Samantha Barker

South Samantha Barker 2020 

Texas Tech University
Advisors: Dr. Jerrad Legako

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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?

 I believe I am an excellent candidate for the position due to my passion for this industry and the people in it. In my opinion, it is important for students to learn from other students because peers oftentimes are much less intimidating, especially for newer members. I also feel as though I have gotten to know AMSA and its many pieces, such as student board and student activities, through first-hand experience; and that it will make me an asset in not only getting students excited, but also understanding the ropes. My AMSA membership has made a huge impact in my life and without it, I would not be where I am now.

What does your AMSA membership mean to you?

My time in meat judging and quiz bowl as an undergraduate opened my eyes to the opportunities ASMA provides students and industry professionals alike. Because of AMSA, I have been able to connect with potential employers, better understand the meat industry, and even immerse myself in a communications internship last summer. I believe that AMSA makes a difference in the lives of students by allowing them to better understand the meat industry, find careers and educational prospects. Because of this and more, I would be honored to continue working with AMSA.

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