Name: Jennifer Fedenko
Position: Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant
Contact Information: jennifer.fedenko[at]oregonstate[dot]edu
BS Crop and Soil Science, Minor: Geology (Oregon State University)
BA Art and Photography, Minor: Film Studies (University of Minnesota)
Honors and Awards:
NSF Funded CZO-SAVI Scholarship (2019)
Geological Society of America Graduate Student Research Grant (2019)
Oregon State University, Dr. Ishwar P Murarka Graduate Fellowship (2019)
Oregon State University, John & Jean Krautscheid Scholarship (2015)
Oregon State University, Donald D. Hill Memorial Scholarship (2015)
Oregon State University, Rod & Ruby Frakes Scholarship (2014)
Oregon State University, Johnny R. & Helen H. Thomas Scholarship (2014)
Research Interests: Soils of the perhumid Pacific coastal temperate rainforest in Southeastern Alaska, the relationships of carbon, lithologies, hydric indicators and forest health. The preferred soil properties by native ground-nesting bees in the Willamette Valley in Oregon.
Background: Prior to her recent studies at Oregon State University, Jennifer traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe, studying art, film and music. As an undergraduate at Oregon State University, Jennifer assisted with mapping soils of the Willamette, Ochoco, and Wallowa-Whitman National Forests alongside graduate students working under Dr. Jay Noller.