Anthropology, Global Studies
Why you chose your major
As an incoming freshman, I was very interested in archaeology. It was this interest that led me to declare Anthropology as one of my majors. Before declaring my majors, I enjoyed my anthropology classes the most and it is applicable to many different fields. I came in undecided and when speaking to my advisor about my areas of interest she thought I would really enjoy Global Studies and suggested I take a class or two for that. As with anthropology, I loved my intro class and then declared. I knew I wanted to continue to study Spanish after high school so when I decided on my majors, I added Spanish as a minor.
One of my favorite courses I have taken was Introduction to Biological Anthropology. I had had no previous exposure to any of what was discussed in the class and I found out I really enjoyed learning about early hominids and the early human ancestors. This class also had a lab component that allowed us to study castes of different skulls of early hominids and see the different characteristics.
Research, education abroad, or internship experience
I spent a semester in Granada, Spain taking classes, living with a host family, applying and improving my language skills, and traveling in Spain and in Europe. My classes covered requirements for my areas of study and were all taught in Spanish. I loved my time abroad and it was a great learning experience. I am now more confident in my ability to take on challenges outside of what I am familiar with and hope to go back someday!
I am also an Honors ambassador. As an Honors ambassador I speak with potential honors students about my experience in the honors program and the benefits it can offer. Honors ambassadors strive to be leaders on campus and are often invited to help out with events such as Red Letter Days and Chancellor's tailgates.
Why you chose Nebraska
I decided to come to UNL because I knew I wanted a bigger school and I knew I wanted to be farther from home. I was given a great tour and was taken to meet with both the anthropology advisor and someone from the honors program. I felt that, after my tour, I had a better idea of what my time here at Nebraska could look like and what the school could offer me than what I had felt after other tours.