Malia Bloemker

Malia Bloemker




History, Criminology (School of Criminology and Criminal Justice)

Marshall, MN

Why you chose your major

In high school I decided to take a psychology class as I have always been interested in the mind and how we think. I am especially interested in what makes humans different and alike. Needless to say I loved the class and decided to take more psychology classes at our local university for college credit. Once it came time to attend college and pick a major I knew right away psychology was for me. UNL's Psychology department offers many great opportunities for research and internships.

Favorite and/or most impactful course

Philosophy. We were able to breakdown various moral scenarios and hear each other's perceptions. It was interesting to see how our backgrounds and experiences go into forming our own opinions and perceptions.

Research or internship experience

The class Intro to Psychology requires you to participate in graduate students' research projects. I participated in many studies and my favorite involved an MRI. I was put into an MRI machine and looked at various photos. It gave me first-hand experience to see how vast the field of psychology is and all the different opportunities there are within the field.

Other involvement

I am a Chi Omega sorority member and their representative for Panhellenic Emerging Leaders. I am in Dance Marathon and a very fun book club called Big Red Readers.

Why you chose Nebraska

My family is from Fremont, Nebraska and begged me to visit UNL. I was hesitant at first as I planned on attending KU. But once I stepped on campus I knew UNL was the place for me. I fell in love with the dedication the school has towards making sure every student finds a community within this large school. The campus is amazing and the professors are so accessible. UNL is home now.

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