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Set on bettering the environment, Amy Schraeder aims to work in sustainable clothing industry: Amy Schraeder discovered her knack for sewing and numbers at a young age. Now a sophomore at Iowa State University, Amy is excited to bring awareness to the sustainable clothing industry after graduation. More».

Brittany Bullock combines pharmaceuticals, nutrition to promote health and well-being: Studying nutritional science at Iowa State opened Brittany Bullock's eyes to a new lens on health that she can apply to her future career as a pharmacist. More».

Maggie Davis explores interests in nutrition and activity with diet and exercise major: Since high school, Maggie Davis has asked herself how she can become the best version of herself through nutrition and activity. Now majoring in diet and exercise at Iowa State University, she's learning to answer that question for herself and for others. More».

Personal research sparks Faith Anton's interest in becoming physician assistant: Faith Anton has been interested in diet, exercise, and health from a young age, often doing her own research. Now a junior at Iowa State, Faith is excited to utilize the information she's gathered and apply it to her dream career as a physician's assistant.  More».

Claire Turner’s internship illuminates her joy of planning philanthropic events for communities: Claire Turner found her passion of helping others by coordinating philanthropic events during her internship. More».

Maria Alcívar Zúñiga researches impact of policy on immigrant families, aims to better inform policymakers: Maria Alcívar Zúñiga knows what it's like to live undocumented in the U.S., so she is utilizing her education and research to positively impact immigrant families. More».

Mark Bollom excels in bigels research, uses his substantial knowledge in dairy industry: Mark Bollom has always wanted to know why things are happening the way they are. At Iowa State, he's able to work toward answering those questions, while participating in impactful research on bigels and probiotics. More».

Alayna Meeks expands on child, adult, and family services studies with volunteer work: Alayna Meeks flourishes in child, adult, and family services through her job, volunteer work, and internship. More».

After traveling the world, Leidys Gutierrez-Martinez finds research mentorship at Iowa State: Leidys Gutierrez-Martinez became a practicing physician in Colombia before coming to Iowa State University to research cardiovascular health under associate professor of kinesiology, Duck-Chul Lee. More».

Fabiha Mahmud’s volunteer work ignites interest in early childhood education: During high school, Fabiha volunteered at her local elementary school. This helped her recognize that she belonged in early childhood education. More».

Andrea Figg transfers to Iowa State to keep creativity and athletics in her future: After transferring to Iowa State her sophomore year, Andrea Figg was able to study family and consumer sciences education and studies while obtaining a coaching endorsement. This will allow  her to become a family and consumer sciences teacher and an athletics coach. More».

Brooke Harbaugh discovers confidence, community through elementary education studies: Brooke Harbaugh grew up playing school as a child. Now a junior at Iowa State, Brooke can't wait to become a role model for her future students.  More».

Tanner Bos utilizes Iowa State’s athletic training program opportunities, interns with Denver Broncos: Tanner Bos is channeling his love for football into his future career. Read how this athletic training student snagged a prestigious internship with the Denver Broncos. More».

Jacey Ellis thrives at Iowa State as transfer student, guides others as peer mentor: Jacey made the decision to transfer to Iowa State University the second semester of her freshman year. She has found her home at Iowa State, studying elementary education and making a positive difference influence. More».

First generation student Dariana Glasco-Boyd commits to diversity in higher education: Dariana Glasco-Boyd became interested in student affairs after earning her bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology. She decided she wanted to become a faculty member in a student affairs program to help Hispanic students while speaking their primary language. More».

Jenny Phan receives NIH grant to broaden research on developmental disabilities: Through an encouraging adviser, personal ties, and a bold leap, Jenny Phan became an emerging researcher with a prestigious fellowship at Iowa State University. More».

Natali Jouzi explores her interests and American culture at Iowa State: Through her travels, Natali Jouzi has seen how she can help the people around her through her future healthcare management career. More».

Shelby Zahradnek advocates for student mental health as future FCS, art teacher: Shelby Zahradnek built her foundations as a leader through FCCLA. She's now preparing herself to be an advocate for her future FCS and art students. More».

Cole Kramer secures coveted internship with Walt Disney World Resort, aims to become its president: Using his organization and time-management skills, Cole Kramer's efficiency will help propel him into a career as the president of Walt Disney World Resort. More».

