Asasé Jewel

Asasé JewelHometown: Kansas City

Major and year: Animal Sciences, Sophomore

Activities, Clubs and Orgs: CAFNR Connections, Pre-Vet Club, Lab Assistant, Foremost Dairy Research Center Volunteer

Personal Pronouns: She/Her

Why did you want to become a CAFNR Ambassador? I want to show people why I love my major and CAFNR, and show other students of color that they have a voice and a place in CAFNR.

What has been your favorite part of your degree program so far? My favorite part of my career has been the hands-on experiences I have had. CAFNR has allowed me to gain real world experience on MU’s various teaching farms. This semester I have spent a lot of time up at Foremost Dairy Research Center and got the opportunity to gain experience on a dairy.

Best study spot? Bond Life Sciences Center

Best place for a snack or coffee? Starbucks at Memorial Student Union

Dream career? Veterinarian, specializing in soft tissue surgery

What do you love about CAFNR? I love that I have found faculty who have always supported me and helped me thrive.

What advice do you have for incoming students? I would advise incoming students to get out of their comfort zone but not overdo it, allow yourself to experience new things at your own pace.