Samantha Shirk

Samantha Shirk

  • Senior
  • Major: Agricultural Sciences
  • Minors: Ag Communications & Poultry Science
  • Hometown: East Earl, PA

I chose Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences because I attended the Pennsylvania School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences, a four-week program for high school juniors to explore the college. From this experience, I knew the College of Agricultural Sciences was a perfect fit for its small, but dedicated faculty, and would provide me with the education to combine my interests in agriculture and communications.

Favorite Penn State Activity:
My favorite Penn State activity will always be having fun in the student sections for the Penn State Football and Women's Volleyball teams.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Upon graduation, I hope to pursue a career in agricultural and poultry communications.

Proudest Achievement in life so far:
I am proud to have received the Penn State Ag Council Youth Leadership Award for 2020 for my contributions and passion for the College of Agricultural Sciences. In addition, I am honored to be a member of the Coaly Society for student leaders in the college and to serve as an Ag Advocate helping prospective students find their home at Penn State.

In my free time, I love to play volleyball, spend time with friends, and play with my St. Bernard's at home.

If you could be an animal, what would you be and why?
If I could be any animal, I would be a bird so I could fly anywhere in the world.

Dream Vacation:
My dream vacation spot would be Italy for its rich history, beautiful scenery, and well-known cuisine.