Meet your Ambassadors!

The Undergraduate Research Ambassadors are a team of students with experience in undergraduate research or other scholarly partnerships with faculty who work to help other students pursue and excel in these experiences.

They are happy to answer any questions about the process, from getting involved, to finding a mentor and funding, to presenting at a conference or symposium! The Ambassadors are here to help all students across all majors.

Reach out via Facebook, e-mail at [email protected], or by attending our virtual, drop-in undergraduate research advising hours on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1-3pm via Zoom to speak with an ambassador!

Amanda Kent

(she/her/hers)

Studying:

Earth Sciences with the Ocean Science option with a minor in geology

Has research experience in:

Studying pacific krill and the impacts they have on ecosystems off of the Oregon coast

Things I’m passionate about:

Animals, exploring Oregon's beautiful waterfalls and rivers, and increasing the education of the importance of limiting or eliminating devastating human-caused global warming impacts on the ocean.

Email me at [email protected]!

Grace Petrina

(she/her/hers)

Studying:

Biochemistry and Biophysics with a minor in Public Health and History

Has research experience in:

Genetic code expansion and the optimization/development of cellular machinery

Things I’m passionate about:

The integration of science into public policy, supporting underrepresented groups in STEM, and expanding equitable access to housing.

Email me at [email protected]!

Mae Trice

(she/her/hers)

Studying:

Zoology with a Chemistry minor and GIS certificate 

Has research experience in:

Identifying wildlife species in different habitats from photos and conducting companion animal attachment tests

Things I’m passionate about:

Animal conservation, finding ways to make exercise fun, and trying new food

Email me at [email protected]!

Sahana Shah

(she/her/hers)

Studying:

Biochemistry and Biophysics with minors in Spanish and Chemistry, and the Medical Humanities Certificate 

Has research experience in:

Bioinformatics/statistical coding to better understand genes involved in cancer, focus on the dynein motor complex and transcription factors that bind LC8 using biochemical/biophysical techniques

Things I’m passionate about:

Equity for minorities and people with disabilities in STEM, advocating for menstrual freedom, dance, music, and equal access to education!

Email me at [email protected]!

Grace Fetherstonhaugh

(she/her/hers)

Studying:

Sociology with a minor in business administration

Has research experience in:

Studying the communication gaps between undergraduate research program administrators at OSU.

Things I’m passionate about:

Athletics, empowering women in sport, exploring the great outdoors, inclusion and public policy related issues. I am also a passionate chocolate lover! 

Email me at [email protected]!