Student Spotlight -- Leah Erickson

Education is one of the four pillars of UNMC's mission and our students are the lifeblood of that aspect of campus life.

In UNMC Today's Student Spotlight, we get to know some of these students, who will become tomorrow's health care professionals.

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Leah Erickson
Today we meet Leah Erickson, a first-year dental student.

  • Name: Leah Erickson
  • Hometown: Belton, Mo.
  • Program/Year: First-year dental student

List three songs on your playlist.

  • "Thousand Years" by Christina Perri
  • "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz
  • "Brighter than the Sun" by Colbie Caillat

Name your favorite study spot.

I love studying in the law library because I don't have WiFi access there, or friends in law school, which means less time on Facebook and less distractions!

Your favorite study snack is ...

The first snacks I reach for when studying are the dentist's worst nightmare -- sweet and sticky! Twizzlers and Hot Tamales are both frequent choices.

Your favorite app is .

Pandora! My music selection frequently changes depending on my mood, so I take full advantage of Pandora's selections.

Three things people may not know about you.

  • In undergrad, I competed on an Olympic weightlifting team called the Iron Dogs.
  • I am a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air Force, and will serve with them following graduation.
  • X Factor's Tate Stevens graduated from my high school.


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sue anson
December 28, 2012 at 11:17 AM

WOW!!!How much weight was on that "barbell"? I couldn't resist peeking....You sound like a very sweet, interesting person!