Hometown: Callaway, Neb.
Major: Agribusiness with minors in entrepreneurship and leadership
Anticipated Date of Graduation: May 2020
Why did you decide to come to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln?
I chose UNL for two reasons: quality and family. Members of my family have been going to UNL for several decades and I knew I would get a quality education right here in my home state. It was an easy decision.
What is your favorite thing about the University of Nebraska–Lincoln?
My favorite thing about UNL is the big university opportunities but the small-town feel. Especially on East Campus, it really feels like the rest of the small towns around the state. You can’t walk across campus without seeing someone you know or having to stop and catch up with people.
How has diversity and inclusive excellence played a role in your CASNR experience?
UNL is home to people with many different cultures and backgrounds. Professors and staff all do what they can to make everyone feel welcome and accepted. They learn their names and their stories, not just their student identification number.
What is your favorite class you have taken so far and why?
My favorite class would have to be ALEC 466: Leadership & Diversity. I really enjoyed the relationships I built during the class and the content that we learned. Dr. Fagan does a really good job of relating the content to the real world and not just to the classroom.
What are your plans post-graduation?
In January 2020 I started working as the Executive Director for the Ravenna Economic Development Corporation in Ravenna, Nebraska. The reason I enjoy working in community development is the ability to help rural communities be the best they can be.
What’s life like outside of school?
Outside of school, I enjoy spending time on my family’s farming and ranching operation. I also like to hang out with friends and read novels.