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 Claire McIntyre, a senior from Republic, Wash.
What are you studying?
I’m majoring in Human Development.
Why did you choose WSU?
I chose WSU because I was not sure what I wanted to major in, and WSU had so many diverse options and opportunities.
What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?
Being a Coug in general means having a community that you will be a part of forever. Being a CAHNRS Coug means having a community of like-minded and diverse individuals.
What is your favorite CAHNRS class so far and why?
My favorite CAHNRS class was my first HD class, HD 101. I had this class with Dr. Cooper; he was so excited about HD and he really cares about his students. This class introduced me to my current major and provided me with knowledge that I will use forever.
Who are influential professors that you’ve had, and how did they impact your life?
Robby Cooper—he introduced me to HD and encouraged me to make it my major. (I did!)
What extracurricular activities are you involved in besides ambassadors?
I volunteer for Boost Collaborative, working with pre-school aged children and their parents. I am also a member of the pre-occupational therapy and pre-physical therapy club.
What is a fun fact about you?
I am a first generation student and going to go on to get my masters.
What advice would you give an incoming freshman/high school senior to help them adjust to college?
All incoming students should join some kind of club or other extra-curricular activities—it’s the best way to meet people who share similar interests!
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