CatherineAgricultural and Environmental Science Communication
I plan to go to graduate school and then work towards increasing ag literacy in urban populations.
The majority of my successes and best experiences have happened here at the university before I was even technically a student. I competed on campus in many different 4-H contest including horse, livestock, and poultry. I felt at home at UNL before I had even stepped foot in a dorm. Through contests and development programs I had met professors, been in classrooms and started my story at UNL. Also, these activities really let me see truly how much each program has to offer and I knew that the Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication major was a perfect match for me. Plus, I love Nebraska so why would I leave?
I love CASNR because I still get to be a part of one of the Big Ten Universities, but CASNR made sure that I was not just a number on a roster. CASNR made sure that I made personal connections with different faculty and students. The organizations really helped me network and the faculty are all welcoming and encouraging. As far as my major, I couldn’t be luckier to have gotten it right on the first try. It is a perfect fit. I love how it is smaller scale, so I have more one on one with other students and professors, along with the ACT organization and what it offers. My first year in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Communication, I became more confident in my communication skills, and learned so much more than I ever imagined.
In high school I was a very active Douglas Sarpy 4-H member. It was not an activity for my family, but more of a lifestyle. I entered anything and everything. Now I am not a member, but a leader, volunteer and employee. I still spend a lot of time helping new youth with their projects and identifying all the benefits of the 4-H program. Here at the university I am in Collegiate Farm Bureau, Block and Bridle, and Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow. Next year I am super excited to start as a CASNR ambassador and my UCARE project with Dr. Loizzo. My favorite hobby has to be either spending time laughing with friends and family or riding my Morgan Horse Tootsie. It would be hard to choose one.
Year: Graduate May 2019
Current Employer: UCARE project
- 4-H Leader
- Collegiate Farm Bureau
- Block and Bridle
- Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow
- CASNR Ambassador
- UCARE research