Ashley Novak

Ashley Novak




Political Science, Global Studies, English

Broad Brook, CT

Why you chose your major

I have always been fascinated by anthropology. Once I discovered forensic anthropology, I knew that's what I wanted to study and do post graduation.

I chose my minors because the political and global spheres and all of the intricacies of both are areas I enjoy exploring.

Favorite and/or most impactful course

The class that has made the biggest impact on me was Writing and Communities with Dr. Harding Thornton. This class has helped me be a more introspective reader and writer when it comes to not only my writing, but when exploring and reading other works in a variety of genres.

Research or internship experience

I have not yet been involved in research or internships, but I do plan on getting involved in a few opportunities that I have seen.

Other involvement

I am a member of Sustain UNL and a member of AnthroGroup (of which I am the current sitting President).

Why you chose Nebraska

Nebraska has wonderful opportunities for undergraduates in terms of academics, as well as research and career experience.

Student Ambassadors group

Student Ambassadors are undergraduate students who talk to prospective students, parents, alumni, and the general public about the college.