Name: Jennifer Fedenko
Position: Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant
Contact Information: jennifer.fedenko @ oregonstate . edu
BS Crop and Soil Science, Minor: Geology (Oregon State University)
BA Art and Photography, Minor: Film Studies (University of Minnesota)
Honors and Awards:
Oregon State University
Rod & Ruby Frakes Scholarship (2014)
Johnny R. & Helen H. Thomas Scholarship (2014)
John & Jean Krautscheid Scholarship (2015)
Donald D. Hill Memorial Scholarship (2015)
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.