Meet the Ambassadors

Jake Attebery

Jake Attebery
  Forest Management  |  Weiser, ID

“I’m a nontraditional student. I spent six years working as a white-water raft guide and hotshot fire crew member before perusing higher education. I attended Linn-Benton Community College first, and my advisors at Oregon State made my transfer experience easy.

I’m excited about forest management because I want to learn the skills necessary to grow and maintain sustainable forests that provide forest products and other resources for the next generations.”


Austin Finster
Forest Operations Management  |  Hillsboro, OR

“I’m a fourth-generation manager of my family’s tree farm. Forestry, reforestation and harvest has been in my blood since day one. Studying forest operations management is the perfect combination of my interests and talents in the outdoors, project management and business.”






Krystal Lemhouse 
Natural Resources and Sustainability  |  Junction City, OR


“My goal is to work abroad with rural peoples in critical ecosystems. I’ve studied abroad three times including living in South America for three months. My experience here at Oregon State has given me so many amazing opportunities and lead me to great people.

My future plans also include furthering my education through a master’s degree, traveling any chance I get, and of course, saving the world.”




Danica Ruud
Forest Engineering, University Honors College  |  Portland, OR

“The forest engineering program at Oregon State as well as the University Honors College were a perfect fit for me. I’m proud to represent a place that feels like home. I’ve always loved being outside. My mother, a forestry educator, really encouraged that. In high school, I loved math and science, and I think forest engineering will allow me to combine my academic interests with my passion for the outdoors.”




Corinne Walters
Forest Engineering, University Honors College  |  Roseburg, OR

“I’m excited about Forest Engineering because it will help me understand the connection between people and the environment. I will also be able to ensure sustainable timber practices and a sustainable future for the environment. I hope to spend most of my time workout outdoors.

At Oregon State, I participate in marching band, pep band, Kappa Kappa Psi, student government and intramural sports.”





College of Forestry Ambassador Coordinator                                                        

 Kira Hughes