TOUR Ambassadors

Meet your Team of Undergraduate Recruiters, better known as TOUR Ambassadors! From academics to student life, we share our knowledge and love for OSU-Cascades through a student's perspective. Visit campus and let us show you what our campus has to offer.

Ashley B.

Major
Kinesiology
Hometown
I grew up in Bend and went to Summit High School
What I love about OSU-Cascades
I love our small class sizes and being able to talk to professors easily
What I love about Bend
I love to go hiking with my dogs at any of the trails in the area but my favorite is Shevlin Park. Shopping in the Old Mill and hanging out at the breweries and other local restaurants.

Lydia L.

Major
Psychology
Hometown
San Francisco, CA - moved to Portland Oregon in 2008 attended Cleveland High School
Favorite meal in the dining hall
The made-to-order breakfasts
What I love about Bend
I love exploring with friends the new to me places in Bend. It is so much fun to learn and laugh with friends and soak in the natural beauty of Central Oregon.

Chyenne C.

Major
Business
Hometown
Pendleton and attended Pendleton High School
What I love about OSU-Cascades
I have loved getting to know so many new people and creating meaningful friendships. I also love going to school in such a beautiful place that holds many adventures and natural beauty.
Favorite class
Macroeconomics

Jill C.

Major
Psychology
Hometown
Milwaukie, OR; High School - Milwaukie High School
What I love about OSU-Cascades
The feeling of community when I walk in the front door. Everyone here treats you like family.
Favorite meal in the dining hall
I love the options at the salad bar
Travel goals
Italy to research my family heritage and get fat on amazing food.

Kurt W.

Major
Energy Systems Engineering
Hometown
Albany, Or; High School - West Albany High School
What I love about OSU-Cascades
I love how easy it is to become involved with campus and how, since we are always growing, all input is valuable
Favorite meal in the dining hall
Have you had the Mediterranean pasta!?! Thank you dining team.
Favorite class
Industrial Systems Optimization mixes math and organizational management to make more energy efficient processes for ordering, manufacturing, and shipping

Nicki G.

Major
Social Science/Community Development, Natural Resources Minor
Hometown
Troutdale, Or; High School - Reynolds High School
What I love about OSU-Cascades
The most heartwarming experience I have had at OSU-Cascades was during the first two weeks of classes. Within days the campus community made me feel like I was coming back rather than being there for the first time.
What I love about Bend
On the weekends I usually try and participate in the Cascades adventures programs like rock climbing at Smith Rock or going to Umpqua hot springs!

Tessa M.

Major
Art/Sustainability
Hometown
Hillsboro Oregon - Liberty HS
What I love about OSU-Cascades
I spend as much time outside as possible. Hiking, biking, quading, taking photos, or just exploring our beautiful town.
Favorite TV show
Dexter
Favorite book
"Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn. Totally changed my perspective on how we look at our natural world.

Sarah P.

Major
Liberal Studies
Hometown
I’m from Portland, Oregon (Beaverton) and went to Westview High School
Favorite meal in the dining hall
As one of the only vegan students in living in the residence hall, it’s surprising how hard the chefs try to accommodate their students with special dietary needs.
Favorite class
Linguistic Anthropology with Christina Cappy. It was a very small open discussion course. Taboo subjects were brought up and it felt good to discuss these topics in a welcoming and open-minded environment.