Modesto, CA


Hi! My name is Riley and I’m a sophomore studying Kinesiology with the hopes of adding the Pre-Therapy and Allied Health option later this year. Before coming to Oregon State, I lived in Modesto, CA.  

The main reason I chose to attend Oregon State was for the many unique opportunities I would have access to through the Honors College and the College of Public Health. Another reason I decided on OSU was because of the sports. I have always enjoyed watching sports, so I liked the appeal of being able to root for my school at a division 1 level. In most cases, having division 1 sports at school means a big university with large class sizes. By choosing the Honors College at OSU, I was given the best of both worlds: small class sizes but the big school atmosphere.  

As well as being an Honors College Student Ambassador, I also work as an Alumni and Special Events Office Assistant for the College of Pharmacy. Being an OSU employee has provided me great work experience while simultaneously earning my degree. When I'm not working or studying for classes, I enjoy baking bread or watching TikTok. In my second year, I am excited to become even more involved on campus. I am hoping to rush a sorority and join more clubs. 

I know college can be a scary transition, especially coming from out-of-state. As an Honors College Ambassador, I am here to help you in any way I can! Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the Honors College, College of Public Health and Human Sciences, moving to OSU from out-of-state, or anything else!