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.
Anika is a junior studying BioHealth Sciences, with an option in pre-dentistry. She worked as a START Leader during the summers of 2021 and 2022, and has now transitioned to the role of Senior START Leader. Anika helps lead staff training programs and manages our website throughout the year.
Ashleigh is a junior studying Kinesiology and minoring in Spanish, pursuing a career in physical therapy. She worked as a START Leader during the summer of 2022, and has now transitioned to the role of Senior START Leader. Ashleigh is in charge of our parent and family newsletters and START Leader recruitment.
Andy is a transfer student and senior studying Creative Writing and Theatre. Andy helps answer our phones, email, and webchat, as well as organizing our family weekend and term orientation planning.
Mollie is a senior studying Psychology and minoring in History, and has worked in our office since Summer 2022. Mollie helps answer our phones, email, and webchat, as well as organizing our family weekend and term orientation programming.
Olivia is a transfer student and senior studying English and Education and has worked for our office as an Office Assistant and START Leader this past school year. Olivia is a Senior Transfer Leader on the SSL team, and primarily works with students transferring from other colleges and universities. She also helps run our social media accounts and oversees our virtual chat interface.
Trisha is a sophomore majoring in Public Health and minoring in Psychology. She worked as a START Leader during the Summer of 2022, and has now transitioned to the role of Senior START Leader. Trisha helps coordinate our parent and family weekends.
Zoe is a senior studying Psychology and Education. They have worked for the office since Summer 2021, as a START Leader and a Senior START Leader. Zoe also supports our program in a variety of ways and helps coordinate parent and family weekends.
Molly is a fourth year transfer student majoring in psychology and minoring in chemistry with a premed option. She has been with the Office of student orientation since summer of 2020 as a Transfer Ambassador, Senior START Leader, and Senior Program Leader. She assists with various tasks around the office including summer START, term orientations, parent and family weekends, and more.
We are in the process of hiring new START Leaders. Check back soon!