Newest Flock of Ducks


Betyelin Lopez

First Year Student
First generation college student

Scholarship: PathwayOregon
Hometown: Tualatin, Oregon
Major: Undeclared
Activities: MEChA, Mujeres, Multicultural Scholars Academic Residential Community
Career Goals: “I’m not exactly sure what I want to do. I just know I want to help people.”
Favorite thing about UO: “I really like my independence and figuring out living on campus. There are so many clubs and things going on. I feel like I can be involved.”
What PathwayOregon means to her: “It has opened up a whole new chapter in my life. And it will help me a lot in my future.”


Evan Spisla

First year student, Clark Honors College
First in his family to attend a four-year college or university

Scholarship: Summit
Hometown: Beaverton
Major: Pre-business
High school achievements: Salutatorian, Honors Diploma, Eagle Scout
Aspirations: Graduate school in the UO’s Sports Product Management Program, then a career in marketing or public relations for an Oregon sportswear company.
Activities: Residence hall senator, American Marketing Association, IR Futures (an investor relations club), international business and economics club, part time job working for an apparel company
About the UO: “It’s amazing. I couldn’t imaging going anywhere else.”
Most challenging aspect of college life: “Realizing everything that you have to do to live as an adult, live on your own, and do well in school.”
Best Part of College: Meeting people from all over the country and the world. Plus all the clubs, events, and activities.

Lauren Lew

First year student

Scholarship: Summit
Hometown: San Francisco
Major: Undeclared
Activities: Junior Executive, Asian Pacific American Student Union; Intern, Hong Kong Student Association
Favorite thing about starting college: The freedom, as an undeclared major, to explore different classes
Most challenging aspect of college life: Managing new independence and developing good habits 
Dream career: Architect
“Thank you so much for the scholarship. It was one of the main factors that made me choose the UO, and it lessened the burden of worrying about the financial costs of higher education. I’m really grateful for this opportunity that donors have given me.”