Student Spotlight: Joseph Sonderman

Joseph Sonderman
Joseph Sonderman

Name: Joseph Sonderman
Major: Animal Science (Meat Science)
Hometown: Columbus, Neb.


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

I decided to come to the university after visiting it.  East Campus gave me a homey feel and city campus gave me the feeling of a larger campus.  No matter what I was looking for, the university seemed to provide it.   

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

There are a ton of things that I enjoy about the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, but husker football is definitely my favorite.  Memorial Stadium still leaves me in awe, even after being in the student section for 4 years.   

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

I have definitely met a wide range of people, from not only across the United States, but from all around the world.  I enjoy talking to students from different backgrounds because it give me new perspective.   

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

My favorite class that I have taken so far was Animal Science 210.  Dr. Jones does a great job teaching the class.  This was the first meat science class that I took, and I clearly enjoyed it since I am still a meat science major.   

What are your plans post-graduation? 

I plan to attend graduate school upon graduating.  I have a few schools that I am looking at, but the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is currently at the top of the list.   

What’s life like outside of school?

Outside of the classroom, I try to be active on campus.  I work at the Loeffel Meat Lab on East campus which keeps me busy during the week.  I was on the Meats Judging team the past two semesters, I am in the meat science club, and I have been on the meats quiz bowl team for the past three years.  Also, I am a member of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity.