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CAHNRS Coug Connections: Taylor Neal

Posted by scott.weybright | April 17, 2018

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 Taylor Neal, a senior from Mercer Island, Wash.

Formal portrait photo of Taylor Neal
Taylor Neal

What are you studying?

I’m majoring in Economics (Business), with a minor in Business Administration.

Why did you choose WSU?

Both of my parents went here and loved their experiences at WSU. I knew I wanted to go in-state but be far enough away from home to be more independent and grow on my own.

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?

No matter what interests you, there is something in CAHNRS for you! CAHNRS is like a huge family and we all help each other out no matter what major you are.

What is your favorite CAHNRS class so far and why?

I loved ECON 311, Econometrics. I had an amazing professor and learned a lot of valuable skills which will help me get a job after graduation. The course was difficult but very fulfilling at the same time.

Who are influential professors that you’ve had, and how did they impact your life?

Vicki McCracken genuinely cares about her students and made something I thought I hated (statistics) really interesting. Phil Wandschneider’s classes were interesting and he was always available to help his students.

What extracurricular activities are you involved in besides ambassadors?

Chi Omega Sorority and work at Reunion.

What is a fun fact about you?

I have been to Disneyland 8 times.

What advice would you give an incoming freshman/high school senior to help them adjust to college?

Manage your time well! You don’t have class all day which leaves free time. Get your studying done first so that you can avoid stress.

Favorite item/flavor at Ferdinand’s?

Apple Cup Crisp