating soon with a psychology major and a child and family development minor. On campus, I'm a part of my sorority, Delta Zeta, as well as Psychology Club, Mental Health Ambassadors, and MO State Dance Co. In my free time, I love to spend time with my friends and family, listen to new music or podcasts, read some good books, drink lots of coffee, and binge my favorite TV shows/movies. I love getting to meet new people and learn from the experiences of others, so I look forward to meeting you! I'm a very big advocate for mental health and I hope that I can help students in any way I can as a Mental Health Ambassador! :)

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Aleksandra Van Hoy

Hi! I'm Aleksandra, and I am from Saint Louis, Missouri. I am a senior studying social work. In my free time I like hiking, reading, coffee, and hanging out with friends. I look foward to meeting with you all!

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