This archived article was written by: Vivika Corona
Meet Abigail Hatch, an exuberant spirit from Driggs, Idaho. In her freshman year at Utah State University Eastern, she is majoring in elementary education. Hatch hopes to become a first- or second-grade teacher and to go to USU in Logan after the next school year.
She is happy to begin her college education at a smaller campus. “I didn’t want to go to a huge campus and be lost in a sea. I wanted to be able to feel like I had a place somewhere, and at Eastern I feel that way,” Hatch said.
She found Eastern through the ambassador program. “I wanted to be an ambassador on the Logan campus and noticed there was a different campus in Price so the ambassador program brought me here,” she said. Wanting to start small, and not overwhelm herself, by coming to Price was a smart choice. Driggs, Idaho has a population of 1,700 people, while Price has a population of over 8,000 and Logan has about 50,000 people.
“Price is a lot bigger than Driggs. It’s been fun to come to a bigger town and get to experience a little bit of the city life even though it’s not city life at all,” she said. Hatch said she enjoys being around well-known stores such as McDonald’s and Walmart.
At USU Eastern, she’s looks forward to developing new relationships on campus. “It is a small campus and it’s easy to get to know everyone or at least mostly everyone,” Hatch said.
Hatch is proud to be a first-generation-college student and sees this as one of her proudest achievements. She is proud to set an example to her younger sisters. A goal she has is to be a genuinely good person and to love everyone around her.
Someone she looks up to is her mom, “She is so caring and loving. I know that is so cliché to say, but my mom is my rock and I love her to death. I can tell her anything and I want to be that for other people,” Hatch said.
Hatch says it has been tough being six hours away from home and her family, but feels as if she has a family amongst her roommates to make it through.
One of her guilty pleasures is watching videos of babies. Her favorite pastime is watching funny vines of children, “Everyone thinks I’m so weird for doing it, but I love it and I just think they are funny.”
With the holiday season approaching, she is planning on being a deer for Halloween and wants to go all out in her costume. You can find her on instagram @abigail.hatch