Dancing away stress: Reiser uses dance to deal with pressure of pre-med track


Junior Vanessa Reiser thought her dancing days were over when she began at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as a biological sciences major. Dancing since she was three years old, it took her the first week of classes to realize that she needed to keep this activity in her life. She then added dance as her minor and enrolled in classes.

According to Reiser, she gets a lot of mixed reactions when saying she is both a biological science major and dance minor. She wouldn’t want it any different.

I am currently a senior journalism major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. I am from Omaha, Nebraska and am the oldest of four (yes, I am a great babysitter; no, this is not care.com). As much as I complain about it, I love being busy. I love having way too much stuff going on because I thrive in those crazy situations. My mom likes to say I get it from her but I really think it's just because my house was so crazy growing up. I'm used to it.