The Fisheries and Wildlife Graduate Student Association is a resource for fisheries and wildlife graduate students to enhance their education and enhance the community.


  • To improve communication among graduate students and faculty of the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University.
  • To enhance the exchange of ideas and collaboration among graduate students and to promote and endorse their work.
  • To expand and diversify the range of educational experiences available to graduate students.
  • To increase opportunities for professional development of graduate students.
  • To articulate the needs of graduate students and advocate their views in the department, college and university.

Events Calendar


2019-20 FWGSA Officers

Co-Presidents: Whitney Fleming and Victoria Quennessen

Treasurer: Cailin Mackenzie

Secretary: Jennifer Nelson

Faculty Representatives: Marie Tosa and Ryan Baumbusch

New Student Liaison: Jessica Clark

Communications Officers: Claire Rosemond and Scott Mitchell

Social Coordinators: Lisa Hildebrand and Travis Neal

Coalition of Graduate Student Employees (CGE) Steward: Alex Avila and Patrick Carilli

Agriculture Executive Council Representative: Chris Cousins


FW Grads Running for Office:

Co-presidents (2): Scott Mitchell, Brittany King

Treasurer (1): Marie Tosa

Secretary (1): Montana McLeod

Faculty Representatives (2): Cailin Mackenzie, Colton Wise, Cara Appel, Claire Rosemond

New Student Liaison (1): Clara Bird

Communications and Outreach (2): Vic Quennessen, Madeleine Scott

Social Coordinators (2): Lindsay Millward, Chelsea Sink

Coalition of Graduate Student Employees (CGE) Representatives (2): Farallon Broughton

Agriculture Executive Council Representative (1): Chris Cousins


The Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology Symposium (RAFWE)

The Research Advances in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Ecology (RAFWE) is a student-run symposium which showcases research, extension, and outreach activities conducted by faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students, and researchers from OSU's Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, related departments at OSU and other colleges and universities, and state and federal agencies. Learn more...


Fisheries and Wildlife Mentorship Program

Need research support? Interested in mentoring budding scientists? Consider joining the Fisheries and Wildlife Mentorship Program, which was established to facilitate scientific and professional training for students at OSU with interests in the fields of fisheries, wildlife, and ecology. This is primarily achieved through a mentor-mentee pairing process, which connects undergraduate students seeking research experiences and professional training with graduate students and Postdocs capable of providing such professional development opportunities. Learn more...


Student Resources 

Graduate Students' Favorites List
Don't get out much? Take a look at our favorites list for local restaurants, hiking hot spots, and other forms of entertainment.

F&W Social Events Listserv
This e-mail list is separate from the department listserv and is designed for grad students to invite each other to fun, informal, and non-departmental events. Sign up now! 

Graduate Course Guide and Recommendations
Struggling to put together your plan of study? Check out our ever-growing list of recommended courses and seminars by other F&W graduate students.

American Fisheries Society and The Wildlife Society Oregon Student Chapters
Our undergraduate peers have developed an outstanding organization that offers multiple opportunities for personal development and activities.