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CAHNRS Coug Connections: Kayleen Fredrickson

Posted by scott.weybright | January 17, 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 Kayleen Fredrickson, a junior from Lake Stevens, Wash.

Formal portrait photo of Kayleen Fredrickson
Kayleen Fredrickson

What are you studying?

I’m majoring in Animal Science.

Why did you choose WSU?

My parents met here and I was born a Coug. WSU has one of the best Animal Science programs in the nation so it really was a no-brainer for me.

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?

As Cougs we are already members of the Coug Family. As a CAHNRS Coug, another layer of friendship and love is added to your life and college experience!

What is your favorite CAHNRS class so far and why?

Companion Animal Nutrition was my favorite because Animal Science is very farm/agriculture animal oriented, so it was a good change for a small animal vet prospective student like me.

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

Nancy Irlbeck is funny and a genius!

Martin Maquivar made 101 exciting and made me excited about Animal Science!

What extracurricular activities are you involved in besides ambassadors?

I am an intern in the VTH and I am part of a tabletop gaming club!

What is a fun fact about you?

I am a Comic Convention and Shih Tzu enthusiast!

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

Make time for yourself. Walk around campus and find your favorite places to unwind. College is stressful and your mental health is important. Don’t worry too much.

Favorite item/flavor at Ferdinand’s?

Cougar Gold Cheese and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough are tied.