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Bobcat - Janine Harlow



Janine's Thoughts on Texas State


Why Texas State

I found Texas State to be a close, friendly community. When I toured the campus during high school, I felt right at home.

Career Goals

I would like to be an animal behaviorist. I want to work with different animals and help people understand what the animals are thinking and why they do what they do. Working in a zoo as an exhibit trainer (training animals like tigers and chimps in front of a crowd) or working in an animal shelter to socialize and train the animals that can be adopted would be two of my ideal jobs. I would also like to do animal-assisted therapy, which provides people with therapy through contact with animals.

What I do for Fun

I love volunteering at the San Marcos Animal Shelter, hanging out with friends and singing.

Favorite Book

The Intelligence of Dogs by Stanley Coren.

Where I Relax

I like to go to the river or Sewell Park. I love Sewell because it gives you a chance to forget about studying for a while and just relax. My boyfriend and I have picnics there when the weather is nice, and it’s always fun to see my old roommate floating down the river on a giant seahorse floatie. It’s good to know that there’s somewhere you can go to have fun that doesn’t require money.

My Organizations

Psychology Association
Mitte Scholars Society
Residential College
Residence Life Peer Judicial Board

Why I Chose Residential College

When I was a shy incoming freshman, being part of the Residential College program really made it easy to make friends quickly. I lived with the same people I went to class with, so it was easy to form study groups and make friends. Residential College was such a great experience, and I would recommend it to all incoming freshmen.

Honors and Awards

Roy F. and Joann Cole Mitte Foundation Scholarship

What I Tell Future Texas State Students

Texas State is a great community and definitely the best place to go to school in Texas. I love how everyone is so friendly all the time.


Janine Harlow Stats

MAJOR: Psychology

HOMETOWN: McAllen, Texas

HIGH SCHOOL: James Nikki Rowe High School


Bobcat Quote

"I found Texas State to be a close, friendly community. When I toured the campus during high school, I felt right at home."

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