David W. Robinson, Ph.D.
Executive Vice Provost
David oversees the Office of Science Education Opportunities and outreach efforts campus-wide. The SOAR (Science Outreach and Resources) Committee is advisory to him and together they establish budgetary priorities and develop strategies for securing new funding with our community partners. These efforts help to develop and mobilize OHSU's unique resources and increase science literacy throughout the region.
Susan Shugerman, M.F.A., Ed.D.
Assistant Vice Provost for Education Outreach and Collaboration
Susan is the first director of Science Education Opportunities at OHSU. This office provides the central coordination for OHSU's K-12 science education efforts. She works with faculty, students and staff to provide direct services to classroom teachers and students, develop OHSU faculty, students and staff to be better teachers, mentors, and translators of science, provide general scientific education to the public and develop OHSU's infrastructure to support science education. Susan also chairs the SOAR (Science Outreach and Resources) committee.
Director of On Track OHSU!
Katie is the director of On Track OHSU!, a new science pipeline program for students in grades 6 – 12 who are underrepresented in the sciences. She is working closely with students and teachers from partner school districts to extend opportunities for students to learn about health and science careers, and to help them develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a health science career. Katie also coordinates OHSU student and faculty volunteers from programs and departments throughout the university, who participate in the program as role models and teachers. Katie is working to make the program replicable and sustainable so that additional districts and students can be served in the future.
Emily Felsenstein, M.S.
Emily serves as the Middle School Program Coordinator for On Track OHSU!, an outreach program that connects underrepresented students from grades 6 –12 with OHSU. She develops hands-on science curriculum that inspires middle school youth to have interests in science, engineering and health while cultivating a mindset of resiliency. Emily also coordinates volunteer opportunities for professionals and university students to share their passion for the biomedical sciences with these young explorers. In her spare time, she to loves garden, cook, and go hiking with her family.
Azalea is the first Community Liaison for the On Track OHSU! program. She works with the city of Woodburn, one of the three communities partnered with the program. As a Woodburn local she was excited to be able to return home and work with the school district upon her graduation from Oregon State University. Azalea works to connect On Track OHSU! with the Woodburn School District, and supports students while in high school and through the pursuit of their post-secondary goals. She works closely with community and families to connect them with the On Track program as well. During her free time Azalea loves to spends time with her 2 dogs, go on walks around her neighborhood, and spend time with her friends and family.