They are called INBRE scholars and are part of the largest grant in UNMC history.
Today we feature Kaitlin Goettsch, a sophomore studying bioinformatics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Tell us about yourself.
I am a Christian Iowa farm girl who was homeschooled through high school. My parents both graduated from Iowa State University with degrees in animal science, and my dad is a lawyer. I have five siblings, including one brother and four sisters. I am patient and persistent and love solving puzzles.
Has science always been a part of your life?
I've always been interested in discovering the world. I loved my high school science courses in chemistry and biology.
How is science important to you?
I love being able to discover and figure things out. Solving problems has always been fun for me.
Why did you choose to participate in the INBRE program?
This program is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and relationships in my chosen area of study.
What do you hope to gain from the program?
I hope to gain the expertise I will need to better perform my duties in real-life occupational situations.