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. Currently I have drop in office hours from 8-12 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Private appointments can be made on star.okstate.edu or by emailing me. With this, 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." I keep an online classroom section for all of my students that I advise. On this, I can keep updates on various topics such as “How to get into Medical School”, etc.

If you are not a current advisee, and do not see me in their online classroom list, please feel free to come see me in 407 Life Sciences East from 8-12. 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, with 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 can be with any questions that you might have over the course of the year. Their contact information can be located in my office.

Incoming Freshmen, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Oklahoma State University
To make an appointment with me, login to the Star System For email questions, email me at dana.hatter@okstate.edu

The Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Ambassador Team!

Marah Smith


HometownAllen, Texas

Career goals: Neonatologist


Involvement: Cheerleading, STUNT Team, FCA, Pre-Heath Professionals, Pre-Health Mentor

Tanner Cole


Hometown: Altus, Oklahoma

Career goals: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine specializing in Orthopedic surgery


Involvement: Paddle People, Pre-SOMA, American Medical Student Association, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Undergraduate Researcher Assistant in the Conway Lab, Agronomy Club

Caroline Graham


Hometown: Midwest City, OK

Career Goals: Dentist


Involvement: The Vice President for Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, The Assistant Director of Student Government Association’s Sustainability Committee, The Secretary of the Vietnamese-American Student Association, Working in Dr. Babu’s lab, Assistant TA for Intro to Microbiology lab, ASDS member, Pre-health member, Honor’s College Student, National Residence Hall Honorary candidate, Sigma Alpha Pi-National Society of Leadership and Success member, Catholic Student Association member

Amber Hood


Hometown: Stillwater, OK

Career Goals: Doctor 


Involvement: Work-study student in Department of Foreign Languages, Volunteer at Stillwater Medical Center, Stillwater Medical Center Foundation Franklin Fellow


Shay McClain


Hometown: Edmond, OK 

Career Goals: Veterinarian 


Involvement: Microbiology Club, Cat Club, Zeta Tau Alpha, Turning Point Volunteer, Pete's Pet Posse Volunteer 

Nick Nelson 


Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO 

Career Goals: Industry Research/Pharmaceuticals 


Involvement: Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Microbiology Club, Chlamydia trachomitis Project in Dr. Lutter’s Lab.

Samantha Shafer


Hometown: Muskogee, OK 

Career Goals: Radiologist 


Involvement: Hoff Lab, Astrology Club, Life Science Freshman Research Scholar, Microbiology Club, OSU Wesley Music Leadership Team 

Colby Starr


Hometown: Tulsa, OK 

Career Goals: Physician or Physician Scientist


Involvement: SACNAS, OK-LSAMP, AED, Pre-SOMA, Microbiology Association, Native American Association 

Emily Grietzen


Hometown: Pryor, OK 

Career Goals: Doctor


Involvement: Niblack Scholar (Lutter Lab), executive member of Pi Beta Phi, American Medical Student Association Member, Psi Chi Psycology Honors Society, Student Honors College, Double majoring in psychology 

Erin Francis


Hometown: Moore, OK 

Career Goals: Forensics


Involvement: Cowboy Marching Band, Color Guard Captain, Honors College Member, Research in Morgenstein Lab, TA for MICR 2132, International Study Experience in Trinidad and Tobago, Italy and England 

Rosalie Dohmen


Hometown: Perry, OK 

Career Goals: Dentist


Involvement: Microbiology club, nutritional science club, Minority Association of Pre-Health/Pre-Medical Students (MAPS) 

Allison Bates


Hometown: Midwest City, OK 

Career Goals: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine


Involvement: Microbiology Club, CMDA, SWE, Wesley Foundation

Natalie Heigle


Hometown: Manassas, VA

Career Goals: Nurse, later on Physician's Assistant


Involvement: Microbiology Club, LSFRS, intern for Wesley Foundation 

Tess Decker


Hometown: Owasso, OK

Career Goals: Genetic Counseling


Involvement: Microbiology Club, Shotgun Sports Club 

Kayla Kifer


Hometown: Cushing, OK

Career Goals: Medical Laboratory Scientist


Involvement: Undergraduate research in Dr. Conway's lab 

Julia Terrell


Hometown: Frisco, TX

Career Goals: Research/Professor


Involvement: Microbiology Club, Chi Alpha, Cabeen Lab, National Society of Leadership & Sucess, National Society of Collegiate Scholars