Education Double Degree Student Ambassadors represent Oregon State University and the College of Education by serving prospective, incoming, and current students through on-campus recruiting events, student orientation programs, and peer mentoring. Student Ambassadors serve the college in a volunteer capacity and commit between ten and thirty hours each term.
Ambassadors for 2013-2014:
The most important thing in my life is my family. Whether a relative by birth, someone in my work family, or one of the many students I interact with, I will bend over backwards to come to their aid. I think that's why I found my passion in teaching; it was the first profession I discovered that allowed me to creatively use my mathematical mindset to directly influence the lives of others.
Following the completion of my undergraduate education this March, I hope to begin my teaching career serving students in low-performing schools and attempting to help eliminate education inequity. Outside of teaching, I also find enjoyment in country dancing, playing volleyball, cooking, wandering the wilderness, and being humbled by the amazing world we live in!
Alexandra (Ali) Kelly
This year I am a Senior studying both Elementary Education and Child Development at OSU. After graduating spring term, I hope to find a teaching position at an elementary school. I also plan to become a personal trainer while waiting to begin my career as a teacher. I enjoy being active and outdoors. I am an energetic and caring person who loves to be around people. This year I am excited to be an Ambassador for the College of Education.
A member of the University Honors College, this is my senior year as a Physics and Mathematics major. My undergraduate research area is in Physics Education, specifically the ongoing reform of the upper division physics courses. I have also been involved in the OSU Meistersingers, a men’s chorus, throughout my time here. Additionally, I am the president of the Society of Physics Students. After graduating from OSU, I plan to teach high school math or physics in Oregon, and pass on the great educational experiences I have had as a K-12 student and undergraduate.
This is my third year at Oregon State University, and I am double majoring in Mathematics and Education. I come from the small town of Boring which is near the Portland area. I have had the ambition to be an educator since middle school, and I eventually found that I a certain knack for explaining and teaching mathematics. I have held many leadership positions in high school and college, and enjoy planning and creating opportunities for people with common interests to come together and have a good time. I am excited to be a part of the College of Education Ambassadors because it provides me the opportunity to get to know more people in the College of Education, both the professors and students, and to gain more-in-depth knowledge of what this college can provide me and other students with an interest in education.
I grew up on the Southern Oregon coast in the small town of Gold Beach. In high school I was involved in many extracurricular activities, and every summer I would spend a week as a camp counselor for third through fifth graders at our local 4H camp. Before coming to Oregon State, I attended the University of Oregon and majored in Human Physiology. Midway through the year I realized that I was unhappy with my school choice and unsure about my major. My mother encouraged me to take an education class at OSU since she had recalled me saying that I had always been interested in teaching. I look TCE 253, Learning Across the Lifespan, and I fell in love. I could relate much of what we learned to my experiences at camp, and I realized how much the field of education interested me. I enrolled at OSU and changed my major to HDFS and education. Currently I am a Junior and work as an Academic Study Facilitator for student athletes.
As a third year ambassador, I am excited to see what new and exciting things the College of Education will do this year! I am studying to become a high school mathematics instructor, and I hope to teach in an inner-city school. As a member of Students Today Leaders Forever and my sorority Kappa Alpha Theta, I am very involved with student leadership organizations at OSU. I will be graduating this spring and hope to continue my education in graduate school next year. Go Beavs!
This is my junior year at OSU, and I am majoring in Exercise and Sports Science and earning a minor in Public Health with an emphasis in psychology. I am also in the College of Education’s pre-education program to pursue a health endorsement. Originally from Gig Harbor, Washington, I am a member of the OSU track and cross country teams. After graduating with my degrees, I hope to teach high school psychology, health or anatomy while coaching track.
I am a senior this year at Oregon State University majoring in Early Education with endorsements in ESOL and Human Development and Family Sciences. I grew up with my mom and dad in St. Helens, Oregon. In my free time I love to play sports, be outdoors, and hang out with friends and family. I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I can remember. I love working with and being around children. Hopefully I can teach 2nd grade after I graduate from Oregon State, and can’t wait to see what the future has in store for me!