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 drop-in undergraduate research advising hours on Mondays and Tuesdays from 1-3pm in Waldo 140.

Hawii Boriyo

Studying:
Mechanical Engineering, minor in Aerospace Engineering

Has research experience in:
Renewable energy resources (offshore wind farms, smart grids, and electrical vehicles). Fluid behavior in zero gravity

Ambassador focus:
Advising and organizing the Research Ready workshops

Things I’m passionate about:
Rockets, supporting women of color in engineering, Zumba, lasagna

Email me at boriyoh@oregonstate.edu!

Carolina Guillen

Studying:
Bioengineering

Has research experience in:
Rehabilitation engineering

Ambassador focus:
Advising, promoting events, running workshops

Things I’m passionate about:
Helping others, learning new languages, exposing myself to new cultures, walking/petting dogs, traveling to new places

Email me at guillenc@oregonstate.edu!

Ido Almog

Studying:
Biohealth Sciences, minors in Chemistry and Business & Entrepreneurship

Has research experience in:
Biochemistry and Biophysics – Studies in aging

Ambassador focus:
Reaching out to organizations for partnerships

Things I’m passionate about:
The ocean, scuba diving, spending time with friends and family

Email me at almogi@oregonstate.edu!

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!

Keira Johnson

Studying:

Environmental Science (focus in Water Resources), minor in Spanish

Has research experience in:

Ecohydrology (quantifying watershed characteristics and relationships), isotope tracing, field sampling

Ambassador focus:

Organizing first year course presentations

Things I’m passionate about:

the environment (composting!!), hiking, sunsets, penguins

Email me at johnkeir@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!