Hometown: 
Edgewater, Maryland
Major: 
Ocean Science
Contact: 
albrighs@oregonstate.edu

Hi there! My name is Sally Albright, and I am a second-year student in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences as well as the Honors College, studying Ocean Science. I was born and raised in a small town called Edgewater, Maryland, in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay region. I fell in love with the environment at a young age, as all my life I grew up on the coast. I absolutely love being on the water, hiking, camping, and really anything that gets me outside and seeing new places. I grew up in a household of music-lovers, and my family always has music playing throughout the house, and I am a cat-lover (but I'm still trying to convince my parents to get a dog). 

 

Transitioning to OSU has undoubtedly been one of the best decisions I've ever made. Coming 3,000 miles to a completely new place was obviously a bit of a jump for me, having never moved very far from my hometown beforehand. However, every day I am reminded of why I made that decision, and how thankful I am to go to Oregon State.  As an Ocean Science major and someone regularly in search for new adventures, I can't really think of a better place to be. Specifically regarding the Honors College, this was where I found my first and best friends at OSU. During my first year, my roommates were all in the UHC and are still my best friends at OSU. This is such a beautiful community, not to mention the amazing courses and opportunities outside of the classroom. My favorite ones are those that get me outside to see more of Oregon. I highly recommend looking out for the UHC outings each term for when you need to get some fresh air.

 

This past year, I was fortunate enough to serve as a Co-President of the OSU Environmental Sciences Club, participate in the OSU Marching and Basketball bands, volunteer in multiple labs and conduct a research project, get to know some of the most kind and genuine people, and gradually find my home at OSU all along the way. If you find yourself on a bit of an island when you first get here (like I did), my biggest tip would be to GET INVOLVED! 

 

If you have any questions about how to make OSU feel like home away from home, would like to know about more opportunities to get involved and/or get outside, or just want to say hello, please feel free to contact me anytime. GO BEAVS!