Student Profiles

Katie Tullar

Katie Tullar can’t wait to become a family and consumer science high school teacher. When she isn’t studying, she can be found working out at State Gym, hanging out in coffee shops, or exploring new places on campus.

Emma Bixenman

Emma is a sophomore studying apparel, merchandising, and design from LeMars.

Emma Bixenman aspires to buy for a large apparel company. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys going to brunch with friends, exploring Ames, and going to the gym.

Jessica Taylor

Jessica is a senior studying child, adult, and family services from West Des Moines.

Jessica wants to start her own organization and work in politics. When she’s not studying, she can be found following politics, volunteering, or playing with animals.

Hannah Al-Mazroa

Hannah is a sophomore studying elementary education from Winterset.

Hannah Al-Mazroa plans to become a third-grade teacher. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, being outdoors, and serving as a youth and shelter services mentor.

Brie Johnson

Brie is a sophomore studying exercise science from Mankato, Minn.

Brie Johnson wants to help individuals with their health goals. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys going to State Gym, lifting weights, and watching “Grey’s Anatomy,” “One Tree Hill,” or “Supernatural” on Netflix.

Logan Schneider

Logan is a junior studying financial counseling and planning from Sycamore, Ill.

Logan Scheider can’t wait to start his financial counseling career. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys running for the Iowa State University track and field team, lifting weights, and training to be an Ultimate Fighting Champion.

Hannah Chute

Hannah is a junior studying elementary education from Marion.

Hannah Chute can’t wait to teach elementary school. When she isn’t studying, she can be found hanging out with friends, going to sporting events, or watching “New Girl” on Netflix.

Allison Cherry

Allison Cherry is a sophomore studying apparel, merchandising, and design from West Des Moines.

Allison Cherry plans to make a name for herself in the fashion world. When she isn’t studying she enjoys reading novels, road-tripping with friends, and watching Netflix.

Elena Foster

Elena Foster is a junior studying elementary education from Iowa City.

Elena never doubted her desire to work with kids with special needs. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys playing the guitar and trumpet, canoeing, and spending time with friends.

Leah Blankespoor

Leah Blankespoor is a senior studying event management from Pella.

Leah Blankespoor looks forward to planning events in her hometown. When she isn’t studying she enjoys working as a professional princess, posting content on her blog, and surfing Pinterest for DIY crafts.

Genevieve Hepworth

Genny Hepworth is a junior studying pre-physical therapy from Waterloo.

Genevieve (Genny) knows she wants to work as a pediatric physical therapist. When she isn’t studying she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading leisurely, and making time for close family and friends.

Sarah Menzel

Sarah Menzel is a junior studying dietetics and child, adult, and family services from Des Moines.

Sarah Menzel knows she wants to be a pediatric dietitian. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys working out, knitting, and playing with her cat.

Karly Palmer

Karly Palmer is a senior studying elementary education from Johnston.

Karly always knew she wanted to teach. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys traveling, cheering her brothers on in athletic events at Iowa State, and spending time with friends.

Elizabeth Davitt

Elizabeth Davitt is a sophomore studying pre-diet and exercise from Indianola.

Elizabeth (Liz) Davitt plans to combine her love of nutrition and exercise in her future career. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys relaxing, having movie nights with friends, and simply enjoying her study breaks.

Jenna Leland

Jenna Leland is a senior studying dietetics from Huxley.

Jenna Leland can’t wait to start her dietetics career. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys going for runs around Ames, taking photos, and spending time with friends.

Hannah Walton

Hannah Walton is a senior studying event management from Lake View.

Hannah Walton plans to work organizing events. When she isn’t studying she enjoys planning events for the Student Union Board, hanging out with friends, and crocheting quilts to de-stress.

Gretchen Henningsen

Gretchen Henningsen is a junior studying nutritional science and deitetics from De Witt.

Gretchen Henningsen intends to earn her master’s degree and work as a registered dietitian. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys kayaking, riding her bike, and spending time with family and friends.

Nyahon Both

Nyahon Both is a sophomore studying dietetics from Waukee.

Nyahon Both aspires to start her own community nutrition program When she isn’t studying, she enjoys volunteering with ACCESS, participating in various on-campus events, and binging her favorite Netflix shows.

Lindsay Laske

Lindsay Laske is a senior studying elementary education from Grayslake, Illinois.

Lindsay Laske can’t wait to teach high school students. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys catching up on sleep, watching Netflix, and dancing on the Iowa State Dance Team.

Leah Brooke

Leah Brooke is a junior studying dietetics from Clarinda.

Leah Brooke knows she wants to work in a clinical setting. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys roller blading, going on random adventures, and attending Iowa State sporting events.

Jade Weber

Jade Weber is a senior studying pre-health from Adair.

Jade Weber aspires to help athletes as a physical therapist. When she isn’t studying or working for the Iowa Wild hockey team, she enjoys going to concerts, spending time with her family and friends, and parenting her two dogs: Bear and Bogey.

Sara Martin

Sara Martin is a sophomore studying pre-diet and exercise from Pella.

Sara Martin can’t wait to help athletes with nutrition. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys working out, painting, and taking naps.

Elisabeth Burken

Elisabeth Burken is a junior studying community/public health from Blue Grass.

Elisabeth (Libby) Burken knows she’s headed toward a clinical career. When she isn’t studying she enjoys volunteering, watching Netflix, and crafting.

Nicole Marg

Nicole Marg is a sophomore studying early childhood education from River Falls, Wisconsin.

Nicole Marg can’t wait to teach her own class. When she isn’t studying, or working at the Child Development Laboratory School, she enjoys exploring parks and trails around Ames, doing puzzles, and relaxing with a good book.

Matthew Eaton

Matthew Eaton is a senior studying exercise science from Des Moines.

Matthew Eaton intends to use his degree to work as a cardiac rehab specialist. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys playing computer games, longboarding outside, and bowling with friends.

Lisa Nebel

Lisa Nebel is a junior studying financial counseling and planning from Glenwood.

Lisa Nebel looks forward to helping clients with their financial issues. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys spending time at home with her family, cooking up weekly dinners with friends, and filling her Pinterest board with new ideas.

McKenzie Goudreau

McKenzie Goudreau is a senior studying elementary education from Appleton, Wisconsin.

McKenzie (Kenzie) Goudreau aspires to teach middle school English. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys baking (especially for her loved ones), exploring parks around Ames, and enjoying the outdoors.

Mallory Majors

Mallory Majors is a sophomore studying occupational therapy from Ankeny.

Mallory Majors wants to work as an occupational therapist. When she isn’t studying she enjoys reading, going shopping, and running with her dog.

Kaitlyn Varner

Kaitlyn Varner is a sophomore studying family consumer science education and studies from Northwood.

Kaitlyn Varner looks forward to teaching family and consumer sciences. When she isn’t studying she enjoys attending athletic events, exploring Ames with friends, and watching Netflix.

Maaike Hendrikson

Maaike Hendrikson is a senior studying event management from St. Ansgar.

Maaike Hendrikson hopes to work events for a convention center someday. When she isn’t studying she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching T.V., and cooking/baking.

