Chloe Trigo
Student, Class of 2024
Portland, Oregon

Extracurricular Activities

Camping, snowboarding, swimming, kayaking

A Little Bit About Me

I am a Nuclear Medicine Technologist student heading into my 4th and final year of school. For this year, I will be in my hometown of Portland, OR to complete an 11-month externship at Kaiser Permanente. During this time, I will be working in the Nuclear Medicine department receiving hands-on training and practical experience before I sit for my Nuclear Medicine Technologist License and ARRT registry in the spring of 2024. I was born and raised in Portland as the youngest of three children and I am the only sibling pursuing medicine. I wanted to pursue medicine because of my grandmother, and her support has greatly influenced my hard work to go into this field.

Why I Chose Oregon Tech and My Major

I chose Oregon Tech for their imaging programs. After researching different schools, it was apparent that Oregon Tech offered a great education to students. I chose Nuclear Medicine because of the potential chemistry aspect. Dealing with radioactive material sounded exciting and after observing a lab at Oregon Tech, I fell in love with the images produced by nuclear medicine.

My Influential Professors

Influential professors I have had the privilege to study under are Rick Hoylman, Vanessa Bennett, Shirlee Templeton, and Stephen Schultz. These professors are part of the nuclear medicine program. They have taught their students to become great nuclear medicine and CT technologists. Not only do they have teaching experience, but they also have field experience. This gives students a great perspective of what it means to become a technologist. Outside the classroom, they genuinely care for their student's well-being and their growth in the field.

My Greatest Learning Experience At Oregon Tech

My greatest learning experience at Oregon Tech has been moving away from family. The school's location has allowed me to move away from home and take steps to becoming an independent adult. This experience was needed to grow as a person. I am thankful that I was able to have this experience by myself and with others.

My Plans After Graduation

My plans after graduating with my degree would be to work hard to pay off my student loans and express my gratitude to all the people who believed in me and supported me. After that, I want to travel as a nuclear medicine technologist around the United States and/or outside the US as well. I want to contribute to the field of nuclear medicine and improve the care we provide patients. I want to improve myself with experience and provide care for many patients.