CAHNRS Ambassadors

The Ambassador Mission:

The CAHNRS Student Ambassadors is a student leadership organization that encourages students to pursue higher education and serves as a liaison between the college and the greater community.

  • Encourage higher education and promote WSU and CAHNRS to high school students
  • Increase visibility, awareness, and support of the College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences
  • Participate in CAHNRS and WSU functions and welcome prospective students who visit the campus
  • Educate the public about opportunities and careers in agriculture, family and consumer sciences, design sciences, natural resource sciences, and related disciplines
  • Network with students and faculty in CAHNRS. Experience teamwork at its finest and develop valuable relationships

Speak With an Ambassador:

Whether you are a prospective student, current student, curious parent, or high school adviser, one of our Ambassadors can answer your questions. To this end, the Ambassadors strive to maintain a diverse membership that represents all areas of CAHNRS and to continuously expand their knowledge about WSU and higher education in general.

To get in touch with an Ambassador, simply send an e-mail to the facilitator HERE describing the topic of your inquiries or interests. He or she will find and connect you with an Ambassador that is knowledgeable in that area. Click here to learn about the 2016-2017  CAHNRS Ambassadors.

Request an Ambassador Visit:

The CAHNRS Ambassadors specialize in informing high school and junior high students about the benefits and different aspects of post-secondary education. We have presentations prepared for different audiences and venues. Our most common services include presenting to high school classes and hosting exhibits at career fairs. Below is a list of common topics covered during presentations.

  • Applying for college
  • Paying for college
  • Choosing a career path
  • Academics at the college level
  • College life apart from academia
  • Clubs and extracurricular activities
  • Information about WSU
  • Information about CAHNRS
  • Answering questions that students have

If your school is interested in having the Ambassadors visit, send an e-mail to the facilitator HERE with the name of your school, preferred timeline of visit, and a description of the setting in which the presentation will take place.

Kari Sampson, Co-Advisor

CAHNRS Assistant Director of Recruitment and Retention 

kksampson@wsu.edu  509-335-4562

Anna Whitehall

Anna Whitehall, Co-Advisor

CAHNRS Faculty Member 

awhitehall@wsu.edu  509-335-0462

Contacts and Information:

Executive Committee:

Team Facilitator: Megan Miller

Vice Facilitator: Serena Ranney

Secretary: Spencer Seeberger

Senate Representative: Alexan Ranney

PR Coordinator: Rylee Suhadolnik

Meet the 2016-2017 CAHNRS Ambassador Team!

 

Alexan Ranney


Year: Junior

Hometown: Shelton, WA

Major: Animal Science

Minor: GIS

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? CAHNRS is incredibly supportive, whether it’s the staff, your peers, or the alumni. When you’re in CAHNRS, you have a group to be closer with – one that also believes in your ability to succeed.

What is a fun fact about you? I’ve commercial fished for nine years.

 

 

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Alfredo Rosas


Year: Senior

Major: Landscape Architecture

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? The diversity found within the college, where help and opportunities are everywhere no matter your background.

What is a fun fact about you? I love dancing to Mexican/Latino/a music.

 

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Anna Watson


Year: Junior

Major: Human Development – Family & Consumer Science Education

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? The family atmosphere

What is a fun fact about you? In addition to being a teacher, I want to own a hound rescue.

 

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Ariana Paynter


Year: Senior

Major: Apparel Merchandising

Minor: Communications and Business Administration

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? Being a Coug is a way of life, but being a CAHNRS Coug means you are a part of something so much bigger than yourself and that you always have family behind you.

What is a fun fact about you? I could eat breakfast for every meal.

 

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Ariel Spinrad


Year: Junior

Major: Human Development; Speech and Hearing Sciences

Minor: Gerontology

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? The family that you will find here.

What is a fun fact about you? In high school people only called me Mermaid.

 

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Brandon Knodel


Year: Senior

Major: Agricultural Technology and Production Management

Minor: Business Administration

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? The family feel you receive from all your professors and peers.

What is a fun fact about you? I drink my coffee black.

 

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Claudia Kightlinger


Year: Sophomore

Major: Wildlife Ecology

Minor: Zoology

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? You’re a part of something that encompasses the entire human experience.

What is a fun fact about you? I have a fear of escalators.

