Shelby Paulson grew up in Coos Bay, OR – graduating from Marshfield High School where she was a three-sport athlete (cross-country/track, basketball and swimming). Her senior year, she was awarded an Air Force ROTC Scholarship, which covered much of her cost to go to college. Military service is a tradition in her family as both her parents were in the Army. She selected OSU for college because her mom got her Masters degree from here and because “she didn’t want to to that school in Eugene.” Her favorite courses were the Integrated lab sequence because it was “lots of fun and hands on.” She also really enjoyed Staci Simonich’s CH 692 Environmental Transformation of Organic Compounds course and Jennifer Field’s Toxicology course. She has worked in Staci’s lab for over a year now and has really valued the experience. She has also been active in the Student Alumni Association during her time at OSU. After graduation, she will start her six-year service as an Air Battle Management Officer in the Air Force. We are fortunate to have talented students like Shelby in our Department, and we are grateful for her service to our country!