Hannah Shanks

Hometown: Vienna, Missouri

Major: Agribusiness Management

Activities, Clubs and Orgs: Collegiate Cattlewomen, CAFNR Student Council Public Relations Coordinator, Sigma Alpha, Missouri FFA State Officer, National FFA Speak Ag Pioneer

Personal Pronouns: she/her

Why did you want to become a CAFNR Ambassador? When I started here at Mizzou in CAFNR, the ambassadors were some of the first people I met with. They helped make the transition to college life easier and I want to be that person for other incoming students to Mizzou.

What has been your favorite part of your degree program so far? How industry focused it is. We get to work with real industry influencers which helps prepare us for a job once we complete our degrees.

Best study spot? Study Rooms at Memorial Union

Best place for a snack or coffee? Memorial Union because you have Wheatstone and Starbucks

Dream career? I want to work in the finance industry helping farmers and agriculturalists with their financial decisions. I could see myself being an agriculture lending officer while also working in marketing.

What do you love about CAFNR? I love how you really get to know your peers at CAFNR. No matter where you go, you see people that you know and have class with. It makes the campus not seem so big.

What advice do you have for incoming students? Get involved your freshman year. I was worried about meeting people because I was the only person from my senior class coming to Mizzou. I started getting involved in various organizations and met a ton of new people.