CAHNRS Coug Connections: Devon Griffith

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 Devon Griffith, a senior from Manson, Wash.

Devon Griffith
Devon Griffith

What are you studying?

I’m majoring in Fruit and Vegetable Management (Viticulture emphasis) and minoring in Viticulture and Enology.

What is a fun fact about you?

I am a third generation Coug.

Why WSU?

For me, the energy that surrounds WSU makes for an experience of a lifetime. From the research, football games, and the interconnectedness of the Coug nation, all of these come together to create an experience I had to be a part of.

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?

Within CAHNRS, this passion-centric approach of our programs takes the learning process to new levels. The energy following the academics as well as the people surrounding you bring forth a sense of pride and family at school, and that is pretty special to me.

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

In 10 years, I would love to see myself owning and operating my own estate vineyard and winery back home in Lake Chelan.

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

Horticulture/Viticulture and Enology 413: This class focused in on the finite details of viticulture, and I loved getting to learn and understand this process in that depth.

What extracurricular activities have you been involved in within CAHNRS (excluding ambassadors)?

Agriculture Future of America, Gun Club at WSU, and Viticulture and Enology Club.

Favorite Ferdinand’s flavor of ice cream?

Cougar Tracks