21 Questions for Kristi Crow 

1.    What is your hometown?   Brownsburg, Indiana
2.    Where did you go to high school?   Brownsburg High School
3.    What is your major/concentration?   Animal Sciences- Pre-Veterinary Medicine
4.    What is your expected graduation date?   May 14, 2016
5.    Why did you choose Purdue for undergrad?   The great pre-vet programs and very inviting/helpful faculty and staff make students feel like more than just a number
6.    What are your plans after graduation?   Attending Purdue’s College of Veterinary Medicine starting Fall 2016
7.    What is your ‘spirit animal’?   A wolf
8.    What is your favorite organization joined at Purdue?   In College of Ag- Ag Ambassadors; University-wide: Panhellenic Association
9.    What is your proudest achievement while at Purdue?   Being accepted into Purdue’s Veterinary School
10.  What was your favorite class taken at Purdue?   ANSC 230- Physiology of Domestic Animals
11.  What is your favorite Purdue tradition?   Ag Week- it’s a great way to showcase the importance of agriculture to the rest of campus
12.  What is the best thing about the College of Ag?   The faculty and staff are always very welcoming and helpful and want students to succeed
13.  What is the best thing about the Department of ANSC?   Offers lots of hands-on experiences relevant to careers with animals and lots of opportunities to succeed- it’s hard not to get involved!
14.  What is the best on-campus study spot?   Ag Administration Building- have 24hr access to it as a student in the College of Ag, it’s rarely crowded, houses lots of study rooms, computers, printers, and usually snacks during holidays and finals week
15.  What is your favorite place in town?   Pi Beta Phi sorority house
16.  What is the most important thing you’ve learned outside of the classroom?   You have to put in hard work to achieve goals, but it’s also important to take time for yourself to be successful.
17.  If you studied abroad, where did you go/what did you do?    
   ·         Summer 2013- Studied abroad in Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Austria, Czech Republic) on a veterinary medicine/animal research trip and got lots of hands-on experience working with livestock alongside vet students
   ·         Summer 2016- Will complete a month-long independent volunteer experience in South Africa working on a threatened species and conservation management project at Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre- will help breed endangered species such as cheetah and African wild dog to maintain genetic pools for populations elsewhere experiencing bottlenecks
   ·         Summer 2016- Working on a swine farm in Laos in Southeast Asia to assist in management practices
18.  What internships have you had?  
   ·         Spring 2013- worked as an animal care intern at the Columbian Park Zoo
   ·         Every summer while at Purdue, interned for the veterinary office back home in Brownsburg
19.  What is your favorite quote?   “Do what you have to do until you can do what you want to do.” –Oprah Winfrey
20.  What are your hobbies?   Spending time with family and friends, exercising (especially yoga!), and traveling
21.  What advice would you give to incoming students?   Never lose sight of your goals and continuously work towards them.  Start strong early on, get involved, seek out help when you need it, and get to know your professors.
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