Student Spotlight: Jena Wilson

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Jena Wilson
Jena Wilson

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska
Major: Biological Systems Engineering
Minor: Animal Science
Anticipated Date of Graduation: December 2018

Why did you decide to come to UNL?
Having grown up in Lincoln, UNL seemed like the natural choice. It also has an outstanding animal science department with great hands-on learning opportunities as well as amazing faculty, which helped make the decision easy.

What is your favorite thing about UNL?
The community.  As someone who changed their major, there was a lot of support from the faculty and it was easy to stay involved in both of my interests. There are also so many different areas of interest represented in both clubs and areas of studies on campus that you're sure to find something in your niche. 

What is your favorite class you have taken so far and why?
ASCI 271, Companion Animal Behavior. The class covered such a variety of information that it was super interesting as well as informative. Dr. Karr-Lilienthal is a phenomenal teacher and really helped make the class my favorite.  

What are your plans post-graduation?
Obtain a position in an engineering firm working in environmental/water quality. Once there, I'll spend four years preparing to get my professional engineering license. I'm also contemplating the option of coming back to get my masters, but we'll just have to see!

What’s life like outside of school?
Outside of spending hours with my nose in my textbooks, I am involved on campus with Sigma Alpha, a professional agricultural sorority, the Society of Women Engineers and the Engineering Ambassadors. I also spend a lot of time with my horse, Jojo, my friends and looking at cats on the humane society website.