Oregon State University

College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences

Plunging into Ocean Science

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At age 10, Genevie Guevara moved to the Oregon Coast from California, and she didn't even have to make an effort to see the ocean every single day.

As soon as she was old enough, she began volunteering at the Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, and she studied as much science as she could fit into her home school curriculum.

"Seeing the ocean every day really sparked a lot in me," she says. "There's so much changing in the ocean. I loved learning about different habitats and animals and being able to share that knowledge with people who knew nothing about it."

Guevara came to Oregon State with a few friends from Newport. Originally, she thought she might study geology, but in summer 2014, a new Ocean Science option was added within the undergraduate Earth Sciences degree in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences. When Guevara heard the news, she knew it was exactly what she wanted to pursue.

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Genevie Guevara