Agriculture Science, Biology minor
Bondurant-Farrar High School
Sigma Alpha-Social Chair
Collegiate Farm Bureau and Cattle Team-Historian
North Polk FFA
American Legion Auxiliary-Board Member
What attracted you to Truman?
Truman is a complete package that provides a combination of perfect size, strong science departments, small class sizes, one-on-one interaction with professors and all for a very reasonable price.
What do you like best about Truman?
I really like the class sizes because they are small enough that no matter what class you are in you know at least one person, but there are still lots of people to meet in each new class you take.
What has surprised you about Truman?
I was very surprised to find out that Truman is a diverse campus and that there is diversity among the Agriculture Department.
What do you like most about your classes?
I really like that I am taking classes that I am interested in and at the same time taking a class here and there that will make me a well rounded employee someday. The Modes of Inquiry provide an interesting twist to each semester that you don’t get at other universities.
What do you feel is unique about Truman?
Truman has unique professors. Not only do they teach their classes with depth and detail, but they go above and beyond to make the information clear. They make it a personal goal for them to help every individual student in the best way that they can. I have found this to be the case in not only the Ag. Department but, also, Biology, Chemistry, Spanish, Art, Communication and Business.
How would you describe life at Truman to a friend?
Life at Truman is never dull because there is always an activity or an organization to get involved in. People are very friendly and your friends really become like your family away from home. Although, life at Truman does have its stressful moments.
Have you studied abroad, done an internship, or participated in undergraduate research?
I spent two summers doing internships with DuPont and Pioneer working on the chemical side of their business. I am currently working with Dr. Mark Campbell on his research on high amylose corn and running the differential scanning calometry. I also plan to study abroad at some point during my time at Truman.
What are your plans after graduation?
Attending Iowa State University in the graduate program for plant breeding.