Parker Hinkle

Parker Hinkle is a junior studying kinesiology and health from West Des Moines.

Parker hopes to work as a surgeon. When he isn’t studying or getting involved on campus, he enjoys hanging out with friends, relaxing, and taking advantage of his rare free time.

India Chapman

India Chapman is a senior studying pre-physical therapy from West Des Moines.

India Chapman intends to work as a physical therapist. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys hanging out with friends, working out, and binge watching “The Walking Dead” on Netflix.

Elizabeth Jacoby

Beth Jacoby is a junior study hospitality management and event management from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Elizabeth (Beth) loves providing positive event experiences for clients. When she isn’t studying she enjoys spending time with friends by taking trips to Target, trying new restaurants, and making trips to the High Trestle Trail Bridge.

Kathleen Robertson

Kathleen Robertson is a senior studying elementary education from Madrid.

Kathleen Robertson looks forward to teaching lower elementary following graduation. When she isn’t studying she enjoys practicing the piano, reading, or supporting her sons’ extracurricular activities.

Brooke Odendahl

Brooke Odendahl is a sophomore studying dietetics from Sac City.

Brooke Odendahl plans to use her dietetics degree to help those fighting eating disorders. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, whipping up something tasty in the kitchen, and relaxing with yoga.

Kaitlynn Botkin

Kaitlynn Botkin is a junior studying family and consumer science education and studies from Knoxville.

Kaitlyn Botkin knows she wants to work as a guidance counselor and coach. When she isn’t studying she enjoys working out at Lied Gym and spending time with family and friends.

Morgan Denzer

Morgan Denzer is a junior studying food science from Pulaski, Wisconsin.

Morgan Denzer aims to become a food science professor. When she isn’t studying she enjoys watching Netflix and hanging out with friends.

Amy Pilcher

Amy Pilcher is a third-year doctoral student studying higher education from Collins.

Amy Pilcher knows she wants to be a director of online learning. When she isn’t studying or at her assistantship, she enjoys practicing Taekwondo and Korean with her sons and spending time with family. 

Amberly J. Ehret

Amberly J. Ehret is a senior studying child, adult, and family services from Orange City.

Amberly J. Ehret is excited for a future career as a research professor. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys dancing, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

Joseph Hassett

Joey Hassett is a sophomore studying pre-diet and exercise from Des Moines.

Joey Hassett hopes to become a sports dietitian for the Olympics. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys training for triathlons with his teammates and closest friends.

Sarah Ha

Sarah Ha is a freshmen studying elementary education from Des Moines.

Sarah Ha wants to inspire creative, worldly students. When she isn’t studying she enjoys writing, doing yoga, and playing volleyball.

Angelica Jasper

Angelica Jasper is a second-year doctoral student studying gerontology from Wheaton, Illinois.

Angelica Jasper aspires to teach gerontology. When she isn’t studying or researching, she enjoys taking advantage of doing nothing, kayaking, and being outside.

Yan Su

Yan Su is a second-year master\'s student studying gerontology from China.

Yan Su will use her degrees to become a gerontological nursing professor. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys getting involved with her church community.

Rachel Zimmerman

Rachel Zimmerman is a senior studying elementary education from Harlan.

Rachel Zimmerman is looking forward to teaching middle and elementary school students. When she isn’t studying she enjoys practicing for the ISU ensembles and playing racquetball.

Zebulun Callahan

Zebulun Callahan is a junior studying athletic training from Cambridge, Minnesota.

Zebulun Callahan looks forward to a career helping athletes. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys working out at Lied Recreation and finding new ways to keep himself active and healthy.

Carlos Casanova

Carlos Casanova is a second-year Ph.D. student studying social and cultural studies from Adrian, Michigan.

Driven by a traumatic experience immediately following high school graduation, Carlos Casanova is determined to become a professor in an Institution of Higher Education, along with staying actively engaged with youth in the Latino community.

Amos Kotz

Amos Kotz is a junior studying kinesiology from Cleveland, Ohio.

Amos Kotz knows he wants to help people through physical therapy. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys exercising at Lied Rec., shopping in Des Moines for art, and riding his bike.

Jess Schaben

Jess Schaben is sophomore studying elementary education from Harlan.

Jess Schaben desires to be a teacher. When she isn’t studying she enjoys watching Grey’s Anatomy, The Office, and Parks and Recreation along with playing volleyball for Iowa State.

Emily McKnight

Emily McKnight is a first-year Ph.D. student studying human development and family studies from Los Angeles, California.

Emily McKnight aspires to be an author, certified dating/relationship coach, and a tenured professor. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys spending quality time with her family.

Linnea Stephens

Linnea Stephens is a senior studying child, adult, and family services from Urbandale.

Linnea Stephens aspires to be a mental health counselor. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys doing puzzles, finding new music, and drinking coffee with friends.

Anupma Singh

Anupma Singh is a third-year Ph.D. student studying higher education from Uttar Pradesh, India.

Anupma Singh aspires to become a professor. When she isn’t on campus or working on her research projects, she enjoys taking care of her two sons, listening to books on Audible, and watching different sporting events.

Toluwani Awokoya

Toluwani Awokoya is a freshman studying nutritional science from Nigeria, Africa.

Toluwani Awokoya wants to use his nutritional science degree to become a pharmacist. When he isn’t studying he enjoys cooking, playing soccer, and hanging out with friends.

Melissa Delinger

Melissa Delinger is a second-year Ph.D. student studying human development and family studies from Ellensburg, Washington.

Melissa Delinger plans to open her own non-profit organization. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys spending time with her family, husband, and daughter. 

Erick Estrada

Erik Estrada is a junior studying elementary education from Ames.

Erick Estrada plans to teach kids. When he isn’t studying he enjoys working at Panda Express, relaxing, and spending time with friends.

Birgitta Grebner

Birgitta Grebner is a senior studying hospitality management from River Falls, Wisconsin.

Birgitta loves developing professional relationships with clients. When she isn’t studying or working at the Union Drive Marketplace, she enjoys hanging out with friends by taking trips to Des Moines for Zombie Burgers and shopping, watching movies, and relaxing together on her patio when the weather permits.

Kayla Rusher

Kayla Rusher is a junior studying early childhood education from Des Moines.

Kayla Rusher intends to open a multi-age care facility. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys exploring nature and culture around Ames, participating in clubs, and meeting new people.

Britta Becker

Britta Becker is a sophomore studying family and consumer science education studies from Swaledale.

Britta Becker intends on using her degree to become a family and consumer science teacher. When she isn’t studying, Britta likes to hang out with friends, hammock, and relax.

Rachel Wonderlich

Rachel Wonderlich is a senior studying child, adult, and family services from Ollie.

Rachel Wonderlich intends on working with a youth development organization after graduation. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys taking walks through the beautiful parks of Ames and working at her internship with Iowa State’s Extension and Outreach.

Gina Lee

Gina Lee is a junior studying child, adult, and family services from South Korea.

Gina Lee wants to become a gerontology professor in the United States. When she isn’t studying, Gina likes to surf Facebook and watch movies.

Greta Stuhlsatz

Greta Stuhlsatz is a third-year Ph.D. student studying human development and family studies from La Center, Washington.

