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

Sierra Ortiz

Sierra Ortiz

Sierra Ortiz.




Expected Graduation: Spring 2023

Hometown: Las Cruces, NM

Major: Animal Science | Pre-Veterinary Science

Extracurricular Involvement:

WSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital Employee

Get to Know Sierra:

Favorite Class at WSU:

Animal Science 166! Young horse handling has been my favorite class by far because it is a fully hands on class where we work with a horse every week for the full semester. Angie (the instructor) is so nice and passionate about horses and equine sciences as a whole.

What is special about being a CAHNRS Coug?

Being a CAHNRS Coug is really rewarding. Everyone who is a part of this college wants their classmates to succeed in every way!

Advice for Underclassmen:

The biggest piece of advice I can give an incoming student is to not be afraid to join clubs and get involved! The people you meet are a big part of college and putting in the effort to create relationships goes a long way.

Sierra Ortiz with her home made caramel apple.

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