Mekenzie Kerr biography
Story, photo and video by Lindsey Yoneda, NewsNetNebraska
Mekenzie Kerr, a senior from Omaha, Nebraska, is on her way to graduating from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in journalism and a minor in English and gerontology.
Kerr became interested in writing after taking several advanced placement (AP) literature and writing courses in high school. “Ever since I can remember, writing has been my strong point,” she says. Kerr is drawn to journalistic writing, specifically in-depth news stories, because of the structure required for that type of writing.
Although her major is journalism, it’s not the field Kerr plans to enter when she graduates. She hopes to pursue her gerontology minor by getting a job in hospice care. It’s something Kerr has been passionate about since she began working in assisted living homes and care giving agencies when she was 16 years old.