Lauren Rothgeb

Lauren Rothgeb


Biological Sciences, Spanish


Biochemistry, History, (Pre-Med)

Shawnee, KS

Why you chose your major

I’ve wanted to be a doctor for just about all my life. I chose the majors/minors I did in part to prepare me for a career as a bilingual doctor, but also because these are fields of study I am incredibly passionate about.

Favorite and/or most impactful course

SPAN 407: History of the Spanish Language, taught by Errapel Mejías-Vicandi. This class encouraged my love for learning more than any other class I have taken at UNL. I felt driven to learn, not for a grade, but because I was passionate about the material and passionate about growing as an individual.

Research or internship experience

I worked at a middle school in Lincoln through HALO as an evironmentalism/outdoors club leader. I worked with kids to nourish a sense of environmental stewardship and to enjoy the outdoors.

Other involvement

I am a Spanish interpreter at Clinic with a Heart, a nonprofit clinic in Lincoln that serves un- and underinsured populations. Without a doubt, this has been one of the most enriching experiences of my undergraduate career.

Why you chose Nebraska

I chose to come to Nebraska for the affordability, research opportunities, and the friendly/helpful culture.
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