Wright State medical student Olivia Sneary was appointed to the Board of Trustees for a term beginning July 1, 2019, and ending June 30, 2021. She replaces Wright State student Austin Rains.
Sneary graduated from Wright State in May 2019 with a bachelor's degree in biology with a concentration in applied physiology. She is now pursuing a medical degree at the Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine. As a member of the class of 2023, she begins her medical education in July.
As an undergraduate student, she served as a president's ambassador for two years, officially representing the university at presidential ceremonies and events. Most recently, she served as the chief operating officer for the President's Ambassador program.
She has been an active member of many organizations at Wright State, serving as the president of Love Your Melon, an organization that raises awareness for pediatric cancer; traveling to Nicaragua with Global Public Health Brigades to improve public health for families in poverty and build sustainable sanitary units and other infrastructure to inhibit disease; serving as the content chair of Omicron Kappa Delta; and volunteering as a trainer and socializer for 4 Paws for Ability, fostering two puppies training to become service dogs.
Sneary worked with Dan Krane, professor of biology, as the lead instructor of Forensic Science Camp. She worked with high school students to analyze techniques used by forensic scientists, such as blood splatter, decay, odontology tests and DNA profiling. She was also an instructor at Exploring STEMM Camp, teaching students in seventh through ninth grades about the DNA world and career options available in the STEMM field.
Sneary, who is from Bluffton, is a volunteer emergency medical technician for the village's EMS service and works as a painting contractor.
Term ends 2021.