AutumnEnvironmental Restoration Science, Wildlife & Fisheries, Grassland Ecology
I intend to go to Graduate School, and I'm hoping to work on restoration projects for wetlands, grasslands, forests, and insect ecosystems in the future.
I liked that UNL was a larger school that had more opportunities and was much more academically challenging. I enjoyed that UNL encouraged me to go out of my comfort zone and the school rewarded students who put in effort and work hard.
One of my favorite things about CASNR are my professors. Every professor I've had has worked with me to achieve my academic and personal goals. I never leave a semester feeling discouraged and I always feel like I'm being built up and pushed to work harder. My favorite thing about my major is the diversity of the subjects I get to learn. I get backgrounds that range from herpetology to plant identification to ecology, and I love how they are all interconnect in some way. I like being able to be doing something different every semester.
I usually volunteer on weekends, either on east campus or around town. On Fridays, I run an Anime Club for North Star High School with two other sponsors and during the fall we take the students to an anime convention in Omaha. I work as a teaching assistant in an introductory soils course during the week, and have really enjoyed meeting students from a variety of backgrounds. Between classes, I try to find time to help Dr. Higley in his lab, sorting beetles or preparing equipment for experiments. After classes, I help with the Rangeland Management Club as vice president and run around my sorority, Alpha Delta Pi. This summer I accepted a position with the UNL Coop as a Wetland Technician, and am keeping busy with training and field work. I'm a member of Sigma Tau and was recently appointed to induction chair and I also became a student ambassador, so this coming year will be filled with new adventures!
Year: Spring 2018 Graduation
Current Employer: Teaching Assistant