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 Megan Russell, a sophomore from Renton, Wash.
What are you studying?
I’m majoring in Apparel Merchandising.
Why did you choose WSU?
I wanted to come to WSU for the community feel and the school spirit.
What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?
It’s special to get to know all different kinds of students and represent something bigger than myself and share my passions.
What is your favorite CAHNRS class so far and why?
Visual Merchandising has been my favorite because of the industry experience and discovering my future career path.
Who are influential professors that you’ve had, and how did they impact your life?
Patrick Brown-Hayes has been the most influential professor due to his commitment to preparing students to be ready for industry. He pushes us to our limits to benefit us now and in the future.
What extracurricular activities are you involved in besides ambassadors?
I am in a sorority where I currently hold two positions, and I am also a PINK campus representative.
What is a fun fact about you?
I have played soccer since I could literally walk.
What advice would you give an incoming freshman/high school senior to help them adjust to college?
Treat it like a 9-5 job. I got told that by my advisor and it has made such a difference in my attitude about school.
Favorite item/flavor at Ferdinand’s?
Chocolate with Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough!