Meet, Madison Williams, a 19-year-old sophomore in the science and agricultural journalism program and a sister from the sorority chapter of Phi Mu at the University of Missouri. She hails from a quaint, rural town an hour northeast of St. Louis known as Litchfield, Illinois. Her passion for the science and ag journalism major came from gaining knowledge of public relations work while being employed at the Bank in Trust Company of Litchfield and also having relatives and friends who work in the agriculture business. She was previously a biochemistry major at the University but decided to switch when she realized her desire to share and experience journalism in a field that relates to the outdoors.
The same desire to share and experience new opportunities relates to her wanderlust spirit. Having been to 45 of the 50 states, she plans on completing her 50-state travel goal before she turns 25 years old. This drive to see the world may encompass her future career goal of potentially working in marketing or public relations with an agriculture-based company. Her motivation does not stop there. She is planning on participating in Ag Communicators of Tomorrow, National Agri Marketing Association (NAMA), and Alpha Phi Omega, a service fraternity.
She doesn’t like to watch the world fly by when there is so much to do in college.
“The main reason we come to college is to get a job, and you can’t get a job, or you won’t get a job, if you sit around and don’t gain any experiences out of college,” she said. “Coming from a small town, there are so many opportunities to explore here (Mizzou) and if I don’t like something I’m doing, then there is always something around the corner.”
Driven to success and utter determination, she is dedicated to her field of study and looks forward to accomplishing many great feats in this major and at the University of Missouri. Staying true to her travelling soul and her love of the world, she truly can say she has the world at her fingertips.