Board + Advisors


Below are members of Kick-It at OSU that make everything possible. We’re committed to fighting for better children’s cancer research, and we’re eager to work with you – reach out to us!

Baylee White

Position: President

Year: Junior

Major: Computational Neuroscience

Hobbies: I enjoy traveling, shoes, and the color purple

Why I Kick-It: I’m kicking it because I don’t think anyone should have to lose the fun of childhood to cancer. Every child deserves to be healthy and happy!

Robert Shisler

Position: Vice President of Finance

Year: Sophomore

Major: Biochemistry

Hobbies: I enjoy playing music, watching sports, and rock climbing

Why I Kick-It: I’m kicking it because no one should lose their childhood to cancer.


Nathan Christman

Position: Vice President of Operations

Year: Sophomore

Major: Business Administration

Hobbies: I enjoy playing, watching, and discussing sports

Why I Kick-It: I’m kicking it because my sister went through chemo and I know no kid should have to go through that as well

Madison Semler

Position: Vice Presiedent of Communications

Year: Junior

Major: Communications

Hobbies: I enjoy watching tv, brunch, and football

Why I Kick-It: I’m kicking it because of my little cousin Reagyn!


Lauren Athey

Position: Outreach Committee Chair

Year: Junior

Major: Health Sciences, with minor in Business

Hobbies: I enjoy dogs and succulents

Why I Kick-It: I’m kicking it because my friends have been affected by childhood cancer and children should be on the playground, not in the hospital.

Kelsey Reilly

Position: Family Relations Committee Chair

Year: Junior

Major: Insurance

Hobbies: I enjoy hanging with my family and friends, golfing, and crafts.

Why I Kick-It:  I’m Kicking It because I have always had a passion for kids and helping others. This club has allowed me to do both of those things, while having fun at the same time. I’m able to directly interact with our Kick-It families and know their stories and struggles on a personal level, making what we do here at Kick-It so much more meaningful.


Lauren Rubino

Position: Co-Marketing Committee Chair

Year: Junior

Major: Marketing

Hobbies: I enjoy running, brunch, and hanging with friends

Why I Kick-It:  I’m Kicking It because I love seeing the smiles on the kids faces. It is so awesome we get to all work together for such a good cause.


Alexa Romano

Position: Co-Marketing Committee Chair

Year: Junior

Major: Marketing, with minor in Communication tech

Hobbies: I enjoy photography, fitness and shopping

Why I Kick-It:  I’m Kicking It because cancer is everywhere — everyone knows someone who has been personally impacted by cancer, whether it’s a family member, a friend, or even themselves. My family and I were personally impacted by cancer, and since then I’ve always wanted to be part of a group where I can make a difference.



RPAC Dexter Shorter

Dexter Shorter

Position at the RPAC: Coordinator of Competitive Sports

Hobbies: Spending time with my family; Officiating Sports; Exercising; Traveling

Why I am Kicking-It: I have recently experienced four (4) people in my family being affected by a form of cancer. I know it to be an ugly disease and enjoy the fact that I am making a contribution towards its defeat. I Kick-It for my grandma, father-in-law, and two cousins.


RPAC Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith

Position at the RPAC: Assistant Director of Sponsorship and Stewardship

Fun Fact:  I work as an children’s entertainer as my “second” job and I have worked as Sponge Bob, Elmo, Dora the Explorer, and Arthur.

Why I am Kicking-It: I am kicking-it in memory of a childhood friend who lost her battle with cancer and for all the families in our community who are struggling with this illness.