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 Lauren Rooney, a sophomore from Gig Harbor, Wash.
What are you studying?
I’m majoring in Food Science.
Why did you choose WSU?
I chose WSU because of the amazing atmosphere and the many opportunities it has to offer.
What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?
Being in CAHNRS you are a part of a tight knit community. Everyone is very friendly, helpful, and kind. My professors and advisors in CAHNRS have been super approachable and caring.
What is your favorite CAHNRS class so far and why?
My favorite class so far was Food Science 101 with Dr. Ryu. It was a great introduction into my major! It was a great mixture of the different topics in Food Science while being fun and interesting!
Who are influential professors that you’ve had, and how did they impact your life?
Dr. Ryu was an amazing professor because he met with all of us one on one and was great at explaining all of the topics in a fun and exciting way. He made me feel confident going forward in Food Science, and I would recommend anyone who is interested in Food Science to take it.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in besides ambassadors?
Alpha Delta Pi, Ignite Undergraduate Research Program (Food Safety Lab)
What is a fun fact about you?
I was a 4-H member for 8 years.
What advice would you give an incoming freshman/high school senior to help them adjust to college?
Stay organized and get involved in your first year to meet new people.
Favorite item/flavor at Ferdinand’s?
Cookies and Cream