Andria Slaughter

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Andria Slaughter

Andria Slaughter

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Pre-Health | Nutrition
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Why did you choose the College of Health at OSU to pursue your studies?

I chose the College of Health at Oregon State, due to my strong interest in health care and the numerous research opportunities available to extend my understanding of the human body and how it functions.  

What sparked your interest in health?

The health field is one that has been able to check all of my boxes in what I'm looking for in a career path. That includes stability, the ability to help others in their most vulnerable times and an exciting, dynamic work environment. In addition to lived experiences, care-taking for family members and loved ones has driven my passion for this field.

What research will you be working on and with whom?

The research that I am involved in is within the Dallas Lab, studying whey isolate protein peptides in adult humans through in vitro digestion, in combination with a NASA sponsored project comparing these results to those seen in zero gravity.

What are your future career and/or academic plans?

With all that I gain from my time at OSU, I plan to attend medical school and later work as a pediatric surgeon.

Please feel free to reach out to me ([email protected]) with any questions on your path through the College of Health or other opportunities in the health field. I'm more than happy to assist to the best of my ability.


The Healthy Discoveries undergraduate research program is made possible with the generous support of the Patricia Valian Reser Fund for Experiential Learning.