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 Max Mielke, a senior from Davenport, Wash.
What are you studying?
I’m majoring in Agricultural Economics, with a minor in Business Administration.
Why did you choose WSU?
I chose WSU because of the great atmosphere, community, and agriculture programs. I knew I would learn so much more outside of the classroom than in the classroom.
What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?
CAHNRS truly is a family with loyalty and care that cannot be easily found. It has a special type of people that provide tremendous support.
What is your favorite CAHNRS class so far and why?
My favorite class so far has been Animal Science 174, Cow-Calf Management, because of the hands-on experience with cattle and being outside. I really enjoyed the practicality and real-life application of the material and saw a direct benefit in my life.
Who are influential professors that you’ve had, and how did they impact your life?
Dr. Vicki McCracken has been very influential in my understanding of economics and my career path. She has always gone above and beyond to support my growth. Dr. Michael Brady has been influential by displaying how to use my degree in the real world. Dr. Patricia Kuzyk has been influential in seeing the value of economics and how I can understand it.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in besides Ambassadors?
Sigma Chi, Agriculture Future of America Student Advisory Team member, Economics Club, To Write Love on Her Arms, Resonate, intramurals, Student Experience Advisory Council.
What is a fun fact about you?
I aspire to travel to third world countries helping out their agricultural systems while spreading the Gospel.
What advice would you give an incoming freshman/high school senior to help them adjust to college?
Get outside of your comfort zone and do not be afraid to ask questions. Meet people that are different from you.
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