Quinn Smesrud came to OSU with the plan to enter the green building industry. Through the Renewable Materials major with the College of Forestry, she was able to study abroad in Europe and get a global perspective.

Here's an excerpt from the article "Creating a greener future" by  the College of Forestry on Quinn's adventure in renewables across Europe:

"'Studying abroad with the College of Forestry was the best experience I have had during my undergraduate career at Oregon State,” Smesrud said. “The opportunity to travel to Alpine Europe and study mass timber in the region where it originated was an incredible experience.”

While in Alpine Europe, Smesrud closely followed the building process from design through construction, which expanded her understanding of the value chain. Touring various places provided her with a holistic view of the industry while experiencing and learning about European culture."