Student Spotlight: Aline Abayo

Meet Aline Abayo, senior integrated sciences student from Kigali, Rwanda.
Thursday, January 13, 2022

Student Spotlight: Aline Abayo

Hometown: Kigali, Rwanda

Major: Integrated Sciences, concentration in Agriculture Economics and Statistics

Anticipated Date of Graduation: May 2022

Why did you decide to come to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln?

I came to Lincoln because I wanted to pursue agriculture and I believed that UNL was a great fit for me. I also wanted to experience new cultures and get exposed to new opportunities that UNL has to offer.

What is your favorite thing about University of Nebraska-Lincoln?

My favorite thing about UNL is the community, the people. I am amazed by how everyone is supportive and friendly. I also like how UNL community is committed toward everyone’s growth and success.

How has diversity and inclusive excellence played a role in your CASNR experience?

Being aware of diversity and inclusion, I have grown to appreciate differences instead of only focusing on similarities and using those differences to learn for each other and make an impact. Being in an inclusive community as CASNR gave me an opportunity to develop myself as an individual and as an inclusive leader as well.

What is your favorite class you have taken so far and why?

I liked many classes but one of them is Introduction to Commodity Marketing class (AECN 235) with Fabio Mattos. I liked it because it was discussing real world issues that are currently present in the world’s commodity market. The course talked about prices and other variables for a farmer to consider before deciding to sell their grains. It was super exciting and eye opening for me to learn about this course, and it gave me a desire to learn and know more about this field.

What are your plans post-graduation?

After graduating from UNL, I am planning to continue to a graduate school in agriculture or production economics.

What’s life like outside of school?

Outside of school, I am a part of the rec center advisory board and I also serve as an honors ambassador. I also spend most of my time getting to know some honors students, hanging out with my friends and also talking to my family.

Aline has received the following sholarship: College Undergraduate Scholarship Program (CUSP).