Jeanie Hamby


Tribe: Tlingit

Hometown: Othello, WA

Degree(s) received from WSU, and major and/or minor: Animal Science

Why did you choose WSU? It’s my dream school and close to home.

What did you enjoy most about being a WSU student? WSU is known for being a good animal science school, so being able to learn from some of the best professors and of course the cougar pride  everyone has.

What activities/programs were you involved with while at WSU? Native American Women’s Association and ASWSU Ku-ah-mah.

Did any particular WSU program make an impact in your success as a student? NAWA for sure. I made some lifelong friends through that group, which I am forever thankful for.

What was your biggest challenge to achieving your education and how did you overcome it? Being able to balance school, work, and a social life. The main thing that helped me was getting ahead in some school work so I could go out and with friends.

What are your future plans? Vet tech school and then hopefully vet school.

What advice would you give a freshman? Don’t be afraid to get involved, but make sure your school work always comes first.