The Ohio State University at Marion


Someone will make their dreams possible

"My whole experience at Ohio State Marion has led me to explore new ideas and explore who I am as a person. Ohio State has made my dreams seem possible."

During his first year of college, psychology major Nathan Baker realized a unique opportunity to form close relationships with professors, leading him to the opportunity to pursue independent studies in psychology this fall. “The ability to interact with a high caliber faculty has been huge in helping me develop academically,” said Baker. “I’ve always had a lot of dreams. Until coming to Ohio State, most of them felt out of reach. Now I feel my dreams are not only achievable, but also that I’ve found a supportive community here that is cheering me onwards to my goals.” From the moment Baker started attending classes at Ohio State Marion, He felt that the people on the Marion campus had a genuine interest in helping him succeed. “Interactions with Ohio State staff and faculty have not only brought me closer to my goals, but have helped clarify them, explained Baker. “I absolutely love the field of psychology,” he said, “and amazing faculty here has enabled me to pursue my interests faster than I ever expected.” Baker wanted to engage in new psychology research, but always thought he’d have to wait years to even start, but according to Baker, the faculty at Ohio State Marion immediately connected him with opportunities to achieve his goals.

“All my professors inspired me to push myself to new levels of growth,” said Baker. “My experience at Ohio State has also pushed me to expand my horizons and reach past my comfort zone. My whole experience at Ohio State Marion has led me to explore new ideas and explore who I am as a person. Ohio State has made my dreams seem possible.” More recently, Ohio State has provided Baker with the opportunity to share this experience with others, by hiring him as a peer leader.

“Ohio State helped me to become the type of person I want to be. I’m more confident in my own abilities. Through the amazing Buckeye community, I now have the amazing feeling that there are people rooting for me to succeed. Now I have the opportunity help others realize that they can fulfill their dreams as well.”