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Dawn Marie Gaid, Oregon State Ecampus environmental sciences undergraduate advisor, video conferences with a student in her office.

Behind the scenes with Dawn Marie Gaid, environmental sciences academic advisor

“Because this major aligns with my values, I find it easy to cheerlead any student dedicated to the mission of protecting/conserving the environment,” says environmental sciences academic advisor Dawn Marie Gaid.

Secota hugs Benny the Beaver at Oregon State's campus before walking in the 2017 commencement ceremony.

Big dreams have humble beginnings

Growing up in a small village in Guyana – which Secota described as “a third-world country” when she was growing up – Secota Douglas always had dreams that were bigger than her surroundings, including earning a degree from a prestigious university such as Oregon State.