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President: Alicia Leytemosss.pres@gmail.com

As an educator, Alicia is passionate about introducing environmental justice and stewardship to non-science undergraduates at Oregon State University through the Sustainability Double Degree Program

Vice-president: Vance Almquistvance.w.almquist@gmail.com

Vance is a soil geomorphologist based in Corvallis, OR. Vance has been involved with the OSSS board since 2018

Past President: Marissa Theve- mtheve@blm.gov

Marissa is a lifetime OSSS member and the soil scientist for the Bureau of Land Management Cascades and Marys Peak field offices located in Salem, OR

Treasurer: Pam Kellerpam.mark.keller@gmail.com

Pam retired from careers in Soil Science, GIS and Database Management, but continues to learn and play in the fields

Secretary: Shannon Capellazzis.cappellazzi@gmail.com

Shannon grew up as an Oregon farm girl with degrees from OSU in animal science and soil science and is currently with GO Seed

Eastside director: Kevin Hessonkevinmhesson@gmail.com

Kevin Hesson is a soil scientist working as a Registered Environmental Health Specialist. He is currently employed by the Environmental Soils Division with Deschutes County in Bend, Oregon

Westside director: Todd Reinwald- 

Todd Reinwald has been a member of OSSS off & on since 1992 and is currently the soil and water program manager on the Mt Hood Nat. Forest

Website manager: Victoria Moreno- morenov@oregonstate.edu

Victoria Moreno is a Ph.D. student in Geology at Oregon State University studying carbon destabilization processes within soil aggregates

Sharpshooter editor: Katie Chambers– sharpshooter_editor@yahoo.com

Co-Student Liaisons:

  • Christian Lessey- lesseyc@oregonstate.edu
    Christian is an undergrad at OSU majoring in soil science, who was recently awarded an internship working at USDA ARS working under Dr. Jen Moore’s lab
  • Shijie Zhang- zhanshij@oregonstate.edu
    Shijie (Eric) Zhang is a graduate student in the Soil Science Department at OSU. He is from China and this is his first year on the board of OSSS as student liaison

Want to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of each OSSS board member? Check out our onBOARDing document.