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Envisioning Research Winner and OUR Ambassador Kaitlyn Tiffany Discusses Her Research in Paleontology

Author: Marco Valencia

Switching gears, what sparked your interest in applying to become an OUR ambassador?

Ms. Heather King has worked with me a lot on funding my research with Dr. Paciulli on the vocalizations of aye-aye lemurs and has helped guide me as I was supposed to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. This helped me build a relationship with her, and over the summer she emailed me about the OUR Ambassador position saying that it would be a great opportunity and that I should apply. I am an environmental education minor, so this will help my communication skills, guiding people through the questions of research and beyond. So far, I am loving it. It’s absolutely amazing!

If a student was interested in reaching out to an OUR ambassador, how would they go about that?

The first thing they should do is go to the NC State Office of Undergraduate Research website, and there is a tab within the website that mentions “OUR Ambassadors.” From there the information on how to set up a meeting with us is all laid out. The OUR ambassadors use the GPS platform to set up our meetings, which is convenient because it syncs up with your Google Calendar and will let you choose a time that works. If for some reason the hours that the ambassadors can meet up does not work for you, you can email Ms. King, or our associate director, Annie Carlson Welch, and we can find another time to meet. 

If you are a student who has questions regarding research around campus, or is looking for opportunities, do not hesitate to reach out and set up a meeting with one of OUR Ambassadors. They are eager to meet and help you!

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