My name is Dejá Shelby. I am currently a senior at the University of Missouri majoring in agriculture. I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. The youngest of six, I am only the second of my siblings to attend college. Growing up everybody always asked me what I wanted to do when I got older. As the years have gone by, animals, agriculture and helping others have become my ultimate three loves.
Coming to Mizzou I knew CAFNR was the college for me. Whether my life pulled me to the veterinary track that I had hoped to reach or simply to promoting agriculture, I realized that as long as I am helping in a positive way I would be completely satisfied. After graduation I plan to apply all the skills that I have gained at Mizzou and use them to build my career.
I am really interested in traveling and other cultures and hope to one day work in another country. Being from the city many argue that I have no true understanding of agriculture; however, I plan to prove all my critics wrong and show them that you can be from the city and completely have as much passion and love for something as the people who grew up actively involved. I am really looking forward to writing for the Corner Post this semester and having a chance to get my voice heard as well as getting a more hands-on experience in reporing.
Mizzou has truly been the time of my life, and although I am close to graduating and starting my life after collece, I will always be a Mizzou Tiger!