Avery Geiger

Avery Geiger

  • Junior
  • Major: Food Science
  • Minor: Creative Writing
  • Hometown: Allentown, PA

I chose Penn State because I knew that the university had a wonderful Food Science program with so many opportunities for research and potential to grow as a student and scientist. The moment I was introduced to the College of Ag it felt like a family, and I immediately knew that I was home.

Favorite Penn State Activity:
Football games are one of my favorite Penn State activities. There’s something about cheering for our school in the stands with 110,000 others that’s just an unforgettable experience. Eating Creamery ice cream is easily a second favorite!

What do you want to be when you grow up?
There are so many different opportunities within food science that I don’t know how I will ever make up my mind, but I would love to be involved in the wine industry!

Proudest Achievement in life so far:
This summer, along with three other Penn Staters, I planted an entire vineyard as a trial for the USDA!

If you can’t find me studying or in class, chances are I’m curled up with a book and a cup of tea. I can also be found writing, spending time with family, wandering around Target, or exploring new restaurants with my friends.

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
If I could be an animal, I would definitely be a Labrador Retriever. They are extremely loyal, friendly, food-motivated, and always happy. As much as I love being outside, just like Labs, I also love nothing more than lounging around on the couch and taking my fair share of naps.

Dream Vacation Spot:
Can I just say the entire world? From castles in Scotland, vineyards in France, and coral reefs in Australia, there’s so much that I want to see and experience!