Alyson Rogers advances children's well-being on multiple continents: Alyson Rogers' academic drive has allowed her to grow as an individual and prepared her for her dream of becoming a child life specialist.  More».

Switching majors leads Teri Jo Lane toward future as teacher and coach: Switching majors can be a difficult transition, but Teri Jo is thriving in elementary education, with a plan for the future that involves middle school math and coaching. More».

Alyssa Hanson plans to support teachers, implement art into classrooms: Alyssa Hanson has always appreciated art. After coming to Iowa State to pursue her graduate degree, she discovered a deep interest in art education. More».

Sydney Hogle applies newfound knowledge from internships to career as event manager:  Sydney Hogle has always enjoyed the idea of becoming a wedding planner. Now, completing her last year at Iowa State, Sydney is confident moving forward and ecstatic for what her future holds.  More».

Sarah Jenkins uses diabetes diagnosis as inspiration to study dietetics: Sarah Jenkins was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes during her junior year of high school. A visit to a dietitian who was also diabetic changed the course of Sarah's future. More».

Jaymie Wasem finds her voice, becomes leader through FCCLA: Jaymie Wasem's ultimate goal is to be the best teacher she can be. She developed the confidence and leadership skills of a great educator through her involvement with Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). More».

Family death resonates with Natasha Peterson, builds curiosity for end-of-life care: Natasha Peterson finds solace in gerontology studies as a graduate student after the death of her grandmother. More».

Grace Carey heightens knowledge of science for a potential career in pediatric dietetics: Grace Carey has a distinguishable curiosity for science, which propels her forward in her pediatric dietetics career planning. More».

Megan Meyn aspires to create enjoyable learning environments for math students as a future teacher: Megan Meyn has always been interested in being a teacher. Now, she's studying elementary education to create a positive, enjoyable learning environment in her future math classroom. More».

Heddleson intern Jessica Hansen applies proficiencies in outreach to dietetics major: Jessica Hansen's experience as a Heddleson Intern with ISU Extension and Outreach helped her to gain valuable experience that she hopes to apply in the real world. More».

Brynn Hansen advances toward achieving lifelong dream of teaching: Brynn Hansen has wanted to be an elementary school teacher since kindergarten. Here at Iowa State, Brynn is now working to make her dream come true. More».

Elena Sieverding elevates career in event management through photography: Elena Sieverding has always loved Iowa State. Now, graduating come Spring 2020, Elena is excited to apply the skills she has learned through her classes to her future career and within her photography. More».

Emily Carley combines studies in body movement and mind to thrive as a physical therapist: Emily Carley has always wanted to be a physical therapist; now, she's studying kinesiology and psychology at Iowa State to make her dream a reality. More».

Marcus England applies wrestling and sports background to dietetics studies: Marcus England has always loved the sports world; through wrestling in high school he found the career path he wanted to follow. Now a senior at Iowa State, Marcus is excited to see how he can aid athletes in his future career. More».

Jenna Baumler nurtures interest in early childhood education through volunteer and club work: Working in a preschool classroom in high school inspired Jenna to study early childhood education. Read about how Jenna's experiences in clubs and in the classroom have contributed to her growth as a student. More».

Sara Siebrecht uses affliction with food allergies to create recipes of her own: Sara Siebrecht uses her food allergen as her incentive to develop allergen-free recipes for consumers to enjoy, while spreading awareness of food allergens to producers and consumers. More».

Lexi Stumpf's best decision brought her to Iowa State to study apparel design: Lexi Stumpf, a junior at Iowa State University, has always loved fashion. So much so, that she made sure to pursue different aspects of the industry before coming to Iowa State. More».

Emma Petri discovers interest in event management major while away from home: Emma Petri traveled across the country before she found her true passion of event management. Read about how travels through the National Student Exchange led Emma to her current major at Iowa State. More».

Kayla Schaufenbuel combines interests, aims for career in teaching and coaching: Kayla Schaufenbuel has always enjoyed working with kids and watching them develop. After college, she plans to encompass her interests of teaching and engaging in sports as a middle school math teacher and a high school volleyball coach. More».

Miranda Keith's passions fuel her career aspirations to work with at-risk youth in a shelter setting: Miranda Keith has a plethora of passions she is pursuing. Transferring to Iowa State to follow one passion unexpectedly led Miranda to child, adult, and family services and another passion for working with at-risk youth. More».