Greta Stuhlsatz will use her degree to teach at a research institute. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys being active outside by biking or playing disc golf, relaxing with a good book,  knitting/crocheting, and spending time with the wonderful people she’s met at Iowa State.

Alexandria McPhail

Alexandria MchPhail is a sophomore studying dietetics from Cedar Rapids.

Alex McPhail’s hardships lead her to dietetics. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys crafting (especially crochet), playing video games, and cosplaying.

Maranda Hahn

Maranda Hahn is a sophomore studying kinesiology and health from Boone.

Maranda Hahn knows she wants to work in the medical field. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys working out (cardio especially), riding her bike, and unwinding by watching The Bachelor or Grey’s Anatomy with friends.

Alex Peters

Alex Peters is a sophomore studying apparel, merchandising, and design from Pleasant Hill.

Alex Peters hopes to become a fashion designer. When he isn’t studying or sewing for classes, he enjoys creating his own clothing, watching Netflix, and eating cookie dough.

Karter Ewing

Karter Ewing is a sophomore studying kinesiology and health from Le Mars.

Karter Ewing has his mind set on helping future athletes. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys taking advantage of the free clubs and activities on campus including Cyclone Cinema or playing intramural sports.

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is a junior studying diet and exercise from Wellman.

Shelly Palmer plans to become a registered dietitian. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys running, exploring different trails around Ames, and being outside.

Benjamin Dralle

Benjamin Dralle is a sophomore studying nutritional science from Osage.

Benjamin Dralle plans to use his nutritional science degree to attend medical school. When he isn’t studying or working as a community adviser in Willow Hall, he enjoys participating in judo, going for runs around campus, and spending time with friends hanging out or grabbing meals (especially Conversation’s late-night meal bundles).

Catherine Rudolph

Catherine Rudolph is a junior studying dietetics from Iowa City.

Catherine Rudolph hopes to become a registered dietitian. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys reading, listening to new music, and hanging out with friends.

Mariah Dougherty

Mariah Dougherty is a senior studying dietetics from Ames.

Mariah Dougherty wants to spread awareness about Celiac Disease and be a positive role model for children. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys reading, going on walks when the weather is nice, and watching Disney movies, especially Tangled.

Shinyoung Jeon

Shinyoung Jeon is a Ph.D. student studying human development and family studies from South Korea.

Shinyoung Jeon is determined to apply her research practically. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys traveling around the world, she’s been to over 10 cities and four other countries since she started at Iowa State.

Anna Riley

Anna Riley is a junior studying dietetics from Osage.

Anna Riley hopes to become a dietitian. When she isn’t studying or working as a dietary aide at Green Hills Retirement Community, she enjoys watching movies, attending basketball games, and reading.

Cynthia Reyes

Cynthia Reyes is a freshman studying elementary education from Sioux City.

Cynthia Reyes wants to teach kids. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys hanging out with friends, participating in clubs, and dancing.

Hardeep K. Obhi

Hardeep K. Obhi is a Ph.D. student studying gerontology from San Jose, California.

Hardeep K. Obhi wants to work as a researcher. When she isn’t studying she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, and learning about other cultures.

Megan Slattery

Megan Slattery is a freshman studying pre-diet and exercise from Calamus.

Megan Slattery intends to use her degree to be a family physician and nutritional counselor. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys going to the gym, making crafts, and exploring the Ames area with friends.

Marissa Holst

Marissa Holst is a Ph.D. student studying human development and family studies from Millville, Minn.

Marissa Holst plans to become a professor and continue her research. When she isn’t studying she enjoys spending time with her partner and family, reading novels and catching up on television shows, and spending time outdoors playing Frisbee golf or sitting around bonfires.

William Franke

William Franke is a freshman studying kinesiology and health from Ames.

William Franke hopes to use his degree to work with a relief group. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys playing the piano, rock climbing, and hammocking on central campus.

Erin Neill

Erin Neill is a Ph.D. student studying human development and family studies from Centerville, Virginia.

Erin Neill hopes to work at a university where she can research and continue working as a social worker. When she isn’t studying or working as the networking officer in the HDFS Graduate Student Network, she enjoys spending time with friends and her significant other relaxing, exploring Des Moines, and participating in yoga classes at the gyms on campus.

Alexa Berkenpas

Alexa Berkenpas is a senior studying dietetics from Norwalk.

Alexa Berkenpas knows she wants to work for Hy-Vee. When she isn’t studying she enjoys walking around campus and enjoying the beautiful scenery.

Peggy Lockhart

Peggy Lockhart is a Ph.D. student studying gerontology from Illinois.

Peggy Lockhart’s interest in gerontology started when she was young. When she isn’t studying, Peggy loves spending time with her sons and their families, volunteering, and riding her bike.

Molly Goltz

Molly Goltz is a junior studying kinesiology and health from Farragut.

Molly Goltz wants to be an osteopathic family physician. When she isn’t studying she enjoys playing basketball, hanging out with friends, and exploring new places in Ames.

Isabel Hernandez

Isabel Hernandez is a junior studying event management from Perry.

Isabel Hernandez wants to make people’s weddings perfect. When she isn’t studying she enjoys talking about the College of Human Sciences as an ambassador, hanging out with her roommates — including her dog — and watching Netflix.

Courtney Bryant

Courtney Bryant is a senior studying nutritional science from Bolingbrook, Illinois.

Courtney Bryant wants to help people around the world. When she isn’t studying she enjoys exercising, hanging out with friends, and exploring new things.

Randie D. Camp

Randie D. Camp is a Ph.D. student studying human development and family studies from Ames.

Randie D. Camp plans to help others through her graduate degree. When she isn’t studying or working on research, she enjoys reading young adult novels, being ridiculously silly with  her son, or watching a Marvel movie.

Taylor Paulsen

Taylor Paulsen is a sophomore studying kinesiology and health from Paullina.

Taylor Paulsen is looking forward to graduate school so she can practice medicine. When she isn’t studying she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, and participating in intramural sports on campus.

Sarah Elm

Sarah is a junior studying child, adult, and family services and psychology from Williams.

Sarah Elm desires to be a voice for children by becoming a counselor. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys going on walks, reading, and doing yoga.

Carissa Brown

Carissa Brown is a junior studying dietetics from Boone.

Carissa Brown plans on becoming a clinical registered dietitian. When she isn’t studying she enjoys grabbing coffee or watching movies with friends, reading, and being outside.

Shane Kavanaugh

Shane Kavanaugh is a Ph.D. student studying human development and family studies from Omaha, Nebraska.

Shane Kavanaugh plans to use his PhD to conduct research and teach about family processes, while continuing his clinical work as a mental health therapist. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys traveling with his husband and spending time with family and friends.

Mitchell Carlson

Mitchell Carlson is a sophomore studying kinesiology and health from Elgin.

Mitchell Carlson knows he wants a career in medicine. When he isn’t studying he enjoys running, camping, and playing piano

Aiden Jones

Aiden Jones is a junior studying elementary education from Rosemount, Minn.

Aiden Jones wanted to be a teacher after she volunteered in a classroom. When she isn’t studying she enjoys recreational reading, going with friends to Free Pie Wednesday at Village Inn, and watching Disney movies.

