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CAHNRS Coug Connections: Diana Bergstrom

Posted by scott.weybright | March 26, 2018

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 Diana Bergstrom, a senior from Lake Forest, Calif.

Formal portrait photo of Diana Bergstrom
Diana Bergstrom

What are you studying?

I’m majoring in Animal Science Pre-Vet.

Why did you choose WSU?

I was ready to move away from home and live somewhere new. I had heard great things about WSU. When I visited the campus my senior year of high school, I fell in love with it—the people, the place, and the programs.

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?

What makes my CAHNRS experience so great is the community within the college. Not only have I found excellent study buddies, but I’ve made life-long friends. It’s so easy to connect with the faculty here and it’s so comforting knowing my fellow classmates and professors are in my corner cheering me on!

What is your favorite CAHNRS class so far and why?

Animal Science 101 was the class where I fell in love with my major and realized I was destined to be on the pre-vet path.

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

Nancy Irlbeck because she has the perfect balance of being tough and making sure you learn and grow in her classes. She is also there to support you, motivate you, and make you want to be in class learning.

Martin Maquivar was the first animal science professor that I really made a connection with. He’s extremely involved in the department and it’s easy to see how much he cares about the success and well-being of his students.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in besides ambassadors?

I am a member of the student swine cooperative and the WSU Pre-vet Club. I also serve as the President of WSU Circle K International, a community service club on campus.

What is a fun fact about you?

I’ve been to Disneyland so many times that I have lost count.

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

Don’t let fear get in your way—put yourself out there, join clubs, talk to your professors and meet some new best friends!

Favorite item/flavor at Ferdinand’s?

Cougar Tracks and Cougar Gold Cheese!