Tigard, Oregon
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


Greetings! My name is Jorie Casey and I am currently a third-year student majoring in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. After graduating, I plan to enter medical school to pursue studies in hematology and oncology. With both of my parents serving in the military, I lived in several states but consider Tigard, OR as home. Driving from New Mexico, I felt a sense of belonging as my mom and I crossed the California/Oregon border. Oregon’s natural beauty captured my heart which attests to my passion for hiking!

At Tigard High School, I enrolled in the International Baccalaureate Program and immersed myself within the community. I played sports including soccer and lacrosse and joined several clubs. By my senior year of high school, I was President of National Honor Society and served as the Tigard Student Representative for the Tigard/Tualatin School District Board of Directors. As a member of Kiwanis Key Club and National Honor Society, I had access to many volunteer opportunities. My passion for service stems from values my parents instilled within me at a young age. Community service experiences were essential in molding certain areas of my character and continue to teach me important life lessons.

I decided to enroll in the Honors College at Oregon State University as I neared the end of my high school academics. The comradery of the IB program at my high school motivated me to face new challenges and supplemented my personal growth. The program nurtured a community of diverse, passionate peers able to communicate, collaborate and overcome challenges. The Honors College signified this same opportunity for me to join another inclusive and supportive community. With vast resources including supportive staff, engaging workshops and extracurricular activities, the Honors College embodies community and diversity.

In addition to being an Honors College Ambassador, I am an Honors College Peer Mentor, a College of Science Peer Advisor and a member of Sigma Delta Omega. I spend most of my time as a research assistant in a psychology lab and a biochemistry/biophysics lab.

I am thankful to be part of the Honors College community where I have found support, guidance and opportunities. Please email me with any questions you may have!