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a group photo of the members of the Presidential Leadership Cohort

CSI Ambassadors

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CSI Ambassadors


Addison (Addie) Smith

Major: Rad Tech
Career Patt: Radiologist 
Hometown: Fallon, Nevada
Why CSI? It offered everything I wanted and gave the hometown feel I was looking for!
Fun Fact: I split my head open while playing basketball my senior year!
Where do you see yourself in five years? I hope to be going through my last couple years of med school
Which Mario Kart character are you? Yoshi

Kyla Christenson

Major: Elementary Education 
Career Path: Elementary Teacher
Hometown: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Why CSI? I chose CSI for the community feel, the professors, and how active the school is.
Fun Fact: I have bungee jumped and swam with whale sharks
Where do you see yourself in five years? I see myself graduating college and pursuing my education. I also see myself traveling the world and exploring new places.
Which Mario Kart character are you? Shy Guy, because he is underrated and can dominate the course, he also is just so swaggy.


Riley Hayes

Major: Agri-Business
Career path: High School Ag teacher
Hometown: Bear Lake, Idaho
Why CSI? I chose CSI because of the immersive culture here; everyone is so kind and cares about my success just as much as I do. CSI is student-focused and has a ton of options to get involved and activities for everyone. For my education I wanted a high-quality option that would be a catalyst for my professional development, CSI has it all for my degree! 
Fun Fact: I've been at the top of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri.
Where do you see yourself in five years? I see myself pursuing my Doctorate in Educational Leadership. 
Which Mario Kart character are you? King Boo

Caleb Hampton

Major: Natural Resources 
Career Path: Forensic Anthropologist 
Hometown: Darlington
Why CSI? Not too far from home but close enough to raid the pantry
Fun Fact: I own a taxidermy business
Where do you see yourself in five years? I see myself still in school working on my degree
Which Mario Kart character are you? Lakitus

Kaleb Parsons

Major: Secondary Education
Career Path: High School Drama Teacher
Hometown: Jerome, Idaho
Why CSI? A huge factor for me was honestly being close to home, like I'm close enough to home if I need anything, but also get the freedom. I've also grown up coming to the campus all the time and just seeing everything that it has to offer, and it has never ceased to amaze me. 
Fun Fact: I am the middle child of 7 kids.
Where do you see yourself in five years?  In five years, I see myself starting into the education world, either in my first year teaching or getting ready to start my first year. 
Which Mario Kart character are you? Shy Guy

Paige Murphy

Major: Visual Arts
Career Path: Graphic Design or Video Game Character Design 
Hometown: Chico, California 
Why CSI? I decided to come to CSI because of the beautiful campus, amazing community and to dance on a college dance team!
Fun Fact: I've been a competitive dancer for 10 years and have been a professional NBA dancer for the Sacramento Kings in California.
Where do you see yourself in five years? In five years, I hope to graduate from college and work for a company to design media for them and possibly start up my dance studio.  
 Which Mario Kart character are you? Rosalina

Saige Hall

Major: Health Science
Career Path: Travel Trauma Nurse
Hometown: Wells, Nevada
Why CSI? The reason I chose CSI is because I had friends come here and they said that it is a student-centered campus, they make it feel like home. The teachers and faculty always want students to be successful in any way possible. Another reason I chose CSI is because my registered nursing program is all offered here so I don't have to transfer.
Fun Fact: I went to Alberta Canada on a Wildland Fire assignment!
Where do you see yourself in five years? Working as a Travel Trauma Nurse helping a diverse community of people all over the world! 
 Which Mario Kart character are you? Yoshi

Elizabeth (Beth) Bailie

Major: Business Administration 
Career Path: CEO of Google
Hometown: Spring Creek, Nevada
Why CSI? I like being so close to home, yet far enough away I get my freedom. I also absolutely love the community aspect and friendliness of everyone. 
Fun Fact: I had 75 rabbits at one point
Where do you see yourself in five years? A family, a good job and to have my bachelor's degree in Business. 
Which Mario Kart character are you? Princess Daisy

Zachary (Zac) Erwin

Major: Renewable Energy 
Career: Lobbying for clean energy 
Hometown: Boise, Idaho
Why CSI? Top quality professors, good fishing, great weight room 
Fun Fact: Acted professionally for the Idaho Shakespeare Festival
Where do you see yourself in five years? I see myself starting my master's degree in either political science or communications.
Which Mario Kart character are you? Iggy

Nathan Bird

Major: Engineering
Career Path: Hole-in-the-wall jazz player/street performer
Hometown: Shawney Mission, Kansas
Why CSI? CSI seemed to have a fun vibe to it and people get more done when they are having fun. I wanted to go somewhere I would enjoy my education. I have known about CSI for a long time, growing up, I didn’t realize it was a college but I knew they loved being involved. It’s a great start to an associate degree and I had a good number of dual credit classes that CSI could utilize more than others.
Fun Fact: I was the youngest musician in the Twin Falls Municipal band. I helped them see there is young talent out there, that they previously overlooked.
Which Mario Kart character are you? Shy Guy because he is a fun little guy who probably has a lot of emotion behind the mask that a lot of people don’t get to see. They tend to be an overlooked strong supporting character.

Makaya Boyer

Major: Business Management and Entrepreneurship 
Career Path: Financial Management 
Hometown: Gooding, Idaho
Why CSI? The culture created by the staff and students, closeness to home, and the different programs that are available to join! Just being able to have a voice at the college vs just being a number at a university means a lot to me. 
Fun Fact: In 5 years, I'm more than likely going to be at a University finishing my bachelors in Finance!
Which Mario Kart character are you? I’m definitely Princess Peach in Mario Kart.

Kaybrie Nield

Major: Health Science
Career Path: Physical Therapist
Hometown: Battle Mountain, Nevada
Why CSI? I chose CSI because it was closer to home but also the basketball program.
Fun Fact: I got my American Degree in FFA.
Which Mario Kart character are you? Baby Bowser, because you asked people.