Jessi Perry claims her heart has always been tied to the University of Missouri. Perry, a sophomore transfer student, is excited to be a part of the spirit and energy at MU. She believes this school is different than others because of the united student body.
Since she was a little girl, growing up in the small town of Liberal, Mo., Perry has been interested in the agricultural field. “I’ve always been a big aggie,” she said. Her family’s hog business has provided her with first-hand experience in the agricultural arena.
“I was involved with many aspects of the farm, Perry said. “I even pulled piglets from sows.”
Moments like this have motivated Perry to pursue a career in agricultural journalism. Perry aspires to write for a respected agricultural publication in hopes that she can educate the public. She strongly believes that the farming industry has been misrepresented and sensationalized.
“I want to change their perspective (about the agricultural industry) by reporting on the positive,” she said.
Perry’s curiosity has inspired her to escape landlocked Missouri and study abroad in Europe. She hopes to revisit her roots and travel to Scotland. Perry also hopes to write for her uncle’s travel guide company in South America.
“It would be perfect,” she says. “I could blend my love of writing and travel.”
This profile was written by fellow Corner Post staff writer: Lauren Dunn