Alexandra Johnson

Alexandra Johnson is a senior studying apparel, merchandising, and design from Waukee.

Alexandra Johnson plans on using her fashion knowledge in New York. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys attending sporting events, spending time with friends, and watching movies.

Ariel Jetty

Ariel Jetty is a master\'s student studying higher education from northern Minnesota.

Ariel Jetty plans to help students of color reach their academic goals. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys exploring different parks around Ames, including Ledges State Park and Ada Hayden, and traveling with her significant other when given the opportunity.

Jessica Craig

Jessica Craig is a junior studying nutritional sciences: pre-health and research from Burnsville, Minnesota.

Jessica Craig dreams of helping people through the medical field. When she isn’t studying she enjoys getting involved in campus organizations, reading, and finding different coffee shops around Ames.

Dazja White

Dazja White is a sophomore studying elementary education from Chicago, Illinois.

Dazja White wants to be a teacher who works with inner-city kids. When she isn’t studying she enjoys hanging out with friends and watching TV. 

Mikayla Cummings

Mikayla Cummings is a sophomore studying kinesiology and health from Cedar Rapids.

Mikayla Cummings is hoping to become a physician assistant. When she isn’t studying she enjoys spending time with friends, watching Netflix, and getting involved on campus.

Ozlem Karakaya

Ozlem Karakaya is a master\'s student studying curriculum and instructional technology from Antalya, Turkey

Ozlem Karakaya enjoys teaching and wants to emphasize the importance of technology in classrooms. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their new baby boy. 

David Mena

David Mena is a junior studying dietetics from Elgin, Illinois.

David Mena wants to inspire people and promote healthy lifestyles. When he isn’t studying he enjoys rollerblading, working out with friends, and swimming and rock climbing at the gym.

Grace Sparks

Grace Sparks is a junior studying child, adult, and family services from La Porte City.

Grace Sparks plans on helping at-risk kids attend college. When she isn’t studying she enjoys mentoring middle school students, volunteering in the community, and working as an in-home aid for a girl with Down syndrome.

Claire Espeset

Claire Espeset is a sophomore studying apparel, merchandising, and design from Ames.

Claire Espeset has her heart set on becoming a buyer for an apparel or furnishing company. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys hanging out with her sorority sisters, knitting, and making the short trip home to see her family.

Janelle Madsen

Janelle Madsen is a sophomore studying elementary education from West Des Moines.

Janelle Madsen always knew she had a future teaching career. When she isn’t studying she enjoys working out at the Iowa State gyms, going on runs around campus, and hanging out with friends.

Caitlyn Greenspan

Caitlyn Greenspan is a junior studying athletic training from Orland Park, Ill.

Caitlyn Greenspan combined her love of medicine and sports to become an athletic training major. When she isn’t helping teams and studying, she enjoys watching sports, especially football and Blackhawks hockey.

Matthew Tweeten

Matthew Tweeten is a junior studying elementary education from Manly.

Matthew plans to help people through teaching. When he isn’t studying or working at Conversations Dining Center, he enjoys watching movies with friends, interacting with people, and grabbing the occasional nap.

Sydney Cline

Sydney Cline is a sophomore studying apparel, merchandising, and design from West Des Moines.

Sydney Cline wants to combine her love of merchandising and event planning to open her own one-stop wedding boutique. When she isn’t studying she enjoys being involved in her sorority, staying active through yoga and rock climbing, and shopping.

Elizabeth Vorreiter

Elizabeth Vorreiter is a sophomore studying apparel, merchandising, and design from Wheaton, Illinois.

Elizabeth Vorreiter knows her future career lies in merchandising. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys spending time with friends and helping students through her adviser and ambassador roles.

Krista Rogers

Krista Rogers is a junior studying elementary education from Clarinda.

Krista Rogers wanted to be a teacher after she volunteered in a classroom. When she isn’t studying or working at a childcare center she enjoys playing any kind of sport, reading, going for walks or bike rides and exploring new places.

Hannah Klaassen

Hannah Klaassen is a junior studying nutritional sciences from Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Hannah Klaassen plans on becoming a pediatric orthodontist to help kids. When she isn’t studying she enjoys being outside, soaking up experiences Ames offers, and hanging out with friends.

Alex Jahnke

Alex Jahnke is a junior studying elementary education from Albert Lea, Minnesota.

Alex Jahnke hopes to become an elementary school teacher. When she isn’t studying she enjoys traveling, being outside, and going on adventures.

Bridgett Konradi

Bridgett Konradi is a senior studying event management from Ida Grove.

Bridgett Konradi hopes to plan events for United Airlines. When she isn’t studying she enjoys being involved in student organizations, singing, and riding her bike.

Karlee England

Karlee England is a sophomore studying elementary education from Adel.

Karlee England has a passion for teaching kids. When she isn’t studying she enjoys spending time with her family and participating in archery.

Bria Rasmussen

Bria Rasmussen is a senior studying kinesiology and health from Grand Island, Nebraska.

Bria Rasmussen is on her way to becoming a physician assistant. When she isn’t studying she enjoys finding spontaneous things to do around Ames, making memories with her friends, and reading books.

Samantha Bortle

Samantha Bortle is a senior studying hospitality management from Ames.

Samantha loves working in the hospitality industry. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys reading, drinking coffee, and watching Friends and Grey’s Anatomy.

Amy Raymond

Amy Raymond is a sophomore studying elementary education from Washington D.C.

Amy Raymond plans to travel over seas and help children in military families. When she isn’t studying she enjoys hanging out with friends and shopping at Target.

Rachel Wolf

Rachel Wolf is a senior studying family and consumer science education and studies from Cedar Falls.

Rachel Wolf plans on becoming a family and consumer science teacher. When she isn’t studying she enjoys watching Netflix, playing with her dog, and spending time with her family and friends.

Katherine Friesen

Katie Friesen is a Ph.D. student studying higher education from Colby, Kansas.

Katherine Friesen is learning about the impact of leadership studies. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys exploring local foodie restaurants, attending concerts and shows, and relaxing at home painting and watching Netflix.

Hannah Dehaan-Burch

Hannah Dehaan-Burch is a senior studying apparel merchandising and design from Pella.

Hannah Dehaan-Burch always knew she wanted to pursue fashion design. When she isn’t studying or working at Banana Republic and Michael Kors, she enjoys reading, writing, and drawing.

Evan Fritz

Evan Fritz is a senior studying kinesiology and health from Northwood.

Evan Fritz has big goals for himself and plans to use his kinesiology degree to achieve them. When he isn’t studying or attending club meetings, he enjoys participating in intramurals and wood working in his garage.

Elizabeth Johnson

Elizabeth Johnson is a senior studying event management from Fort Dodge.

Elizabeth Johnson is ready for a career in wedding planning. When she isn’t studying she enjoys being active in clubs, tailgating during football season, and spending time with friends.

Molly Seibel

Molly Seibel is a senior studying dietetics from West Des Moines.

Molly Seibel hopes to work in a hospital, helping patients heal faster through nutrition. When she isn’t studying she enjoys hanging out with friends and attending basketball games.

