Medical student of the month, December 2023

Name: Lauren Ziegenbein

Hometown: Omaha

Program/Year: Medicine, 2025


  • Graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University with a BS in biology, minor in chemistry and a BA in Spanish, minor in global studies.
  • Graduated with distinction from University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Law with a concentration in health care law.  

Hobbies: Playing in rec leagues, scuba diving, reading, traveling and hiking.

What do you do to stay balanced? Get outside and spend time with family. Also, my cats keep me grounded.

Three things people may not know about me:  

  • I have been stung by a stingray.
  • My favorite fruit is a passionfruit.
  • I love climbing 14ers. (14ers are mountains that have a peak at or above 14,000 feet. In the U.S., they are primarily found in Colorado, with a few in Alaska, Washington and California.) 

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