John Bates

Pronouns: He/him/his
Role at OSU: 4th year, Neuroscience Major
Top VIA Strengths: Social Intelligence, Humor, Creativity

John is originally from Dayton, Ohio and is currently a 4th-year undergrad studying neuroscience with minors in sexuality studies and higher education & student affairs. He is currently an RA in Archer-Torres Complex and has served 3 years as a Buckeyethon Morale Captain and Team Captain. When not programming for residents or dancing his heart out #ForTheKids, John enjoys propagating succulents (and some other plants), making Spotify playlists, and watching conspiracy theory videos on YouTube. John really loves elephants, and he recently went Vegan and is really thriving on a plant-based diet! Last but not least, he is passionate about dogs, the environment, and making a positive impact on student life at Ohio State.