Emily Brennan

HOMETOWN: Jacksonville, Florida
Animal Sciences

“Don’t be afraid to try things out and drop them if you don’t like them. Use the first year to find a couple of activities you’ll enjoy throughout college and stickwith them after that. Whatever you do, be sure to get involved in something you love.”

How would you describe College of Agriculture students?

Passionate and hard-working. With these qualities, once Ag students find their niche, they really make things happen. Whether it’s in class, in the research lab, in a club, or out in the field or farm, we become really dedicated people who love what we do.

Has modern technology enhanced or complicated your life? Why?

To be completely honest, I hate my cell phone. I would love to accidentally lose it, but then I’d never get to talk to my family. In my opinion, texting and the Internet have made us (myself included) very lazy in terms of relationships and keeping in touch, but being able to research and be connected online has definitely enhanced education in many ways.

Five words that describe the College of Agriculture community:

Enthusiastic, historic, involved, supportive, family.

Favorite quote:

“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” -Audrey Hepburn

What is the furthest you have traveled?

TAIWAN! Clark Roper and I went last summer for an agricultural symposium. It changed my life and I am blessed to have been able to go.

Advice that you would give high school students that were considering Auburn for the next four years?

Auburn can offer almost anything you’re looking for. It’s a great place to be an undergraduate because of the nurturing environment, alongside high academic standards and unique opportunities.

What attracted you to your chosen field?

I came in wanting to be a small animal vet, but things have changed for me within the field. I heard that Auburn’s Animal Sciences program would give me a lot of hands-on experience and it turned out to be very true. I am very thankful to be in this college and department and to have discovered many new options.