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CAHNRS Faculty and Staff Awards Nominations begin October 18. Learn more about the selection process.

Katie Thorne

Kate Thorne

Expected Graduation: Spring 2024

Hometown: Oak Park, CA

Major: Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Favorite Class at WSU:


My favorite class is SOE 300, which is also taught by my favorite professor, Dr. Bill. I love the passion that Dr. Bill provides towards both his class topics and the success of his students. I genuinely enjoyed what I was learning, whether this be about relationships with wildlife or life at Kamiak Butte. The positivity and devotion towards making this class beneficial for us as students made this class even more enjoyable.

Favorite Spot on Campus:


My favorite spot on campus is the Owen Science and Engineering Library. This is usually where I go to study or read after class. It has a very calming atmosphere and brings my mind at ease after a stressful day.

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?


Being a CAHNRS Coug has allowed me to meet a wide range of amazing, talented people. Being apart of the CAHNRS college has introduced me to meaningful opportunities related to my field of interest and other students who inspire me to work hard for what I’m passionate about. Getting the opportunity to be apart of CAHNRS has never made me feel more reassured that I’m in the right place.

Advice for Underclassmen?


To adjust to college, I would highly advise students to get involved and try your best to meet new people. Whether this be joining clubs of interest or simply introducing yourself to someone in your class, I assure you that it will be worth while. Being able to meet others will help you learn more about the WSU community and if others share the same passions as you do. You can all enjoy a great college experience together!

Questions for Kate? Email her at Kathleen.Thorne@wsu.edu.