21 Questions for Mallory Meyer
1. What is your hometown? Columbus, IN
(Fun Fact: Columbus is known for its modern architecture and is also home to Cummins Headquarters)
2. Where did you go to high school? Columbus East High School
3. What is your major/concentration? Animal Sciences - Animal Agribusiness; minor in Food and Agribusiness Management
4. What is your expected graduate date? December 2017
5. Why did you choose Purdue for undergrad? In-state tuition, it's close to home, and houses a national and international ranked College of Agriculture.
6. What are you plans after graduation? Go into industry somewhere in Indiana for a couple of years, then earn a Master's degree in Communications in pursuit of a job in outreach/marketing to advocate and educate about Agriculture through marketing and graphic design.
7. What is your 'spirit animal?' A dog - both loyal, friendly, happy-go-lucky, and would do anything for food.
8. What is your favorite organization joined at Purdue? Sigma Alpha, the professional agriculture sorority. It's given me a family of sisters who are aspiring to be successful women in Ag and share a bond of professional women in Ag. Also, I've been involved with Animal Sciences Ambassadors, Collegiate Farm Bureau, and Issues 360.
9. What is your proudest achievement while at Purdue? Simply being a student at Purdue, and the first person in my family to go to college, so always making them proud.
10. What was your favorite class taken at Purdue? ANSC 333 - Physiology of Reproduction with Dr. Kara Stewart and ABE 495-China: Globalization, Agriculture, and the Environment.
11. What is your favorite Purdue tradition? Ag Week and Spring Fest
12. What is the best thing about the College of Ag? It is nationally and internationally recognized so when people hear that you are a part of it they know or assume you're the cream of the crop. There are also countless opportunities like career fairs and networking.
13. What is the best thing about the Department of Animal Sciences? It's home away from home and a second family. It makes a huge campus feel small. There are many faculty mentors that would do anything for their students; and, there's an unspoken bond between ANSC undergrads and alumni, like one big family.
14. What is the best on-campus study spot? The quiet room behind Pappy's Sweet Shop in the Union.
15. What is your favorite place in town? DT Kirby's - the bacon and egg burger is the best!
16. What is the most important thing you've learned outside of the classroom?
17. Where did you study abroad and what did you do? Maymester 2015 in China with ABE 495. I walked the Great Wall of China, visited the Forbidden City, enjoyed the nightlife, and went to rice terraces to see small farmer villages.
18. What internships have you had?
Summer 2016 - Agriculture Promotion and Outreach Intern at Indiana Farm Bureau. I created promotional/educational materials for the State Fair and contributed to outreach throughout the summer.
Fall 2016 - Purdue Animal Sciences Public Relations Student Assistant.
19. What is your favorite quote? "Live in such a way that if anyone should speak badly of you, no one would believe it." - Unknown
20. What are your hobbies? Social media, crafting and DIY projects, taking pictures, and spending time at home with my family.
21. What advice would you give to incoming students? Study hard, but know when to put the books down and know when to be present in the moment. You only go to college once and it goes by super fast, so take it all in and take advantage of every opportunity you can while it's all right in front of you.