Name: Janean Creighton

Position: Extension Specialist, Forest Science Delivery FES Dept., College of Forestry

Hometown: Edmonds, Wash.

# of years at OSU: 3+

Best part of your job: As Administrative Director of the NW Fire Science Consortium, I have the good fortune of working with a wide variety of people from federal, state, non-profit, and private organizations; which can be quite challenging, but who doesn’t like a challenge?  The best part of my job is being able to interact with fire resource managers and researchers in the field.  It’s nice to be able to get out of the office and into the woods once in a while!

Something someone might be surprised to know about you: I used to be a professional actor.  That was a whole other life ago!

Favorite book/movie/album: My favorite movie is Blazing Saddles; probably because I grew up the only girl along with 3 older brothers.  They helped shape my sense of humor.

Yesterday, I joined 500 people in Portland to hear President Ed Ray deliver his State of the University address. In it, he called out several dimensions of our collective work in outreach and engagement. He affirmed that the state is our campus with OSU faculty engaged across the state and working from facilities in all 36 counties. He emphasized the work of Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program that “…bridges the gap between K-12 education and life skills.”

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