Faces of AgSci Students

Reclaiming Regenerative Ranching

Dallas Hall Defrees  I  Alumni  I  B.S. Biology  I  M.S. Rangeland Ecology and Management  I  Regenerative Ranching Program Director  I  Baker City, Oregon

Faces: Eric Soto title

Before and After

Eric Giovanni Soto | Crop & Soil Science with Agronomy option

The Dalles Oregon | First-generation college student

Men's Soccer Club Goalkeeper | Class of 2022

MANRRS Chapter President and Community Representative Officer


A Lifetime of AG-vocating

Deidre Schreiber  I  Agricultural Sciences  I  OSU Agriculture and Natural Resources Program at Eastern Oregon University  I  Enterprise, Oregon  I  EOU Ag Club President  I  OSU ANR Program Ambassador  I  Oregon FFA State Secretary 2019-2020  I  2018 Chief Joseph Days Rodeo Queen

Faces: Alyssa Thibodeau title

Momentum for the Future

Alyssa Thibodeau  | Food Science & Technology | Mesa, Arizona

First-generation college student | Food and Fermentation Science Club President

Pre-Veterinary Medical Association President |  OSU Goat Club Vice President

Golden Voice Award | Local and university scholarships

Presentation award at CAS Research Poster Showcase 

Pursuing Poetry and Plants. Grace with buildings

Pursuing Poetry and Plants

Grace Burks  I Agricultural Sciences  I  Sustainability   I  Las Vegas, NV & Cary, NC

Writing Intensive Curriculum Culture of Writing Award in Agricultural Sciences  I  Environmental Justice Youth Art Debut Poetry Performer with Beyond Toxics & the NAACP Eugene/Springfield   I   Undergraduate Student Success Summit Keynote Performing Poet   I   Weaver Award for Undergraduate Poetry Winner & Honorable Mention 

Corvallis Swing Dance Society  I  Academy of American Poets

Faces: Yan Yan title

Hiking my Own Hike

Yan Yan | Crop and Soil Science | Chongqing, China 

OSU Hiking Club President | CAS Ambassador | Class of 2022

First-generation female college student in the US

Top prize for Branch Experiment Station Research Poster/Presentation

for the 2020 CAS Undergraduate Research Showcase 


Erica, Cover Photo

The Business of Sustainability

Erica Sequoia Baker  I  Business Administration  I  Sustainability 

Class of 2022 |  First Generation College Student  I  Hemet, California

Cade Jobe smile

Crafting a Story

Cade Jobe | Food Science and Technology | Austin, TX

Mina McDaniel Research Scholarship in Sensory Sciences

Grant and Alice Schoenhard Research Scholarship | Jack Joyce Scholarship 

Part of the Solution

Matthew Mehlschau | Agronomy, Crop and Soil Science

Minor in Agriculture and Food Business Management 

Warrens Memorial Scholarship | Flanagan Scholarship | Jefferson, OR

Cultivating a Purpose

Samuel Hoefler | Agronomy, Crop and Soil Science | Meadville, PA

Head Grower at Prūf Cultivar | Transfer Student | Ecampus

Photo of Dalyn in nursery

Breaking the Mold

Dalyn McCauley | Faculty Research Assistant | North Willamette Research & Extension Center

Member of Engineers Without Borders USA; Member of ASABE; 2019 Grant A. Harris Fellowship recipient

Central Point, OR | First Generation College Student

Color of Happiness

Jamie Rand | Fisheries and Wildlife | Monmouth, OR

Class of 2021 | Branch Experiment Stations Intern

The Speed of Life

Reuben Oliver Garnett | Agricultural Science | Beaverton, OR 

Organic Growers Club | Class of 2020

photo by Sean Simonson

Navigating the Maize

Maizy Kesterson | Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences | Medford, OR | Junior

College of Agriculture Sciences Ambassador

I am the first person in my family to attend a large university and pursue a bachelors degree. My mom previously received her associates degree from community college in order to work as a medical assistant in a pediatric clinic.

Courting the Future

Joshua Flores | Bioresource Research | McMinnville, OR | Sophomore

STEM Leader Program | First generation college student

Playing By Heart

Anton Alvarez | Bioresource Research | Monmouth, OR | Junior

STEM Leaders Program | Multicultural Scholars Program 

SACNAS Member | OSU Marching Band

Sea With New Eyes

Eric Wade | Fisheries Science | Belize | PhD Candidate | SYLFF Fellow

Immersive Education

Alexandra M. Avila | PhD Fisheries Science | Quito, Ecuador 

Nancy Foster Scholar | NOAA ONMS Outreach Fellow volunteer

First-Generation Female College Student

Voice of Reason

Raven Waldron | BioResource Research | Class of 2019 | Silver Lake, OR

SACNAS/MANRRS Chapter Officer (3 years) | 2018 CAS Outstanding Senior Award

2016 CAS Burlingham Student of Excellence Award

Pursuit of Excellence

Juriana Examaray Barboza Sagrero | BioResource Research 

Class of 2021 | Corvallis, OR | First Generation College Student

From the Ground Up

Tessa Barker | M.S. Crop Science | Class of 2022

Salem, OR | ISHS member | B.A. Sociology

ASHS Undergraduate Oral Competition 2nd & 3rd Place 

Art of the Brew

Jon Campbell | Class of 2018 

Food Science and Technology | Corvallis, OR

Matthew and his motorcycle on a mountain road.

The Human Element

Matthew Slattery | Ph.D. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Class of 2018 | Colorado Springs, CO | ARCS Scholar

Students sharing their passion for Ag: A morning at the World Ag Expo

“The key to a successful experience here is authenticity.”

Jonathan Lopez-Valadez

OSU SACNAS Chapter Recognized for Community Involvement and Research Excellence at National Conference

The OSU chapter was honored with a new award category, created specifically to celebrate their work with Native American communities in 2018.

Preserving All That's Wild

Jordan Levi | Fisheries & Wildlife Sciences | Ecampus | Class of 2018

Green Lake National Fish Hatchery intern

Assistant forest ranger and Fish & wildlife technician at

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)



Fungus Among Us

Gillian Bergmann | Bioresource Research | Portland, OR

OSU Honors College | Gamma Sigma Delta Honors Society

Presidential Scholar | Waldo-Cummings Outstanding Student Award

Benjamin A. Gilman International ScholarMycology Club officer

Cycling Club | Botany & Plant Pathology Club

Walking the Walk

Metzin Rodriguez | Coos Bay, OR | CAMP mentor

BioResource Research - Sustainable Ecosystems

TOUR AmbassadorEOP | UHDS Community Relations Facilitator

MANRRS Ag. Executive Rep | Waldo Cummings Outstanding Student Award

A World Away

Qianqian Fan | Anqing China | Class of 2019

M.S. Crop Science

Wine and Language

Anastasiya Berst  |  Food Science & Technology - Enology & Viticulture 

1st Generation college student | Tashkent, Uzbekistan | Class of 2021

Real World Research

Ian Thompson | BioResource Research | Class of 2021

Corvallis, OR | Multicultural Scholar | Fall/Winter 2017 Honor Roll 

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Inspiring Future Leaders (2018-19)

Possibility | Opportunity | Inclusivity

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