CAHNRS Coug Connections: Heather Rogers

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 Heather Rogers, a sophomore(ish) from Spokane.

Heather Rogers
Heather Rogers

What are you studying?

I’m majoring in Animal Science.

What is a fun fact about you?

Coffee makes me sleepy! All of my late-night study sessions are fueled by willpower.

Why WSU?

Then? I wanted to go to vet school, WSU is one of the best, and WSU gave me enough scholarships so I could afford college.

Now? Still those things in addition to the great community and the opportunities to get involved.

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?

CAHNRS genuinely cares and really takes care of its students. My CAHNRS scholarships don’t run out after my freshman year. My professors know my name and are willing to go the extra mile to help students learn. The hands-on opportunities in and out of the classroom are nearly endless, and I know I’ll be prepared for life after college.

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

Graduated from vet school with a DVM. I’m keeping my mind open about where I want to work until I learn more about my options.

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

That’s really tough…probably Animal Science 101, if I have to choose. Coming from the suburbs, I had little to no familiarity with large animals or animal science. Animal Science 101 gave me a thorough, easy to understand introduction to most of the fields I would be studying.

What other extracurricular activities have you been involved in?

Pre-Vet Club, the Ignite program (undergraduate research tailored to freshmen), and I’m looking forward to getting more involved this year!

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