Student Spotlight: Kayla Gadeken

Kayla Gadeken

Hometown: Seward, Nebraska

 Major: Animal science with equine science option, and fisheries and wildlife with an emphasis in zoo animal care

 Anticipated date of graduation: May 2020


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

I decided to come to UNL because of the academic and athletic resources, and the opportunities available to me. Nebraska stood out to me as a college because of the welcoming environment and the diversity on campus. 


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

My favorite class that I have taken so far is English 150 with Scott Guild. The professor made learning fun and interactive. He was a very personable professor and was genuinely interested in how you were doing in class and outside of class.


What are your plans post-graduation? 

My plan post-graduation is to work in a zoo as a zoo keeper or in a wildlife sanctuary. I want to work with carnivores or African animals. I am hoping to obtain an international job working in wildlife conservation or at a rehabilitation facility.


What's life like outside school? 

Life outside of school is filled with homework, athletics and having fun with friends. I love being in the outdoors, so oftentimes you will find me studying outside or going on a hike somewhere.