Thursday, October 15, 2015

Student of the Month: Kayla Hack #psuaged17 #teachag

Every month we like to highlight students that have gone above and beyond in the Agriculture Education department! For the month of October, that student is the one and only Kayla Hack!

Kayla is a junior this year and is minoring in International Agriculture and also specializing in Spanish. Kayla has always had a passion for teaching and agriculture so this major was the perfect career path for her. She states, “When people ask me what I want to do, I respond: “I want to teach”, there is something about teaching, learning and students that warms and breaks my heart all at the same time.  Agriculture is my subject area, and Agriculture Education community has opened a multitude of doors, at Penn State, across the nation and World for me.”

Kayla also has a unique experience in traveling seeing as she spent 10 weeks in Costa Rica through the College of Agriculture Sciences. She went with a goal of studying Spanish and agriculture while completing her undergraduate research. Upon her return, Kayla enrolled in a class called “Introduction to Teaching English Language Learners” where she is in a virtual tutoring session that allows her to go in depth with class discussions about issues involving emergent bilingual education and how teachers can play a role.

On top of all of that, Kayla is involved in the Penn State Navigators, is the Vice President of Membership Development for Teach Ag! Society, and was the Global Teach Ag! past intern and volunteer for the college.

Kayla is a great student and community member and does a lot for the Agriculture College! Congratulations Kayla for being October’s Student of the Month!

Want to know some fun facts about Kayla? Check them out below!

Hometown: East Troy, Wisconsin

Favorite PSU Class: INTAG 100, INTAG 499B, AEE 311

Favorite place to eat in State College: Cozy Thai

Favorite Penn State Athletic Team: Football

Favorite Hangout on Campus: The Study abroad Lounge or The Pasquerilla Center

If you would like to read more about Kayla’s travels, check out her blog at:

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