Student Stories–Molecular & Cellular Biology (MCB)
To showcase modern biological research at Oregon State University, the MCB department tasked me to develop an extensive online resource that details their PhD candidates and their research. Over the course of ten weeks, I conducted 22 interviews, lab-shadowed, scheduled photoshoots, wrote student stories, and developed an online database for the department and prospective OSU students.
Speaking Art is a creative avenue of resistance for students to advocate for political, environmental, economic, or social change at OSU and beyond. Speaking Art is an alternative form of student activism that focuses on design and communication. We hope to bring attention to issues that affect OSU students and our communities through visual arts. Resistance comes in many forms, including creative design. Visit the website for more information.
Inspired by the Humans of New York project, the #APIofOSU photo campaign recognizes Asian and Pacific Islander identified students, faculty, and staff at Oregon State University. Supported by the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) and through collaboration with then in-house graphic designer, Haley Slater, we developed a photo project housed within the APCC. The intention of the campaign was to foster a sense of inclusion for students from communities that are historically underrepresented. Photos of students were captured and they were asked to hand-write a six-word story that conveys their experiences, struggles, and words-of-wisdom that they resonate with. The stories were scanned and the photos were developed for each individual participating in the project.
OSU Community Blog post
OSU Community Blog post
Reconstructing Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) Webpages
We create and advocate for inclusive and educationally purposeful initiatives that enhance deep learning, academic success, cross-cultural fluency and self-efficacy by fostering a climate that supports social equality, community engagement, and global membership. To carry out the DCE mission, I was tasked to reconstruct the various webpages that are units under DCE. Some examples are:
Developing Online Footprint within Diversity & Cultural Engagement
Oregon State University has a set of brand guidelines for marketing and promotion. To establish an identity under these guidelines, we had to find a niche and develop an active online presence. Through the use of photography, graphic design, and a pseudo-blog, we were able to put new and consistent content to our webpages and our social media outlets. Additional tasks include copywriting for featured students, bimonthly newsletter, programs, and initiatives.