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Hi there! My name is Sally Albright, and I am a third-year student in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences as well as the Honors College, studying Ocean Science. I was born and raised in a small town called Edgewater, Maryland, in the heart of the Chesapeake Bay region. I fell in love with the environment at a young age, as all my life I grew up on the coast. I absolutely love being on the water, hiking, camping, and really anything that gets me outside and seeing new places. I grew up in a household of music-lovers, and my family always has music playing throughout the house, and I am a cat-lover (but I'm still trying to convince my parents to get a dog).
Transitioning to OSU has undoubtedly been one of the best decisions I've ever made. Coming 3,000 miles to a completely new place was obviously a bit of a jump for me, having never moved very far from my hometown beforehand. However, every day I am reminded of why I made that decision, and how thankful I am to go to Oregon State. As an Ocean Science major and someone regularly in search of new adventures, I can't really think of a better place to be. Specifically, regarding the Honors College, this was where I found my first and best friends at OSU. During my first year, my roommates were all in the UHC and are still my best friends at OSU. This is such a beautiful community, not to mention the amazing courses and opportunities outside of the classroom. My favorite ones are those that get me outside to see more of Oregon. I highly recommend looking out for the UHC outings each term for when you need to get some fresh air.
I've been fortunate enough to serve as a Co-President of the OSU Environmental Sciences Club, participate in the OSU Marching and Basketball bands, volunteer in multiple labs and conduct a research project, get to know some of the most kind and genuine people, and gradually find my home at OSU all along the way. If you find yourself on a bit of an island when you first get here (like I did), my biggest tip would be to GET INVOLVED!
If you have any questions about how to make OSU feel like a home away from home, would like to know about more opportunities to get involved and/or get outside, or just want to say hello, please feel free to contact me anytime. GO BEAVS!