Jessica Harbaugh

  • Undergraduate Major(s): Environmental Science
  • Hometown: Wellston, MI


Why did you decide to attend college?

I wanted to become a wildlife biologist.

How did you learn that you were a first generation college student?

My parents wanted me to go and neither got a chance to go to college.

What support system or mentors do you have in college?

I use FLITE’s tutoring center and I have family to keep me company.

What were your personal, family or community strengths that motivated you to attend college?

My school wanted us to go to college and my parents wanted me to come here.

What has surprised you most about your college experience so far?

I have very helpful teachers and there is good tutoring available.

What do you hope that you can do with your bachelor’s degree?

I can become a wildlife biologist.

What advice do you have to a new first generation college student considering or pursuing a degree at Ferris?

Do your homework on time and always check blackboard for assignments and announcements.