SAMbassador: Krysta

High school: Rouse High School

Major/minor: Mass Communications - Broadcast Journalism

Class of: 2020

Hometown: Leander, TX

Hobbies & interests: DANCE, spending time with my friends

Campus involvement/organizations: Orange Pride Dance Team

Favorite place to eat in Huntsville: Margaritas

Favorite spot on campus: The duck pond 

Most memorable SHSU experience: Nationals with my team - Freshman year.

Favorite SHSU tradition: Tailgating before every home game outside of Bowers Stadium.

Favorite class taken at SHSU: Philosophy 1301

Favorite professor: Kelly LeeAnn Muns

One thing you can't leave home without: My EOS

Why did you choose SHSU?: The dance team had initially drawn me to SHSU so it was always an option. Then my sister and I came on a campus tour and it was absolutely beautiful. My mom looked at us both and said we were going to attend together even though I wasn't completely sure. I ultimately chose SAM because I fell in love with the school and the programs and I have loved my time here ever since.

One of the ways I show Bearkat pride is by: Being involved in organizations and representing my school to the best of my ability is how I show my Bearkat Pride.

What has surprised you most about yourself since you came to SHSU?: I didn't forsee myself growing as much as I have. The lessons I've learned and people I've met in such a short amount of time have truly made a difference in not only me individually but I can feel it impacting my future and how I operate. The rate of growth never stops and you move at a much faster pace. I embrace it all and I've learned how to deal with the change. I've learned so much about myself and what I want out of life in this past year and this is only the beginning and for that I am truly grateful and excited.

What advice would you give incoming students?: Make the best out of your years here. Get involved and allow yourself to prosper in every aspect of being. These are the years of growth so take the chances and make the mistakes and don't hold anything back. Do everything you aspire to do because this is the time. LEARN as much as you can. DO as much as you can. And STRIVE to be the best version of yourself. Enjoy Sam and everything it has to offer and your college experience will surely be one for the books! This is your story and it begins now. Write it as you please. (:

One fun/random fact about you: I can pop my hip out of place and I was blind for three months.

After I graduate from SHSU, I hope to: Enjoy my life and be happy and successful in my endeavors. Wherever life takes me I pray that I stay on the right path and remain focused. 

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