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International kinesiology student credits research, OSU for bright future ahead

Meet Yulin Hu, an international kinesiology student in the CPHHS who is graduating Spring 2021. 

By Alexis Croisdale

When Yulin Hu attended her first Beaver football game in 2015, she instantly fell in love with the campus and energy of Oregon State University. Now in her final term before graduation, she treasures years of memories and accomplishments.  

Originally from Dongguan, China, Yulin became involved in various Oregon State international student clubs and programs, including the International Peer Mentoring Program and meeting with College of Public Health and Human Sciences leadership to discuss ways to improve the involvement of international students.  

“As an international student, I always feel welcome, valued, encouraged and included,” she says. “Faculty are supportive and friendly. They are here to help us; they are ready to help us. Also, the student community here is really diverse. We learn from each other and help each other out.” 

Yulin is studying kinesiology and has participated in undergraduate research alongside CPHHS Clinical Associate Professor Cathy Crowell.  

Undergraduate research is the most memorable thing I’ve done while at OSU,” she says. “I believe it was my research experience that helped me stand out amongst peer applicants in the last application cycle. I encourage everyone to get involved in it as early as possible.” 

After graduation, Yulin will attend the University of Southern California’s doctor of physical therapy program. She plans to practice acute physical therapy and help people restore their health and well-being.