Senior Natasia “Tai” McDougall found her niche in college through the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire equestrian club, bringing horses back into her life and sparking a dream to start her own business one day.
The Eau Claire native will graduate this month after 3 1/2 years at UW-Eau Claire, earning a bachelor’s degree in business management-entrepreneurship.
In spring 2021, McDougall will continue her studies at UW-River Falls, where she will pursue a degree in animal science-equine management. Her plan is to earn her two bachelor’s degrees in six years.
The dual degrees will give McDougall the educational foundation she needs to start an equine ranch where visitors can experience a rural lifestyle and ride horses that have been rescued from unhealthy situations.