Associate Director of Student Services
Student Diversity Liaison
Hello, I’m Tristen Shay, Associate Director of Student Services for the College of Liberal Arts. I love being an advisor here, but even more I love assisting students in finding their educational and co-curricular passions. Feel free to ask me questions about Baccalaureate or Liberal Arts Core requirements, campus resources, or general questions. I have bachelor degrees in Art History and Gender Studies from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA and I hold my graduate degree in College Student Services Administration from OSU - Go Beavs! In my free time I enjoy reading, playing video games, cheering on my beloved Seahawks and (semi-successfully) attempting to teach my cat to do tricks.
Beau Baca grew up in a small farming town in Northern California. After earning an associate's degree from the local community college, Beau transferred to CSU, Sacramento where he tried on several majors before completing a bachelor’s degree in philosophy.
After college, Beau played music and held jobs as a mover, landscaper, theater projectionist, tutor, office temp, and, yes, barista. Eventually, he decided to focus on a career in education and earned a PhD in English at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he then taught and advised for four years before coming to OSU.
As a first-generation college student from a low-income, rural background, Beau knows that college can be daunting as well as exciting. He values encouraging students as they explore interests and find their path while providing support to help them stay on track.
Hello, I’m Marilyn Stewart. I am committed to assisting students in having a true liberal arts experience at Oregon State University. My intent is to make a difference in students’ lives through considerate guidance and support. The core of my approach as an academic advisor is assisting students to make informed decisions in becoming even more academically successful as they move toward their goal of earning a College of Liberal Arts degree. Aside from enjoying my work of academic advising, I love spending time with my husband, two sons and nephew from Florida. I also enjoy traveling the nation and spending time with good friends.