Julia Hansen finds career path in kinesiology to share compassion through physical therapy: Julia Hansen plans to use her knowledge in kinesiology and psychology to become a physical therapist. More».

Anna Wellman discovers passion for teaching through undecided major: Anna Wellman has completed her practicum experiences in an elementary classroom while working towards being an elementary teacher. More».

Ellen Hungerford practices event management on campus and overseas: Ellen Hungerford has always wanted to work with people. After talking with a friend that had changed their major to event management, her inspiration was sparked. Now, Ellen is interested in a variety of fields within her major, and continues to gain inspiration from her internship, study abroad experience, and classes. More».

Katie Westlake pursues teaching, learns through leadership experiences: Katie Westlake plans to become an elementary teacher after college. Before and during her time at Iowa State University, she has collected multiple leadership experiences that are paving the way toward her future career. More».

Gabrielle Woods harnesses compassion, develops leadership skills in gerontology program: Gabrielle Woods has been impacted by Alzheimer's disease in her personal life, and that pushed her even closer to studying gerontology. Read about how the gerontology master's program has led Gabrielle to a future career of helping others through hardships. More».

Lillie DeVries designs for big brands, nears couture career: Lillie DeVries has interned with Sherri Hill and Under Armour while working toward becoming a couture designer in New York. More».

Amanda Bries extends her Iowa State adventure with advanced nutrition research: Amanda Bries has been at Iowa State University since she started working toward undergraduate degree in dietetics. Now she's nearly earned her doctorate in nutritional sciences. Throughout her college career, Amanda has taken advantage of many research opportunities to reach her goal of becoming a scientist. More».

Alyssa Rosenbaum concocts culinary career with double major, Rising Star Internship: Alyssa Rosenbaum educated families on the importance of local, healthy eating as a Rising Star Intern in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach this summer. With majors in both culinary food science and horticulture, Alyssa combines her passions as she pursues a career in the culinary industry. More».

Emily Leerhoff develops community outreach skills through Rising Star Internship: Emily Leerhoff is a family and consumer sciences education and studies major who is passionate about teaching. As a Rising Star Intern for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach this summer, Emily got to impact communities in ways she'd never thought of before. More».

Maria Perez aspires to share benefits of exercise through career: Maria Perez went from majoring in theatre arts as an undergraduate to pursing a PhD in kinesiology with a focus in exercise psychology. She's now passionate about informing others about the mental health benefits of being active. More».

Claire Groth impacts community as a Rising Star Intern: Claire Groth plans to use her knowledge in dietetics and food science to work with food research and policy. Claire spent her summer impacting Iowa's Region 5 counties as a Rising Star Intern for ISU Extension and Outreach. More».

Dyese Matthews maximizes opportunities within apparel graduate program: Dyese Matthews plans on become an apparel professor and entrepreneur. When she isn't studying, she enjoys watching HGTV, talking to her mom, sleeping, and doing Zumba. More».

Lydia Granahan uses logistics and creativity as a music event manager at ACM Awards: Lydia Granahan plans to pursue a career in the music industry. When she isn't focused on schoolwork, Lydia is involved event management club and her sorority.  More».

Kelsey Best finds a new way to fuel her love for golf at PGA Championship: Kelsey Best plans on working in the golf industry and planning major tournaments. When she isn't focused on schoolwork, Kelsey is involved in her sorority and communication studies club.  More».

Kathy Franco Torres plans to attend medical school and become a neurosurgeon after graduating from Iowa State. When she isn't studying, Kathy enjoys cooking, baking, and tutoring. More».

Dawn Hales sets example for nurses as she earns her BSN: Dawn Hales is a registered nurse earning her bachelor's of science degree in nursing (BSN) at Iowa State. When she isn't studying, Dawn enjoys spending time with her grandchildren. More».

Kiara Roberts majors in food science and focuses on food insecurity: Kiara Roberts plans to work in research and development focusing on hunger relief after graduation. When she isn't studying, Kiara enjoys hanging out with friends and enjoying the outdoors. More».

Alicia Miltner volunteers in hospice, aiming for physician assistant career: Alicia Miltner plans to work as a physician assistant after graduation. When she isn't studying or volunteering, Alicia enjoys being outdoors by hiking, swimming, playing frisbee, and running. More».

