Meet the Ambassadors

2013-14 Ag Ambassadors

2013-14 Ag Ambassadors

Shane Bell

Shane Bell

Shane Bell
Hey there! My name is Shane Bell, I’m a Junior and I’m majoring in Agriculture Communications with a minor in Farm and Ranch Management.  I grew up in Paradise Valley, Nevada where I spent my time raising and showing Purebred Herefords, playing high school sports, and competing in 4-H and FFA.  Agriculture has been one of the most important aspects of my life; it’s given me a work ethic that I’m extremely proud of.  Agriculture has also taught me patience, which is something that is often overlooked and unused in this fast paced world we live in.   After school I plan on more school! I would like to attend law school and eventually tackle legal issues pertaining to the world of agriculture.

 

BJ Bender–Biography coming soon

Chris Block– Biography coming soon

 

Emilee Brinton

Emilee Brinton

Emilee Britton
Emilee is a Sophomore from Newnan, GA and is dual majoring in Animal Science Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Communication. She plans to attend veterinary school and become a food animal practitioner, specializing in bovine genetics with a special interest in providing a consultation service to producers. Emilee is currently working in the Necropsy department at the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory. Consumer education and appreciation of United States agriculture is one of her primary advocacy platforms. While not in classes or working, Emilee enjoys spending her time outdoors, whether it’s riding, shooting, camping, or fly-fishing, and is very involved with a local campus ministry.

 

Nina Burnham–Biography coming soon

Jacob Chaloupka–Biography coming soon

Bailie Dannels–Biography coming soon

Abbey Davidson

Abbey Davidson

Abbey Davidson
My name is Abbey Davidson, and I am from Encampment, Wyoming. I am studying Animal and Veterinary Sciences at UW, and am currently looking at starting my own business running a dude ranch, to run a trail ride/horse lesson business. I grew up on a ranch, and absolutely could not fathom the idea of not returning to an agricultural lifestyle when I obtain my degree. I would definitely recommend to any new agricultural majors to look into the Ag Ambassador team! It’s a great team experience, and our team this year is a power house team! Oh, and I’m not really good at these bio deals, so I’ll do the typical thing: I like long walks on the beach, romantic movies, and moonlit horseback rides!

 

Brandon Fritz–Picture coming soon   My name is Brandon Fritz I am an undergraduate pursuing a double major in Microbiology and Molecular Biology.  I am currently finishing up my senior year along with a research fellowship provided by one of the many opportunities found here at the University of Wyoming!  My current research through the summer and fall of 2014 is the ‘Development of a Diagnostic Assay for Antibody to plague’.  In my current INBRE EPSCoR research fellowship I work directly with the University of Wyoming’s Immunology Professor Dr. Jeffrey Adamovicz.   I also am currently a student ambassador for the Pre-College and Student Visits Office where I give tours and provide information to incoming, prospective students visiting the University of Wyoming.

 

Jon Heald–Biography coming soon

Alex Krug

Alex Krug

Alex Krug
I am a junior majoring in Agricultural Communication. I am from Chicago, IL. I also play violin for the UW Symphony Orchestra.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Lacey

John Lacey

 John Lacey
Hey there! My name is John and this is my first year as an Ag Ambassador here at the University of Wyoming. I am honored to be a part of our Ag Ambassador team because they represent something that I care very much about, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources. I study Animal Science with a focus in production through the College of Ag and what an experience it has been! I have learned so much comprehensive information from rangeland management to livestock nutrition and management that has helped me in my day to day life outside of the classroom. I work as a ranch hand and the material I have learned in my classes has helped me be a successful cattleman, as well as give me insight towards the production chain so that I can work with and manage a better beef product. I am currently finishing an amazing internship as a ranch hand for the Y Cross Ranch in Horse Creek, WY. Beef production and management is my passion and it is what I want to do for the rest of my trips around the sun. There is no better way of life and the best part of the College of Ag is that way of life is fostered through the things we learn, the doors we open, and the friends we make along the way. I call the University of Wyoming home, the friends I have met here my family, and all of my experiences here are memories that will last a lifetime. I look forward to my first year as an Ag Ambassador and representing agriculture as it should be. Like I said, it’s the best way of life there is.

