Meet Brytany Gama

Photo Credit: Brytany Gama
Thu, 01/14/2021 - 10:33

Majors: Political science, agricultural leadership (through CASNR)
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska

Brytany is grateful. Grateful for a major she's passionate about, a school she loves, and the opportunity to share her story with each person she meets.

Brytany's story starts in Jalisco, Mexico, where she spent the first few years of her life growing up on a dairy farm. Her parents moved their small family to the United States when she was four so she could have access to a better education, and her love of agriculture followed.

Throughout high school, Brytany was a student leader in Future Farmers of America, so when it came time to pick her course of study at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, agricultural leadership felt like a perfect fit.

Now well into her second year, Brytany is already making big plans for life after graduation. Along with her interest in agriculture, Brytany's experience immigrating to the U.S. and being a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient stoked a passion about human rights and the legal system. She'd like to one day start an educational program focusing on advocacy and urban agriculture or to work as an immigration lawyer.

"I want to change people's lives and show them that they too can pursue the American dream," Brytany said.

For now, Brytany will continue sharing her story with students at Nebraska and encouraging them to share their stories, too.

"I'm just really grateful for being at UNL, because it's provided that platform and it always encourages students to share those stories," Brytany said. "It's nice to be in a community that allows you to be yourself, but also share your story and change others perspectives."