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Hannah Peha

Hannah Peha

Hannah Peha.



Estimated Graduation: Spring 2023

Hometown: Walla Walla, WA

Major: Agricultural Biotechnology | Honors College

Minor: Horticulture | German

Extracurricular Involvement:

Scale House Operator



Get to Know Hannah:

Why WSU:

I am a spreadsheet and lists sort of person so I gathered up lots of information during my college search. I chose WSU because it is: large and co-ed, offers many major options, has Division I athletics, has four distinct weather seasons, emphasizes graduating in four years, is politically balanced, guarantees on campus housing, encourages studying abroad, has a reasonably large endowment per student, has decent retention rates, and most importantly it has a strong community feel on campus.

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?

CAHNRS has very generous alumni who support CAHNRS Cougs with scholarship funding and employment opportunities. Fun fact: CAHNRS awards more scholarship money than any other college at WSU each year! I personally have received scholarships every year from CAHRNS.

Advice for Underclassmen:

Freshman year can feel a bit like a roller coaster. The highs are awesome! Occasionally there are a few lows but that’s totally normal. Coming to college involves a lot of new things and adjustments. Know that many of your peers are having similar shared experiences. And don’t be afraid to utilize the many resources available on campus.

Favorite Spot on Campus:

The WSU Arboretum is my favorite spot on campus. There is a short walking trail. I love watching the sunset over the top of campus from there. And it is close to the bears!

Hannah at an Integrated Plant Sciences booth at Experience WSU.

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