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Educational Talent Search Staff

Missy Olson

Melissa (Missy) Olson, M.Ed., Program Director

Master’s Degree, Oregon State University
Bachelor’s Degree, University of Oregon
Joined Team in 2008

“My job is amazing! I love helping teens from Douglas County realize their potential and find various opportunities for their careers and college choices. Education truly is the key to success, and every student deserves a chance at a life that will make him or her happy.”

Missy Olson
541-440-7765


Jeremy Cornish

Jeremy Cornish, ETS Advisor

Douglas, Riddle, and South Umpqua High Schools

Master's Degree, CSU Stanislaus
Bachelor’s Degree, CSU Stanislaus
Joined Team in 2015

“As a person who began his academic career in remedial adult-education courses, and went on to attain a Masters Degree; I have garnered a genuine passion for assisting aspiring students in their academic ambitions, and long term career goals. I am deeply invested in the educational future of Douglas County's emerging scholars and technical minds. I genuinely look forward to being a catalyst for academic opportunity and success.”

Jeremy Cornish
209-204-2722


Cat Wilson

Cat Wilson, ETS Advisor

Roseburg and Sutherlin High Schools

Bachelor’s Degree, Western Oregon University
Joined Team in 2010

“I love helping the youth of Douglas County because I know that they can break the cycle and change the culture of the communities that we live in. We have wonderful and smart students in our area who have the potential to succeed and I like helping them make sure that they have the foundation they need to achieve their dreams at college.”

Cat Wilson
541-817-4352


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Cathy Adkins, Program Assistant

Studied at Umpqua Community College
Joined Team in 2008

“I believe in dreams and believe education is the key in achieving them. My dreams were to become a life-long learner, which I have reached. There are times when I cannot believe I am being paid to do what I love best! Being able to see our underrepresented students graduate then go on to the college of their choice is the best feeling ever!”

Cathy Adkins
541-440-4606

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