Katherine Ingebretsen

Katherine Ingebretsen


Biological Sciences

O'Fallon, Illinois

Why you chose your major

I had a fantastic biology teacher during high school who really lit up my passion for the field. Before I met him, I already had an interest in the subject, but when he became my role model, that solidified my decision.

Favorite and/or most impactful course

BIOS 136 Virus Hunting. This was a very hands-on and difficult freshmen class to take but the experiences and skills I got from it were invaluable and are applicable in the future.

Research or internship experience

I did a couple of months of research with one my professors in her lab over the past summer. I worked with bacteriophages and soil bacteria and researched how well varying bacteriophages could infect a range of different hosts.

Other involvement

In addition to being a CAS Ambassador, I am also an Honors Peer Mentor. I mentor incoming honors freshmen and help them adjust to life as college students.

Why you chose Nebraska

I came to UNL because I was drawn to the amazing environment here. Everyone is incredibly friendly, and there are always ways to get involved on campus and to find opportunities.

Student Ambassadors group

Student Ambassadors are undergraduate students who talk to prospective students, parents, alumni, and the general public about the college.