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Hello! My name is Nyssa and my pronouns are she/her/hers and I am from Kelso, Washington. I am a third-year student majoring in bioengineering, with an interest in biotechnology.
I was drawn to Oregon State University because of the supportive teachers and family atmosphere within the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering. Being a part of the Honors College is an added bonus, with the smaller class sizes and unique elective opportunities as well as the abundance of resources provided to the students. Moving to Oregon State during online school, the Honors College helped me find a community and made me feel at home.
As a student, I engaged in research through URSA engage, then moved into my lab full time. We are developing biodegradable menstrual pads, specifically for underserved communities. Through this, I have had the opportunity to meet with engineers in industry, practice what I have been learning about in class and meet upperclassmen. I also had the opportunity to spend my summer researching at Johns Hopkins University this past summer, through an REU program. I got to work with graduate students studying drug delivery through tumor models, stay in the dorms and explore the East Coast! Because of the research I have been able to participate in, I also have traveled to multiple conferences to present my work and network with graduate school and industry representatives.
I can answer questions about the Honors College, College of Engineering, on-campus jobs and stuff to do in Corvallis! I am the president of CBEE Student club and am a member of the Society for Women in Engineering. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!