In Profile: Katelyn Keach drawn to CASNR's inclusive, welcoming atmosphere
Serving as a leader in the Texas Tech University community is not a new role for agriculture communications senior Katelyn Keach. The George West native has previously served as the president and social chair for Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow, Director of Public Relations for the Student Government Association, a member of the Agri-Techsan program, and numerous honor societies.
Her experience with various campus organizations, as well as attending events sponsored by the Ag Council, inspired her to become more involved and run for an officer position. She is currently serving as the 2016-2017 Ag Council Secretary.
When visiting colleges, Keach knew Texas Tech and the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources was the best place for her. "I was drawn to the inclusive, welcoming nature of the city of Lubbock and this campus," she said. "The spirit of Texas Tech is like no other. The traditions are exhilarating and almost magical, but the same if not better can be said about CASNR."
Keach found her home away from home at Tech, and has brought her passion for agriculture with her to Lubbock. Her leadership and desire to serve has allowed her to give back to the college that has given her so much.
Following graduation in May, Keach plans on attending law school. "I dream of working in oil and gas law within the state of Texas and, ideally, international trade law abroad someday," she said.
Regarding the rest of the semester, Keach looks forward to the 50th Class Reunion in May. "Nothing warms my heart like meeting alumni and hearing their stories about their time spent here," she said. The Ag Council continues to work to build a relationship between CASNR students and faculty.
Written by Sarah Wanjura
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