Samyuktha Narasimhan

Samyuktha Narasimhan is  a sophomore studying elementary education from Maple Grove, Minnesota

Samyuktha Narasimhan wanted to be a teacher after she volunteered in a classroom. When she isn’t studying or working at a childcare center she enjoys rock climbing, reading, and teaching skating.

Misty Spencer

Misty Spencer is a graduate student studying curriculum and instructional technology from Des Moines.

Misty Spencer knows she wants to teach. When she isn’t working or completing her thesis, she enjoys cooking–especially trying to replicate dishes she had at restaurants, playing with her dog, and trying new things.

Carolyn Simon

Carolyn Simon is a freshman studying apparel, merchandising, and design from Cedar Rapids.

Carolyn Simon hopes to design footwear. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys dancing, going on walks, and finding different coffee shops around Ames.

Andrew Swanson

Andrew Swanson is a junior studying elementary education from Boone.

Andrew Swanson wanted to be a teacher since he visited his mother’s classroom and interacted with kids. When he isn’t studying or working at Christ Communication Church as a part-time tech, he enjoys taking road trips, volunteering at Upward Sports, and playing basketball.

Kaylee Hahn

Kaylee Hahn is a junior studying nutritional science from Ames.

Kaylee Hahn has a passion for nutrition and research. When she isn’t studying she enjoys going ice skating, watching Netflix, and doing DIY projects.

Sara Turke

Sara Turke is a senior studying apparel, merchandising, and design from Bettendorf.

Sara always knew her career was in the fashion industry. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys exploring Ames with her friends and finding new things to do.

Lauren Klapatch

Lauren Klapatch is a senior studying elementary education and spanish from West Chicago, Illinois.

Laura Klapatch has a passion for teaching kids. When she isn’t studying or working, she enjoys playing the piano and singing, reading, and playing basketball with friends. 

Zoey Sternquist

Zoey sternquist is a sophomore studying family and consumer science education studies from Waukee.

Zoey Sternquist wants to make a difference in kids’ lives. When she isn’t studying she enjoys exploring Ledges State Park, crafting, and thrift shopping.

Jahlesa Browne

Jahlesa Browne is a senior studying hospitality management from St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.

Jahlesa Browne loves working in the hotel industry. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys streaming TV shows, especially Supernatural, spending time with the girls, and cooking.

Sarah Waigand

Sarah is a freshman studying apparel, merchandising, and design from Afton.

Sarah Waigand has always enjoyed designing, especially the technical aspect of creating patterns and sample garments. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys volunteering at Presbyterian Church, playing disc golf, and hanging out with friends.

Kayla Cam

Kayla is a senior studying elementary education from Des Moines.

Kayla Cam can’t wait to have her own classroom. When she isn’t studying or working, she enjoys going on jogs and being outdoors.

Shelby Oelmann

Shelby is a senior studying elementary education from Ankeny.

Shelby Oelmann never questioned her educational career path. When she isn’t studying or working in classrooms, she enjoys being outside, getting a good Crossfit workout in, and visiting family and friends.

Tessa Subra

Tess is a sophomore studying elementary education from Polk City.

Tessa Subra is looking forward to having her own classroom someday. When she isn’t studying or volunteering in classrooms, she enjoys hammocking on central campus, catching up with friends, and sipping on a good cup of coffee.

Kelsie Leathers

Kelsie is a freshman studying apparel, merchandising, and design from Kansas City, Missouri.

Kelsie Leathers enjoys designing clothes. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys taking walks around campus, going for coffee at Caribou with friends, and seeing the free weekly movies at Carver.

Elle Scheideman

Elle is a junior studying elementary education from Hampton.

Elle Scheideman is on her way to becoming a K-2 teacher. When she isn’t studying or working in classrooms, she enjoys hanging out with friends, watching HGTV, and eating yummy food.

Morgan Bowman

Morgan is a junior studying kinesiology and health from Fort Dodge.

Morgan plans to use her degree to become a physical therapist. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing with her puppy, Mac, and staying busy with extracurricular activities.

Shannon Iskowitz

Shannon is a junior studying elementary education from Naperville, Illinois.

Shannon Iskowitz has a passion for teaching children. When she isn’t studying or working in classrooms, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and volunteering to make a difference.

Kyan Dierks

Kyan Dierks is a junior studying elementary education from Alburnett.

Kyan Dierks desires to teach math to young teenagers. When he isn’t studying or working in classrooms, he enjoys staying active while playing basketball at Lied, participating in intramural flag football and basketball, relaxing while watching Netflix and playing Xbox, and hanging out with friends.

Rebecca Ray

Rebecca Ray is studying child, adult, and family services from Weslaco, Texas.

Rebecca Ray plans to help low-income families. When she isn’t studying she enjoys spending time outdoors doing yoga or running, reading a good book, and being creative while cooking and baking.

Emily Meyer

Emily Meyer is a junior studying elementary education from Quincy, Illinois.

Emily Meyer loves teaching English. When she isn’t studying or working in classrooms, she enjoys hanging out with her friends either getting ice cream, relaxing on a hammock,  or working out.

Hannah Clingan

Hannah Clingan is a junior studying elementary education from West Des Moines.

Hannah Clingan dreams of teaching children. When she isn’t studying or working in classrooms, she enjoys traveling, following food blogs, and cooking. 

Tanna Mafnas

Tanna is junior studying kinesiology and health from Kansas City, Missouri.

Tanna has a passion for working with children to improve their muscle movements. When she isn’t studying or teaching a cycling class, she enjoys watching series on Netflix such as “House of Cards,” “Prison Break,” and “Scandal.”

Morgan Bruggeman

Morgan is a senior studying elementary education from Polk City.

Morgan Bruggeman has a desire to be a role model for children. When she isn’t studying or working in classrooms, she enjoys reading, watching Iowa State basketball, and catching up with her favorite television shows.

Morgan Jungman

Morgan is a senior studying kinesiology and health from Johnston.

Morgan wants to work with medicine to help others. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys exercising, cooking, and being outdoors.

Rebecca Schrodt

Rebecca is a junior studying elementary education from Waukee.

Rebecca Schrodt hopes to teach children in the Des Moines area. When she isn’t studying or working in classrooms, she enjoys traveling, reading, and outdoor activities such as tubing, boating, and skiing. 

Ayla Heder

Ayla Heder is a senior studying kinesiology and health from Urbandale.

Ayla has a passion for helping people through the medical field. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys going to cycling and swimming classes, trying new restaurants, and exploring Ames.

Alli Azbill

Alli Azbill is a senior studying financial counseling and planning from Adel.

Alli Azbill plans to use her degree and entrepreneur spirit to help families make their dreams a reality. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys making decorations for her apartment and crafting things for her family and friends.

Katelan King

Katelan King is a senior studying kinesiology from Des Moines.

Katelan wants to help people with spinal cord injuries. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys going to the gym, watching TV series with roommates, and helping at the Mary Greeley Hospital therapy program.

Jessica Luna

Jessica Luna is a senior studying financial counseling and planning from Tama.

Jessica Luna plans to help low-income families with their finances. When she isn’t working or studying for her online classes, she enjoys painting her nails, participating in club activities, and hanging out with friends.