Allison Gress' research opportunity fuels her desire to advocate for kids: Allison Gress is one of seven students who earned the 2019 Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship. She plans on becoming a lobbyist to prevent mistreatment of children.  More».

Maggie Hanneman follows in family’s footsteps to educate the next generation: Maggie Hanneman plans to become an elementary school teacher after graduation. When she isn't studying, Maggie enjoys getting coffee around town and volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House in Des Moines. More».

Misty Brooks works toward BSN with new Iowa State program: Misty Brooks is pursuing her bachelor of science in nursing to enrich her nursing career. When she isn't studying, Misty spends time with her children and attends their various activities. More».

Lydia Anderson follows childhood dream at ISU: Lydia Anderson is studying to become an elementary school teacher. When she isn't studying, Lydia enjoys attending workout classes, hanging out with friends, and eating at Pancheros. More».

Nathan Hoth trades baseball field for nutrition field: Nathan Hoth hopes to work as a strength and conditioning coach, nutritionist, or Neuroscience researcher after graduation. When Nathan isn't studying he enjoys biking, hamoocking, spending time outside, and staying up to date with current research in his field.  More».

Student Stories: German chef finds new calling as dietitian More».

Nicole Kling tailors her research experiences to her personal interests: Nicole Kling is one of seven students who earned the 2019 Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship. She plans to work in community nutrition after she receives her master's degree in diet and exercise.  More».

Lillie Perry pursues the human side of finances: Lillie Perry plans on working as a financial planner after graduation. When she isn't studying, Lillie enjoys hanging out with friends and being outdoors. More».

Sydney Washington finds home in dentistry and Iowa State University: Sydney Washington plans to work as a general dentist for the U.S. Air Force. When she isn't studying, Sydney spends "me time" going to the gym or spending time with family. More».

Jemie Ilunga inspired by background to promote inclusion through fashion: Jemie Ilunga plans to work as a fashion designer after graduation. When she isn't studying, Jemie enjoys watching Netflix and catching up on sleep. More».

Brooke Vogel builds research connections through undergraduate internship: Brooke Vogel is one of seven students who earned the 2019 Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship. She wants to be a registered dietitian working with cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation in a clinical or hospital setting.  More».

Kinzie Matz finds her passion in personal experience: Kinzie Matz is one of seven students who earned a 2019 Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship. When she graduates with a degree in dietetics, she plans on becoming a Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian.  More».

Taylor Barnard talks majors, squirrels, and studying abroad: Taylor Barnard hopes to work at the Make-A-Wish Foundation after she graduates. When she isn't studying, Taylor enjoys volunteering, following Bob Ross painting tutorials with friends, and taking care of her plants. More».

Jamie Stuhr builds future on research and club opportunities: Jamie Stuhr plans to work as a physical therapist after graduation. When she isn't studying, Jamie enjoys hanging out with friends, watching Netflix, going to the movies, and going to Buffalo Wild Wings every Tuesday night. More».

Mary Kate Horak seizes the chance to be a leader in the lab: Mary Kate Horak is one of seven students who earned the 2019 Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship. She has accepted an offer from the University of Virginia Ph.D. biomedical science program for after she graduates in May.  More».

Adriana Chew travels far for culinary food science program: Adriana Chew plans on working in food product research and development after graduation. When she isn't studying, Adriana likes to hang with friends, try new recipes, and of course, eat. More».

Brittney Dvorsky chose the College of Human Sciences before she chose her major: Brittney Dvorsky plans to work as a kindergarten teacher after graduation. When Brittney isn't studying she enjoys baking, watching movies with her roommates or spending time at home with family. More».

From park ranger to researcher, Sofia Mendoza finds her path at Iowa State University: Sofia Mendoza is one of seven students who earned a 2019 Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship. She plans on being a health care provider and focus on preventive medicine research.  More».

Cassidy Swiggum peer mentors with passion: Cassidy Swiggum plans to work with children as a Kindergarten teacher or in school administration. When the she isn't studying, Cassidy enjoys watching Netflix and reading. More».

Personal experiences lead KJ Rauch to kinesiology: KJ Rauch plans to work as an occupational therapist in an acute rehabilitation unit at a hospital. When she isn't studying, KJ enjoys finding recipes on Pinterest, going to concerts and sporting events, watching Netflix, and spending time with friends and family. More».

