Hello, my full name is Brandon Lee Oldham and I am one of the bloggers for the University of San Francisco's Admission Department. I will be a junior at USF during the 2011-2012 school year, and I have been a USF student my entire college career since my freshman year of 2009-1010. I am majoring in Environmental Science with a minor in Politics. I was born and raised in Colorado where I attended Horizon High School, and graduated Valedictorian in 2009. I enjoy a lot of things including the usual: spending time with friends, snowboarding, biking, gardening, walking around the great city of San Francisco, and being healthy and active overall. I'm a nice person and am always open to meeting new friends.
I wasn't always an Environmental Science major; I use to be a Politics major with no minor, but then I found a passion for Environmental Science so decided to major in that and keep a background in Politics. Besides just being a student and blogger at USF I work as and Advocate for Community Engagement (ACE) in the universities McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good; here I act as a liaison between service-learning courses offered at USF and a local non-profit in the city called Quesada Gardens Initiative. As an ACE I facilitate meaningful service as well as reflections, and may see some of you if you enroll in a service-learning course. I am also performing research under an Environmental Science professor at USF where we are examining ways in which methylmercury travels through the food web and biomagnifies and bio-accumulates in species. With any time left on the side I try to be as active as possible on campus by attending presentations, sporting events, plays, and/or guest speakers. I really love my time here at USF and hope that through my blogs I can help give you an idea of what life is like as a USF student or give you ideas of things you can do on campus. If you ever see me feel free to say hi, and I hope you enjoy some of my blogs!