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CAHNRS Coug Connections: Jesus Rodriguez

Posted by scott.weybright | November 1, 2017

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 Jesus Rodriguez, a senior from Chelan, Wash.

Formal profile photo of Jesus Rodriguez
Jesus Rodriguez

What are you studying?

I’m majoring in Fruit and Vegetable Management, with a minor in Horticulture.

Why did you choose WSU?

I chose WSU because it offered a major/field of study I am interested in and passionate about. Additionally, WSU is a premier university for agricultural studies.

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?

You are part of a community that care about each other and are passionate about their majors and want to make a difference in their respective career industry.

What is your favorite CAHNRS class so far and why?

I enjoyed Crop Growth and Development (HORT 202) because I had the opportunity to conduct a research project about a crop of interest.

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

I admire Dr. Layne for his knowledge of fruit and crop production, and his engaging teaching style. I aspire to attain the knowledge that he has about tree fruit.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in besides ambassadors?

I play intramural soccer in the recreational league.

What is a fun fact about you?

I get a haircut every week—the fade has to be on point!

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

Get involved, attend events, and make new friends. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions or seek help—there are many resources available and people happy to help.

Favorite item/flavor at Ferdinand’s?

Huckleberry!