Maria Espino gives back helping students access post-secondary education: Maria Espino hopes to work as a faculty member at a research institution after she graduates with her Ph.D. When she isn't studying, Maria likes to journal and plan, listen to music, and go to the gym. More».

Michelle Brackett helps others find their path through MINDS: Michelle’s experience with the MINDS (Making Informed Decisions) learning community helped her discover her passions for education and helping undecided students find their major at Iowa State University. More».

Paige Perkins is paving a new road for women’s health through CHAARG: Paige Perkins is geared toward working with campus recreation after she graduates. When she isn't studying or running CHAARG, Paige enjoys working out and spending time with her friends. More».

Gabrielle Evans finds joy in serving others: Gabrielle Evans plans on working as a trade show manager at the McCormick Place in Chicago, or a catering manager at a large convention center after graduation. When she isn't studying, Gabrielle enjoys trying new restaurants and foods around the Ames area. More».

Hannah Sunderman improves lives through medical and ambassador experience: Hannah Sunderman is studying to become a cardiac rehabilitation specialist after graduation. When she isn't studying, Hannah enjoys being active outside and attending Iowa State University sports events. More».

Lynette Wuebker's passion for food security leads her to The SHOP: Lynette Wuebker plans to work as a registered dietitian after graduation. When she isn't in class, Lynette enjoys finding new places around Ames to get coffee, run, and go on hikes.  More».

Hannah Van Roekel grows as a professional in athletic training program: Hannah Van Roekel wants to go into athletic training or physical therapy after she graduates. When she isn't working in the gymnastics athletic training clinic, Hannah enjoys running, baking, and crocheting. More».

Makenzie Schurk finds connection through clubs and clothing: Makenzie Schurk plans to work as a celebrity stylist or in a wholesale showroom after graduation. When Mackenzie isn't studying, she enjoys hanging out with her friends and going to get half price appetizers at Applebee's. More».

Noreen Naseem Rodríguez featured in Faculty Focus video: Noreen Naseem Rodríguez is a human scientist in the School of Education who promotes more inclusive elementary social studies classes in the U.S. She works to ensure that all students can see themselves represented in the American story. More».

Ashley Jones brings idea of event design business to life: Ashley Jones is in the midst of creating her own online event design studio. When she isn't working on her business, Ashley loves to craft: making shirts, canvases, and customized mugs. More».

Bright future ahead in medicine and law for Zoe Lambert: Zoe Lambert is keeping her options open when it comes to her career, but she hopes to go into healthcare policy, academia, or become a physician. When Zoe isn't studying, she enjoys going to the gym, tending to her cacti and succulents, and listening to podcasts. More».

John Kerr connects passions for mental health and medicine John Kerr plans on becoming a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner after he graduates. When he has free time, John enjoys watching The Office and Parks and Recreation. More».

Samantha Hirschman finds success through connections: After graduation from Iowa State University, Samantha plans to work for a small, liberal arts institution in an office for career services, academic advising, or accessibility services . When Samantha isn't studying, she enjoys putting puzzles together and spending time with her family and her partner, Emanuel. More».

Peter Martin featured in Faculty Focus video: Peter Martin is a human scientist who is figuring out why some people reach 100 years old. More».

Doug Elrick's digital forensics background leads him to instructional technology program: Doug Elrick plans to work as a full-time educator in digital forensics after receiving his Ph.D. In his free time Doug enjoys staying active in his church and helping with the church building, teaching a bible study, and leading a small group.   More».

Vashalice Howard uses stories to promote literacy and social change: Vashalice Howard plans to start a literacy non-profit that focuses on authorship among diverse K-12 students. In her free time, Vashalice enjoys reading and listening to podcasts. More».

Derek Keng finds connection through clubs: Derek Keng hopes to work as a food safety technician after graduation. When Derek isn't studying he enjoys playing video games and trying new recipes. More».

Jenny Junker pushes herself out of her comfort zone to excel in apparel merchandising: Jenny Junker has a bright future working in the merchandising side of the fashion industry. When she isn't studying, she likes spending time with friends, playing volleyball, and going to sporting events. More».

EunHa (Lena) Jeong is a human scientist who studies consumer behavior and psychology in a hospitality management setting More».

Military veteran Jake Berger found a new purpose in life through education More».

Loo-Yee Wong inspires and works to break stigmas through dietetics: Once she graduates, Loo-Yee Wong hopes to work in a hospital as a clinical dietician, with a possible focus on professional dancers. When she isn't busy with her club involvement, Loo-Yee enjoys cooking and baking with friends. More».

