Starting the Journey
Jailah Keller had several options for college, but she says Oregon’s Apex Scholarship helped make her decision easy.
“The extra aid was super important because I’m paying out-of-state tuition,” says the freshman from Santa Clarita, California. “My family is still paying off my brother’s college tuition.”
A human physiology major, Keller looks forward to a career in health or medicine. She may also pick up a minor in political science. “I have a passion for policy change,” she says.
Keller started running at age six, so joining the running club on campus is high on her list. She intends to sharpen her leadership skills by becoming active in campus and civic organizations.
“I’m very excited to begin my new journey at the UO,” she says. “I really enjoy the sense of community here.”