Faces of AgSci Archives

Live to be the Legacy

Elia Rybolt | Agricultural Sciences Major | Class of 2024

Minor in Horticulture | Focuses in Agricultural Education and Agricultural Communications

CAS & CoF Leadership Academy | Brownsville, Oregon

Sigma Alpha | LinkedIn | Personal Portfolio Website

Exploring the Future of Personalized Medicine with Dr. Andrew Annalora

Exploring the Future of Personalized Medicine with Dr. Andrew Annalora

Andrew Annalora | Department of Environmental & Molecular Toxicology

Deborah Miller: Investing in Identity


Deborah Miller | Agricultural Sciences Major | Class of 2024

Pierson-Charlton Family Scholarship Recipient | Camarillo, CA

CAS Club Leadership Team |Student in Educational Opportunities Program

Branching Out

Christian Lessey | B.S. Soil Science | Class of 2025

Portland, OR | Salt Lake City, UT

Oregon State University Dean’s List | regeneratesoils@instagram.com

Discovering Agri-Passions

Adriana Perez | B.S. Animal Science | La Mirada, California | Alumni

@perez.adriii | Minor in Comparative International Agriculture

Diversity Commitment Award | SACNAS Chapter awarded by the College of Agricultural Science

Donald Wirth

Alumni Spotlight: Donald Wirth

Donald Wirth graduated from Oregon State University and has been farming in Oregon for decades. He was recently honored by the Agricultural Communicators Network with the 2023 Distinguished Service Award.

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Get Up and Go

Kira Sabin | B.S. Agriculture and Food Business Management | Class of 2023

2019 Ford Scholar | AgSci Marketing and Communications Coordinator 

Tractor Operator at Justin Gross Farms | Jefferson, OR | @KyoSabin 

2023 Lincoln University Exchange | 2023 Outstanding Senior Award 

2022 Northwest Agricultural Cooperative Council scholarship | 2022 Honor Roll 

2022 Walter Bailey scholarship | 2020 Arthur AC Wight scholarship 

2021 Customer Satisfaction Expert at Bi-Mart | 2023 Cascades Half Marathon

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All Around the World

Justin Dickey | Environmental Economics and Policy

Class of 2024 | Ecampus | San Antonio, Texas 

Adriana Perez. Be bold. Be you.

Adriana Perez

Adriana Perez
Class of 2023
B.S. Animal Science

Status 'Grow'

Meaghan Herlihy | Major ~ Botany with Plant Genetics

Minor ~ Chemistry | Class of 2024 | Middleboro MA

Take Off to the Rangeland

Heather McDougald Murphy | Class of 2023

Rangelands Sciences | Pasco, WA | Marine Corps Veteran

Lucy Bauer: An Original Baddie

An Original Baddie

Lucy Bauer | Alumni | Corvallis, OR | First Gen.


BS, Fermentation Science | 2Towns Ciderhouse

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Fall in Love with Birds

Fang-Yu (Betty) Shen | Class of 2026 | Ph.D. Wildlife Science

1st Generation College Student | Taichung City, Taiwan

The Hatchery blog | Art-Sci fellowship | Shutterstock Artist

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Promote and Protect Public Health

MacKenzie Allison | B.S. BioHealth Science | Eugene, OR | Class of 2023

@Kenz.allison | 1st Place Undergraduate Poster Presentation at PANWAT 2022

Best Overall Undergraduate Poster at EMT Research Day Symposium 2023

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Weaving a Web of Data

Olivia Queisser | Class of 2024 | Corvallis, OR

H.B.S. BioResource Research | Plant Growth & Development option

Bioproducts option | Chemistry minor | Honors College

Art-Sci Fellowship 2022-23

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Zentangled in Creativity

Vaishnavi Padaki | Pune, India

Class of 2020 | Ph.D. Canidate Microbiology | @entangle_zentangle

Provost Fellowship 2020-2021 | Pernot Art-Science Fellowship 2022-2023

Sticking with Science

Zachary Kowash | Class of 2024 | Klamath Falls, OR

BioResource Research | URSA Engage

Brew to Table

Lucy Bauer | Alumni | Corvallis, OR | First Gen.

BS, Fermentation Science | QC and R&D Tech II

www.2townsciderhouse.com | www.instagram.com/2townscider


Gaining Exposure

Rose Sinclair | Class of 2023 | Spokane, WA

Botany and Plant Pathology | Ethnobotanical research 

Life's Creations

Jeff Chang | Faculty | Minneapolis, MN

Botany and Plant PathologyStudent Learning and Success Teamwork Award

F.E. Price/Agricultural Research Foundation Award for Excellence in Research

Encourage Engagement

Emily Ammeraal | Ecological Engineering | Class of 2024

CAS Club LeaderCAS Academic Programs Assistant


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Communicating with Confidence

Mireia Roig-Paul | Beaverton | BioResource Research | Class of 2023

Academic Learning Assistant in Sackett Hall | Honors Roll GPA

USDA Undergraduate Researcher | Precollege Programs

1st generation American attending school in the United States

Hooked On Water

Olivia Boisen | Graduate Student | Class Of 2026 | Mission Viejo, CA

Fisheries ScienceHatfield Marine Science Center | Cal State Monterey Bay

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion | Point Blue Conservation Science

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The Hustle

Xavier Tacker | Class of 2024 | Natural Resources | BioResource Research

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. | 1st Generation College Student

MANRRS | LSAMP | EOP | Beaverton, OR

Abby Chase

Abby Chase

Abby is a 2018 graduate of the College of Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Sciences and Horticulture programs with a Masters in Ag Education. She was a member of the Ag Ed Club, worked in the Office of International Services, a fellow in Leadership Academy, and is a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Women’s Fraternity.

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Leap into Leadership

Nolan Carson | Environmental Economics and Policy | Sutherlin, OR 

Sustainability Chair of Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity | CAS Ambassador

Community Engagement and Leadership employee | LEAP Club President

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

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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

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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

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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 


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Doors of Opportunity

Chase Adams | Memphis, TN | Alumni

B.S. Agricultural Business Management | M.S. Applied Economics

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 

Anne with sign

A Mother for Nature

Anne Thrall-Nash | Environmental Economics and Policy | Sustainability

Hillsboro, Oregon | Class of 2022

First Generation Bachelor's Degree Student

Jessica Xu title

Mitigating Climate Change

Jessica Xu | Post-bacc | Environmental Economics and Policy

CAS Student AmbassadorOSU MANRRS Treasurer | Los Angeles, CA


Drew Jacobson Title

Citizen of the World

Drew Jacobson | Class of 2022 | Eugene, OR 

Double Degree | Environmental Economics and Policy | Sustainability

Minor in Spanish 


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

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Name, Basic Bio Info, Hometown

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

The Speed of Life

Reuben Oliver Garnett | Agricultural Science | Beaverton, OR 

Organic Growers Club | Class of 2020

photo by Sean Simonson

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

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

Follow the Leadership

Kourtney Lehman | Agricultural Business Management

Class of 2022 | Baker City, OR

2019-2020 National FFA Secretary

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


AgSci Students often say they feel like agriculture and natural resources is misunderstood. So, they decided to open the conversation with #AskAnAgStudent.

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.

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

Sounds Under the Sea

Michelle Fournet uses technology to listen to ocean life. 

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