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 Elizabeth Warren, a senior from Rochester, Wash.
What are you studying?
I’m majoring in Agriculture and Food Security.
Favorite Cougar Tradition:
The All-Campus Picnic is a great way to begin the year! Aside from coming together with my clubs and organizations to recruit and educate others, I enjoy walking around and talking to others. The picnic is a great way to see what other groups on campus are doing and to hear people talk about what they are passionate about. Not to mention, seeing new and returning students alike come together to enjoy free food and all that WSU has to offer is a great way to bring joy to any Coug’s heart!
Favorite CAHNRS Commodity:
As a Student Swine Cooperative member, I am partial to the delicious bacon we produce each year. There’s nothing like waking up, grabbing a cup of coffee and cooking up some amazing bacon to start off a Saturday. As an added bonus, after going through the many courses, I have a new appreciation for the incredible animal products that CAHNRS produces. Whether its bacon or bacon ends, it is all delicious and only possible because of CAHNRS!
Why be a CAHNRS Coug?
One of my favorite things about CAHNRS is how many opportunities, events, connections, and much more that are available for students. I always pushed myself to be the best version of myself in high school, which meant being as involved as possible. This only strengthened as I came to WSU and joined CAHNRS. As someone who is constantly striving for personal and professional development, ways to be involved, and challenges that put me outside my comfort zone, I love that CAHNRS always puts me in the position of growth and change!
Best Student Experience:
In the time I have been at WSU, I have done a lot, and plan to do more! When my boss offered me the opportunity to step into a peer advising opportunity, I was beyond excited. Not only did I help my office develop what the mentoring program should look like, I worked as a Project Assistant and am currently a Peer Advisor as well! Giving back to a program on campus that has been a huge help in my college success provides me with countless connections, leadership opportunities, and the ability to better understand my peers by learning about them and their diverse backgrounds and interests.
CAHNRS Taught Me:
Between clubs, immersive learning opportunities, studying abroad, getting to know faculty, and more, CAHNRS has become a place where I feel comfortable exploring my interests, skills, and options for the future. The future can be a very scary aspect of life, especially as a senior. Having these incredible opportunities to explore has helped to lessen those “future” worries. No matter what I want to do, there is always a faculty member, industry partner, or peer willing and ready to make things happen or to participate alongside me!