Amy May West

Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food & Life Sciences, B.S. in Agricultural Business
Westcliffe, Colorado

Parents: Michael and Nancy West

Mentor: Dr. Jennie Popp

  • Study Abroad, Service Learning to Belize
  • Intern, Cargill Animal Nutrition and Senator Boozman
  • Undergraduate Research in Poultry Sciences
  • Associated Student Government Vice President & Chair of Senate
  • Order of Omega
  • Arkansas Razorback Diamond Doll
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Outstanding AgriBusiness/Agri Economics – Freshman/Sophomore/Junior years
  • Beta Theta Pi Sweetheart

Amy May West’s time at the University of Arkansas has included internships, two honors theses, extracurricular activities and nearly 1,000 hours of community service. She says her U of A mentors and activities have developed her entrepreneurial spirit, which coupled with a passion for agriculture, have prepared her for an impactful career in agriculture.

The Honors College student’s entrepreneurial spirit started during her sophomore year when she developed and planned an inaugural campus-wide event for all students. That event turned into the Chancellor’s Ball.

The inaugural event was so successful that it was permanently placed under the Associated Student Government vice president’s tutelage. Two years later, Amy was elected ASG vice president and, once again, had the opportunity to plan the Chancellor’s Ball. The 2014 event grew in attendance by 300 percent, and a philanthropy was added to benefit the Full Circle Campus Food Pantry.

While working on her individual thesis with philanthropic food aid organizations, she learned about the number of people worldwide who don’t have enough food to lead healthy lives. That experience inspired her to continue to make an impact as she has accepted a job with Lansing Trade Group, a commodity trading company focused on developing new agricultural markets.