Photo courtesy of Samantha Wuensche
Sophomore Samantha Wuensche described her family as full of hippies, vegans and vegetarians — but generally speaking, passionate animal lovers.
Wuensche grew up with her mother rescuing animals and her father working as a veterinarian. She said this upbringing cultivated her care for creatures.
“I’m passionate about animals because the unconditional love they show us deserves recognition,” Wuensche said.
Known to her friends by the nickname “Groovy,” Wuensche draws inspiration from The Asher House animal rescue. Founder Lee Asher travels across the country with his nine rescue dogs promoting animal rights.
“My dream is to live in a van and travel and write and just kind of vibe,” Wuensche said.
This lifestyle would allow her to advocate for animal rights while meeting new people. Wuensche has a heart for others, especially those close to her.
Wuensche pays particular attention to the way people give or receive love: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time and physical touch. She makes it her mission to know the love language of her friends and family.
“I ask people what their love language is and I save it in my phone so that I remember how to best love them,” Wuensche said.
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