Steven Waddell uses personal experience to fight disparities in education: Steven Waddell hopes to one day run his own college. In his free time Steven enjoys photography, writing, video games, basketball, and being vegan.  More».

Addison Snyder Takes on Disney College Program: Addison Snyder plans on working on a cruise ship as an event manager after she graduates this spring. When she isn't working or studying, Addison loves hanging out with friends, going to concerts hosted by ISU, eating good food, and taking walks around campus. More».

Jake Bennett impacts future students’ lives through teaching: Jake Bennett is on his way to being an elementary school teacher and basketball coach. When he isn't studying, you can find him playing pick-up basketball at State Gym. More».

Adrienne Rule finds her way in the College of Human Sciences: Adrienne wasn't sure what she wanted her major to be. She enrolled in the College of Human Sciences as undecided. Through the MINDS learning community, she was able to explore all of her options and choose what was best for her. More».

Internships influence Lauren Grant's path: Lauren Grant plans to work as an event planner for either weddings or a nonprofit. When Lauren isn't studying, she enjoys slacklining on central campus with friends or playing volleyball at State Gym.  More».

Katie Stearney follows in family footsteps by going into healthcare: Katie Stearney is working to become a physician's assistant in an under-served community after she graduates. When she gets time to herself she enjoys running, reading, cooking, and practicing yoga. More».

Sela Hanson finds her community and career path: Sela Hanson’s on-campus leadership experience sets her apart in the field of elementary education. When she isn’t busy with her extracurricular activities, you can catch her watching YouTube cooking videos, biking, or knitting. More».

Brea Baumhover plans to make an impact teaching family consumer sciences Brea Baumhover plans to work as a family and consumer sciences and health teacher. When she isn't studying, Brea enjoys spending time with friends, participating in multiple clubs, and relaxing with embroidery, cross-stitch, or wool applique. More».

Allison Gress plans to turn long-term passion of advocating for kids into future career. As a graduating senior, Allison Gress is ready to go out into the professional world to work as a lobbyist for child advocacy. When she’s not organizing events for Human Sciences Week, she enjoys practicing German, traveling, and dancing. More».

Cass Dorius featured in Faculty Focus video: Cass Dorius is an assistant professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies who is looking at new and novel ways that families are forming, and how that affects individual lives. More».

Adrienne Rule finds path through participation: Adrienne Rule plans to work in academic advising after graduating. In her free time she likes to spend time with her roommates and friends, listen to crime and mystery podcasts, watch Netflix and YouTube, and eat at Dairy Queen, Starbucks, and Chick-fil-A.  More».

Masters creative component helps Emily Parent with career aspirations: Emily Parent intends to use her degree to work on her weight management program full time. When she isn't studying, she enjoys going for a run, cooking, and relaxing on the lake with friends and family. More».

Megan Slattery adapts childhood skills to college adventure: Megan Slattery hopes to use her degree to be a family physician. When she isn't studying, she enjoys going to the gym, making crafts, and exploring the Ames area with friends. More».

Shelby Dumont prospers by following education passion: Shelby Dumont looks forward to making an impact in the education profession after she graduates. When she growing her skills as an educator, she likes watching Netflix, spending time with her friends, and trying new restaurants. More».

Karina Stripe experiences the joys of early childhood education: Karina Stripe looks forward to utilizing the unified program Iowa State University offers in her future career as an early childhood educator. When she isn't working with kids, she enjoys spending time with her chocolate lab, reading books, and eating pineapple on her pizza. More».

Kaelyn Swartout looks forward to future as child life specialist: Kaelyn Swartout aspires to make an impact helping children as a child life specialist after graduation. When she isn't building her knowledge for her future career, she enjoys watching Grey's Anatomy, hanging out with her friends, and staying involved in her sorority. More».

Grace Crapson recognizes strength in differences as a Cultural Ambassador: Grace Crapson looks forward to her future as an educator. When Grace isn't doing homework she co-writes short stories with her boyfriend, reads her Bible, or can be found doing her friends' hair and makeup. More».

Deborah Asaolu expands her Iowa State adventure with MEDLIFE: Deborah Asaolu instinctively takes care of everyone else and has always felt becoming a doctor has fit her. When she isn't preparing for her future career, you can find her binge watching shows, reading, and sleeping. More».

