CAHNRS Coug Connections: Lambert Ngenzi

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 Lambert Ngenzi, a junior from Kent, Wash.

Formal portrait photo of Lambert Ngenzi
Lambert Ngenzi

What are you studying?

I’m majoring in Environmental and Ecosystem Sciences, with a minor in GIS.

Why did you choose WSU?

WSU offered me the ideal environment to grow and learn. The first time I visited the campus with my mom and sister, I knew right away this is a place where I can fit in. In addition, WSU offered me a good financial aid package.

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?

It is a diverse and welcoming community. In CAHNRS, I love being able to express myself as an individual, and share my passion. CAHNRS is a new home for me.

What is your favorite CAHNRS class so far and why?

Environmental Science 275 with Dr. Alex Fremier was one of the most challenging classes I have taken in my major, but also really interesting as it gave me a first glance into environmental issues and how people have tried to resolve them.

Who are influential professors that you’ve had, and how did they impact your life?

Kara Whitman has been a life and academic advisor. I met Dr. Whitman in my Environmental Science 101 and 285 classes.

Alex Fremier is my mentor and has helped me get into prestigious programs.

Charise Deberry has been the most amazing person I have met at WSU and inspired me in many aspects of my life.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in besides ambassadors?

McNair Achievement Program, Peer Mentor for Undergraduate Research, LSAMP, Environmental Science Club, and Water Club

What is a fun fact about you?

I can speak 4 languages: French, Lingala, Kinyarwanda, and English

What advice would you give an incoming freshman/high school senior to help them adjust to college?

Visit the school you want to go to, and do your research.

You don’t have to know what you want to study.

Do an internship!

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