Leah Welk

Leah Welk

  • Junior
  • Major: Agricultural Sciences and Public Relations
  • Minors: Digital Media Trends and Analytics, Leadership Development
  • Hometown: Strasburg, PA

I chose Penn State and the College of Agricultural Sciences because of the small community feel within the college but the resources and quality education of a large university. I quickly felt home on Ag Hill and knew I made the right decision for my college experience. Plus, the faculty and staff were helpful when I was deciding to add on another major outside of the college. 

Favorite Penn State Activity:
Going to football games- it's an experience like no other being in the student section at Beaver Stadium. 

What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I grow up, I want to work in agriculture communications or marketing. Whether working in for an agency or in-house, I want to further bridge the gaps between consumers, producers and companies through social media and public relations. 

Proudest Achievement in life so far:
My proudest achievement so far has been not paying for college up until this year due to the number of scholarships I have received. Additionally, through my success showing pigs, lambs and goats in 4-H and FFA, I am able to pay for my education completely on my own.

Hobbies:
Graphic design, attending livestock shows, reading, and hanging out with my sweet nephew. 

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why? 
I think it would be cool to be a bird! Really any kind of bird that flies as I would love to quickly travel to different places. 

Dream Vacation Spot:
Either Greece or Fiji. Clear blue water and some good food is all I need.