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 Kayleen Fredrickson, a senior from Lake Stevens, Wash.
What are you studying?
I’m majoring in Animal Science.
Favorite Cougar Tradition:
My favorite tradition as a Coug is Cougar Football Saturday! My parents met here, so I was raised on Cougar Football starting at a very young age. There was no question whether I would be a Coug or not! The feeling of being in the stadium and standing together as one big team is a feeling like none other. We will always find our way back home at WSU!
Favorite CAHNRS Commodity:
Cougar Gold Cheese is my whole life. I put it in everything. My family loves it so much that is has become a family tradition to give a can of Cougar Gold Cheese as a gift. So, everyone looks forward to getting cheese for Christmas. We have even made our hardcore UW Husky family members fall in love with it. As an added bonus, being an Animal Science major, I have extensive knowledge about how this delicious treat is made!
Why be a CAHNRS Coug?
I have always loved animals and vet science, so I fell into Animal Sciences and CAHNRS knowing it was the best decision I ever made. While I love what I am studying, the people I get to study with make this major amazing! Everyone is nice and welcoming and ready to help me grow both as a student and as an individual. We all know who we are and what we want so we can all grow and learn together.
Best Student Experience:
Following in my parents’ footsteps by coming to WSU is something I appreciate every day. It’s awesome knowing that I am making my own friends and memories in the same places my parents did years ago. Even though my parents went here, it was still hard to go to such a large university without knowing anyone. It’s a hard realization when you have to make new friends in such a large arena. Even though I was nervous, I stuck my neck out my freshman year and met lifelong friends.
CAHNRS Taught Me:
While it is easy to get swept up in rush of college, CAHNRS taught me to take control of my own destiny and to always ask for help. Take a chance to stop, breathe, and realize that you don’t have to go through college alone. No one is perfect, and we are all here to help. Through learning opportunities, and the people ready to support you, there are countless chances to find and follow your calling.