Student Spotlight: Dillon Hanson

Dillon Hanson
Dillon Hanson

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska

Major: Fisheries & Wildlife and Environmental Studies 

Anticipated Date of Graduation: May 2019 

Why did you decide to come to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln?

I decided to come to the University of Nebraska–Lincoln because of the SNR program that CASNR offers and the many opportunities that the school provides for students interested in wildlife and the environment. 

What is your favorite thing about University of Nebraska–Lincoln?

My favorite thing about UNL is the genuine care that faculty and fellow students have for one another. The opportunities and experiences that I have had the opportunity to have because of the people at UNL is what has truly made my time at UNL memorable and worthwhile. 

How has diversity and inclusive excellence played a role in your CASNR experience?

Diversity and inclusivity here at UNL, and specifically in CASNR, has allowed me to learn about different people, cultures, places, and things that I would never have had the opportunity to encounter had I not been here. CASNR pushes you to step out of your comfort zone and allows people from all walks of life to feel accepted in the school. 

What is your favorite class you have taken so far and why?

My favorite class at UNL so far has been digital imaging and storytelling with Michael Forsberg and Michael Farrell. This class challenged me to learn how to tell a story about something I am passionate about through media that can then help others understand why it is important to care about wildlife and wild places. 

What are your plans post-graduation?

My plans thus far after graduation are to enter the work force and get some experience in the field of conservation right after school. Then, after gaining more experiences and learning more about the many options conservation has to offer, I plan on going back to school to pursue a master's degree. 

What’s life like outside of school?

 My life outside of school consists of enjoying time with friends and family, exploring the wildlife and wild places all around me, and as of now, soaking in my last year of undergrad at UNL.