Oregon State University

2011 START Leader Profiles

Kristen Anderson

Kristen Anderson
Portland, OR
Exercise & Sport Science

“I love how many clubs and organizations are offered at Oregon State. There is a never ending list of ways to get involved; it's fantastic!”

 

Annie Bollard 

Annie Bollard
Redmond, OR
Zoology

 “Make sure to learn about the Beaver Bus route that runs all over campus on a 15 minute route. It is so helpful and has really made living off campus easier.”

 

Karla Chavez

Karla Chavez
Newberg, OR
Human Development
& Family Science

“My favorite event at OSU would be Move-In-Day.  I love greeting incoming residents and am excited to help out  in any way that I can.”

 

Kaelyn Cochrane

Kaelyn Cochrane
Tacoma, WA
New Media Communications

“Parents: Don't be afraid to let your student go out and experience the campus and the community on their own.”

 

Emily Covlin

Emily Covlin
Canby, OR
University Exploratory
Studies Program

“Just be open to trying something new! It is ok to mess up and be someone different.”

 

Becca Dryden

Becca Dryden
Jefferson, OR
Business

“Living on campus is more than simply a roof over your head; it becomes a home away from home and the greatest  opportunity you will find to meet the friends that you will keep for the rest of your life.”

 

Brett Deedon

Brett Deedon
Eugene, OR
Biology

“The focus you put into  setting up a schedule for success, the better the following years will be.”

 

Calan Eyler

Calan Eyler
Vale, OR
Chemical Engineering

“I enjoy attending the OSU
Symphony Orchestra
performances. I have a deeply rooted love for music, and listening to the Orchestra perform is simply mesmerizing.”

 

Rachel Engle

Rachel Engle
Roseburg, OR
English

“Stay on top of reading
assignments and homework so
that you are able to discuss them during class.  This helps to better understand the material and prevents getting behind.”

 

Scott Harpool

Scott Harpool
Beaverton, OR
Electrical and Computer
Engineering

“I enjoy dancing a lot, so I attend the weekly swing/lindy-hop dances, as well as going to the blues and ballroom dances.”

 

Cassady Gilroy

Cassady Gilroy
Portland, OR
New Media Communications

“Organizing your time is vital to every aspect of life.  Learn to balance between work and fun, OSU is filled with a variety of diverse activities, where which you can meet  all sorts of people and expand your horizon.”

 

Lindsay Iida

Lindsay Iida
Incline Village, NV
Exercise & Sport Science

“There are a ton of services throughout campus like the Counseling Center (CAPS), the Craft Center and Academic Success Center.”

 

Amber Houck

Amber Houck
Molalla, OR
English and Education

“OSU has wonderful extracurricular options, but your  first goal should be to get the most out of your higher education. Academics can be fun  too, and the learning  that takes place here is incredible.”

 

Christina Lorenz

Christina Lorenz
Banks, OR
Agriculture

“ASOSU, Greek life, intramural sports or college clubs allows students to get more connected to the university. These programs provide students with leadership experience and networking opportunities, which will help set students apart from everyone else as they apply for jobs.”

 

Sam Kelly-Quattrocchi

Sam Kelly-Quattrocchi
Santa Rosa, CA
Biology

“Talk to your professors about  nothing related to the class. You never know who that professor may know and they may be the one to hook you up with a lab or a good internship.”

 

Rachel Nelson

Rachel Nelson
Newport, VT
Sociology

“My favorite tradition at Oregon State University is the Civil War. Seeing how much school spirit and pride that all of the fans have is incredible and it makes me so proud to be a Beaver!”

 

CJ McMillen

CJ Mc Millen
Portland, OR
Political Science and Public Health

Make sure to use an academic planner. It is very important to keep track of your assignments, classes, and extracurricular events that happen every week at OSU.

 

Hikaru Saito

Hikaru Saito
Monroe, OR
Renewable Resources

“There is a unique difference between learning in a lecture versus being taught in a classroom. The transition can be a big obstacle, so make sure to identify techniques to learn in both settings.”

 

Veronica Ruberg

Veronica Ruberg
Sammamish, WA
Human Development
and Family Sciences

"Make sure to use an academic planner. It is very important to keep track of your assignments, classes, and extracurricular events that happen every week at OSU."

 

Conlin

Conlin Skaar (PHOTO to Come)
Philomath, OR
Exercise & Sport Science

“Be prepared for the time commitment that comes with being a college student. Not just studying and class, but joining groups, helping friends, and even finding time to eat/sleep. Being a student is way more than a full time position.”

 

Katlyn Taylor

Katlyn Taylor
Oregon City, OR
Biology

“My favorite OSU program is choosing to study abroad, I recently participated in a custom program in Nepal and learned so much about South Asia as well as myself.”

 

Kelly Tuerffs

Kelly Tuerffs
Cottage Grove, OR
Construction Engineering
Management

“Hold off on heading straight home on the weekends. Saturdays and Sundays is when you have more free time to build relationships with your fellow students.”

 

Becca Van Drimmelen

Becca Van Drimmelen
Milwaukie, OR
Human Development
and Family Sciences

“I love the whole atmosphere of a football game at Reser Stadium. We have great fans and it is always a fun time with a large group of friends.”

 

Audrey Wiltz

Audrey Wiltz
Eugene, OR
New Media Communications

“I have enjoyed intramural basketball, MUPC events like the fashion show and talent show, and love how much of a community we have in all events that we do here at OSU.”

 

Benjamin Wreath

Benjamin Wreath
Cottage Grove, OR
Speech Communication

“Have a planner or calendar that has a list of when assignments are do. Keeping a calendar lets you look days ahead to see what is due and helps you get started.”

Contact Info

New Student Programs & Family Outreach
B009 Kerr Administration Building, Corvallis, OR 97331-2133
Phone: 541-737-7627 | Fax: 541-737-6157

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