Spotlight – Sawyer Main

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Get to know our Animal Science faculty, staff and graduate students in our Spotlight feature.

Meet Sawyer Main, Animal Science Graduate Student

What is the most exciting part of your job?
Getting to assist with 4-H and youth events like 4-H horse and livestock shows!

What is something you find challenging about your work?
Because I come from an education/leadership background, it is challenging for me to learn hard science concepts. It works out because I love learning and I like challenges.

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I originally wanted to be a vet, but during college I felt the need to be an educator instead.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Working for UT Extension in some form working with 4-H members and young adults.

What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
Play golf or fly fish in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Which historical figure would you most like to meet?
Ronald Reagan – My favorite U.S. President

Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
I consider myself an extroverted introvert. I love being social and spending time around others but sometimes need some time to myself.

What’s your least favorite chore around the house?
Folding laundry! I would rather wash 10 loads of dishes than fold 1 load of laundry!