Hayley Brakefield

Hayley Brakefield


Biological sciences


Psychology, Pre-PA Track

Waconia, Minnesota

Why you chose your major

I have always known I wanted to work in the medical field so a biology major seemed the most applicable. I chose a psychology minor because the brain is very interesting to me and I wanted to learn more.

Favorite and/or most impactful course

Organic chemistry has made the biggest impact on me so far because it is a very challenging course that has taught me to think and solve problems in ways I never have before.

Research or internship experience

I was briefly a part of a behavioral neuropharmacology research lab where we tested the neurological effects of drugs on rats.

Other involvement

I am on the board of directors for the Student Alumni Association, teach STEM to 4th-5th grade girls at an elementary school, and am a member of Pre-PA, Pre-Health, and Biology club.

Why you chose Nebraska

I chose to come to Nebraska because it is a big school with a variety of different opportunities while still being fairly close to home.

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