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OSU graduates have the confidence to say ‘good enough’ is never good enough

Jessica Nguyen-Ventura, who earned a Master of Public Policy at Oregon State University, is seated at a round table across from someone in an office setting.

By Gary Dulude
Jan. 12, 2018

They resist the status quo. Not content to push themselves higher, they want to bring others along as well.

Jessica Ventura knows firsthand what it’s like to be a minority student, to be tagged as unlikely to succeed.

Not only has she defied that label, she has made it her career to ensure all children in Oregon have an equal opportunity for success.

Earning a Master of Public Policy in the College of Liberal Arts developed her abilities to collect, analyze and interpret information, then act on it.

As legislative director for the State Board of Education, Ventura’s daily work makes a positive impact on more than half a million children statewide through the creation of public policies that serve them.

Every day presents an opportunity to make the world a better place. Seize the day.

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