 

McCall Linke

McCall Linke

McCall Linke

mlinke1@uwyo.edu
Greetings,
I’m enrolled for my third year at UW, studying Ag Communications. I grew up on my family’s ranch in the mountains of Granby, Colorado. I spent my childhood riding my horse, participating in rodeo, being an active member of 4-H and playing basketball. College has given me many opportunities and I am so grateful. The summer between my freshman and sophomore year I was able to intern with Always Mountain Time Radio Network in advertisement sales. The summer between my sophomore and junior year I traveled to Finland for a month of study abroad summer school. I currently work in the Student and Academic Programs office within the College of Ag and Natural Resources. I am the present chairwoman for the Ag Ambassadors.

 

Marley Mardock

Marley Mardock

Marley Mardock
Hi there! My name is Marley Mardock and I am a junior studying animal science here at UW. I am from Estes Park Colorado and I love anything outdoors including skiing, fishing, hiking and most of all running. My concentration is in production, and I have enjoyed every one of my classes through the College of Ag and my animal science classes. This year I have switched it up a bit and am considering applying for vet school after I finish here at Wyoming. I cannot say enough good things not only about the University of Wyoming, but also about the College of Ag and the Ag Ambassadors program. I am not only proud to be a student here at UW and in the ambassador’s program, but also thankful for all the opportunities I have had and the more to come.

Nika Martin–Biography coming soon

Nick Memmer–Biography coming soon

Kailin McClung

Kailin McClung

Kailin McClung
Hello, my name is Kailin Ann McClung but I mostly go by KK. I am originally from Big Springs, Nebraska which I believe has a population of around 450 people in total. Growing up on my family’s farm was a blessing and will always be the reason that agriculture is so near to my heart. I am a sophomore this year at the University of Wyoming, majoring in Human Nutrition and Food. My goal is to become a registered Dietitian. I chose this major because I have a passion for health and nutrition and I love to help others. Currently I am living on campus in my sorority Delta Delta Delta. I am very active on campus and in the Laramie community which always keeps me busy. One fun fact about me is that I love to travel and have already studied abroad twice. I also love meeting new people and answering many questions about the College of Agriculture and Nature Resources!

 

Josh Messer

Josh Messer

Josh Messer
Hi! My name is Joshua Messer, and I’m proud to say that I represent the great College of Ag by being an Ag Ambassador. I’m currently a Molecular Biology and Chemistry double major, and I hope to use those degrees to get into an MD/Ph. D program. I’m also heavily involved around campus, most prominently representing the College in the ASUW Student Senate.

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel Purdy

Rachel Purdy

Rachel Purdy   Hello! My name is Rachel Purdy, and I am a sophomore studying Agricultural Business. I come from the small town of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming and am currently serving as the Wyoming Beef Ambassador. On campus, I am actively involved with the Wyoming Collegiate Cattle Association. After I finish school, I plan on pursuing a career in agricultural policy. While at UW, I have been able to study abroad to France with the College of Agriculture and Nature Resources. I am excited to be an Ag Ambassador and cannot wait to share the good news about our college.

 

 

 

Katie Richardson

Katie Richardson

Katie Richardson
Hi! My name is Katie Richardson and I am a Senior at the University of Wyoming double majoring in Agricultural Business and Accounting. I feel extremely blessed to serve as an Ag Ambassador for UW as I get to share my knowledge and educate the community about agriculture. I currently own and run a farm in Erie, Colorado. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, friends, and horses. Once out of school I plan on pursuing a career in the Ag. Business sector helping farmers and ranchers applying for operating loans, and over all being a voice for the agriculture industry

 

Emily Sirkorski–Biography coming soon

Preston TalbertBiography coming soon

 

Megan Weisensee

Megan Weisensee

Megan Weisensee
Hi! I am Megan Weisensee and I am from the small town of Deer Trail, Colorado. I am currently a sophomore studying Animal and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Wyoming. My family owns a farming and ranching operation, and I have been raised in agriculture my entire life. I am a member of the Pre-Vet club and the Block & Bridle club and immensely enjoy my time here at UW. Being an Ag Ambassador allows me to promote the way of life I know and love!

 

 

Callie Wilson–Biography coming soon

 

Jake Zielke–Biography coming soon

 

Jacob Zumo–Biography Coming soo