Vanessa Phoebe Cooper

Vanessa Phoebe Cooper is a senior studying hospitality and event management from Johnston.

Phoebe Cooper loves helping families enjoy their vacations. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys making the most of her senior year with friends, helping out with Dance Marathon, and participating in her sorority events.

Jenna Pattee

Jenna Pattee is a senior studying child, adult, and family services from Cedar Falls.

Jenna Pattee has a passion for helping others, especially children. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys staying busy with clubs, releasing stress by exercising, and spending time with friends.

Megan Carpenter

Megan Carpenter is a senior studying financial counseling and planning from West Des Moines.

Megan Carpenter guides families through loan processes. When she isn’t working at her dream job, she enjoys online shopping, reading, and hanging out with friends.

Amanda Bennett

Amanda Bennett is a junior studying dietetics from Mason City.

Amanda Bennett desires to fight world hunger. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys baking cookies, staying active by running and playing sports, and spending time with friends

Justin Morton

Justin Morton is a freshman studying kinesiology and health from Pekin, Ill.

Justin Morton helps others through sport medicine. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys playing the guitar, exercising, watching movies or playing video games, and meeting new people.

Kevin Draeger

Kevin Draeger is a junior studying kinesiology and health: pre-health professions from Faribault, Minn.

Kevin Draeger plans to use his kinesiology degree to become a family practitioner. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys horseback riding, reading, and staying fit by weightlifting and running.

Kayla Hoskins

Kayla Hoskins is a senior studying financial counseling and planning from Prescott.

Kayla is working on a financial counseling and planning degree so she can help others as a loan officer. When she isn’t working at Starbucks, she enjoys watching Netflix and spending time with her fiance and his son.

Logan Wade

Logan Wade is a junior in early childhood education from Newton.

Logan Wade wants to teach kindergarten. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys being an engineer for the military, working at the Child Development Lab School on campus, and playing any kind of sport - especially ice hockey and soccer.

Samantha Jones

Samantha Jones is a Ph.D. student studying nutritional science from Wood Dale, Ill.

Samantha Jones enjoys teaching and learning. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys watching Friends re-runs, being active outdoors, and cooking up a delicious meal.

Matilde Arreguin

Matilde Arreguin is a junior in financial counseling and planning and child, adult, and family services from Sioux City.

Matilde Arreguin has a passion for financial planning and business. When she isn’t studying for classes, she enjoys painting with acrylics, adding designs to her furniture, and planting — or anything else she can find on Pinterest.

Alyssa Priebe

Alyssa Priebe is a senior studying apparel, merchandising, and design from the Amana Colonies.

Alyssa Priebe plans to combine her love of fashion and writing to become a fashion journalist. When she isn’t writing for classes or her current internship with Mon Cheri Prom, she enjoys watching Disney movies — especially Tangled — or playing board games with friends.

Seth Mumford

Seth Mumford is a junior majoring in financial counseling and planning from the Quad Cities in Iowa.

Seth Mumford desires to teach finances at a collegiate level. When he isn’t guest lecturing, he enjoys reading political philosophy, meditating, watching ISU basketball, and spending time with his best friend.

Emily Ramm

Emily Ramm is a sophomore in early elementary education from Onawa.

Emily Ramm will combine her elementary education major and child, adult, and family services minor to teach young children. When she isn’t studying or working in classrooms, she enjoys cheering on the ISU sports teams, taking fitness classes at the gym, and joining her friends at Applebee’s for half-price appetizers.

Haley Wellman

Haley Wellman is a senior majoring in family and consumer sciences education and studies from Houghton, Iowa

Haley Wellman enjoys helping the elderly. When she isn’t studying for classes or volunteering at nursing homes, she enjoys going out to eat, walking the Ames’ bike trails, and binge-watching Netflix.

Siti Nurhayati Khairatun

Siti Nurhayati Khairatun is a Ph.D. student studying hospitality management from Malaysia.

Siti Nurhayati Khairatun will use her love of  teaching and hospitality management to become a professor. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys researching food-related regulations, cooking, and decorating cakes.

Morgan Bahl

Morgan Bahl is a junior majoring in nutritional science, health and wellness option from Carpentsville, Ill.

Morgan Bahl wants to make a difference through nutrition and wellness. When she isn’t studying for classes or interning with Extension and Outreach, she enjoys breaking a sweat at the gym, making hypothetical traveling plans, and pinning beautiful places and fun recipes to Pinterest.

Sydney Swanson

Sydney Swanson is a sophomore studying child, adult, and family services from Pella.

Sydney Swanson helps others overcome hardships, which she wants to incorporate into her future career. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys munching on popcorn while watching Netflix, sneaking in naps whenever possible, and attending ISU basketball games — even if it means sitting outside Hilton for over six hours to get front row seats.

Ashley Preheim

Ashley Preheim is a junior studying hospitality management from Tea, South Dakota.

Ashley Preheim always knew her career would involve food management. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys exercising, exploring campus with her friends, and meeting new people.

Abigail Braida

Abby Braida is a senior majoring in financial counseling and planning from Chariton, Iowa.

Abigail “Abby” Braida hopes to work as a financial planner in Des Moines. When she isn’t studying or working at Banker’s Trust, she enjoys running, biking, and doing CrossFit and hot yoga.

Hailey Walker

Hailey is a junior studying elementary education from Johnston.

Hailey is an ambitious junior studying elementary education in the School of Education. Her involvement in Iowa State Dance Marathon, Gamma Phi Beta sorority, and volunteer work with CyServe has helped her take advantage of all Iowa State has to offer.

Bailey Oberbroeckling

Bailey Oberbroeckling is a junior studying elementary education from Runnells.

Bailey Oberbroeckling stepped into several leadership roles to further her elementary education experience.

Leah Miller

Leah Miller is a junior studying elementary education from Coralville.

Leah Miller spends her days as a junior volunteering for Dance Marathon, attending ISU sports games, and studying for her elementary education degree.

Kendria Peterson

Kendria Peterson is a junior in elementary education from Madrid.

Kendria Peterson is an active junior studying elementary education with hopes of inspiring the children in her future classroom.

Kirsten Mancosky

Kirsten Mancosky\'s interest in how nutrition impacts athletes led her to Iowa State\'s graduate program in diet and exercise.

Kirsten Mancosky has a passion for helping athletes. That’s why she decided to attend Iowa State University to earn a master’s degree in diet and exercise. As an ISU Althetics Sports Nutrition intern, Kirsten uses her time at Iowa State to gain valuable experiences which will help her in her future career.

Hannah Bolen

Hannah Bolen is a senior in elementary education from Clinton.

Hannah Bolen is a senior studying Elementary Education. She is achieving goals at Iowa State that are sure to aid in her future endeavors.

Paul Hengesteg

Paul Hengesteg researches how communities and colleges support diversity and social justice.

Paul Hengesteg is attending Iowa State University for his Master’s of Education (M. Ed.) in Student Affairs.

I am originally from Northwood, IA. I did my undergraduate work at Simpson College, with double majors in Theater and German. Since graduation in 1999, I have lived and worked in Indianapolis, IN, Washington, DC, and Newark, DE, in professional theaters, non-profit advocacy organizations, and a major research university. Yes, I’m a boomerang, and I am thrilled to be returning to Iowa to continue my education!

