I am an Associate Professor, and one of the BME faculty members. I also have a courtesy appointment at UNMC.
What drew you to UNL?:
I am a BSE alumna and was honored and humbled to return as a faculty member to a department that did so much to prepare me for my career! I was drawn to the outstanding students, faculty members, and research at UNL!
What aspect of working in an educational setting do you enjoy the most?:
I really love teaching and helping students realize how much they are capable of doing!
What are the most challenging and the most rewarding parts of your job?:
Grant applications can be very challenging, as can much of the work I do to ensure my research program is supported financially. The most rewording parts of my job is when I see one of my students succeed.
What is something that most people don’t know about you?:
I am probably the most open faculty member, so not sure much is not known about me. Maybe many people don’t know that I love music and musicals and spent many years playing the piano, oboe and saxophone.
What is your life like outside of work?:
I have two kids, Lilly (8) and Emerson (5) and I love them and love bringing them to campus. They both love science and music like I do (as does my husband)! I love shopping, shoes and fashion. I have a garden every summer. We spend most summer weekends at our cabin on a lake near Fremont.
Do you have any advice for current or prospective students?:
Learn to balance your time, get in a lab if you think graduate school is at all a possible path for you, keep your grades up, and embrace all the opportunities offered at UNL!