Your Advisor and Student Ambassadors

A Message from your Advisor:

Dana Hatter, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Oklahoma State University

"My number one goal is to help you reach your dreams and potential. I am keeping your student records up to date, so if you have a question about your courses at any point in your undergraduate career at OSU, feel free to consult with me and see what we can do. Private appointments can be made on star.okstate.edu or by emailing me. If you just have a single question, you are able, and encouraged, to drop by so we can talk, but we can have privacy if you request."

"My goal is that a student graduates as quickly and efficiently as possible. With proper planning, events like internships and study abroad programs can be integrated into a student’s degree without, or minimizing, the need for extra time, money, and classes." 

Open Office Hours Fall 2018: M-F 9:30am-10:30am 

If you are not a current advisee, and do not see me in your online classroom list, please feel free to come see me in 407 Life Sciences East. If you are an incoming freshman, I teach the Arts and Sciences First Year Seminar for Microbiology Majors (A&S 1111) with visits from the departmental therapy dog, Chunk, and her handler, the Department Head. If you are interested in a career in medicine or research, the Microbiology section of A&S 1111 is a great way to meet the faculty and get to know the department.

I work with the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Ambassadors to showcase the abundance of success that the department has in its students as well as provide a source of information. The ambassador team below can also be helpful with any questions that you might have over the course of the year. 

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is ecstatic to have excellent students with a wide range of interests from medical school to law school, with dual majors ranging from biochemistry to foreign languages. We have a very active student body with members from the OSU Cheer, Cowboy Marching Band, OSU Equestrian, Pre-Vet, SGA, and many more organizations both on and off campus.   
For videos about student perspectives in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, follow the link for our Student-Panel Video Perspectives.
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To make an appointment with me, login to the Star System

For email questions, email me at dana.hatter@okstate.edu

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The Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Ambassador Team!

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Name: Abigail Peters

Hometown: Duncan, OK

Career Goals: Genetic Counselor

Involvement: Microbiology Club,Honors College, Barista at Cafe Libro

Email: abigpet@okstate.edu

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Name: Madelyne Sweger 

Hometown: Edmond, OK

Career Goals: FBI Special Agent 

Involvement: Microbiology Club 

Email: msweger@okstate.edu

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Name: Dustin Cochran

Hometown: Atoka, OK

Career Goals: Medicine

Involvement: BCM, LSFRS, OK-LSAMP, STORM, Grindstaff Lab

Email: dustin.cochran@okstate.edu

Adam Bronson

Name: Adam Bronson

Hometown: Richardson, TX

Career Goals: Veterinarian 

Involvement: Pre-Vet Club, Operation Catnip- Stillwater, LSFRS, Cabeen Lab,
OSU Vet Early Admit, Honors College

Email: adam.bronson@okstate.edu 

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Name: Jessica Payne 

Hometown: De Soto, KS 

Career Goals: Food Microbiologist 

Involvement: Micro Minor, Food Science Club, Meat Science Club, Wentz Research Scholar, SUAB
Food Science Undegraduate Research Scholar, National Panhellenic Society 

Email: jessie.payne@okstate.edu 

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Name: Bernice Quinonez

Hometown: Oklahoma City, OK

Career Goals: DO/Surgeon

Involvement: Catholic Student Association, Hispanic Student Association, Microbiology Club, 
Habitat for Humanity, Pre-Health Club, OK-LSAMP

Email: berenice.quinonez@okstate.edu 



Name: Sidney Bayless

Hometown: Amarillo, TX

Career Goals: Optometrist

Involvement: Sigma Phi Lambda, American Chemical Society, NSLS 

Email: sidney.bayless@okstate.edu 

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Name: Samantha Shafer

Hometown: Muskogee, OK 

Career Goals: MD/PhD, Comedic Writer

Involvement:  Astrology Club, LSFRS, President of Microbiology Club, OSU Wesley Music Leadership Team, 
A&S Student Council, Mortar Board, Academic Integrity Board, Wentz Scholar, Cabeen Lab, Honors College

Email: seshafe@okstate.edu 

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Name: Brandon Couch

Hometown: Argyle, TX

Career Goals: Medicine

Involvement: Pre-Health Professionals Club, Xie Lab, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, 
Beta Theta Pi

Email: brandon.r.couch@okstate.edu

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 Name: Ryan Hahn

Hometown: Trabuco Canyon, CA

Career Goals: OBGYN

Involvement: Operation Catnip- Stillwater, Volunteer Stillwater Medical, Youseff Lab
Honors College

Email: ryan.hahn@okstate.edu 

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Name: Reagan Brooks

Hometown: Durant, OK

Career Goals: Immunologist

Involvement: Alpha Delta Pi, Cowboython 

Email: reabroo@okstate.edu 



Name: Cailey Weise

Hometown: Leander, TX

Career Goals: Public Health

Involvement: Colvin Fitness Instructor

Email: cailey.wiese@okstate.edu 

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Name: Allison Bates

Hometown: Midwest City, OK 

Career Goals: DO, Dermatologist

Involvement: VP of Micro Club,Student Employee for the Micro Department, CMDA

Email: allison.a.bates@okstate.edu 



Name: Natalie Heigle

Hometown: Versailles, KY

Career Goals: NP/PA

Involvement: Student Empoyee for the Micro Department, Microbiology Club, LSFRS,
Intern at the Wesley Foundation 

Email: nheigle@okstate.edu 

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Name: Tess Decker

Hometown: Owasso, OK

Career Goals: Genetic Counseling

Involvement: Microbiology Club, Shotgun Sports Club 

Email: tess.decker@okstate.edu 

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Name: Rachel Williams

Hometown: Grapevine, TX

Career Goals: OBGYN

Involvement: Phi Mu, Biochemistry Club, Academic Integrity Board, Global Medical Brigades, 
STORM, LASSO Center Tutor, Alpha Epsilon Delta

Email: rachel.g.williams@okstate.edu 


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Name: Julia Terrell

Hometown: Frisco, TX

Career Goals: Medical Lab Scientist

Involvement: XA, Cabeen Lab, American Chemical Society, NSCS,

Email: julia.terrell@okstate.edu 



Name: Cody Driscoll

Hometown: Bixby, OK

Career Goals: Brewer, Quality Assurer of a Brewery

Involvement: Brewer and Brand Ambassador for Iron Monk,
Secretary of Local Brewers League

Email: cody.driscoll@okstate.edu 




Name: Casey Johnson 

Hometown: Tulsa, OK

Career Goals: Medical Lab Scientist 

Involvement: Micro Club, Shaw Lab

Email: casey.m.johnson@okstate.edu


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Name: Essences Ewing

Hometown: Detroit, MI

Career Goals: Nephrologist

Involvement: MWA, Empower, HER Campus, Freshman Action Team

Email: essences.ewing@okstate.edu

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Name: Aubrey Williams

Hometown: Augusta, KS

Career Goals: Forensic Scientists

Involvement: Microbiology Club Officer, Cosplay, Murder House

Email: aubrey.williams@okstate.edu

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Name: Sarah Spradlin 

Hometown: Fort Smith, AR

Career Goals: Brewer, Quality Assurance

Involvement: Microbiology Club, National Panhellenic Society, Sebastian County Political Association for Women, OSU Two-Stepping

Email:  sasprad@ostatemail.okstate.edu