Kara is a non-traditional student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln majoring in Fisheries and Wildlife and minoring in Art with a concentration in Photography. She grew up in Omaha, Nebraska spending time outdoors and camping every summer with her family. Shortly after graduating high school, Kara joined the Air Force where she served for five years as a Security Forces Police Officer. After serving, Kara, her husband, and their dog moved back to Omaha where she began attending UNL. Over the years Kara spent her free time exploring as many national/state parks and forests as she has been able to as well as volunteering at wildlife sanctuaries and with wildlife rehabilitators. Kara has a deep affection for wildlife and the environment and wants to educate and spread this passion to others to care for this wonderful earth we inhabit.