LASER Ambassadors

LASER at West High School

Tatiana Hernandez is the current LASER Ambassador. She is from Goshen, Ohio and is currently pursuing a dual degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and Spanish: Hispanic Linguistics. She is currently the Co-President of the Peace Studies Society and the Vice President of North Korea Future Research. Tatiana is grateful to have had the opportunity to study abroad in both Bolivia and Costa Rica as well as intern with Fundación CEPPA in Costa Rica. Her research interests include El Salvador, structural violence, migration, and nonviolence. She is currently working on a Senior Thesis that connects neoliberal rhetoric and Salvadorans deported from the United States. Tatiana is thankful to be a involved with LASER as a LASER Ambassador. She is currently working to connect more high school students with the LASER program as well as facilitate LASER's transition to its new hub system.


LASER Ambassadors help with outreach efforts with the greater Columbus Latino community. They help create publicity, visit high schools, and make contact with incoming Latino undergraduate students. The LASER Ambassador helps with outreach efforts by providing information about the LASER High School Scholars program, the LASER mentoring of undergraduates, as well as information about the Latino Studies Minor and Latino Studies courses at Ohio State.