Meet Grey - Student Spotlight

Meet Grey - Student Spotlight

Meet Grey Smith, an Insect Science Undergraduate student from Ord, NE.

Monday, June 3, 2024

Name: Grey Smith

Hometown: Ord, Nebraska

Major(s): Insect Science

Expected Date of Graduation: 2026


Why did you choose the University of Nebraska-Lincoln?

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seemed like the obvious choice for me. It had everything I wanted: my major, it’s near my family, and it felt small and tight-knit.



Why did you decide to major in Insect Science? What is your favorite thing about this major?

I attribute my choice of major to a mentor of mine from Ord, Crystal Ramm. She has her doctorate in Insect Plant Interactions and during the summers used to put on entomology summer camps. It really instilled a great appreciation for insects and made the choice super easy.


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

My favorite class I have taken has to be Ento 116 which is the Insect Identification Lab. I found it all super interesting and I really enjoyed being able to go into the field and collect. I have also been so lucky to be able to serve as a T.A. (teaching assistant) for the class as well.



Are you involved in any clubs/organizations at UNL?

I am involved in the Insect Science Club, One Health Organization and the Nebraska Tick Network.


What are your plans after graduation?

After graduation, I would like to go to graduate school here at UNL focusing on insect toxicology.


What do you like to do in your free time?

I enjoy being outside, hiking, reading, being around friends, watching movies and cooking.