About Us

ASURE, The Affiliated Students for Undergraduate Research and Engagement (formerly known as nexus), is a student group that was founded to help connect students with research in every discipline happening at the University of Oregon. With the mission of being the one-stop-shop for peers on campus to be able to find advice, resources, and opportunities ASURE has grown to provide workshops, classroom visits, and advice to students interested in getting involved in research and faculty interested in working with undergraduates.

Who We Are

These are the folks who make ASURE happen

Alexis Han is a junior majoring in International Studies and minoring in Sociology. Her academic interests revolve around the legal, political and social dimensions of migration.

Zoë Walker is a senior, majoring in Public Relations at the School of Journalism and Communications and minoring in Business Administration.

Tillena (“Tillie”) Trebon is a senior, double majoring in Linguistics and Spanish. She has been a member of the Speech Perception and Production Lab since her freshman year and also has assisted with documentation of two Latin American languages. Tillie’s independent research investigates perception of hesitation sounds from different languages.

Isabelle Cullen is a Biology major with an emphasis in Neuroscience and a minor in Psychology. She currently works in the Smear lab as a research assistant to study freely moving olfactory navigation research.

Jewlyssa Pedregon is a fifth-year student at the university studying in order to become the first doctor in my family. I began mentoring students as a maths tutor for Class Encore, then I became a Learning Assistant for the Human Physiology department. Jewlyssa was also an Undergraduate Research Assistant in the Jaramillo lab at the Institute of Neuroscience for the UO.

Yalin is a 3rd year majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Biology. Currently, she is working as a research assistant in the Sutherlands Lab with a focus on the MEZCAL project.

Madeleine is a junior at the University of Oregon and is double majoring in Education and Psychology. As an undergraduate research assistant for Dr. Husman’s research lab, Madeleine has been assisting in the creation of new psychological measures of the Future Time Orientation Scale (how you perceive the future) and Life Project Scale (your life goals). Madeleine is interested in the field of Educational Psychology–specifically how to increase student motivation and goal setting.