Elena Raquel Sánchez Olguin, a PhD candidate in weed science at OSU, died on July 28 in Hangzhou China after being hospitalized on June 19 while attending the International Weed Science Congress. She was 33.
Born in Costa Rica, Sánchez graduated from Conservatorio de Castella, the Instituto Tecnologico de Costa Rica, and with honors from the Universidad de Costa Rica. She was active in the OSU Association of Latin American Students. She was working toward a career in weed science research and teaching.
A memorial service will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 N.W. Circle Blvd, at 3 p.m., Sunday August 26.