Sydney Armbruster

  • Hometown: Falls City, NE
  • Campus: Peru State College
  • Major: Disease & Human Health
  • Serviceship Community: Omaha Land Bank

Why did you pursue RFI’s Student Serviceship experience?
One of my professors, Dr. Kyle Ryan, recommended I look into the Serviceship. Once I took a look at it I was very interested in what the program’s goals and focus were. I’ve always had a love for rural communities, mostly because I grew up in one and I’ve always wanted to learn more and be more involved, and this is a great opportunity to do so.

What do you hope to learn and how do you hope to be different from this experience? 
From this experience I hope to learn even more about the role rural communities play in our world. I also hope to acquire leadership skills. Another thing I hope to learn is how to set goals in rural communities and how to implement those goals as well. Once I have finished the Serviceship, I hope to be able to spread the information I learned about rural communities and give the knowledge to others.

What is your favorite aspect of Nebraska?
My favorite aspect of Nebraska is definitely the small towns. In every small town there is always a friendly face to invite you in. You never feel like you are the odd one in the crowd because everyone is so inviting and nonjudgmental. In addition to that, Nebraska is definitely one of the most beautiful states. From the picture-perfect sun sets to the harvested cornfields, there is always something beautiful to take in.