Mullins reflects on experiential learning at the Barn Sanctuary

Kate Mullins, ’20

Kate Mullins traded in her lacrosse stick for buckets and other farm equipment this summer as the rising junior volunteered once a week at the Barn Sanctuary in Chelsea, Mich.

"I help the staff and other volunteers with typical farm chores, such as cleaning out old bedding and straw, filling water troughs and feeding the animals," Mullins, a pre-veterinary student from Royal Oak, Mich., said. "Besides cleaning, I always spend time giving the animals attention with plenty of hugs and scratches."