The Ohio State University Alumni Association

The Engagement Center Team

The Engagement Center Team

Meet the team of Specialists at the Engagement Center. Please contact our team via an email address below or call 614-696-6288.


Adam Knisley

Adam Knisley

Adam joined the team as an Engagement Specialist in January 2022. A native of Hilliard, Ohio, Adam is a 2017 graduate of Wittenberg University. His favorite part about Ohio State is the passion for sports shown by the university and its constituents. Outside of the office, Adam is a huge sports fan and enjoys watching new TV shows and movies, playing video games, golfing, trying new restaurants and food, and spending quality time with his family.

knisley.63@osu.edu


Danny Steinbock

Danny Steinbock

Danny joined the team as an Engagement Specialist in December 2021. A native of Toledo, Ohio, Danny is a 2020 graduate of Bowling Green State University. His favorite part of Ohio State is the culture the university brings to the city of Columbus and he thinks it’s awesome to see an entire city get behind their university. In his free time, Danny enjoys watching football and other sports all weekend long. He also enjoys checking out the local hotspots throughout the Columbus area!

steinbock.3@osu.edu


Jessica Drown

Jessica joined the team as an Engagement Specialist in July 2022. A native of Fremont, Ohio, Jessica is a 2022 graduate of The Ohio State University. Her favorite thing about being a Buckeye is the tight-knit community Ohio State has fostered for students, faculty, alumni, and anyone who has a passion for Ohio State. Outside the office, Jessica enjoys spending time with friends and family, cheering on the Buckeyes, going on runs, and watching The Office.

drown.28@osu.edu


Joe Petrilla

Joe Petrilla

Joe joined the team as an Engagement Specialist in October 2021. A native of North Olmsted, Ohio, Joe is a 2021 graduate of The Ohio State University. His favorite part of Ohio State is the strong, inclusive community of passionate Buckeyes, evident both in his life and around the world. Outside of the office, Joe is an avid Buckeye and Cleveland sports fan, and he enjoys exploring Columbus, having movie nights with his roommates and spending time with friends and family.

petrilla.14@osu.edu


Payton Nicol

Payton joined the team as an Engagement Specialist in June of 2022. A native of Iowa City, Iowa, Payton graduated from the University of Missouri in 2019 with a BS in Parks, Recreation and Sport, and an MS in Parks, Recreation and Tourism in 2021. His favorite part of Ohio State is the city of Columbus itself and how easy it is to find something fun to do. Outside of the office, Payton enjoys reading, watching all kinds of sports, and playing with his dog, Auggie.

nicol.1620@osu.edu


Patrick Chaykowski

Patrick Chaykowski

Patrick joined the team as an Engagement Specialist in May 2022. A native of Bonita Springs, FL, Patrick is a 2022 graduate of The Ohio State University. His favorite part of Ohio State was the dedication and love he and his friends shared for the football team. A fun fact about Patrick is that he lived with three Brutus’ at one point. Outside of the office, Patrick is a huge Dolphins and Browns fan and enjoys hanging with his friends and spending time with his family.

chaykowski.3@osu.edu


Student Engagement Specialists

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The Student Engagement Specialists team includes almost 50 current Ohio State students who come from many backgrounds and regions. Their majors range from biochemistry to political science and everything between. We serve our alumni, friends and family by providing firsthand insights into today's student experience. We can't wait to connect with you!

If you're interested in joining the student specialist team, reach out to Nicole Zaayer with your resume.