Samantha Roelfs

Samantha Roelfs is a elementary education major from Ackley.

Samantha Roelfs is a senior from Ackley, Iowa majoring in elementary education. Sammi is taking advantage of all of the leadership opportunities being a Cyclone has to offer.

Anna Douglas

Anna Douglas is a junior studying elementary education from Ankeny.

Anna Douglas is a junior in the School of Education who found a passion in teaching through the elementary education program.

Jenn Plagman-Galvin

Jenn Plaman-Galvin is the Director of Greek Affairs and Director of Operations for the College of Human Sciences.

Jenn Plagman-Galvin is acquiring a PhD in Higher Education Leadership.

Jenn Plagman-Galvin is a native Iowan and alumna of ISU (B.S. ’96). She received her MPA from the UNC Charlotte (’01) and has previously worked in volunteer management for the YMCA of Greater Charlotte and the Volunteer Center of Story County. In 2004, Plagman-Galvin accepted a position to serve as the Assistant Dean of Students/Director of Greek Affairs at ISU and has been the Director of Operations for the ISU College of Human Sciences since 2012.

Emily Unkrich

Emily Unkrich is a senior in human development and family studies from Winterset.

Emily Unkrich has a passion for helping others, especially those with mental illnesses. Emily is a senior in human development and family studies who enjoys being the president of the Adoption Club, watching Netflix, and spending time with friends.

Yi Jin

Yi Jin comes from China and researches  infusion of technology as a learning and teaching tool in teacher education.

Yi Jin, Ph. D., Curriculum & Instructional Technology; Literacy Education

I came from Tianjin, P. R. China. I had been a high school English Language Arts teacher for four years before I came to the U.S. for my graduate studies. Right now, I am a teaching assistant for CI 201 Learning Technologies in the PK-6 Classrooms; CI 245 Strategies in Teaching; and CI 268 Strategies Practicum. I am also working as an instructional designer for Engineering-Liberal Arts and Sciences Online to design and develop online courses for the College of Engineering and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Camry Crosswait

Camry Crosswait is a senior in elementary education from Ames.

Camry Crosswait grew up in a family of Cyclones. After a visit to Iowa State University, she knew she was destined to be one as well. Now, the senior in elementary education is looking forward to graduating and using her degree to become a classroom teacher or specialist.

Olugbemisola Olukoya

Dami Olukoya\'s dream of opening a restaurant and hotel chain led her to Iowa State\'s hospitality management program.

Olugbemisola “Dami” Olukoya, came to Iowa State University all the way from Lagos, Nigeria to pursue her dream of opening a restaurant and hotel chain. Dami is a sophomore in hospitality management who appreciates the flexible curriculum and loves the many traditions of ISU.

Stephanie Kratzer

Stephanie Kratzer\'s interest in infant and maternal nutrition led her to Iowa State\'s graduate program in nutritional science.

Stephanie Kratzer always feels as if she has more to learn. That’s why she decided to attend Iowa State University to earn a doctoral degree in nutritional science. Now, as a Cyclone, Stephanie is taking advantage of all the learning opportunities she can by serving as a teaching assistant and conducting studies as a research assistant outside of her coursework. 

Bailey Zumer

Bailey Zumer\'s love of working with people led her to Iowa State University\'s hospitality management program.

Bailey Zumer has always loved working with people. When she realized she could turn that passion into a career in the hospitality industry, she knew Iowa State was where she wanted to earn her degree. Now, the Chatham, Ill. native is a junior, and she hopes to use her degree to create memorable experiences and impact others. 

Isis Devalle

Isis Devalle is a freshman whose passion for fashion led her to Iowa State  University\'s apparel, merchandising, and design program.

Isis Devalle has always had a passion for fashion. After deciding to turn her passion into a career, the Bettendorf native decided to enroll in Iowa State University’s esteemed apparel, merchandising, and design program to earn her degree. 

Laura Francois

Laura Francois says her experiences as an athlete influenced her to earn a kinesiology and health degree.

To Laura Francois, Iowa State had everything she ever wanted in a university - a beautiful campus, lots of new people, and highly ranked programs. Now, Laura is a senior in kinesiology and health who has used her time as a Cyclone to gain experiences that will help her follow her goal of becoming a physical therapist. 

Scott Muxfeldt

Scott Muxfeldt hopes to use his degree to create memorable experiences for others in a destination location.

After Scott Muxfeldt decided a career change would allow him to follow his dreams of both running a business and helping others, he turned to Iowa State University. Now, he is a hospitality management student looking forward to using his degree to create memorable experiences for others in a destination location.

Melanie Nesbitt

Melanie Nesbitt is a freshman in elementary education who has a passion for helping others.

Melanie Nesbitt decided to turn her passion for helping others into a career as a teacher. Now, as a freshman in elementary education, she is ready to take full advantage of the hands-on opportunities her program has to offer.  

Kendra Liska

Kendra Liska is a hospitality management student who hopes to create great restaurant experiences.

Kendra Liska is a sophomore in hospitality management who has taken advantage of experiences that go beyond Iowa State’s books and lectures (she’s even created her own business!) Now, the Wayne, Neb. native hopes to use those experiences, along with the skills she takes away from her classes, to create experiences and make others smile. 

Youngwon Kim

Youngwon Kim is a graduate student who has reached research and academic goals through the Iowa State Kinesiology Department.

Youngwon Kim knew he was meant to be a Cyclone when he learned that his academic and research interests paired well with Iowa State’s programs and opportunities. Now, the South Korea native is earning his Ph.D. in Kinesiology while also gaining research and teaching experience. 

Krystal Sankey

Krystal Sankey is a hospitality student who has gained multiple experiences beyond the classroom.

Krystal Sankey knew that she wanted to turn her love for food and intrigue for the restaurant industry into a career. Now as a junior in hospitality management at Iowa State, Krystal is gaining experience in the classroom as well as in the kitchen. 

Colin Odland

Colin Odland, a kinesiology and health student, is taking advantage of all of the leadership opportunities Iowa State offers.

Colin Odland grew up in a family of Iowa State enthusiasts. After learning that the university was well ranked in the program he was interested in, Colin knew he was destined to be one as well. Now, the senior in kinesiology and health is looking forward to graduating and using his degree to become a dentist. 

Kelsy Reynaga

Kelsy Reynaga, a senior in child, adult, and family services, has a passion for helping others.

Kelsy Reynaga is a senior majoring in child, adult, and family services and minoring in Spanish and financial counseling and planning. Whether she’s studying hard, mentoring students in the college, or working with children in an after-school program, Kelsy’s passion for helping others shines. 

Alex Hunt

Alex Hunt, a junior in kinesiology and health from Lake Elmo, Minn., aspires to become a physical therapist.

Alex Hunt has always been passionate about exercise, health, and helping others. After realizing that he could combine these interests into a career as a physical therapist, the Lake Elmo, Minn. native decided to enroll in Iowa State University’s esteemed kinesiology program to earn his degree. 

Aliyah Hoskins

Aliyah Hoskins, a senior in kinesiology and health, gains hands-on experience as a mentor and volunteer on campus.

