MSP Mentor Graduates

AnnaRose Adams - 2011 Graduate
Hometown: Ashland, Oregon; transferred from Westmont College to OSU in 2008
Major: BRR
Thesis: Response of reef fish assemblages to overgrowth of the hydrocoral Millepora complanata by the crustose alga Ramicrusta sp.

Where are they now?

After graduation AnnaRose worked in marine policy, scientific SCUBA diving, fish procurement, farm management, and restaurant management. AnnaRose is currently attending Portland State University - School of Business and plans to receive her MBA in December 2017 with a certificate in Supply Chain Management. She works as the Sourcing Manager at SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel while attending PSU. She plans to start her own business in fish procurement on the Oregon coast.
Awards: Sea Grant Scholar; Study Abroad Bonaire; Culture of Writing Honors Thesis Award; OSU Libraries Undergraduate Student Research Award
Laura Cristal Magana - 2011 Graduate
Hometown/High School: Corvallis, Oregon; Cresent Valley High School; Gate Millenium Scholar
Major: BioResource Research
Thesis: Quantification of Cytokine Production Following Exposure to 2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) to Determine Potential Role in Suppression of the Immune Response in a Graft versus Host (GvH) Model
Where are they now? She received her MPH from The George Washington U. in Maternal and Child Health in 2014. In the fall of 2017, she will attend UC Berkeley Ph.D. program in Environmental Health Science.
Awards: Gates Millennium Scholar; MANRRS Region VI Undergraduate VP; ORISE/Center for Disease Control and Prevention Fellow; Latina Researchers Network Social Media Committee Chair
Kim Barela - 2012 Graduate
Hometown/High School: Portland, Oregon; Sunset High School
Major: BioResource Research


United States Turtle Mapping Project with a Focus on the Western Pond Turtle (Actinemys marmorata) and the Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta)

Where are they now? Kim is currently working at Bi-Mart and volunteers with kids in environmental education outreach programs.
Vananh Nguyen - 2012 Graduate
Hometown/High School:  A native of Saigon, Viet Nam. Moved to Portland, Oregon at 16.
Major: BioResource Research
Thesis: Immunohistochemical characterization of melanomas in biogenic mice containing activated Cdk4 and keratinocyte specific ablation of Retinoid-X-Receptor alpha (RXRα) protein With international consideration of Differences in Societal and Behavioral Attitudes toward Skin Cancer between Japanese American and Japanese
Where are they now? Recieved Masters in Public Health - International Health - Mental Health Epidemiology -  in 2014 from OSU. She is currently the Project /Grant Coordinator for Asian Health & Service Center and serves on the Board of Directors for Asian & Pacific Islander Caucus for Public Health, in Portland, OR.
Awards:  Region VI MANRRS undergraduate VP; Ambassador for College of Agricultural Sciences and Forestry; Study abroad in Japan
Eva Arndt, 2013 graduate
 Hometown:  Nampa, Idaho; transferred from Boise State.
 Major:  BRR
 Thesis:  Urban business attitudes regarding rodents, rodent control methods, and impact on wildlife
 Where are they now?  

Eva has three children and works in home healthcare and counseling. Currently, she is a CADC (Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor) student, taking classes at Chemeketa Community College and completing practicum hours at Polk County Behavioral Health. Eva has plans to enter a master’s program in Social Work at Portland State University.

 Awards: Region VI MANRRS undergraduate officer; first Native American to serve as National MANRRS Undergraduate Student President
Kim Melendez-Rivera - 2013 Graduate
Hometown/High School: Born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico; grew up in Anchorage, Alaska; graduated from AJ Dimond High School
Major: BioResource Research

Carbon Footprint Calculations for Oregon State University and Guadalupe, Cerro Punta, Panama

Where are they now?

Kim is currently working as a Planning and Environmental Specialist at Federal Bureau of Land Management

Awards: Undergraduate Oral Research Division II- National 2nd Place Award; Study Abroad Panama; Highest Ranking International Studies Program Project
Arlyn Moreno Luna - 2013 Graduate
Hometown/High School: Roseburg, Oregon; Roseburg High School; Associates of Science Umpqua Community College 2009
Major: BioResource Research

Effects of Xanthohumol on Biomarkers of Metabolic Syndrome in Obese Rats

What are they doing now? Master of Public Policy, with a focus on Social Justice in 2015 from OSU. Thesis: The Role of Social Networks in Federal Agency Hiring: A Comparison of Employees from Diverse Backgrounds. Currently, Arlyn is the Program Manager for Diversity and Inclusion Science Initiative, a signature initiative of the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University.