Hayley Brakefield

Hayley Brakefield


Biological sciences



Waconia, Minnesota

Favorite and/or most impactful course

The class that has made the biggest impact on me so far has probably been chemistry. It introduced me to what a science class at UNL is like and helped prepare me for what to expect for chemistry classes in the future. In addition, my favorite class so far has been my chemistry lab. Since I am a freshman this was my first lab class and it definitely challenged and prepared me for classes I will be taking in the future. 

Research or internship experience

I haven't been involved in any research or internships yet, but I plan on doing so.

Other involvement

I am in the pre-health club, salt, NU Meds, and PUMP. 

Why you chose Nebraska

I chose UNL because I knew they had a good biology program while also being fairly close to home. I went to tour the campus and loved the size and location. 

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