Lifelong Husker uses research position to give back to NU community

Brittany Brakenhoff

Many feel a strong connection toward the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, but Brittany Brakenhoff, a research sssistant professor in the Center on Children, Families and the Law, can claim something few others can — she’s been a Husker since preschool.

When she was four years old, Brakenhoff attended a head start program at the Barkley Center on East Campus. She later returned to NU as an undergraduate in the Child, Youth and Family Studies program, where she found research opportunities that inspired her to pursue a career in academia.