Isis Burks




Child/Youth and Family Studies, Educational Psychology

Lincoln, NE

Why you chose your major

I chose my majors as I am really interested in helping children and adolescents. I believe that psychology helps me understand individuals the best and could provide me the pathway into becoming a licensed psychologist.

Favorite and/or most impactful course

The class that has made the biggest impact on me was developmental psychology. It helped my decide to add my child, youth, and family studies minor, and also helped me decided that I want to work with children and adolescences in the future.

Research or internship experience

My research experience has been within the Learning and Development Research Group. I have been able to conduct research with 2nd grade students and there self-regulation and academic skills in the classroom and gather this experience while getting paid for my interests. I have also been able to be accepted into the McNair Scholar's Program which provides extensive resources related to research and preparation into graduate school.

Other involvement

I am involved with the Minority Pre-Health Association as Vice President, UNL CAS Ambassadors and the Leadership Team, and I am involved with the Academic Grade and Late Withdrawal Committee as a student representative.

Why you chose Nebraska

I decided to come to Nebraska, as I have been here my whole life. My mom has worked here since I was little, and it seemed like a natural transition to the life that college would be!

Student Ambassadors group

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