Why did you choose your major?
I chose Horticulture because I have always had an interest in science and greenhouse production.
What are you hoping to do with it?
I am hoping to join the Peace Corps immediately following graduation and then pursue a career in horticultural therapy.
How do you stay involved with your department?
I have been a member of the Horticulture Club since my freshman year and participate in most of the events that they host. I also work as a lab assistant for one of the professors in the department, which is pretty common for students in the department.
What is your favorite class and/or professor?
I don’t know if I can pick a favorite professor in the department because they all are wonderful and show genuine interest in their students. My favorite class is Plant Propagation. It’s a fun class and you can get free plants out of it.
How are you an engaged U of A student outside of the classroom?
I go to most of the sporting events that the University offers, I go to events and programs on campus, and of course I go to the Springtime of Youth concert every year.
What is your favorite thing about Bumpers College?
I love the community of the College. The professors in the college do everything they can to see students succeed.
Why did you want to be an ambassador?
I became and ambassador to get the word out about all of the positive things that the Bumpers College has to offer.
What is your advice for an incoming freshman?
Get to know your professors and don’t be afraid to ask them questions. Talk with the other students in your classes and make study groups. It will help you with the class and you will also make some awesome friends that have the same interests as you.
Mt. Vernon, MO
Horticulture, Landscape and Turf Sciences