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 Deena Migliazzo, senior from Atwater, Calif.
What are you studying?
A Walk to Remember
Favorite Cougar Tradition:
My favorite Cougar tradition is the energy, pride, and support at each football game. WSU has some of the most loyal and proud alumni of any university. I remember my first home football game as a freshman, and how everyone was cheering in unison for one single purpose: Cougar football. It’s more than a game; it is a tradition passed on from one generation to the next. There is nothing like sitting in the stands at Martin Stadium, rain, shine, or snow, surrounded by generations of Cougars cheering on their favorite team. Cougs always find their way back home.
Favorite CAHNRS Commodity:
My favorite commodity that CAHNRS produces is Cougar Gold Cheese. I grew up on a family dairy in California and we always had some type of dairy product at every meal. While it was hard to say goodbye to my own family’s cheese, CAHNRS white cheddar cheese makes up for it.
Why be a CAHNRS Coug?
Coming from an agricultural background, I knew I wanted to attend a school that valued the agriculture industry and had a strong economics program. I looked at schools all over the United States, but after visiting WSU, I knew I was meant to be a Cougar. The WSU School of Economic Sciences had everything I was looking for in a college and the opportunity to be part of CAHNRS made the decision to transfer simple. Transferring schools was not an easy process though. Thankfully, CAHNRS made it so much better. Coming to WSU, I didn’t know a single person, but being part of CAHNRS helped me to find a family away from home.
Best Student Experience:
My best student experience has been the internship opportunities that WSU and CAHNRS have given me. Many people know that getting an internship can be a stressful experience. CAHNRS helped to alleviate that stress through great opportunities that have helped me grow both as a student and as a person. Last summer, I worked for an incredible company in Bellevue, WA, as a Transfer Pricing Intern. Through this internship, I was able to apply the knowledge and skills I learned in the classroom to my work. I learned so much from this internship and am very grateful for all the opportunities WSU has given me.
CAHNRS Taught Me:
No matter where you go, WSU alumni are all over the world. Not only are they all over the world, they are all willing to help the current and future generations of CAHNRS Cougs. The networking through WSU has taught me incredible skills and provided me with both internship and career opportunities. Being a senior can be really intimidating, but I have been extremely fortunate to have the support of amazing alumni that have provided these opportunities to network with industry leaders for both career options and educational advice.