Hometown: 
Wilsonville, OR
Major: 
Bioresource Research
Minor(s): 
Chemistry, Toxicology, Public Health
Language(s): 

English

Hello! My name is Teresa and I am a senior Bioresource Research major with focuses on genomics/bioinformatics and toxicology and have minors in chemistry, toxicology, and public health. I’m also in the Accelerated Masters Platform for toxicology, which means I’m currently taking classes that count toward both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

The Honors College is the main reason why I chose to go to OSU. The amazing resources like study areas and smaller classes helped my transition from a smaller high school to such a large university. The close community that the Honors College has created gave me a home away from home and made my time at OSU amazing. Additionally, these resources have helped me learn what I do and don't want to do after graduation. It also helped me get involved in my research in the Environmental and Molecular Toxicology Department. My research is focused on microRNAs released from normal and diseased human lung cells when exposed to a common class of chemical toxicants.

When I am not in class or working on my thesis, I am usually doing something with the music department, whether it is playing at Reser Stadium with the marching band or volunteering to help run concerts and festivals on campus.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about my experience with the Honors College, or as an Oregon State student in general.