Kashish Poore

Kashish Poore





Omaha, NE

Favorite and/or most impactful course

As a freshman I have only taken a handful of classes, but out of those that I have experienced, I do think the Calculus I class I took had the biggest impact on me. I am normally not a fan of math in general but this class forced me to realize that I needed to put in more effort and seek to understand rather than simply memorize the rules. 

My favorite course has been CHEM 109. From high school to now, chemistry has always been my favorite science. It appeals to the critical thinking side of learning as well as the memorization side of learning. It was taught at a reasonable pace and this class also taught me that understanding is more important than memorizing the method to each problem.

Research or internship experience

I recently started work in Professor James Checco's lab working with peptide synthesis and the FMOC method to synthesize them specifically. In addition, over winter break I took part in an internship that took place at the Kids Can Community Center working with kids from grades 2nd-5th. 

Other involvement

I am a member of the Microbiology Club at UNL and also am Vice President of the Suites Complex Council.

Why you chose Nebraska

I chose to attend UNL due to financial aid, its inviting atmosphere, the challenging curriculum and close proximity to my family.

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