Indigenous Natural Resources Office
Dean's Suite Peavy Forest Science Center (PFSC)
Lori Hodgert (she/her) is a dedicated administrative assistant and team member, providing invaluable support to Dr. Eisenberg, the Indigenous Natural Resource Office, and the DEI Workgroup. You can find her either at the front desk of the Peavy Dean's Suite or in the Indigenous Natural Resource Office in 109 Richardson. Lori is passionate about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice (DEIJ). Her interest in this field was sparked during her time as a licensed property manager before joining OSU. Witnessing biases within the industry motivated her to educate herself by reading and taking courses on how to implement equitable policies. Born and raised in Portland, Lori is proud to have roots deeply entrenched in various parts of Oregon. She holds a BA in Social Sciences from Portland State University. Embracing her love for the outdoors, Lori owns a butternut squash hobby farm that shares borders with the McDonald-Dunn Forest, finding solace and joy in nature. Lori's family and community hold a special place in her heart, and she cherishes spending time with them. Her infectious smile is well-known, so much so that even the Joker would be envious. One of her favorite quotes, attributed to Mother Teresa of Calcutta, resonates deeply with her, "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples”. This quote reflects Lori's belief in the power of individual actions to make a collective impact.