 

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Cori Sears


Year: Junior

Major: Human Development and Family and Consumer Science Education

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? The opportunities to be a tutor, TA, and part of an awesome family who’s going to school to help people and change the world.

What is a fun fact about you? I grew up in a town of 1640 people and one grouch.

 

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Devon Griffith


Year: Senior

Major: Fruit and Vegetable Management (Viticulture emphasis)

Minor: Viticulture and Enology

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? Within CAHNRS, this passion-centric approach of our programs takes the learning process to new levels. The energy following the academics as well as the people surrounding you bring forth a sense of pride and family at school, and that is pretty special to me.

What is a fun fact about you? I am a third generation Coug.

 

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Heather Rogers


Year: Sophomore

Major: Animal Science

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? CAHNRS genuinely cares and really takes care of its students. My CAHNRS scholarships don’t run out after my freshman year. My professors know my name and are willing to go the extra mile to help students learn. The hands-on opportunities in and out of the classroom are nearly endless, and I know I’ll be prepared for life after college.

What is a fun fact about you? Coffee makes me sleepy! All of my late-night study sessions are fueled by willpower.

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Holly Lane


Year: Junior

Major: Double majoring in Agricultural Biotechnology and Organic Agriculture Systems

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? CAHNRS feels like a family. I have a place in WSU and CAHNRS where I belong. CAHNRS has helped me find my passions and to thrive.

What is a fun fact about you? I am a third generation WSU student!

 

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Katie Waldo


Year: Senior

Major: Food Science

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? CAHNRS has endless opportunities, an amazing support system, and also Ferdinand’s ice cream at ALL the events!

What is a fun fact about you? I sleep in a hammock instead of a bed.

 

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Kelli Young


Year: Junior

Major: Interior Design

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? CAHNRS majors are interdisciplinary so we all get exposed to every different path inside any one subject. Because of that we make friends with different interests and are one big family. :)

What is a fun fact about you? I’ve been working on the design of my future house since I was fourteen.

 

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Krissy Ozaki


Year: Senior

Major: I am double majoring in Apparel Merchandising and Management and Operations.

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? Being a Coug is a lifetime of pride and being a CAHNRS Coug means having a close-knit family within the greater WSU community.

What is a fun fact about you? I have ridden a camel.

 

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Lambert Ngenzi


Year: Sophomore

Major: Environmental Science

Minor: GIS

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? Diversity, community, networking, and most importantly the people within CAHNRS are special to me. They make me feel home.

What is a fun fact about you? I took math for six years in high school, every semester.

 

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Lupe Villasenor


Year: Senior

Major: I am double majoring in Agricultural Economics and AFS Economics

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? The atmosphere is like none other. Everyone is proud of who they represent and are more than willing to help you find a home in our college.

What is a fun fact about you? I high-fived Tim McGraw and I taught one of my pigs how to sit.

 

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Mackenzie Ellis


Year: Senior Graduating in December! Last semester yay!

Major: Fruit and Vegetable Management

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? Being a CAHNRS Coug means working towards a major that will always be necessary in our ever-changing world. No matter how much things change in the future we are always going to need people to grow our food, care for our people and protect our planet.

What is a fun fact about you? I am the assistant wine maker at Merry Cellars here in Pullman and my favorite days are the ones I get to spend getting my hands dirty doing jobs around the winery.

 

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Macy Hagler


Year: Sophomore

Major: Agriculture and Food Security

Minor: Business, Spanish, and Viticulture and Enology

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? You have a passionate, dedicated family of Cougs around you to help you reach your goals.

What is a fun fact about you? My favorite flavor of wings at Buffalo Wild Wings is Blue Moon BBQ.

 

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Maite Muse


Year: Senior

Major: Animal Science

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? The college encompasses a wide range of academic fields and helped me hone in on my passion for the dairy industry. CAHNRS helped me find a place where I really belong.

What is a fun fact about you? I was a fortunate enough to be able to bring my horse with me to college and continue riding.

 

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Max Mielke


Year: Junior

Major: Agricultural Economics

Minor: Business Administration

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? Being a CAHNRS Coug sets me apart from others and places me in a special CAHNRS family. Being a CAHNRS Coug is special because of the diversity along with the connection.

