Portrait of Alanna Celaya
Woodland Hills, CA
Public Health


Hello! My name is Alanna Celaya, and my pronouns are she/her/hers. I am so excited to be an Honors College Ambassador. I am a third-year at Oregon State University, majoring in public health with a certificate in medical humanities. After graduating, I hope to attend medical school to become an orthopedic physician. I am currently working on my thesis, focusing on collecting COVID-19 stories to prevent pandemic amnesia in our society once the pandemic comes to an end.


I was born and raised in Woodland Hills, California, and I love my sunny home state. I am an avid Dodger fan, beach lover and music enthusiast, which is no surprise being from SoCal. However, I chose to come to Oregon State specifically for the Honors College. Coming from out of state, I felt instantly welcomed into the Oregon State Honors College community. I can’t wait to share my love for the Oregon State Honors College with others.

Outside of being an ambassador, I am a member of Sigma Delta Omega, a science interest-based sorority here on campus. I also hold an officer position as social chair in my sorority. I am also a nationally licensed phlebotomist by the NHA and the California Department of Public Health. Beyond phlebotomy and sorority life, I love having movie nights with friends, going to concerts (my favorite hobby), spending hours in the record store, having spontaneous dance parties and watching sports.

If you have any questions about the out-of-state experience at Oregon State, the Honors College, the College of Public Health and Human Sciences, or public health in general, please feel free to reach out to me. I am so excited to help you along your college journey!