New EMT Graduate Students - 2021

Anna DePaepe

"Hello, my name is Anna DePaepe, I graduated from Lewis and Clark college in 2019 with a bachelors in biochemistry and molecular biology. I have two Cardigan Welsh Corgis and a cat. I enjoy testing out new recipes for baked goods and meals. I love traveling and trying food from different parts of the world. A couple of my other hobbies include folding origami and reading."

When you were young, what was the first job you dreamed of doing when you grew up?

"When I was young, the first job I wanted was to be a veterinarian."

Annika Gehl

“I grew up in Farmington, MN and graduated from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis with degrees in Biology and Spanish Studies. After doing research as an undergrad, I realized that I loved doing research and learning more about toxicology. Outside of school, I love being outside, painting, and trying new beers and wines!"

When you were young, what was the first job you dreamed of doing when you grew up?

"When I was young, the first job I ever wanted growing up was to be a “puppy doctor”, or a vet!"

Bella Centurione

“I grew up in Berkley, MI and went to Alma College for my undergraduate degree in cell and molecular biology. I enjoy traveling and hiking, and my favorite places I've been to were Ecuador and the Galápagos, where I was able to travel and do research on the wildlife. I also enjoy action/adventure novels, playing the French horn, and spending time with my friends."

When you were young, what was the first job you dreamed of doing when you grew up?

"The first job I dreamed of when I was young was either an astronaut or a doctor."

Dante Perone

When you were young, what was the first job you dreamed of doing when you grew up?

"Firefighter."

Francesca Germano

"My name is Francesca Germano. I am soon to be 23 years old and am from Rochester, NY! I graduated from Ithaca College with an Environmental Studies degree in May of 2020 and decided shortly after that I wanted to continue my education. My passions range from hiking, advocacy and yoga to makeup, interior design and reading. A fun fact about me is that I made the drive from Rochester, New York to Corvallis with my cat Finn in my 15 year old car!"

When you were young, what was the first job you dreamed of doing when you grew up?

"When I was young, the first job I saw myself doing was always between being a famous singer or being a veterinarian."

Kyle Burns

“I graduated from Ohio State University with a B.S. in Biochemistry and a minor in Pharmaceutical Sciences this past spring. At Ohio State, I primarily focused on drug screening for treatments against organophosphorus nerve agent and pesticide poisoning, which led to my interest in the Toxicology PhD program. Several weeks after graduating, I got married, and after vacationing, my wife Abby and I drove the 2,500 miles from Columbus, OH to Corvallis, OR. As for my interests, I enjoy playing guitar and other similar musical instruments."

When you were young, what was the first job you dreamed of doing when you grew up?

"As a child, I was equally intrigued by running and cooking, so I wanted to be both a professional track athlete and a chef."

Kelley O'Malley

"Hello, I'm Kelly O'Malley and I am from Eugene Oregon. I started at Lane Community College where I played basketball during my time there. After completing my Associate's, I transferred to Oregon Institute of Technology for my Bachelor's degree in Environmental Science. I was involved in research projects on winter air quality (PM 2.5) in Klamath Falls and cyanobacteria identification through polymerase chain reaction (PCR). I am interested in learning more about how harmful chemicals move and interact in the environment."

When you were young, what was the first job you dreamed of doing when you grew up?

"When I was in elementary school I wanted to be an astronomer because I loved learning about the planets, stars, nebulae, and other galaxies that exist beyond the earth. It really just blew my mind how large the universe is and how small we are in comparison."

Miranda Jackson

"My name is Miranda Jackson, but friends call me Randy... like Randy Jackson. Environmental pollution? It's a no from me dawg!"

When you were young, what was the first job you dreamed of doing when you grew up?

"When I was young I dreamed of becoming a marine biologist to 'save the manatees.' (The West Indian manatee has since been reclassified from endangered to vulnerable)."

Mackenzie Morshead

"I grew up north of San Francisco and was most recently living in Duluth Minnesota, a serious gem of the Midwest. I love science, basically all animals, and spending time outside with friends and my dog/son Otis. I’m excited to explore beautiful new coastline, outdoor rock climbing spots, and craft breweries with dog friendly patios."

When you were young, what was the first job you dreamed of doing when you grew up?

"Architect, because Mr. Lentini was."