McKenzie Nelson

McKenzie Nelson


Global Studies, German


Conflict and Conflict Resolution Studies, Jewish Studies, Political Science

Omaha, NE

Why you chose your major

When I first came to Nebraska I was only majoring in Global Studies because I enjoyed learning about the connections that we all have. After my first month on campus I decided to add my German major because of the large overlap with my Global Studies major and my interest in the language and culture.

Favorite and/or most impactful course

My favorite course so far was the 198H class I took first semester of my freshman year for the Honors Program. The class was called "Faces of Tyranny" and looked at definitions of Tyranny from past to present. Like all the other 198H classes the teacher specifically designed the class to focus on subjects of interest for them which made for a very fun class.

Research or internship experience

I recently got a virtual internship with the US State Department to aid Russian students in understanding English language and American culture. 

Other involvement

I'm a Connector for the CAS Connects program, an Ambassador for CAS Ambassador, and in the Honors Program.

Why you chose Nebraska

Nebraska offered the majors that I was interested in at an affordable price with a location that wasn't too far from home.

Student Ambassadors group

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