Chanasei Ziemann

Chanasei Ziemann


Biochemistry, Biological Sciences


Chemistry, Math

Hickman, NE

Favorite and/or most impactful course

The class that has had the greatest impact on me was BIOS 136: Virus Hunting. This is a wet lab course where you get hands-on experience performing lab procedures that build upon each other. Each experiment ultimately leads to an end goal of an isolated and purified bacteriophage sample for characterization. After taking the class, I was offered a position as a TA/lab prep and have been able to work with the professor to assist with the behind-the-scenes work, creating a more well-rounded experience of everything it takes to perform these experiments. This course has allowed me to take a more research-based view in a lab class, which is the type of career I want to go into.

My favorite class so far was SOCI 101: Introduction to Sociology. Sociology is such an interesting topic, and taking this course has broadened my perspectives on topics. It's important to learn how different societies form and function. Without understanding modern society's impact on individuals, we cannot reform to create an equitable environment for all. 

Research or internship experience

I have not taken part in research yet. I am applying to UCARE to do research over the summer. 

Other involvement

I am a part of University Program Council, where I applied and joined as a freshman. I'm now a sophomore and have recently been appointed to be on the Executive Board as the Primary Programmer. My term starts at the beginning of the spring semester (calendar year term). Additionally, I am a student representative for one of the Chancellor's Commissions through the Chancellor's Commission on the Status of People of Color. And last, I am a member of the Biochemistry Club.

Why you chose Nebraska

I chose the University of Nebraska-Lincoln because of the many opportunities here. As a Big Ten university, academic excellence is a high priority for me, and the courses offered here prepare me for my future career. There are also many RSOs and groups to get involved with here; I have created so many friendships and a strong network through my different associations on campus. Getting involved has allowed me to find where I belong. 

Student Ambassadors group

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