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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT                                                                                                          Support and Community for
      Jalen Malik Ladd specializes in getting lost students
      unlost. As a peer ambassador, he connects students to                                                                      Black, African and African
      advisors, the Student Experience Center and first-year                                                                     American Students
      workshops. If you have a question, he has an answer or
      can send you to someone who does.

      “It’s always rewarding to see those people and be able to                                                                  Whoever you are. Wherever you
      just grab them and ground them,” he says. “It’s OK. I’m                                                                    come from. You belong.
      here. You’re here. We’ll both make it through!”
                                                                                                                                 Welcome to Oregon State University. This is your
      Jalen hasn’t just connected other students to Oregon
      State’s many resources, he’s also used them. During a                                                                      campus, and in every area of student life, it is our goal
                                                                                                                                 to build an inclusive, equitable and just community
      study abroad experience in Australia, he met people from
      around the globe, fed wild kangaroos and went scuba                                                                        that celebrates diversity and values the unique
                                                                                                                                 contributions of every person. To achieve that, we
      diving in the Great Barrier Reef. And he’s made career
      connections to land his dream job as a designer of high-                                                                   embrace critical thinking, confront inequality and
      performance footwear.                                                                                                      challenge bias — having those hard conversations and
                                                                                                                                 taking action. We recognize that it’s rarely easy. But
      On this campus, every student is a potential connection.                                                                   always worth it.
      And the more connections you make, the more
      extraordinary experiences you’ll have at Oregon State.
      Jalen Malik Ladd ’17 | College of Public Health and Human Sciences |
      College of Business

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