Hometown: Scribner, NE
Major: Agricultural Economics with an emphasis in public policy
Anticipated Date of Graduation: May 2016
Why did you decide to come to UNL?
I chose UNL because of the interaction that faculty and staff in CASNR have with students, and the passion they have for students. I felt CASNR was a place where people cared about me beyond my enrollment and where they went beyond what was required of them.
What is your favorite thing about UNL?
The camaraderie between students, whether in CASNR or not. There is a certain mentality of "we're all in this together" and it shows in how people interact. People celebrate success, and support each other through failures.
What is your favorite class you have taken so far and why?
Non-Western Politics. I really enjoy my political science classes and those outside of CASNR for the chance to share a perspective that not many of the students typically in the class get to see. It was engaging and interesting to be able to bring an agricultural perspective to global development and understanding of global trade development.
What are your plans post-graduation?
Great question! I ask the same one of myself more than I care to admit. I would like to work in the realm of agricultural policy, global agricultural development, and public service.
What’s life like outside of school?
I'm involved in a number of organizations on campus, including Campus Recreation Advisory Council, CASNR Ambassadors, UNL FFA Alumni, Alpha Zeta and others. I have made a number of great friends here, and can usually be found playing basketball at the Rec, going to any number of Husker sporting events, or mischievously driving "CASNR Jr." around East Campus. This summer I've gotten the chance to intern with the National Corn Growers Association in Washington, D.C., as a part of the public policy team.