Malia Bloemker

Malia Bloemker




Criminology and Criminal Justice

Marshall, MN

Why you chose your major

I have always been interested in human nature and how we as people think, feel, and relate to each other. I knew psychology would let me explore my interests and give me ample opportunities to try new things.

Favorite and/or most impactful course

Psych 100 made the biggest impact on me. It allowed me to explore the field of psychology with professionals already in the field. It is the reason I discovered what I want to do for a career but also what I want my life to look like.

Research or internship experience

I am a research assistant for the Culture, Cognition, and Law Lab for Professor Ashley Votruba. It has been amazing to get hands on experience and connect with professors/graduate students. They have provided me with support and advice by sharing their journeys through graduate school and becoming a professional.

Other involvement

NSE Orientation leader, Psych 100 TA, Research Assistant, Psi Chi, Chi Omega, and Campus Host

Why you chose Nebraska

As soon as I stepped onto campus I fell in love. I loved that it was a bigger university, but that it still felt like its own small community. The countless ways to get involved made me feel like this place could be home and now it is home.

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