Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Major: Natural Resource and Environmental Economics
Anticipated Date of Graduation: May 2018
Why did you decide to come to UNL?
When I was deciding which college to attend, I was still uncertain of what I wanted to study. UNL, especially CASNR, had a wide array of majors that interested me, and I wanted to keep as many doors open as possible. Combining that with the scholarship offers I received, UNL was the clear choice for me.
What is your favorite thing about UNL?
The faculty I have met thus far. My professors and advisors have been instrumental in helping me discover how to pursue my passions, and they have connected me to invaluable opportunities.
What is your favorite class you have taken so far and why?
Insect biology. Dr. Heng-Moss took a subject I had almost no interest in and turned it into a fascinating learning experience. I will never doubt the awe of the insect world again.
What are your plans post-graduation?
I am currently planning on pursing a master’s degree in agricultural economics after graduation. Ultimately, I hope to attain a Ph.D. and become a professor.
What’s life like outside of school?
When I’m not studying, I spend most of my free time at work or with friends. During this past school year I worked as a conservation policy intern at the Nebraska Wildlife Federation, and I tutored various courses in economics, calculus and insect biology. This summer I will begin research for my UCARE project. I also enjoy hiking, gardening and spending as much time outside as possible.