“Find the people who are doing what you want to do, the people who share your passion, and join that program.”
This is what initially brought Jerreed to the REACH lab, and the most important advice he hopes to pass on to future scholars. As a graduate student in the lab, Jerreed has focused on research with Artic and Indigenous populations as part of the Bii-Zin-Da-De-Dah (Listening to One Another) project and describes his research interests more broadly as an effort to understand health among American Indian Alaska Native (AIAN) and Canadian First Nations populations through social network analysis.
Mackenzie Griffith, a sophomore sociology major, at first was not sure what to declare as her major. She figured she would eventually change it but after taking a few classes she found that sociology was the perfect fit for her.
Isaac Wells has a wide range of interests in both natural and social sciences. He is in both the USTARS (for sociology) and UCARE (for chemistry) programs. The reason he loves both sociology and chemistry is their "practicality."
Luke Novak originally majored in biological sciences but after taking a course with Dr. McQuillan became interested in the research opportunites that sociology could offer him. Now, he is a double major in both sociology and biological sciences and is involved in the USTARS program under Dr. McQuillan.
Connor Meza is currently a junior sociology major but began his time at UNL in the business school. He took a few classes in sociology and realized that switching majors would better allow him to participate in research opportunities that he was interested in.
Destiny Myers began at UNL as a pre-med student. After some work in local elementary schools she found that she wanted to pursue a career in public health in order to work on improving current health care laws and systems.
Emily Hum Continues Her Research
Emily Hum continues to work with the Sociology department, this time as a UCARE student. She has been aiding Dr. Christina Falci in analyzing analyzing data from an earlier study. Emily's experiences have helped her gain confidence in her studies and a more clear view of her plans for the future.
Emily Hum, a sociology and psychology undergraduate, is in her second year as a USTAR student. She has been aiding UNL's Biosociology of Minority Health Disparities Lab in their research.
Sociology 310A&B (Doing Sociology), is a year-long course that has been attracting many Sociology students who want to be able to engage in real-life experiences within their sociological research.
Michael Killingsworth, a Spring 2015 Sociology triple major graduate recieved the Alan P. Bates Outstanding Undergraduate Award for his research on the relationships between media, society, and law.
Harper Lee Anderson
Harper Lee Anderson’s academic career at UNL has taken many turns. Now she's making major professional progress since becoming part of the USTARS.