|Alvarez credits Iowa State experience with building leadership, teaching talents|
Some say that Yesenia Alvarez started her teaching career in the first grade. At a young age, she would gather her older cousins around in the basement and play teacher.
“I’ve always known I’ve wanted to be a teacher,” said Alvarez, an Iowa State University alumna in family and consumer sciences education and studies.
|Iowa State top presenter at international textile and apparel conference|
Iowa State University apparel, merchandising, and design students and faculty will this week present the most scholarly activities at the International Textile and Apparel Association (ITAA)’s annual conference for the sixth consecutive year.
|Dietetics alumna Keecha Harris finds her voice on campus to be a voice for others|
Keecha Harris is a voice for the underrepresented. She’s leading change when it comes to food policy.
|Iowa State alumna serves as lead dietitian at Rio Olympics|
Tania Lee applied everything she learned at Iowa State University during the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
The 2013 alumna in dietetics and nutritional science was chosen to be lead dietitian of the 32-member Malaysian Olympics team this year.
|Science Bound celebrates 25 years of academic excellence|
As much as Becky Gomez loved math and science as a kid, she never really connected her favorite subjects with what she might want to do when she grew up. Even when her mom encouraged her to join Science Bound, Becky says she initially thought it was just something fun to do after school.
|Human Sciences Week to feature new dean, ways to help others|
The Iowa State University community will this month have an opportunity to meet the new dean of the College of Human Sciences, learn about living a healthy lifestyle, enjoy cherry pies, and make shoes out of used jeans.
|Jolly aims to connect people, broaden networks|
Laura Dunn Jolly is a leader who works to connect people and broaden networks.
She describes her leadership style as one that is hands-on and collaborative. She wants people to know that the door to her office and to the college is open.
|Why customers choose to eat healthy at restaurants|
A person’s decision to choose healthful foods when eating at a casual dining restaurant is the result of complicated interactions between socio-demographic, psychological, and environmental factors.
|New book features Iowa State leaders in family and consumer sciences|
At least 15 Iowa State University leaders are featured in a new book that recognizes those who have made significant contributions to the field of family and consumer sciences.
|Passion for helping others evolves over place and time|
Alyssa Randall has a passion for helping people.
As a senior research and development engineer for General Mills in Minneapolis, she reformulated seven flavors of Yoplait Greek yogurt and made them more to consumers’ liking. She also implemented more than $2.5 million in cost savings and production efficiencies.
Across the Atlantic Ocean, she found a way to make a difference while living for a few years in Istanbul, Turkey. She worked for Artisans Lane, a social purpose company that employs low-income women to create handicrafts sold in the United States and Europe.