Gina Olsen, a freshman from Centralia, Mo., is majoring in science and agricultural journalism and hopes to pursue a minor in art photography. She originally planned to attend Texas A&M University, but she visited the University of Missouri and “fell in love,” instantly changing her college plans. Olsen does enjoy some of the perks of being close to home, like being able to drive home on short notice and keeping in touch with her younger sibling, Sydney.
While attending Centralia High School, Olsen was involved in athletics and many clubs. She played varsity golf for four years and was on a swim team for about 10 years. Although sports played a big part in Olsen’s life, she also loved being involved with several other activities. Future Farmers of America was very important to Olsen, it “ran her life” as well as Future Business Leaders of America, Key Club, Interact Club, National Honor Society and Student Council. Outside of school, she was the winner of the Centralia Fair Queen of 2012. Prior to writing for Corner Post, Olsen wrote for “Centralia Fire Side Guard Newspaper” and “The Cattlemen’s Advocate.” At MU, she is an active member of Alpha Chi Omega and plans on getting involved in Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and Block and Bridle.
“Currently, my goal is to pursue a career at “National Geographic” so they can fly me around the world to fabulous places.” Olsen said. “It’s always subject to change.”
In her free time, Olsen enjoys playing golf, showing cattle and watching lots of movies; she is a self-proclaimed “movie buff.” As Olsen begins her journey in college, she is excited for what the next four years have in store for her.
This profile was written by fellow Corner Post staff writer: Payton Ehrhardt