Welcome to Oregon State! You started your job a few weeks ago. How is it going?
I say that it’s like drinking from a fire hose, but it’s good. There are lots of different things to consider. I worked at the University of Idaho before, and Oregon State is much bigger, and the College of Forestry is much bigger. There are different processes and what feels like thousands of trainings. I haven’t felt very effective yet.
What is your job, exactly?
My title is ‘targeted research coordinator.’ I’ll be helping to manage some of our internal funding sources. I’ll work very closely with the TallWood Design Institute to manage those funds and McIntire-Stennis research funds as well. I’ll also help Melora during busy times.
What do you do when you’re not working?
I love teaching people about using essential oils. I do that on the side.
What are your favorite oils?
Lavender, lemon and peppermint. They’re amazing during allergy season.
What is your favorite meal?
Probably literally the one that will kill me someday: fettuccini alfredo.
What would you do if you won the lottery?
I would pay off all my debt and put money aside for my children and future grandchildren, and then I would want to travel. My oldest daughter was born in Iceland so I would want to take here there to see where she was born and then also go visit my youngest daughter who now lives in Australia.