Student Ambassadors 2020-2021

Sydney Durrant

Sydney Durrant

Human Development and Family Studies

I love being a Human Development and Family Studies major. This major is all about understanding people and relationships. As a Human Development major you can take many different career paths based on your specific skills and interests. Your studies will give you the valuable knowledge and tools that you will need to help others build better lives. No matter what major you choose, there is a home awaiting you in the College of Education and Human Services.

Katelyn Earnest

Katelyn Earnest

Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education

I have loved being in the College of Education and Human Services. My favorite major is Communication Disorders because it can be applied in so many different ways and can help so many different people. I love that it has allowed me to work with many individuals, and it is rewarding seeing the progress of someone’s speech. I have felt so accepted and know that everyone wants the students to succeed!

Harrison Harmon

Harrison Harmon

Kinesiology and Health Science

The Department of Kinesiology and Health Science here at Utah State is amazing.  The teachers and staff do a great job teaching in the classroom and in real life situations. There are tons of different opportunities to get involved such as research and clubs, and we as students get to lead the way through all of it. This field is so much fun and is growing more and more every year, and we are able to help pave the way.

DJ Jensen

DJ Jensen

Nursing

Being a part of the Nursing Program has allowed me to develop a whole new perspective on humanity.  We don't just learn how to be nurses, we learn how to be a friend to our patients and how to offer the best kind of support when they are going through one of the most difficult times of their lives.  The best thing that I have been taught is that we are the advocate for the patient.  We are the ones at the bedside, watching their conditions improve or deteriorate, and we are the ones to keep the doctor accountable for listening to the updates on each patient's condition.  Nursing has given me so many incredible opportunities, and I cannot wait to earn my license and begin working.

Lauren Nix

Lauren Nix

Elementary Education

I love Utah State’s Elementary Education Program! I can attest that it truly is one of the best in the country. This program gets our students into a real elementary classroom from day one. We go in depth into every facet of teaching with the best professors USU has to offer. CEHS truly serves its students and helps everyone know they’re a great part of the Aggie Family. Go Aggies!

Sophie Opperman

Sophie Opperman

Human Development and Family Studies

HDFS is all about improving quality of life through practical, fun, applicable courses. Everyone who is part of a family or has any kind of relationship in their life benefits from the wisdom taught in these classes. I love learning how to better serve those around me, and as the added bonus, I have learned so many things that are helping me reach my own potential! You will never regret taking any course in this program as each just prepares you more for future experiences. Each one is also taught by amazing professors who have great knowledge of what they are teaching and they care. They are very approachable and great to communicate with.

Josie Rivera

Josie Rivera

Secondary Education

USU's Secondary Education program is vibrant, challenging, and inspiring. I've never felt so supported by academic staff or peers! Not only has USU invigorated my "why" for teaching, but it has also expanded my perspective on education and its countless applications and benefits in the world. As a CEHS Ambassador, I hope to extend my knowledge of Secondary Education's career paths to all future college students, especially those from multicultural, underrepresented backgrounds. Go Aggies!

C.J. Smith

C.J. Smith

Early Childhood Education

I love studying Early Childhood Education at Utah State, this program is truly one of the best in the nation!  Gaining real classroom experience within preschools and elementary schools makes all the difference for developing successful future teachers.  The CEHS faculty are knowledgeable, kind, and passionate.  They aim to provide you with support and meaningful learning experiences during your time as an Aggie.  This major will supply you with countless friendships, intriguing opportunities, and a bright future in your career!

Samantha Southam

Samantha Southam

Special Education

This college truly cares about each student. I have been blown away by how much my professors care about me personally. They want their students to be successful, and they often give of their personal time to answer questions and give students the support they need. I am so grateful for the time I have been able to spend learning in this college and for the relationships I have gained.

Landon Willis

Landon Willis

Psychology

Each professor is not only dedicated to providing a quality education, but helping each student learn valuable life skills.