CAHNRS Coug Connections: Ariana Paynter

Each week, we will 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 Ariana Paynter, a senior from Mill Creek, Wash.

Ariana Paynter
Ariana Paynter

What are you studying?

I’m majoring in Apparel Merchandising, with minors in Communications and Business Administration.

What is a fun fact about you?

I could eat breakfast for every meal.

Why WSU?

I decided to come to WSU because of the school pride and sense of safety and home-like feel that you cannot find anywhere else.

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?

Being a Coug is a way of life, but being a CAHNRS Coug means you are a part of something so much bigger than yourself and that you always have family behind you.

Where do you want to be (professionally or personally) 10 years after you graduate?

I want to be successful and fulfilled in my career by making a difference and changing the fashion industry for the better.

Favorite class you have taken within CAHNRS so far? Why?

My study abroad/class trip experience to China because I was able to learn and grow both my industry knowledge and as a person.

What other extracurricular activities have you been involved in?

I am involved with the AMDT student organization.

Favorite Ferdinand’s flavor of ice cream?

Chocolate Peanut Butter!! Yum!!