Each week, we will showcase one of our CAHNRS Ambassadors. Ambassadors is 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 Macy Hagler, a sophomore from Kuna, Idaho.
What are you studying?
I’m majoring in Agriculture and Food Security, with minors in Business and Spanish.
What is a fun fact about you?
Anyone who knows me will tell you that my favorite things are Dutch Bros, Buffalo Wild Wings, and skiing! I love a good excuse to go on a road trip, whether it’s the 8 miles to Moscow or a few hours to the ski hill.
I found my home at WSU when I visited and got to explore the opportunities, meet the incredible people, and have some Ferdinand’s ice cream! I didn’t know very many people when I came here, but thanks to CAHNRS I found a college family in no time. I can’t stress enough how important the experiences I’ve had at this university and in this college were. I couldn’t have found them anywhere else. In the words of Mike Leach: “Why Washington State? Well that’s a stupid question.”
What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?
You have a passionate, dedicated family of Cougs around you to help you reach your goals. I have met people from 24 different majors that I know I can rely on and learn so much from. I can’t imagine a better place to grow and develop!
Where do you want to be (professionally or personally) 10 years after you graduate?
In a place where my morning drive to work is my favorite part of my day. I can’t wait to use my education to help farmers with their everyday challenges and bring innovation to the most important industry in the world.
Favorite class you have taken within CAHNRS so far? Why?
The agroecology class I took with Dr. Kevin Murphy in Ecuador was the most impactful class I’ve taken so far. In this class, my mind was opened and my perspective was expanded. This course helped me realize how many ways there are to manage a farming system. I learned that sustainability can be incorporated in any operation, which led me to change my major to Ag and Food Security so that I could one day be a consultant to farmers and help refine their operations to maximize efficiency and longevity.
What other extracurricular activities have you been involved in?
CAHNRS Student Senate, Ag Ed Club, Horticulture Club, Agriculture Future of America, International Development Club
Favorite Ferdinand’s flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate chip cookie dough