Hometown: Norfolk, Nebraska
Major: Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
Anticipated Date of Graduation: December 2020
Why did you decide to come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln?
I decided to come to UNL in order to pursue my educational dreams while also staying close to my grandmother. She is my greatest support system, and it is important to me that she is there to see me graduate.
What is your favorite thing about University of Nebraska-Lincoln?
My favorite thing about UNL is all of the opportunities available to the student body. It is easy to find clubs to join, internships to apply for, and resources of many kinds. This aspect of UNL life helps to alleviate some of the stress associated with college.
How has diversity and inclusive excellence played a role in your CASNR experience?
Inclusiveness and diversity have proved to be beneficial to building my resume and to building my support circle. The CASNR events put on by students and faculty during the semester allow the perfect opportunity for networking. People from all different careers and/or majors come to share their experiences. Getting to know these members of the community has opened doors that will long benefit my future self. I am blessed for the relationships I have forged during my time at UNL.
What is your favorite class you have taken so far and why?
My favorite class thus far has been the history of rock music. Not only was it a subject of interest to me, it also provided a nice break from my science heavy course work.
What are your plans post-graduation?
My plans post-graduation are to pursue my DVM within the UNL/Iowa State program.
What’s life like outside of school?
Life outside of school mostly consists of work and animals. I am employed and volunteer within the veterinary community, and I am also an animal owner. My goal before veterinary school is to gain as much experience in the field as I can.