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, or by attending our virtual, drop-in undergraduate research advising hours on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1-3pm via Zoom. Please visit tinyurl.com/URSAZoom during those times to speak with an ambassador!

Claire Andrade

Studying:

Earth Sciences with the Ocean Science option and Music minor

Has research experience in:

Research experience with seafloor mapping (marine technology), benthic ecology and benthic sediment biogeochemistry (role of cable bacteria in deep-sea hypoxia)

Ambassador focus:
Advising and residence hall outreach

Things I’m passionate about:

Minority representation in STEM, promoting ecotourism, good food (cheese is a favorite), teaching people about where the Cape Verde Islands are, cold beaches

Email me at andradcl@oregonstate.edu!

Taylor Barnett

Studying:
Systems of Interactions within Society and Natural Resources, minor in Psychology 

Has research experience in:

Gender diversity in the forest sector

Ambassador focus:

Advising and presenting in workshops

Things I’m passionate about:

Connecting people with their environment, equity in the workforce (especially the forest sector), travel, music, anything outdoors and mentorship

Email me at barnettt@oregonstate.edu!

Haelyn Epp

Studying:

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, minor in Public Health

Has research experience in:
Biophysics through studying the structure of kinesin motor proteins and how it relates to their behavior and motility, Tibetan Buddhism by performing a literature review of historical biographies

Ambassador focus:

Advising and website management

Things I’m passionate about:

Preventive medicine, social equity, giving back to my community, skateboarding

Email me at epph@oregonstate.edu!

Gabe Sutherland

Studying:

Mechanical Engineering, minor in Aerospace Engineering

Has research experience in:

Homuncular flexibility in VR environments, Orbital Debris remediation, Precision Agriculture using UAVs

Ambassador focus:
Advising and organizing information about research conferences

Things I’m passionate about:

Astronomy and space, skiing, travel

Email me at sutherlg@oregonstate.edu!

Grace Fetherstonhaugh

Studying:

Sociology, 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 fethersg@oregonstate.edu!

James Yang

Studying:

Electrical & Computer Engineering, minor in Computer Science

Has research experience in:

Hardware design and software development

Things I’m passionate about:

Playing guitar and piano, as well as playing basketball and running/hiking. Feel free to talk to me about basketball anytime!

Email me at yangjam@oregonstate.edu!