Meet Jalen Merrick, 2023 Summer Intern


June 26, 2023


Meet Jalen Merrick!

Jalen Ryan Merrick is from Walthill, Nebraska and is an enrolled member of the Omaha Tribe of

He is pursuing a degree in Indigenous American Indian Studies at Haskell Indian Nations University and will also be obtaining his AA in Recreation Fitness Management.

His favorite food is his mom’s chicken fried rice or spam.
Something on his bucket list is to spend a week in a foreign country and to buy his parents a

If he had his own television show, it would be called “The Life of Jay Ry,” and it would be a reality TV show about what his life is like

His favorite quote is “If you’re going to start something, no matter what it is, don’t quit.”

During his internship, Jalen hopes to gain knowledge and experience on what it feels like
working in a business environment and to hopefully expand his horizon toward his degree.

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