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Kim Sanford

Hometown: Rigby, Idaho

High School: Rigby High School

Class Year: Junior

Major: Psychology

Interests/Hobbies: Rodeo takes up most of my time with nearly three to four hours of practice daily. When I'm not practicing I enjoy all outdoor activities.

Career goal: My ultimate goal is turn professional and make it to the National Finals Rodeo. I'd like to turn pro after I graduate and earn my Ph.D. in clinical psychology. I plan to utilize my education and work in either addiction rehabilitation or a prison environment. I want to help populations that do not have the money to avail themselves of counseling services.

Why ISU? I actually spent my first year at Central Arizona. I transferred to ISU because I wanted to be closer to home and enjoy the support of family and friends and I received a scholarship from the ISU Rodeo Club. Most importantly the strength and reputation of ISU's psychology program was definitely a motivating factor in transferring.

ISU Experience: I take most of my courses on the Idaho Falls campus. I've found that ISU's academic environment is more grounded in academics and student success than other universities. I love the Idaho Falls area. ISU people are friendly and helpful and work with students. Most recently I went through the online registration process and it was very easy to get the courses I needed.

About Kim Sanford: Kim is a member of ISU's Bengal Rodeo Club and competes in three events: barrels, breakaway roping racing and team roping. In 2009, Kim won the region in barrels and went on to the nationals where she placed 13th.

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