Student: DaNae Estabine

DaeNae Estabine - 2024 Truman Scholarship Finalist & Newman Civic Fellowship Nominee

DaNae is a psychology major with a minor in philosophy.

DaNae Estabine is the daughter of Jean and Kristy Estabine and a graduate of Olathe East High School. She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology and minoring in philosophy with plans to earn a juris doctor and doctorate in psychology and becoming a prosecutor in the state of Kansas. Estabine was named to the Multicultural Scholars Program as a sophomore and was selected for KU's Legal Education Accelerated Degree program. Her freshman year, she served as a senator in KU's Student Senate, held the government relations director position as a sophomore and currently is the student body vice president. In summer 2023, Estabine interned for U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, and she now interns in the Statehouse for Kansas State Rep. Barbara Ballard. Outside of KU, Estabine volunteers her time as the director of the Johnson County Fair Pie Contest, an Olathe Fishing Derby board member and a Lawrence Mothers of Pre-Schoolers volunteer. Additionally, she is a substitute teacher in the Lawrence School District and was recently selected as KU’s 2024 Newman Civic Fellowship nominee.

More information about DaNae! 

  • A fun fact about DaNae is she was part of her high school’s competitive fishing team.
  • Her favorite KU memory is eating lunch at Mrs. E’s with her fellow RA friends and catching up on their days.
  • Her favorite study spot is her room.
  • This semester she’s looking forward to a lot of possibilities!