Thursday, January 28, 2016

Student of the Month: Victoria Herr #psuaged19 #teachag

Every month we like to highlight students that have gone above and beyond in the Agriculture Education department! For the month of January, that student is our very own Victoria Herr (@Victoria_Herr).

Many freshman take things easy their first semester, but Victoria jumped right in! With just a semester under her belt, there is no denying she has a passion for Agricultural Education. Victoria credits her involvement with FFA for many of her successes. A graduate of Penn Manor High School, she states: "After joining FFA my freshman year of high school, it didn't take me long to realize how much I loved it and ag ed!" Victoria in not only passionate about her future career as an agriculture educator but she is very interested in International Agriculture. Her minor is in International Agriculture and traveled to Belize during Thanksgiving break. Victoria hopes to not only teach some day, but partner with an organization such as the Peace Corps, Agricorps, or Fulbright. "Not only do I love traveling, but I really have a desire to learn from the people who live such different lives than me, and I know that these experiences will someday make me a better teacher as well!" We couldn't agree more Victoria!

Her passion does not stop there, it has allowed her to become involved in various ways in the Penn State Teach Ag! Program. She is involved in Teach Ag! Society where she serves as the secretary and in Collegiate FFA. Victoria is also a student worker for the Center for Professional Personnel Development as the Global Teach Ag! Intern. This role has kept Victoria busy assisting local high schools globalize their agriculture curriculum and playing an important role in planning the Global Learning in Agriculture Conference!

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

Victoria and her classmates in Belize over Thanksgiving Break
learning about traditional foods. 

Hometown: Lancaster, PA

Favorite PSU Class: AEE 100

Favorite place to eat in State College: The Tavern 

Favorite Penn State Athletic Team: Football

Favorite Hangout on Campus: North Hall, it's close to the Creamery and Arboretum!

If you would like to read more about Victoria, check out the other blogs we have written about her scholarship, work experience and connect with her on twitter @Victoria_Herr

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