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 Elizabeth Warren, a junior from Rochester, Wash.
What are you studying?
I’m majoring in Agriculture and Food Security.
Why did you choose WSU?
I was interested in several WSU majors, but it became my top choice when I realized how many incredible people in my life were Cougs. Getting a degree and being surrounded by great people was a no-brainer!
What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?
CAHNRS really tries to connect with all of its students in a manner that attracts individual interests. It doesn’t matter if you’re interested in research, outreach, or global innovations because CAHNRS will not only provide the opportunities to do so—they will support you in any way possible.
What is your favorite CAHNRS class so far and why?
I have enjoyed my AFS classes, especially AFS 101! The classes are stimulating and engaging with a blend of projects, lectures, and opportunities. They explore topics you are interested in all while learning about agri-food systems on a global scale.
Who are influential professors that you’ve had, and how did they impact your life?
Jeb Owen was definitely a favorite! He is a very well-rounded man who is willing to do what he needed to help students succeed. I was never bored or lost in his class.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in besides ambassadors?
I am involved in my sorority, the Aspiring Teachers and Leaders, Honors College, and the Alhadeff Future Teachers of Color.
What is a fun fact about you?
I am a published poet!
What advice would you give an incoming freshman/high school senior to help them adjust to college?
Take positive risks! You are in an environment in which exploring who you are, what your future looks lie, etc. are all open for exploration. Don’t be afraid—the worst that will happen is something won’t work out!
Favorite item/flavor at Ferdinand’s?
Not even lactose intolerance can keep me away from Apple Cup Crisp!