Each week, we showcase one of our CAHNRS Ambassadors, a student leadership organization that encourages students to pursue higher education and serves as a liaison between the college and the greater community. This week, we’re featuring Sammy Reyes, a junior from Olympia, Wash.
What are you studying?
I’m majoring in Resource Economics, Microbiology, and German.
Why did you choose WSU?
I chose WSU because of the research opportunities and community. Cougs help Cougs. The university and town are high energy and supportive.
What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?
You are a part of a family as a CAHNRS Coug. CAHNRS is supportive and gives many opportunities for you to succeed in your future.
What is your favorite CAHNRS class so far and why?
Econs 430: Managing the Global Environment. I took this class while I was on the SES Italy Study Abroad Program. I was able to analyze resources and do a project on a specific resource. It was eye-opening and a class that I was genuinely interested in.
Who are influential professors that you’ve had, and how did they impact your life?
Patricia Kuzyk was a good economics professor and presented the material well. She encouraged me to become an economics major, study abroad, and become an ambassador.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in besides ambassadors?
I work at the Washington Animal and Disease Diagnostics Lab (WADDL), am involved in clubs, and volunteer with the Chamber of Commerce and Center for Civic Engagement.
What is a fun fact about you?
I know how to tap dance!
What advice would you give an incoming freshman/high school senior to help them adjust to college?
Get involved, budget time and money, and get to know your professors.
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