We are here to help you as you transition to Oregon State University and orient you to Beaver Nation.
Melissa has been a student affairs professional for 15 years, the last five of which have been at Oregon State. While she has worked in housing, crisis, care response, and various types of student programming, she has had the opportunity to lead this awesome orientation team for the two years! Melissa lives in Corvallis and in her free time, enjoys reading a good sci-fi book, gardening, crocheting, and cooking new vegan dishes.
Annie has worked professionally at Oregon State University since just before finishing her master’s degree here in College Student Services Administration in 2021. Prior to that, she worked professionally at Portland State University in residential education. Annie is passionate about fostering student belonging, engaging with incoming students, and supporting student staff in the achievement of their goals while celebrating them in the process.
You'll meet Rachel by calling our office line or sending us an email. She is in charge of all of our logistics and behind-the-scenes work that makes orientation happen! She also works to support the advisors and work of the Exploratory Studies Program.
Nick is a graduate student from Bowling Green University, studying college student personnel. He is joining us this summer as an Orientation Facilitator. He will be supporting our START staff in preparing for the summer, and assist in orientation planning and facilitation throughout the summer.
Zoe is a junior studying psychology and education. She worked as a START Leader during the summer of 2021, and transitioned to the role of Senior START Leader in October. Zoe leads staff training programs and outreach to parents and families, including the parent and family newsletter and family weekends.
Sarah is a sophomore studying anthropology. They worked as a START Leader during the summer of 2021, and transitioned to the role of Senior START Leader in October. Sarah led our staff recruitment and hiring process this winter, and manages our websites and webchat.
Molly is a transfer student and junior studying psychology and has worked for our office as a Transfer Ambassador and a Senior START Leader since April 2020. Molly supports our program in a variety of ways in between her time leading Supplemental Instruction Tables with the Academic Success Center.
Hayley is a sophomore majoring in liberal studies and education. She worked as a START Leader during the Summer of 2021, and transitioned to the role of Senior START Leader in October. Hayley coordinates our winter and spring term orientations and manages our social media accounts.
Hope is a senior studying Tourism, Recreation and Adventure Leadership and has worked for our office as a START Leader, and now an Office Assistant, since April 2021. Hope helps answer our phones, email, and webchat, as well as organizing our family weekend and term orientation programming.
Olivia is a junior transfer student studying English and Education and has worked in our office since September 2021. Olivia helps answer our phones, email, and webchat, as well as organizing our family weekend and term orientation programming.
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