September 19, 2012
My name is McKenzie, but I go by Mikki. I just graduated in May of 2012 with my Master's degree in Speech Language Pathology from UNK.
During graduate school, I was a grad assistant and actually ended up teaching a college course. It was a fun experience and I walked away with a whole new appreciation for how much time professors put into their courses!
To pay the bills in college, I was a server at The Cellar Bar & Grill. It was an amazing job and one that I would recommend for anyone! I am also a firm believer that at some point everyone should work in the food industry in one capacity or another, it makes you appreciate what people in this industry do.
I am originally from Kearney and graduated from Kearney Catholic in 2006. My freshman year I attended Hastings College, where I played tennis. Unfortunately, after my first year at Hastings I figured out they did not have my desired major, so I transferred to UNK for my sophomore year. I could not make up my mind between Speech Pathology and Special Education until my junior year, so I have a minor in Special Education. I graduated in 2010 from UNK with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders.
My parents still live in Kearney and both work at Cabelas. I have an older brother and a younger sister, both living in Lincoln and going to UNL. One is majoring in Mathematics while the other is majoring in Environmental Science. The running joke in our family is that I am stuck in a "nerd sandwich."
I enjoy playing tennis, reading, music, going to garage sales or estate sales (I'm a sucker for a good bargain and always end up with items I don't need) and going to movies. Any one who knows me will tell you that the previews are my favorite part of going to the movies, so if we miss the previews I am not a happy camper. I am excited to be part of the ESU #10 team and look forward to working in Ravenna this school year!