Spencer Tindel

Spencer Tindel

Graduate Student
Texas A&M University
Advisor: Dr. Jeff Savell

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Why do you want to be on the AMSA Student Membership Board of Directors and what qualifications make you the best candidate for the position?

In a simple answer, I want to be a part of the AMSA Student Board because of the personal impact I have experienced due to this group in such a short time. Coming from an undergraduate university where the meat science presence was not as large as others, I was at a slight disadvantage when it came to knowing other students/ professors outside of those that I interacted with daily. Yet after my first RMC, it amazed me the amount of connections and friends I made in such a short period. I recall sitting in on the student meeting, and even though I really didn’t know anyone, I felt that I was really a part of this group of people that I had only met a day or two before. The encouragement for involvement was something that spoke directly to me, because if “involved” was a typical middle name, it would probably be mine. I am a definite people person, and after the experiences that AMSA has presented for me, I want to be able to help further these experiences on to others. I have skill in leading, and I know the good times and the bad times that can come with such a responsibility. Yet, I fully believe that in the end, the reward for a completed task or challenge far outweighs whatever trials may have been set before. I believe that I am an applicable candidate due to my approachable nature, ease of communication, and drive to succeed. If elected, I will do all in my power to guarantee that the experiences I have received at the hands of the Student Board will be continued, if not bettered.

What does your AMSA membership mean to you?

My AMSA membership means several things to me. Things including opportunity, growth, friendship, networking, and experience. As stated before, my brief time being a part of this organization has led to opportunities that I didn’t know existed for students. I have met numerous influential people, in and outside of industry, and my scope of how important these different connections are has been broadened. I know this organization and my membership within has only helped me to grow as a person. This growth has come from not only the experiences I have had at various AMSA events, but also the people I have met who have helped shape me and push me to where I am today. As cliché as it may be, I cannot begin to think where I would be today without AMSA and the advancement I have gained from being a member.

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