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CAHNRS Talk Tuesday: Ashlin Hansen

Posted by scott.weybright | April 9, 2019

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 Ashlin Hansen, a senior from Bremerton, Wash.Graphic of student's interests with a formal portrait photo.

What are you studying?

I’m majoring in Apparel Merchandising.

Favorite Show/Movie:

She’s the Man

Favorite Cougar Tradition:

My favorite tradition as a Cougar is going to the football games with my best friends. Spending Saturday in Martin Stadium, surrounded by all my close friends, feels like home. Everyone else in Martin Stadium is just as excited as I am, and it is one of the best environments to be in. There is nothing like cheering on my favorite team with some of my favorite people!

Favorite CAHNRS Commodity:

My favorite CAHNRS commodity is the cookie dough ice cream from Ferdinand’s. When I came to my Alive Orientation as a freshman, I tried Ferdinand’s Cookie Dough Ice Cream for the first time. I am not ashamed to say that I have been stuck on it ever since. It is one of those treats that are worth the walk to the far side of campus whether it’s sunny, raining, or even snowing!

Why be a CAHNRS Coug?

Being a CAHNRS Coug has provided me with many amazing opportunities to meet new people, especially inspirational alumni. Through these encounters and opportunities, I have been able to develop my professional skills far beyond what I expected. Being a CAHNRS Coug means you are a part of a huge support system where friends are more like family. Everyone, students and alumni alike, have that “Cougs help Cougs” mentality and are constantly pushing and inspiring others to succeed.

Best Student Experience:

My best student experience was going on a Fashion Study Tour to Los Angeles last Spring break. It wasn’t a difficult decision and I was very excited up to the day we left. I had so much fun touring big companies like Vans and Guess HQ, where I got to connect with many great people from the industry. Going on the study tour even inspired me to look for career opportunities in the L.A. fashion industry after I graduate, something I hadn’t considered before going on this trip.

CAHNRS Taught Me:

CAHNRS has prepared me in so many ways. My advisor has always been there to help when needed and always has new opportunities and ways to get more involved in my major. They have helped guide me to where I am today and continue to support me. I have had an amazing chance to be an Apparel, Merchandising, Design, And Textiles Ambassador as well as attend a Fashion Study Tour and help with the Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show. These accomplishments are only a taste of all the connections that CAHNRS has provided me over the years. The people I have networked with through these opportunities, as well as others, have provided me with valuable knowledge as both a student and future employee. I hope to someday work with these connections I have made while in CAHNRS.