"I had some amazing people and they brought me to the meetings and from there I just loved it and I loved what it stood for and just the excitement that everybody had around it," Hamby said.
Hamby said the timing was perfect for her to step into a leadership role with the right people able to mold her and guide her in this next step.
Fun fact about Hamby: She can stack five helmets on top of her head.
Being president SEB requires Hamby to be present at a lot of things other employees are not required to attend like the Preston Advisory Council meetings once a month. However, being a part of this group of honorary Preston Center alumni and patrons has provided her with opportunities unique to her major.
Hamby is studying architectural science, which she said she developed an interest in at a young age with her grandfather.
"He was a mechanical engineer and from a young age, he would take me to work and I was very influenced and inspired by it all so I wanted to do something within that field."
In high school, she said she was lucky enough to go to a trade school that taught her skills specific to engineering and prepared her for what she wanted to do in college.
The Preston Center just happened to be discussing renovations and hosting architects on-site to discuss the newest additions to the building in the next eight to 10 years.
"I got lucky in them starting the Phase 3 and that was a really big design opportunity so to speak," Hamby said. "I was able to meet the architects and talk about initial designs and their plans and just their vision for the Preston Center."
Hamby is also the executive officer for WKU's chapter of the American Institute of Architect Students.
Photos by: Matthew Hamilton and Hayley Robb