SAMbassador: Erika

High school: Cinco Ranch High School

Major/minor: Food Science and Nutrition

Class of: 2018

Hometown: Katy, TX

Hobbies & interests: Spending time with my friends and family, watching Netflix and going on road trips! I also have an obsession with cute coffee shops, Mumford and Sons, and Taylor Swift!

Campus involvement/organizations: SHSDA (Sam Houston Student Dietetic Association)

Favorite place to eat in Huntsville: Farmhouse!

Favorite spot on campus: The Bell Tower

Most memorable SHSU experience: Showing my parents around on Parents weekend, I loved showing them where I live and what I do on a regular basis!

Favorite SHSU tradition: Battle of the Piney Woods

Favorite class taken at SHSU: Chemistry 1 & 2

Favorite professor: Dr. Rose

One thing you can't leave home without: Coffee!

Why did you choose SHSU?: I chose SHSU because it is close to my hometown and has a beautiful campus, plus an accredited Dietetics program!

One of the ways I show Bearkat pride is by: Getting involved in clubs, attending football games, and wearing orange!

What has surprised you most about yourself since you came to SHSU?: That I am smarter than I give myself credit for. As long as you apply yourself, you will achieve your full potential!

What advice would you give incoming students?: Do not be afraid to talk to someone, everyone is in the same boat of meeting and making new friends at college. Put yourself out there!

One fun/random fact about you: I collect coffee mugs!

After I graduate from SHSU, I hope to: I would like to get my teacher certification so I can teach high schoolers, as well as the community, about the science behind food and nutrition! I would also like to attain my Registered Dietitian credential so that I can practice clinical nutrition in the hospital setting.

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