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Student Philanthropy Profiles


Katie Hernandez


Clermont, FL

Post-graduation plans 

I am interested in getting involved in public policy and moving to Washington, DC. 

Why did you choose the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences? 

My journey to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences began in sixth grade when I first went into an agriscience classroom. I had an agriculture teacher who saw potential in me and introduced me to the National FFA Organization, and this organization cultivated a passion for the agricultural industry within me.

How has philanthropy affected you? 

Philanthropy has positively affected my life because my college experience was greatly eased with privatized scholarships.

Why should alumni give back to CALS? 

CALS is a college unlike almost any other, it cultivates a community among it students. There is a culture of charity and building one another up that is a part of the CALS identity. 

Katie Hernandez

Behind every gift, there’s a story. A proud donor, a grateful recipient and far-reaching impacts impossible to measure.