OSU FISHERIES & WILDLIFE MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
This program pairs undergraduate mentees with graduate mentors with similar research interests within the fields of fisheries, wildlife, and ecology to facilitate scientific and professional training within the OSU Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. I co-developed the program in 2014 and am an ongoing co-coordinator.
The Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology Symposium (RAFWE) is a student-led research symposium that showcases research, extension, and outreach activities conducted by students in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife and related departments and colleges at OSU. It consists of workshops, presentations, auctions, and a keynote address by an invited distinguished scientist. I co-organize the symposium annually.
"WILD ABOUT WILDLIFE" SUMMER CAMP
Weeklong summer camp for high school students as part of the OSU STEM Academy. Our camp used various lab and field-based activities to introduce kids to the various methods ecologists use to study species, communities, and ecosystems. I co-developed our first camp in 2015 and am an ongoing co-coordinator.
SALMON BOWL/NATIONAL OCEAN SCIENCES BOWL
The Salmon Bowl, which is part of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl, is a regional academic science competition for high school students in Oregon and Idaho that focuses specifically on the ocean sciences. It is held annually on OSU's campus, and consists of teams of 4–5 students competing in a quiz-bowl to win prizes, scholarships, and a chance to represent our region at the National Ocean Science Bowl. I volunteer with this program annually.