Zane Nichols

Hometown: Ashland, MO

Major and year: Parks, Recreation and Sport, Sophomore

Activities, Clubs and Orgs: Alumni Association Student Board, Alpha Gamma Sigma Fraternity, Mizzou Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow

Personal Pronouns: He/ Him

Why did you want to become a CAFNR Ambassador? I wanted to impact other people through my own experiences. I absolutely love Mizzou and want to share all that makes it great and why I chose to be in CAFNR. I hope that my personal experiences can guide younger generations and hopefully make the college search just a bit easier.

What has been your favorite part of your degree program so far? I have really enjoyed the professors and their knowledge so far. A lot of my professors are truly knowledgeable in their fields and this was prevalent from the first day. I can tell they truly want to help students find a job in the future and they have the numerous connections to get that done.

Best study spot? The best study spot on campus is in Ellis Library where it’s nice and quiet but you can always find a friend studying too.

Best place for a snack or coffee? Memorial Union is my go-to for a good breakfast snack with Wheatstone Bistro inside and Starbucks right next to it.

Dream career? I want to work in the sport and tourism industry where I can be hands on with the public every day. I want to be able to plan events that bring people into a stadium or area, give them a great experience that families can remember, and help them make memories just as I did when I attended sporting events with my family as a kid.

What do you love about CAFNR? I love the people within CAFNR and the push they all give students. My time here has truly been defined by the people I have met whether that be professors, advisors, or classmates. I have grown through CAFNR because each of these groups has pushed me to take on new opportunities, step outside my comfort zone, and enjoy my college experience.

What advice do you have for incoming students? Take a step outside your comfort zone! I would not be where I am at and as involved as I am if I didn’t take a couple risks while I have been in college. Sometimes to grow you have to take a step outside your comfort zone.