Logan Adams
Salem, OR
Ecological Engineering & International Studies


Hello! My name is Logan Adams. I was born and raised in Oregon and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’m originally from a small town in eastern Oregon called Spray, but my family moved to Salem when I was 4 years old. I attended West Salem High School and had a wonderful time being involved in Mock Trial, National Honor Society, and Students for Change. I love Oregon and the Willamette Valley so when I applied to colleges Oregon State quickly came to the top of my list.

I originally wasn’t sure that I wanted to attend a big school like Oregon State, but I decided to visit campus and see how I felt. I am so glad that I did. Just stepping on campus you can get an impression of the culture at Oregon State; it looks like and it feels like a place where innovation is happening, where there are endless possibilities, and where your college experience really is up to you. When I met with an Honors College representative it made me want to come here even more. A lot of the colleges that I had applied to had honors programs, but they consisted of a few required classes, some extra work, and a certification. The Oregon State University Honors College is a fully recognized college with its own administrative staff and classes; and whereas I felt that other schools simply wanted me to attend, I felt that the Honors College wanted me to thrive. I visited the other college campuses and didn’t find any of them that made me feel the same way, so I decided to attend Oregon State.

Since coming to Oregon State I have been exposed to so many opportunities and wonderful new life experiences that simply confirmed that this was the right place for me. Through the Honors College I have been able to lead service projects with the Honors College Morning of Service, connect with distinguished alumni through book clubs and lunches with the dean, and form meaningful relationships with faculty members through honors classes. I’ve also gotten the chance to study abroad in Guatemala and Nepal through Honors College resources such as the Experiential and the Building Hope program. I’ve also gotten the chance to connect with a research professor and am currently completing my thesis investigating the impact of drought on stable water isotopes.

I love Oregon State and I have loved my experiences during the four years I have attended. If you have questions or would like to talk about living on campus, the transition to college, how to get involved on campus, what the Honors College is like, or just anything about OSU please feel free to contact me; I would love to get to know you and I would love to answer your questions!