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Humans of USU: Kayla Meine

Thursday, Jan. 09, 2014

USU freshman Kayla Meine on the ranch
USU freshman Kayla Meine first learned to tend to cattle on her family's ranch in Montana and now studies animal science to further develop her skills in the field. (photo by Chelsea Hunter from the Utah Statesman Online)

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Humans of USU: Kayla Meine


By Chelsea Hunter, assistant features editor, The Utah Statesman, Tuesday, January 7, 2014


Kayla Meine is a freshman who grew up on a cattle ranch with her family in Dillon, Mont. She is now living in Logan, majoring in animal science.


US: Being from out of state, what made you decide to come to USU?

KM: I wanted to go out of state, and when I came and visited Utah State, I just loved it. The campus is the perfect size and the people are all really nice, and of course I love the ag program.


US: What’s your favorite thing to do here in Logan?

KM: Probably definitely country dancing.


US: What New Year’s resolutions do you have?

KM: Well, most of it applies to this semester. I want to get really good grades this semester. For the whole year, I want to focus on living in the moment rather than always thinking about the future.


US: What are you most excited for in 2014?

KM: So many things. There isn’t one certain thing I’m excited for. I’m just excited to see what’s in store for me and see what I can accomplish in a year.


US: What’s something quirky about you?

KM: The first thing I notice about a person is their teeth and eyebrows.


US: What are you most afraid of?

KM: Snakes … I’m beyond scared of them.


US: What’s your most embarrassing moment?

KM: It was my freshman year in high school and my very first varsity basketball game, and I tripped down the stairs and fell on my face in front of the whole boy’s varsity team.


US: Celebrity crush?

KM: Channing Tatum, of course.


US: What’s the best advice you’ve been given?

KM: It would probably have to be last semester when I was really struggling with school and being away from home, and my best friend from home told me that college is just a piece of the puzzle in our lives. It is such a small space of time that we just have to buckle down and make a priority.


US: How do you usually spend your days?

KM: I usually go to class, work out and take nice naps.


US: What would your perfect day be like?

KM: My perfect day is a summer day spent in the mountains fishing and checking cows, then ending the day with a big fire and roasting s’mores and hot dogs.


US: What did you love most about growing up on a ranch?

KM: I love the animals and everything about them, and it made me learn how to work hard.


US: Favorite childhood memory?

KM: Any time fishing and hunting with my dad and grandpa, or driving the feed truck when I was little in the winter.


US: Favorite place in the world?

KM: Well I’ve never been there, but I’ve always wanted to go to Australia.


US: If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

KM: Pink for sure.

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