CSU, Chico

Kasey DeAtley, Animal Science

Kasey DeAtley, Animal Science

Kasey DeAtley, Animal ScienceKasey DeAtley was looking for a college that was affordable and close to her family when she came to California State University, Chico. What she found was a home. As a 23-year-old animal science major, DeAtley claims the "tightly knit" nature of the College of Agriculture is the reason that she has had so much success in her academic career.

While DeAtley graduated in December, she has continued with her time at Chico State as a research associate for the College of Agriculture. "The faculty has taken me under their wings and has really helped me to find my place," says DeAtley.

While the faculty have helped DeAtley along the way, it is clear that this Lassen Community College transfer student has earned her success in her own right. Highly active in college clubs, including the Dairy Science Club, Young Cattlemen’s Association, and Students for Responsible Agriculture, DeAtley continually pushes herself toward excellence.

DeAtley’s involvement in extra-curricular activities is not isolated to her college experience. While in high school in her hometown of McArthur, DeAtley was highly active in FFA, 4-H, High School Rodeo, volleyball and student council.

DeAtley prides herself on attention to detail and hopes to apply this one day when she herself becomes an instructor at the collegiate level. For now, DeAtley looks toward attending graduate school to study reproductive physiology.