Meet McKenzie Nelson

Photo Credit: McKenzie Nelson
Thu, 05/18/2023 - 00:00

Omaha, Nebraska

  • Academics: German and global studies with minors in conflict and conflict resolution studies, history, human rights and humanitarian affairs, Jewish Studies and political science
  • Involvement: College of Arts and Sciences Ambassadors Leadership Team, College of Arts and Sciences Curriculum and Advising Committee, president of the UNL German Club, intern with Programs in English as a Second Language (PIESL), undergraduate German teaching assistant.

Graduating from Nebraska means...
It's a celebration of completing my bachelor's degree and of all the professors, UNL staff, family and friends that helped me get here.

Transformational moment
My sophomore year I had an internship with the State Department teaching English over Zoom to Russian students. This was my first experience teaching English and I enjoyed getting to see students grow and feel more comfortable expressing themselves in English. This propelled me to get involved with other organization that also taught English to non-native speakers like Lincoln Literacy and PIESL. After graduation, I get to continue teaching English through the Fulbright ETA Program in Germany.

After graduation, I am most looking forward to...
new experiences and travelling more.

The best thing about being a Husker is...
the community that I have found while on campus.

Thank you
Dr. Emira Ibrahimpašić, I am thankful for the support that I had from you throughout my college journey. From the first class that I took with you my freshman year of college you made me feel supported. It was in that class that you told about the Fulbright ETA program, which I am taking part in after I graduate. Throughout my four years I took multiple of your classes, but even during the semester I did not have a class with you you always reached out. You have always been invested in my growth which has had invaluable impacts on my four years. Thank you for all you do!