Major: Natural Resources student with an option in Tourism, Recreation & Adventure Leadership
Level: In my last term of undergrad while doing graduate coursework through the Accelerated Master’s Program in Natural Resources.
Hometown: The San Francisco Bay Area
In my free time, I like to: play bass guitar and cook. I also worked for the Forest Service on Mt. Hood for three summers.
Ask Me About: Research opportunities, being a part of the LGBTQ+ community, and networking within the College of Forestry, being an out-of-state student, the OSU Honors College, the Adventure Leadership Institute, and study tips!
Major: Natural Resources with an option in Conservation Law Enforcement
Hometown: Gooding, Idaho
In my free time I like to: I love to sing, play softball, and travel abroad every year!
Ask Me About: What it is like being a first generation, non-traditional, transfer female student in the College of Forestry, traveling and studying abroad, and outdoor adventures in Oregon.
Major: Natural Resources with an option in Ecological Restoration.
Hometown: Salem, Oregon
In my free time, I like to: I am active in OSU's multicultural Greek life, being a member of Gamma Alpha Omega and I am a peer facilitator for the Native American Longhouse Eena Haws helping build community at OSU.
Ask Me About: Multicultural Greek life at OSU and balancing internships and student jobs with academics and activities.
Major: Natural Resources with an option in Ecological Restoration
Level: Senior in undergrad while doing graduate coursework through the Accelerated Masters Program in Natural Resources.
Hometown: Portland, OR
In my free time, I like to read, cross stitch, and bake!
Ask Me About: Undergraduate research opportunities, gaining work experience at OSU, programs and resources for underrepresented students (LSAMP and DCE).
Major: Forest Engineering/ Civil Engineering double degree
Hometown: Portland, OR
In my free time, I like to: Train run, listen to music, and play cards
Ask Me About: The experience in the Forest Engineering/Civil Engineering double major, running routes and trails around Corvallis, working as a student employee and balancing employment with clubs and academics.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Major: Natural Resources with an option in Ecological Restoration, minor in Chemistry
Level: Second year post-baccalaureate
In my free time, I like to: This is a hard choice. I’d probably head out to the mountains to hike with my two dogs or head to the coast to surf.
Ask Me About: Taking remote classes, taking a full year of Chemistry and Biology simultaneously, my experience hiking the John Muir Trail and Monarch butterflies
Major: Tourism, Recreation & Adventure Leadership with an option in Outdoor Recreation Management
Hometown: Florence, Oregon
In my free time, I like to: Ride my ReActive Adaptations off-road hand cycle through trails, parks, on the beach.
When I graduate, I hope to: Advocate for more outdoor recreation accessibility for the disabled community throughout local, state, and federal parks.
My advice for incoming students: Be part of something other than just being a Beaver. Join a club, pick up an interesting minor, go to seminars, try a challenging intramural sport you are not used to.
What I like most about my major: Learning the different perspectives that go into outdoor recreation management. I also always get a sense of “these are my people” when I see fellow students or staff in the forestry buildings.
Major: Natural Resources and Sustainability double major
Hometown: Torrance, CA
In my free time, I like to: I love everything outdoors, hiking, camping, backpacking, and taking pictures of my experiences!
When I graduate, I hope to: Be a part of something greater than myself!
My advice for incoming students: Don’t feel forced to have a certain college experience; do what you want to do and be who you want to be. Take advantage of office hours and help desks! Professors and advisors are there to help!
What I like most about my major: The community is amazing. All the professors have been the nicest people. Even before I was in her class, Dr. D’Antonio took time to meet with me and help me create my Individual Specialty Option.
Major: Natural Resources with an option in Conservation Law Enforcement.
Hometown: San Diego, CA
In my free time, I like to: Take long walks, listen to music, run, hike, and embroider.
When I graduate, I hope to: Work as a game warden or law enforcement ranger and spend time exploring the outdoors. And get a dog!
My advice for incoming students: It’s easy to feel like an outsider, and it may be tempting to fade into the background and not put yourself out there. Just remember - you belong here!
What I like most about my major: Being from southern California, I was unsure if I was a good fit for the College of Forestry. Plot twist - I am! Everyone I interact with is kind and welcoming, and the classes are great.
Major: Renewable Materials with an option in Management and Marketing
Hometown: Nampa, Idaho
In my free time, I like to dance (I teach clogging classes to littles!) I also love to paint and recently I have been flipping furniture which is so fun!
Ask Me About: Living in the residential halls, being an RA and getting involved with student research opportunities
Bryson (Bry) James
Major: Natural Resources with an option in Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Hometown: Hillsboro, Oregon
In my free time, I like to: Hike, Camp, Landscape/Wildlife Photography, and play video games.
When I graduate, I hope to: Work for the Forest Service in Central Oregon.
My advice for incoming students: Study time! Always.
What I like most about my major: The ability to work with people with like interests and to interact with our environment.
College of Forestry Ambassadors serve as student representatives for the College of Forestry (COF) at Oregon State University. Ambassadors represent the College at a variety of events and programs that support College recruitment, marketing, student services, advising, international programs, experiential education, and alumni, donor and industry relations. Ambassadors assist with on- and off- campus functions, participate in professional conferences, attend alumni and industry events, and give forestry presentations and campus tours.
- Be known to and supportive of other students in the College of Forestry.
- Promote College of Forestry undergraduate programs in the region.
- Advance the mission of the College of Forestry and increase the awareness of COF to various communities.
- Positively represent the College of Forestry with stakeholders, in the forestry and natural resources professional community, and within OSU.
- Support all Ambassador team members in their own individual work, efforts, and goals as well of those of the collective group.