Peer Mentor: Jessica Steigerwald
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Jerri Bartholomew
I was born and raised in Eastern Oregon; the small town of Irrigon is my Hometown. I chose to enroll at Oregon State because of opportunities in high school that introduced me to the campus and various programs that the University offers, I am majoring in Biology and for my undergraduate research I hope to research the pathogens that affect the health of wild Pacific salmon populations, particularly myxozoan parasites. I am not exactly sure what I want to do after I graduate but I hope that it is something that makes a difference. I love the campus scenery, the people that I have met here and the great opportunities that have been offered.