Tera Jordan featured in Faculty Focus video: Tera Jordan, an assistant professor in human development and family studies, was recently featured in a Faculty Focus video by the College of Human Sciences. The clips highlight human scientists at Iowa State University. Visit the college's YouTube channel to see all Faculty Focus videos. More».

Isabella Ellis develops physical education skills with hands-on coursework: Isabella Ellis wants to work as a physical education teacher for an elementary school after graduation. Outside of her classes, clubs, and homework, she enjoys reading, watching HGTV, and working out. More».

Olivia Pierce shares her passion for learning technology at the Center for Technology in Learning and Teaching: Olivia Pierce wants to teach 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade elementary school students after she graduates. Outside of her coursework and her job, Olivia enjoys spending time with friends, working out at State Gym, and spending time outside in nice weather. More».

Darcy Smalley amplifies her opportunities at the Child Development Laboratory School: Darcy Smalley's long-term career goal is to own her own daycare. While she continues to work toward her goal, she enjoys hanging out with people, drinking coffee, and going for walks in her free time. More».

AMD distance Ph.D. program alleviates Melissa Abner’s concerns and surpasses her expectations: Melissa Abner's dream career is to be a full professor in a thriving fashion merchandising program and be in charge of that program. When she isn't teaching in her current position as an assistant professor or working on her Ph.D., she enjoys spending time with her three-year-old and husband at sporting events, boating, or doing anything else outdoors. More».

Kate Pruess expands skills and network with FCEDS club: Kate Pruess is incredibly excited to teach family and consumer sciences once she graduates; however, her ​dream​ job is to become a guidance counselor. She plans on teaching for a few years and then get her masters in school counseling. For now, she enjoys spending her free time reading, baking, and going to the gym. More».

Megan Wiese discovers her path to chiropractic school: Megan Wiese looks forward to chiropractic school once she completes her undergrad degree at Iowa State University. When she isn't preparing for her next adventure, she spends time hammocking with friends or trying to catch up on sleep and Netflix. More».

Elyse Christian strives to educate parents about child development: Elyse Christian looks forward to educating parents on their children's development after she obtains her degree. For now, she enjoys spending time with her husband, reading, and listening to music. More».

Corey Ball’s high school injury leads to physical therapist career goal: Corey Ball looks forward to becoming a physical therapist for athletes after he graduates. Until then, Corey enjoys spending his time listening to music, playing basketball, and lifting. More».

Mariah Mikel learns about hospitality management in Nassau, Bahamas: Mariah Mikel is pursuing a degree in hospitality management with the goal of one day managing a resort in Hawaii. Besides making travel plans to tropical destinations, she enjoys working out, going to the movies, and trying new restaurants in her free time. More».

Nathan Wanderscheid secures internship opportunity at the People 2 People Career Fair: Nathan Wanderscheid sees himself potentially owning a hotel or concert venue after graduation. Outside of his internship and coursework, he enjoys listening to music, reading comic books, and hanging out with friends. More».

Sarah Wright submerses herself in the magazine world: Sarah Wright has a strong interest for digital retail and hopes to help a major retail company bridge the gap between e-commerce and brick and mortar. Until she reaches her goal, she enjoys listening to Retail Gets Real podcasts by the National Retail Federation and playing computer games in her free time. More».

Meghan Burke uses community college experience to shine at Iowa State: Meghan Burke wants to become a pastry chef in Florida after graduation. When she isn't working towards her degree, she can be found cooking, watching Netflix, and hanging out with her roommates. More».

Courtney Biere promotes Collegiately Creative Conference: Courtney Biere hopes to become a corporate event planner or immerse herself in fashion show production after graduation. While she prepares to reach her career goal, outside of studying she enjoys spending time with friends over board games, eating good food, and attending group fitness classes. More».

Landon Calderwood supports expansion of FCCLA to Iowa State: Landon Calderwood is preparing to be a family and consumer sciences professor after graduation. He enjoys playing the organ, watching Netflix, and hanging out with friends when he isn't focusing on coursework and clubs. More».

Anlis Mercado shares how she made Iowa State her home away from home: After graduating, Anlis Mercado wants to work as a guidance counselor for adolescents. Walking around campus, watching Netflix, or reading a good book are ways she unwinds after hours of classes and studying. More».

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