Sami Jansen is a freshman majoring Animal Science, Pre-vet. Jansen will be inducted into the early admission program later this month. She wants to get more involved with the vet school after her induction because she knows the early admission program will offer her many opportunities. Jansen has said that she has always wanted to be a veterinarian.
“I started shadowing when I was fourteen to make sure it was something I had a passion for. Shadowing with local vets (many of them being K-State alum) definitely put me on the right path early,” Jansen said.
Jansen mentioned that her big in Theta, Emily Francis, has made a significant impact during her first few months of college. Francis was her bid day buddy and is also an RA at Wefald, where Jansen currently resides.
“She [Francis] really is like my mom away from home and is always including me in activities and more importantly she takes me on target runs to buy fanny packs and sticky notes. She has been so supportive and it has been really nice having someone I can turn to for anything,” Jansen said.
Theta felt like home to Jansen ever since her first visit. She said that everyone was so
welcoming and she has been able to create many meaningful connections.
“I will always remember that when I ran to the house on bid night, multiple members who talked to me during recruitment remembered me and welcomed me home. The Theta community is one of the main reasons I chose Theta. It was also really important to me that I find a sorority that values academics and I found that in Theta. Many women in Theta genuinely want to excel academically and want to help their sisters excel as well,” Jansen said.
Here are some fun facts about Sami!
1. She is from Lenexa, Kansas.
2. Her favorite sonic drink is the classic Cherry Limeade!
3. She got early admission to the early admissions program for the KSU Veterinary College. (That is super rare!)
4. She wants to do something with veterinary medicine that has a humanitarian aspect.
5. She was a girl scout for 13 years!