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

Major
Kinesiology
Hometown
Bend and attended 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

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

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

Tessa

Major
Art/Sustainability
Hometown
Hillsboro and attended Liberty High School
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

Kurt

Major
Energy Systems Engineering
Hometown
Albany and attended 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 Beaver Dam
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

Major
Social Science/Community Development, Natural Resources Minor
Hometown
Troutdale and attended 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!

Michael

Major
Kinesiology
Hometown
Beaverton
What I love about OSU-Cascades
The small class size and the people here are generally-like minded individuals which makes the community great
What I love about Bend
Snowboarding, Paddle Boarding and intramural sports
Favorite class you’ve taken so far
Muscle Physiology
Favorite TV show
"Friends"

Kate

Major
Business Administration
Hometown
Keizer
Favorite meal in the Beaver Dam
Rice bowls!
What I love about Bend
Coffee shops, biking around town, and hiking!
Favorite class you’ve taken so far
Entrepreneurship and Biology
If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?
Paris, Africa or Thailand

Al

Major
Energy Systems Engineering
Hometown
Muscat, Oman and attended Knowledge Gate International School
What I love about OSU-Cascades
Great location, great environment, great people. A wonderful learning experience
Favorite class you’ve taken so far
Energy Generation (ESE 450)
Favorite TV show
"It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
Favorite book
"A Brief History of Time" by Stephen Hawking

Alex

Major
Energy Systems Engineering
Hometown
Hillsboro and attended Glencoe High School
What I love about OSU-Cascades
The access to outdoor activities and great community in the residence hall
Favorite meal in the Beaver Dam
Gyros. They are magical.
Favorite TV show
"The Office"
Favorite book
"What if?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions"