Each week, we will 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 Maite Muse, a senior from Moses Lake, Wash.
What are you studying?
I’m majoring in Animal Sciences.
What is a fun fact about you?
I was a fortunate enough to be able to bring my horse with me to college and continue riding.
The first time I came to WSU I knew I wanted to attend this university. I was amazed with how many opportunities there were and could not wait to join the Cougar family. Also, who doesn’t love Ferdinand’s ice cream?
What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?
The college encompasses a wide range of academic fields and helped me hone in on my passion for the dairy industry. CAHNRS helped me find a place where I really belong.
Where do you want to be (professionally or personally) 10 years after you graduate?
After I graduate, I will be working for Vantage Dairy Supplies in California, and in ten years I hope to have progressed in the company… and be soaking up the California sun!
Favorite class you have taken within CAHNRS so far? Why?
Animal Science 313 is focused on feeding, and feeding is rumored to be a difficult class, but in what other class can you spend time making your own silage and formulating rations? Dr. Nelson is such a great professor who takes the time to really help you learn.
What other extracurricular activities have you been involved in?
During my time here at WSU, I have had the chance to live at the Ensminger Beef Center and be a member of Cooperative University Dairy Students (CUDS) and participate in dairy challenges. These programs have provided me the hands-on, real world experience I needed.
Favorite Ferdinand’s flavor of ice cream?
It’s not technically an “ice cream flavor,” but the Oreo milkshake is my favorite thing on the menu.