Sophie Pierszalowski 

Associate Director of Undergraduate Research

(she/her/hers)

Contact
Email: pierszas@oregonstate.edu
Office: Waldo 140 
Phone: 541-737-4892

About
PhD, Science Education, Oregon State University
MSc, Wildlife Science, Oregon State University
BS, Biology and Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, University of Washington

Sophie currently oversees OSU's Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts. She is responsible for coordination of centralized undergraduate research programs, showcases, and resources. It is her personal and professional goal to develop and deliver equity-minded undergraduate research programs and resources that are accessible to students across all disciplines and demographics. Related to this goal, her research examines barriers to accessing undergraduate research experiences, including systemic inequities that may perpetuate gaps in opportunities for experiential learning.

Christy Kuiken

Office of URSA Graduate Assistant

(she/her/hers)

Contact
Email: kuikenc@oregonstate.edu
Phone: 954-829-0205

About
Master of Music, University of Central Arkansas
Bachelor of Musical Arts, University of Oklahoma

Christy is the GRA for OSU's Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and the Arts. She has been a musical performer and educator for over twenty years, works as a publishing engraver, and also teaches self-defense classes for female-identifying groups. Her professional goal is to engage student populations in conversations about what role Higher Education should play in creating a more equitable community both on and off-campus. In her spare time, Christy can be found camping and hiking, lifting weights, exploring the northwest culinary scene, or reading the newest fantasy novel.