Krista Courter is a soon-to-be graduate in agriculture extension and education with a concentration in teaching and learning. She grew up in Denham Springs, Louisiana, where she graduated from Denham Springs High School in only three years. She is graduating from LSU in three and half. Krista recently completed student teaching in Calvin, Louisiana where she was in the classroom for 12 weeks learning how to be a great Ag teacher.
What drew you to LSU and the College of Agriculture?
I knew from the time I was in the 8th grade that I waned to teach, and then I found my love for agriculture in high school. After graduation in December, I am planning to go to Graduate School at LSU in agriculture and extension education and continue working for the College of Agriculture as a graduate assistant in the Recruitment and Retention office.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I love working in the College of Ag because we are like a family. I feel like I have made not only work relationships, but the kind of friendships that will last a lifetime. Working here has also helped me immensely to develop myself as a professional. I do everything from working with teachers and agents from across the state, to working one-on-one with College of Ag parents and students to make sure they can do their best. I couldn’t imagine being in a different work environment.