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Meet the Models...
BuckeyeThon is excited for the Fashion Show and so are our student models! Read below to learn more about the stars of our show!
Brett Bejcek is a senior at Ohio State where he majors in Computational Data Analytics. On campus, he has enjoyed serving as both the Homecoming Chair and Commencement Chair for Major Campus Events Committee, assisting with marketing for The Ohio Union Activities Board, playing mellophone in The Ohio State University Marching Band, reconnecting with alumni as Alumni Relations Chair for Mount Leadership Society, producing business insight as a member of Buckeye Leadership Fellows, and volunteering in the community as a member of Phi Gamma Delta. Once he graduates, he hopes to turn data into a story: a story that has the ability to positively impact the individuals around him and change the way people think about the world.
My name is Rania Khamees and I am a fourth year senior studying Neuroscience and Biology. I am currently involved with the Ohio Union Activities Board and a member of the 110th Class of SPHINX Senior Honorary. I also regularly bench warm for a variety of intramural sports, including but not limited to soccer, ice hockey, and basketball. I am For the Kids because every child deserves the chance to find their own understanding of the world through experiences, travel, and good company.
Fun fact: I collect novelty socks from every trip I go on, my favorite pair being my Mona Lisa socks.
My name is Katie Thomas, and I am an International Relations & Diplomacy major with Spanish, Public Health, and Business minors. I am the Co-President of the Akumanyi Foundation Ohio State chapter, as well as Philanthropy Chair in Alpha Phi Omega. I am also a BuckIServ leader for the upcoming winter trips. I am For The Kids because every child deserves a chance to grow up to be a Buckeye! A fun fact about me is that I love baking! My dream is to open a little bakery when I retire!
My name is Sahil Sharma and I am a senior studying Psychology and Leadership Studies! I am a Member Services Crew Chief at the RPAC, as well as, a facilitator for the Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI). I am For The Kids, because BuckeyeThon/Nationwide's work with these amazing kids make me believe in magic. Every kid deserves a magical life, and nothing less. As far as a fun fact, I always wanted to be the Yellow Power Ranger - and I still kind of want to haha.
My name is Trevor Yasinow, a Junior from Cleveland, Ohio. I’m majoring in Finance and plan on working with investments in my future career. I’m really involved in my fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, serving as Social Chair. I love being For The Kids because such a small act of kindness can put a smile on a child’s face, which is why Buckeyethon is so important. Fun fact about me is that I used to have blonde, curly hair until I was 5.
Kelsey Bonacci is senior from Akron, Ohio studying Social Work with minors in Spanish and Nonprofit studies. She helps manage the University Ambassador program, is involved in Greek Life, and is spending her year interning with Make-A-Wish, delivering hope and wishes to many of the same kids that BuckeyeThon serves at Nationwide Children's. Kelsey is For The Kids because every kid deserves to live a full life where they can fearlessly pursue their futures and find the same empowering, supportive community that Kelsey has found being a Buckeye. If you really knew her, you'd know that she went to Italy this summer and got to tour the Ferrero Factory, home to Nutella.
My name is Lauren Todd, I'm an English major, and I'm involved in Minority Association of Premedical Students, University Senate, USG, Council of Black Student Leaders, Heart of It All Fashion, campus and community activism, and various other volunteer opportunities. I am for the kids for the very same reason I am involved in so many different corners on campus-- because cultivating ideas and learning more about new things and experiences is so central to who we are. Every child deserves the chance to go to a university, like Ohio State, and find places on campus where they are able to challenge themselves, constantly, to learn about themselves, and to discover the lived experiences of those who are different than them. Asking questions and inserting myself into unfamiliar spaces is something that I've been blessed to have the opportunity to do for my 22 years of life. I am for the kids because every child deserves that chance to grow. Fun fact: I have never broken a bone or sprained anything.
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