Aliyah Hoskins’ fascination in the human body and love for helping others led her to Iowa State University’s ranked Kinesiology and Health Program. Now, the senior from Des Moines is confident that her time spent as a Cyclone, both in the classroom and as a mentor and volunteer, will benefit her on her path to becoming a physical therapist.

Britney Williams

Britney Williams, a junior in kinesiology and health, gains hands-on experience by volunteering at Thielen Student Health Center.

Britney Williams is a junior in kinesiology and health who is gaining experience in her field by volunteering at the health center on campus. The Chicago, Ill. native hopes that her training and degree at Iowa State will turn into a career as a physical therapist. 

Michele Ries

Michele Ries, a New Vienna native, is a senior in dietetics with a minor in child, adult, and family services.

Michele Ries, a senior in dietetics, is taking full advantage of her time at Iowa State. With her gained knowledge and experience in clubs and organizations like Students Helping our Peers, College of Human Sciences Ambassadors, and the Student Dietetic Association, the New Vienna native will bring much more to her field than her book smarts. 

Gar Yee Koh

Gar Yee Koh, a Malaysian native, is earning her Ph.D. at Iowa State while researching metabolic diseases.

When Gar Yee Koh decided to expand her education and attend graduate school, Iowa State University’s esteemed nutritional science program and faculty attracted her. Now, the Malaysian native is earning her Ph.D., and hopes to use her degree to lead a research lab and share her knowledge with others. 

Alyssa Zaino

Alyssa Zaino is an elementary education major who hopes to use her education to influence students and policies.

Alyssa Zaino knew she was meant to be a Cyclone the moment she stepped foot on Iowa State’s campus. Now, the junior in elementary education hopes she can use her knowledge and experiences from Iowa State to influence students in either the classroom as a teacher or in the Capitol as a policymaker. 

Jeff Lucas

Jeff Lucas has gained multiple experiences as an elementary ed major that are beyond most university’s books and lectures.

Jeff Lucas has gained multiple experiences as an elementary education major that are beyond most university’s books and lectures. Now, the senior from Fort Madison hopes to use those experiences, along with what he’s learned through the School of Education, to inspire and motivate students.  

Yesenia Alvarez

Yesenia Alvarez is a senior in  family and consumer science education and studies from Des Moines.

Yesenia Alvarez is a senior in  family and consumer science education and studies. The Des Moines native has been a teacher’s assistant and mentor for many students at Iowa State and hopes that her hands-on experience will give her an advantage as a teacher in the real world.

Susan Cruz-Rodriguez

Susan Cruz-Rodriguez is a public relations and apparel, merchandising, and design student from West Des Moines.

Susan Cruz-Rodriguez has always had a passion for fashion. Now, as an apparel, merchandising, and design and public relations student, she  is hoping to use the hands-on experiences from her courses to become a trend forecaster and inspiration in the fashion industry. 

Jehan Bostick

Jehan Bostick is a family and consumer sciences education and studies major from Panama.

Jehan Bostick always enjoyed family and consumer sciences. Now, as a senior in family and consumer science education and studies, the Panama native is taking full advantage of the hands-on experiences Iowa State offers and hopes that the knowledge and skills she develops as a Cyclone will carry on after she earns her teacher licensure. 

Brityn Thompson

Brityn Thompson is an Apple Valley, Minn. native studying early childhood education.

Brityn Thompson was inspired to be a teacher at a young age. Now, she is an early childhood education major who can’t wait to enter the real world to use her Iowa State experiences to educate and motivate young kids. 

Jessica Florac

Jessica Florac is a Verona, Wis. native studying event management.

As an event management major and workshop teacher, Jessica Florac is actively preparing for her future career, networking with peers and professionals, and serving Iowa State University. After graduation, the Verona, Wis. native hopes to take her experience and knowledge she’s gained as a Cyclone to become an event designer. 

Madison Nagle

Madison Nagle is from Glen Ellyn, Illinois studying nutritional science.

Madison Nagle, a senior from Glen Ellyn, Ill., majoring in nutritional science,  is a member of the Iowa State track and cross country teams and also works with ISU Extension and Outreach. Her experiences allow her real-world experience and are helping her reach her career aspirations of inspiring people to live healthier lives.

Lauren Perila

Lauren Perila is an Eden Prairie, Minn. native studying early childhood education.

Lauren Perila has always loved working with kids and watching them grow and learn. After visiting Iowa State and learning about the early childhood education program, the Eden Prairie, Minn. native knew that by attending ISU, she could turn her hobby into a career. 

Brian Le

Brian Le is a senior studying kinesiology with an emphasis in community and public health from Des Moines.

Brian Le is a senior in kinesiology with an emphasis in community and public health. The Des Moines native is gaining experience in his field by being involved on campus, joining the Health Promotions Club and doing research with Iowa State’s renowned faculty. He hopes that his experience and education as a Cyclone will help him give back to his community. 

Gaelen Watt

Gaelen Watt is a senior from Fairfield majoring in athletic training.

Gaelen Watt is a senior from Fairfield majoring in athletic training. Gaelen is taking advantage of all of the opportunities Iowa State offers and in turn, is gaining tons of professional experience with the school and community.

Dustin Young

Dustin Young is an apparel, merchandising, and design major from Sioux City.

The minute Dustin Young stepped onto Iowa State University’s campus for orientation, he felt at home. Now, the Sioux City native and junior in apparel, merchandising, and design works as a Cyclone Aide to help other new students feel just as welcomed as he was.

Ashley Meyn

Ashley Meyn is a family and consumer sciences education major from Ames.

Ashley Meyn pictured herself at Iowa State at an early age. Now, she is a sophomore in family and consumer sciences education and studies, and she hopes to use her degree to  become a teacher. 

Emma Anderson

Emma Anderson is an early childhood education major from Urbandale.

Iowa State University was always part of Emma Anderson’s life, and after an official visit in high school, she knew she wanted to earn her degree here. Now, the Urbandale native is a junior in early childhood education and knows her experience at Iowa State has prepared her to make a difference in young children’s lives. 

Safwan Elkhatib

Safwan Elkhatib is a junior in kinesiology and health from Bettendorf.

Safwan Elkhatib, a Bettendorf, Iowa native, knew that Iowa State University’s Kinesiology program was a perfect choice for him. Safwan, a junior in kinesiology and health, is taking full advantage of his ISU experience and hopes that the knowledge and skills he develops as a Cyclone will carry on as he pursues a medical degree. 

David Manu

David Manu is a doctoral student in Food Science and Technology from Ames.

Food Science and Technology graduate student David Manu loves being a Cyclone. After obtaining both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Iowa State, the Ames native is now working toward his Ph.D. Over the summer, Manu took time away from ISU to complete an internship at General Mills in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. While there, he learned a variety of skills he needs to be successful in the food industry.

Ashley Moyna

Ashley Moyna is a first year, culinary science student from Elkader.

First year culinary food science student Ashley Moyna didn’t waste any time getting involved at Iowa State University. The Elkader, Iowa native is taking serious advice from a Cyclone Aide and was elected to chair VEISHEA activities for the Culinary Science Club in her first semester at ISU.