Hometown: 
Beaverton
Major: 
Human Development and Family Science
Minor: 
Chemistry, Biology, and Medical Humanities
Contact: 
kochdi@oregonstate.edu

 

Hi, everyone! My name is Dillon, and I am currently a senior studying Human Development and Family Science, with minors in Chemistry, Biology, and Medical Humanities. I’ve lived in the Portland-area for my entire life, and graduated from Beaverton High School. In my free time, I love to watch movies, hang out with friends, and snuggle with my cats! After completing my studies at OSU, I hope to take part in higher education to pursue my dreams of working in the medical profession.

 

After researching, touring, applying, and deliberating, I finally decided to attend OSU, and I’m so happy that I did. I knew that I wanted a large school with a wide variety of activities and events, in a smaller town that seemed to revolve around and support the university. Additionally, even though I did want a larger school, I also wanted the opportunity to connect with students and faculty in a small classroom setting; I was able to get this through the HC. OSU had all of these things to offer to me, and after touring the beautiful campus four times, I knew I had found my new home!


Due to my involvement in a variety of activities in high school (ranging from theatre and band, to student leadership, to soccer and track), I knew that I would want immediate involvement on campus. By living in West Hall, I was able to meet other Honors students like myself through the many hall-oriented activities, like community service mornings, midnight breakfasts before finals, and guest speaker events. Also, I was able to collaborate with other HC students as the Hall Council treasurer and make a lot of new friends. The friends that I made in West became my go-to people for hanging out and studying, and even became my roommates when I moved off-campus! One of the best things by far I’ve done through the Honors College was study abroad for two weeks in France this summer! (My photo is of me at Versailles!)


In addition to being a part of the HC, I also have found many other opportunities for involvement at OSU. I worked with the Associated Students of OSU to help my peers register to vote. I am a member of the National Residence Hall Honorary, and was on the Oregon State University Program Council committee for Moms and Dads Weekends. I also have a job as a Campus Tour Ambassador in the Campus Visitor Center, and am a Resident Assistant in West Hall. I am currently doing research for my Honors thesis, which I was able to identify through one of the many mentor matching receptions held throughout the year. I also have a lot of fun participating in various campus-wide events, like football games in the fall and Dam Jam in the spring, and am looking forward to serving on the OSU Homecoming Court this year!


I’m so happy I chose to be a part of Oregon State and the Honors College, and am so excited at all that I have been able to achieve as a part of this community. Please feel free to email me with any questions you might have, and Go Beavs!