Talley has worked at Oregon State University since 1997. During her time at OSU, Talley has worked in a variety of departments, within both Academic and Student Affairs, all with the emphasis on student success. She has worked with new incoming students through graduate students, both domestic and international. Talley comes to OSU GO from the Office of Student Success within the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, where she was the Office Manager. Having this broad university experience has allowed Talley to gain a comprehensive institutional knowledge base and an awareness of resources available to students. Before starting at Oregon State, Talley spent most of her life in rural Texas. Talley enjoys spending time camping with her family, baking and gardening.