Student Fee Committee Chair
Majors: Political Science, Chemistry
Hello! Thank you for your interest in learning more about the committee, my name is Matteo Paola and I have the privilege of leading the Student Fee Committee for AY 2023-2024, as we recommend the fee level for Fiscal Year 2025. My hometown is Canby Oregon, I am in my final year at OSU, majoring in political science with plans to go to medical school after graduating. I have been involved with ASOSU for a number of years as a member of the House of Representatives and the ASOSU President for AY 2022-2023 and am honored to be able to continue serving the student body as the Student Fee Committee Chair.
I chose to run because the incidental fee is one of the largest ways in which students can make an impact on the student experience at OSU, I've seen and supported the SFC and ASOSU as they pushed for increased student wages, cultural centers for international and disabled students, and supported expansions to basic needs services on our campus, I believe a strong incidental fee committee can continue to make investments in the services that most support student success at OSU while also acknowledging and limiting unnecessary fee increases.
Some of my priorities as chair include: Increased transparency and accessibility throughout the whole process, ensuring that Student Advisory Boards and the SFC heavily publicize and support student engagement at meetings where critical decisions relating to the fee level are made. Increased Student participation by providing student workers who dedicate their time to Student Advisory Boards with compensation for the hours they work. And working with the ASOSU Executive Branch and Policy team to support more student engagement at the Oregon Capitol, I strongly believe a lot of the services we pay for by directly charging students should receive more support at the local and state levels, and student lobbying at the Capitol is important for ensuring legislation which can support things like fighting food insecurity, housing insecurity, and other critical student issues are passed.
Major: Agricultural Sciences, Minors: French, Comparative International Agriculture, GIS Certificate
I grew up in Palmer, Alaska, and moved to Corvallis for college. I'm deeply passionate about community agriculture and local food production. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, crocheting, gardening, and baking lots of bread! I chose to become part of the Student Fee Committee because I wanted to understand how students' dollars are spent and ensure that they go towards services that benefit students. Most students aren't even aware of what the incidental fee is or that it funds things like the MU, free student tickets to OSU sporting events, the food pantry at the Basic Needs Center and so much more. I know I wasn't. On the SFC, I see my job as representing students' voices and ensuring that all students know that these services exist, and can be changed by students. This is my second year in ASOSU and my first on the SFC, and I'm excited to see how we can make OSU a better place!
I chose to join the SFC as I wanted to have an impact upon my campus and learn valuable skills throughout the process.
I enjoy quality time with friends and family whenever I have down time. I am also insanely competitive in any sport or topic I am passionate about. Types of sports I play is basketball, soccer, and football, but I typically adapt quickly and can learn new sport pretty easily. One of my goals in life is to learn how to play the piano, so if anyone would like to teach me, hit me up!
Majors: Business Information Systems
I’m interested in having input to make Oregon State better for the students during my final year here. I’m hoping it pays off for future students!
I like golfing, watching the Boston Celtics destroy any team in their way on the path to another title, and MarioKart
Majors: coming soon
Bio coming soon
Majors: Supply Chain Management and Logistics
I chose to get involved in the Student Fee Committee because I am currently an RA for Oregon State University, and as an RA and fellow student here, I care deeply about making my residents feel like they are a part of the OSU community and can thrive in this college environment. Over my past year working here, I have witnessed the plurality of issues that students here at OSU face, from feelings of isolation to having issues being able to access on campus resources. I would like to use my position as a member of the Student Fee Committee to help bolster the on-campus resources available to students as well as promote ways for students to access them.
During my free time, I love to play board and tabletop games with my friends as well as to meet new people. I am also very interested in older technology and love making mixtapes on cassettes or fixing original Game Boys. Additionally, during the weekends, I love to go hiking in the local forests.
Family Resource Center Liaison
Majors: Political Science, minor in Women, Gender & Sexual Studies
I chose to join the Student Fee Committee because I wanted to be involved in ASOSU and was excited to work with the FRC as I am passionate about childcare issues.
I enjoy reading, going to the movies and hanging out with my family. I love exploring Seattle and other places as well as finding the best coffee shops wherever I go.
Associated Students of OSU Liaison
Majors: Political Science with a Pre Law Option, Minor in Indigenous Studies
I chose to get involved in the Student Fee Committee at Oregon State University because I am deeply committed to the principles of responsible spending and fiscal stewardship within our university community. Drawing upon my background in student government, I recognize the profound impact that well-managed resources can have on enhancing the student experience. I work to make sure money in ASOSU is spent responsibly and judiciously.
I'm an avid runner and Ultramarathoner, running 2 Ultramarathons in the past few years at Oregon State. I'm a snowboarder, and have 2 dogs at home, A golden retriever named Rory and a rescue terrier named Olive.
Memorial Union Liaison
Major: Electrical & Computer Engineering
I was raised in Hermiston, OR and lived in that area for all of my childhood. Moved to Corvallis for college and fell in love with the city and the area almost immediately. In the time since, Corvallis has become a home to me. In my spare time I enjoy prototyping and experimenting with circuits and computers. I also love a good musical!
I got involved with the Student Fee Committee to represent and serve my peers, my community, and generations of students to come.
Student Experiences & Engagemenet Liaison
Major: Public Health, Minors: Psychology and Human Development and Family Sciences
I chose to get involved in this year’s SFC process because I want to continue my work of advocacy for students and creating a better OSU community! I’m excited to share that this will be my fourth year with the SFC! Outside of the SFC process I love to read and keep up to date with current pop culture moments.
Recreational Sports Liaison
I choose to get involved with the Student Fee Commitee because I wanted to see behind the scenes of student fees and the decision-making process of where my own fees went. I also wanted to advocate for the student services that I use and am part of like the Dixon Recreational Center that I think are an important part of the OSU student experience.
I spend a lot of times in or thinking about the outdoors. I love kayaking, camping, hiking and bringing my dog on adventures. I work at the Adventure Leadership Institute (ALI) as an operations staff member and helped teach rock climbing classes to students. A big focus of mine is to make the outdoors accessible to everyone and create a welcoming community outside.
Intercollegiate Athletics Liaison
Majors: Biology - Premed
I wanted to be apart of the SFC because I thought I could be a great voice and advocate for OSU athletics. What better way to give OSU athletics a voice coming directly from an athlete. I’m not only a rower, but a student and forming that bridge between the two is very important to me.
I’m a rower for the OSU Women’s Rowing team and I been rowing for six years now. I used to be a competitive swimmer so I’d like to say you cant keep me away from the water! Ive only been in Oregon for a year and I don’t think Ive seen a more beautiful state! I will go hiking any day!
Basic Needs Center Liaison
Major: Business Administration
I work as a peer navigator at the Basic Needs Center here on campus. I’m passionate about advocating for basic needs support and building a strong community at OSU. I chose to get involved in the Student Fee Committee because I believe students have a large impact in shaping their college experience.
Performing Arts Liaison
Major: Music Education
Growing up in the Willamette Valley, I have always loved the arts and spending time in our beautiful countryside. From my fascination with space to my passion for education and music, you can be sure to find me wherever music is being played and the sky can be seen.
OSU is the 4th university that I have transferred to in my Academic career. As a 4th year student, with my numerous experiences with differing colleges, I can say without a doubt that the community here at OSU is unparalleled. The music department in particular has been the most welcoming and inspirational community I have experienced in my life. They have helped me in more ways than I can count, and I will do anything I can to serve them. My past experiences in student government across the universities and clubs I have been a part of, have given me a unique perspective as to how different organizations can function together. For that reason, I will do my best to work to not only represent my community in the Music and the Performing Arts but to represent everyone at OSU.