Biochemistry, Gerontology, Pre-Health
Why you chose your major
Biological sciences was the major I decided on coming into college. The primary deciding factor was that it teaches a lot of relevant information that would help prepare me for medical school. This major also is very interesting to me, and I knew it would be a great way to help me achieve my goals and satisfy my curiosity along the way. My majors came purely out of interest. I took introduction level classes and they got me interested in pursuing minors in their respective fields.
Favorite and/or most impactful course
Physiology was an incredibly interesting class and it helped to confirm my desire to go to medical school and become a physician. It was a class that I always enjoyed going to because I loved the topic and the learning that went along with it. Not only was it interesting, but the class is extremely relevant for the career I am working towards.
Research or internship experience
I am a part of the INBRE program at UNL. This is a research program that has allowed me a ton of great research opportunities. I have been able to work in a lab with the primary focus of generating non-opiate solutions for chronic low back pain, do research on a specific protein that seemingly disappears in biliary duct cancer, and recently I have been able to work on psychology research with a focus on two areas, the physiologic response to discrimination caused stress and looking into preventative healthcare disparities in different communities around Nebraska
I am currently involved in NHRI, a leadership mentoring program where I have the opportunity to work with a student from the Lincoln Public School district. I am also involved in Dance Marathon, an organization that raises money for Children’s Hospitals. I am on the executive team for FarmHouse fraternity, a Greek house on campus, and I am a part of the INBRE research program.
Why you chose Nebraska
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln was the best fitting option for me. It provided me with fantastic resources that would help me develop the skills necessary to work towards the medical field. Nebraska also allowed for a lot of opportunities to get involved on campus and get involved with things I was interested in, such as research and helping to facilitate classes as a teaching assistant. Not only was it logistically the best option, the atmosphere around campus and the sense of community at UNL is very welcoming, and it made the university feel like it was the right choice very early on.
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