Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Animal Science/Biotechnology
Graduate degree(s): I started out going to graduate school in Animal Science, Animal Genetics and Breeding. After a year and a half I changed schools and received a Master of Science in Counseling and Student Personnel with an emphasis in Student Affairs.
Favorite class(es): Undergraduate: Genetics
Moving from college to career:
I went from undergrad to a grad program, then changed that program to another graduate program. While working on that Master's I got an assistantship as a hall director. After graduation I worked at a small university as a hall director/coordinator and then moved to UT and started as an entry level academic advisor. Since then I have gained experiences and moved up the advising career ladder.
I got into the field of Student Affairs, which academic advising is a part of, because I was a Resident Assistant (RA) in undergrad. After that I started grad school in a technical field and then realized I missed working with students, planning activities, helping people with problems, etc. So I became an RA again for another year and that position was my biggest influence, and hearing from multiple friends and colleagues that I should try student affairs.