Alumni Stories
Alumni Stories

The Department of Sociology alumni have accomplished astounding achievements since exiting the halls of our departments. Your curiosity is a gift that’s led to your unique skills and experiences. It’s shaped who you are, where you’ve been and where you’re going… it’s your life’s story. Your curiosity contributed to your success.

How did curiosity move you to where you are today?

Jerreed Ivanich

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Jerreed Ivanich, PhD is a member of the Metlakatla Indian Community of Alaska (Tsimshian) and is currently serving as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for American Indian Health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He is dedicated to health research for North American Indigenous (Alaska Native, American Indian, First Nations) populations. His work meets at the intersections of prevention science, social network analysis, and youth development. He received his PhD in sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2018.

Raeda Anderson

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Dr. Raeda Anderson is an Assistant Professor and the Quantitative Data Specialist for Research Data Services. As a member of the Library’s Research Data Services Team, she provides quantitative/statistical data support to Georgia State University researchers across all levels (undergraduate, graduate, staff, and faculty). Her research interests include survey implementation and biopsychosocial analysis of physical disability. Raeda received her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Sociology with a minor in Survey Research and Methodology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2018.

Divya Gopal

Finding opportunities for youth in San Francisco

Divya Gopal, a Teach for America Fish Fellow for the San Francisco Human Rights Commission, is part of the team overseeing the mayor's youth workforce development initiative Opportunities for All.

Christine Ngaruiya

A visionary doctor’s Rx for equality in healthcare

Christina Ngaruiya was featured in Nebraska Alumni Association's Nebraska Magazine.

Scott Whiteford

Seeing and teaching the sociological aspects of leadership

Scott Whiteford translated his methodological skills and knowledge of sociological theories to a career analyzing leadership talent, human behavior, and social structures.

Ron Kellog III

Teaching lessons in teamwork to kids at Dawes

Huskers quarterback Ron Kellogg III was interviewed in the Lincoln Journal Star.

Kathie Starkweather

The challenge of changing lessons of bias

Kathie Starkweather was interviewed in the Lincoln Journal Star.