Esther Vega
Forest Grove, OR
Industrial Engineering


Hello! My name is Esther Vega and am currently a second year student in Industrial Engineering. I attended my local High School in Forest Grove, Oregon. There, I was part of the National Honors Society, Interact Club, and the tennis team where I was team captain for two years.

I applied to the Honors College on a whim, and I am happy I did. On my first year, I was able to grow close to my professors, do research and become part of the Student Leadership Council for the Honors College. Not only that, but I have met my closest friends through the Honors College. Something that I like about the Honors College is that I meet people from different backgrounds and majors yet there was something we all have in common: the drive to Be More.

After my undergraduate I plan on getting my MBA. I wouldn’t have thought of an MBA if it were not for the financial backing of the Honors College. I applied to a Harvard program designed for students that were unsure of what they wanted to do for grad school. This program was an focused on the Harvard Business School and their MBA programs. I got accepted, however, financially I was looking at not going. Thanks to the Honors Experience Scholarship, I was able to go, meet students from all over the world, rebuttal case studies, sit in lectures, and come to the realization that I want to pursue an MBA.

When I am not in class I am either drinking coffee, running, or on the tennis courts. I know college can be a huge transition but you are not alone. As an ambassador I am here to help you! If you have questions about the Honors College, the College of Engineering, OSU’s tennis club, or anything in between, feel free to contact me!  Go Beavs!