Tigard, Oregon


Hello everyone! My name is Heather Corello. I’m a second year student at Oregon State, and I currently am studying pre-pharmacy. I was born in Arizona; however, I’ve lived in Oregon most of my life and am very fortunate to have such a beautiful state to call home. My hometown is Tigard, Oregon, and I graduated from Tualatin High School. After completing my degree in BioHealth Sciences, I plan to attend Oregon State’s College of Pharmacy. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, snuggling in a blanket with my cat watching movies, and going on outdoor adventures throughout Oregon.  

While attending Tualatin High School, I dove into the rigorous International Baccalaureate curriculum. I also immersed myself in student clubs and organizations. I was a member and officer of Kiwanis Key Club, Chair member of Communicare, and a member of the National Honors Society. Through these clubs, I practiced philanthropy, volunteered for several local and global organizations, and developed a strong passion for my community.
Speaking of community, when it became time to consider a university, it really only took a few visits to campus to see what Oregon State had to offer. It’s a beautiful campus with a diverse population of motivated and supportive individuals. My experience with the honors college was an even greater extension of the university. I felt welcomed and supported by the Honors College and staff. Everyone here wants you to not only do well in your classes but to thrive as an individual as well.
What drew me to the Honors College were the small class sizes. The selection of honors courses offered are numerous and can be beneficial for any major. Among my favorite classes, so far, at Oregon State were my Honors courses in math and writing. I enjoyed being able to interact with my professors, and they helped me better understand the material. The Honors College has provided so many amazing opportunities such as a living community in West Hall, an honors study lounge, large social events, and many more. My favorite experience so far was going on a trip to Sun River with a large group of honors students. It was excellent bonding experience and provided the opportunity for myself and other first year students to ask questions, gather some advice, and forge friendships with other students in the Honors College. The Honors College certainly has enhanced my first year experience and will continue to provide support and guidance in the future.

I’m proud to be a part of the Honors College Community. If you have any questions about the Honors College, BioHealth Sciences, Pharmacy/Pre-Pharmacy, or Oregon State overall, I welcome you to reach out to me! Go Beavs!