Chase Krug, a sophomore from Marion, Iowa is one of the Department of Agronomy's peer mentors.
"I came to Iowa State and the agronomy program because my high school agricultural science teacher encouraged me to investigate the renowned program," said Chase.
Chase decided to become a peer mentor because he enjoys meeting the new agronomy students and being able to help them get involved in extracurricular activities. He loves the opportunity to work with faculty in the department along with fostering the next group of agronomists.
"As a peer mentor, I am responsible for helping students find campus resources to suit their needs. I also inform the students of upcoming events and activities on campus," said Chase.
Chase explained that peer mentors are able to help freshman students navigate challenges associated with the transition from high school to college by sharing their own stories and offering advice on what helped them adapt to the change.
"I really enjoy being a peer mentor and encourage others to consider becoming a peer mentor as well in the future," said Chase.