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Meet Forest.

He’s a future Coug.

Lee and Hayley Mendez with their son Forest.

How do we know that? Well, those proud parents behind him—Lee and Hayley Mendez—they met, fell in love, and pursued their passions at WSU. The knowledge and experience Lee gained in Organic Agriculture and Soil Science prepared him to return to Wenatchee to help the tree fruit industry he grew up working in. Hayley’s degree in Landscape, Nursery, and Greenhouse Management with a minor in Horticulture is the foundation for the family’s dream of starting their own farm.

So how do we know Forest will be a Coug?
Because Washington State University is where futures are forged.