What is a fun fact about you? I am a fifth generation on our family wheat farm and beef cattle ranch. I enjoy jeeping, hiking, camping, hunting, sports, and being outdoors.

 

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Megan Miller


Year: Sophomore

Major: Agricultural Education

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? What is so special about being a CAHNRS Coug is that you can be friends with not only people in your major, but those throughout the college from every discipline. Our diversity makes us one-of-a-kind; after all, our strength lies in our differences, not our similarities. We are dedicated and passionate about our education, but also our CAHNRS home. We are family here!

What is a fun fact about you? I got to represent Washington FFA at National Agriculture Day in Washington, DC (2015) and meet Representative Dan Newhouse after a committee hearing. He awarded us a copy of the Congressional Record talking about National FFA week and the positive impact it makes on students’ lives.

 

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Molly Dilworth


Year: Junior

Major: Agriculture and Food Business Economics

Minor: Agriculture Systems Management

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? CAHNRS is like being a part of a family. Everywhere I go on campus, I see someone from CAHNRS and they have a big smile on their face! It’s awesome to know that I am a part of a great group of people!

What is a fun fact about you? I farm hazelnuts!

 

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Oscar Ulloa


Year: Senior

Major: Food Science

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? It is special in the sense that it is so diverse, yet everything is connected in one way or another.

What is a fun fact about you? I have been playing soccer for 20 years.

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Randee Zerger


Year: Senior

Major: Agriculture and Food Security (AFS)

Minor: Crop Science and Horticulture

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? CAHNRS has given me so many valuable opportunities and experiences that I would not have been able to gain anywhere else. CAHNRS is a home to me and has a place for everyone! Being a scared freshman, I was worried I wouldn’t find a niche that fit me, but CAHNRS has given me endless opportunities to grow and find what I want from life. CAHNRS is family!

What is a fun fact about you? Although I am an ag major, I was not raised on a farm. I got involved via FFA in high school.

 

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Rylee Suhadolnik


Year: Junior

Major: Agricultural Education

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? CAHNRS consists of about 2,300 students with 24 majors, allowing homes for everyone.

What is a fun fact about you? From the ages of 7-11 I won our country fair’s watermelon eating contest every year.

 

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Sam Beck


Year: Senior

Major: Agricultural Biotechnology

Minor: Viticulture and Enology, Crop Science, Horticulture

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? There are limitless opportunities and connections. The family and home atmosphere we have created makes it easy to make friends.

What is a fun fact about you? My first midnight book release and midnight movie premiere was Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

 

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Sammy Reyes


Year: Sophomore

Major: Double majoring inNatural Resource and Environmental Economics and Microbiology

Minor: German

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? Being a CAHNRS Coug is special because you get many opportunities and it becomes a true home at WSU.

What is a fun fact about you? I like to eat my pizza backwards.

 

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Serena Ranney


Year: Junior

Major: Food Science

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? I know that everyone says this when talking about CAHNRS, but being a CAHNRS Coug means being a part of a family. It’s a place where you know people genuinely care about not only your success, but also your happiness.

What is a fun fact about you? I showed cats for several years through 4-H!

 

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Shelby Ruiz


Year: Junior

Major: Interior Design

Minor: Construction Management

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? The opportunities made available when you look for them, and the friends I have made that I otherwise would never have met.

What is a fun fact about you? I am freakishly flexible.

 

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Spencer Seeberger


Year: Junior

Major: Landscape Architecture

Minor: Zoology

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? The community. You can really connect with other CAHNRS students and make lifelong friends.

What is a fun fact about you? My eyes are different colors.

 

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Taylor Neal


Year: Junior

Hometown: Mercer Island, WA

Major: Economics

Minor: Business

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? Being a CAHNRS Coug provides an abundant amount of support and is truly a home away from home.

What is a fun fact about you? I got to ride on the trolley with Mickey Mouse when I was a kid.

 

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Tyler Baker


Year: Senior

Major: Fruit & Vegetable Management and Landscape, Nursery, Greenhouse Management

Minor: Horticulture, Agricultural Systems, Viticulture & Enology

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug? CAHNRS is a family and everyone is invested.

What is a fun fact about you? I have attended three different high schools (two in Washington and one in New York), and I did running start at Skagit Valley College.

 

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