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 Serena Ranney, a junior from Shelton, Wash.
What are you studying?
I’m majoring in Food Science.
What is a fun fact about you?
I showed cats for several years through 4-H!
There is just something about going to a university where there is such an emphasis on helping each other and being proud of the university you go to. That, “We’re all in this together,” feeling is something I really couldn’t find anywhere else.
What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?
I know that everyone says this when talking about CAHNRS, but being a CAHNRS Coug means being a part of a family. It’s a place where you know people genuinely care about not only your success, but also your happiness.
Where do you want to be (professionally or personally) 10 years after you graduate?
As long as I am surrounded by food and helping people, I will be happy. I would love to stay in the Pacific Northwest and work in processing or product development and just live every day making the world a little better.
Favorite class you have taken within CAHNRS so far? Why?
I took a food processing class that I really loved. It presented a whole different side of Food Science that I didn’t consider when I came to WSU. Frank Younce presents really interesting lectures and the labs provide hands-on experience with machines and equipment that are actually used in the industry. It’s like a backstage pass to really seeing how all of our food is made, and for someone with a curiosity like mine, it’s wonderful!
What other extracurricular activities have you been involved in?
Within CAHNRS, I am a member of the Food Science Product Development Team, and I work in the CAHNRS Academic Programs Office.
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