Forensic Science Ambassadors
The Forensic Science Program at UNL has a team of students who volunteer their time to share their experiences with prospective students. These student ambassadors assist with campus and outreach activities such as:
Red Letter Day lunches
Follow up with campus visitors/prospective students using email, phone and/or letter correspondence.
For information with how to get in touch with an ambassador, contact Karlin Walmsley at 402-472-7852 or
Name: Sophia Kallas Rank: Senior Hometown: Ashwaubenon, WI Specialty: Forensic Biology
Sophia is majoring in Forensic Science and minoring in Biochemistry, Mathematics, and Psychology. After UNL, she plans to attend medical school. Outside of class, Sophia enjoys playing the mellophone for the Cornhusker Marching Band, practicing martial arts, and playing intramural sports.
Quote: “When I was a little kid, I always wanted a career that blended science, medicine, and the law. Forensic science, and particularly the program here at UNL, made that childhood dream a reality.” –Sophia Kallas
Name: Emma Bresser Rank: Junior Hometown: Lansing, KS Specialty: Forensic Biology
In addition to majoring in Forensic Science, Emma is a member of the UNL Track and Field team. She plans on going into law enforcement upon graduation as either a police officer or forensic lab technician.
Name: McKenzy Peterson Rank: Junior Hometown: Woonsocket, SD Specialty: Crime Scene Investigation
McKenzy is majoring in Forensic Science and is an active member in the Forensic Science Club. She acts as the Treasurer and Public Relations Chair within the club. In the future, McKenzy hopes to apply the skills she obtained at UNL as a Crime Scene Investigator.
Quote: "One of the best decisions I ever made is choosing to study Forensic Science at UNL. I couldn't be happier with the amazing professors teaching my forensic-based courses. This program has been a positive personal experience for me." -McKenzy Peterson
Name: Taylor Rambo Rank: Sophomore Hometown: Fishers, IN Specialty: Forensic Biology
Taylor is double majoring in Forensic Science and Biochemistry with a minor in Chemistry. She is an active member of both Forensic Science and Biochemistry clubs and is involved with forensic DNA research. She plans to attend medical school in order to become a medical examiner or forensic pathologist.
Quote: “After visiting UNL and meeting some of the faculty and students, I knew right away that this was the group of people I wanted to continue my education with. I have been able to combine my love for the medical field and forensic science through the help of my professors and peers, and choosing to be a part of this program will always be one of the best decisions I’ve made.” -Taylor Rambo
Interested in becoming an ambassador?
We will be seeking additional Ambassadors for the student recruitment team starting Spring 2019. Qualifications
Have a sophomore or above standing as of (TBD).
Be enrolled as a Forensic Science Major.
Have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
Available to work 15 hours per semester.
Attend at least 2 planning meetings per semester.
Participate in a training program.
Be willing to travel and participate in occasional evening and/or weekend activities.
Have good knowledge of the academic and extra-curricular offerings of the Forensic Science Program, CASNR and UNL.
Demonstrate leadership, writing and speaking skills.
A resume-building volunteer experience.
Increased interactions with Forensic Science faculty and staff.
Student ambassadors will be provided with:
Forensic Science Ambassador Shirt
For More Information
Contact Karlin Walmlsey at 402-472-7852 or email@example.com