Danie Oberpriller

Danie Oberpriler


Biological Sciences (Pre-Medicine)


Mathematics, Dance, Biochemistry

Austin, TX

Why you chose your major

For my major, Biological Sciences was something that I was interested in, and it helped that it matched with a lot of pre-health requirements.

For my mathematics minor, I really enjoyed taking math courses and my advisor pointed out that I would only have to take one more class to earn a minor.

Favorite and/or most impactful course

The class that has made the biggest impact on me has been CHEM 251 (Organic Chemistry) with Dr. Vickery. I thought not only was this class very interesting but it also helped me feel like I was on the right path. Dr. Vickery is also one of the most friendly professors and truly wants her students to do well.

Research or internship experience

This past summer, I did research with the SURP (Summer Undergraduate Research Program) at UNMC. I was very fortunate to work in the OB/GYN lab with Dr. Shyamal Roy doing research on the gata4 and gata6 mRNA and protein expression in follicular cells of the hamster ovary.

Other involvement

I am the Learning Communities Ambassador for UNL Learning Communities, the President of American Medical Women's Association, and tutor.

Why you chose Nebraska

I decided to come to Nebraska because my grandfather had gone to UNL in the 1960's and when I came to visit, I loved it! The husker pride, the student spirit, everything.

Student Ambassadors group

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