2018 Student Leadership Team

Ryan True

College: College of Human Sciences
Major: Kinesiology
Year: Junior
Position: Co-Chair

In your mind, what is the ideal image of a celebration? To me, an ideal celebration is one without someone at the door who asks, “Who do you know here?” A celebration is one that welcomes everyone no matter who you know or don’t know, how you dress, or how you act. A celebration is meant to be inviting not excluding.

What excites you most about Human Sciences Week 2018? What excites me most about this celebration is the fact that it is a way for my peers to be recognized for the amazing acts that they perform on a day to day basis. The College of Human Sciences is full of hard-working scientists who deserve this recognition

Why will Human Sciences Week 2018 be one to remember? HSWeek ’18 will be one to remember because of one of the goals our leadership team has in mind: include the Iowa State and Ames communities in our college’s celebration. We really want to make this week a celebration of humans not just the members of the college and I think this will attract a large audience.


Kayla Morehead

College: College of Human Sciences
Major: Dietetics
Year: Junior
Position: Co-Chair

In your mind, what is the ideal image of a celebration? Having as many as possible able to come together to honor an achievement/success. Being able to have a genuinely fun time, while also meeting new people and hopefully even learning something new about the achievement being celebrated! A celebration should be an exciting and positive experience for all involved.

What excites you most about Human Sciences Week 2018? We’re celebrating humans, in all of our diversity yet wholeness as a group. I just think it’s amazing that the idea of individuality amongst us all is also what connects us to one another. We are able to spend a week celebrating our diversity, but also, how much we all may have in common as well.

Why will Human Sciences Week 2018 be one to remember? There have been some changes made to structure and overall objectives our Student Leadership Team holds, but change brings new possibilities- and I strongly believe that our plans and goals for HSW ’18 will provide an inclusive feel throughout both Ames and Iowa State University; and because we are celebrating humans, this will be an amazing achievement.


Jessica Buss

College: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Major: Advertising
Year: Junior
Position: Social Media Coordinator

In your mind, what is the ideal image of a celebration? My image would be seeing people from all backgrounds conversing with one another, having fun and learning something new!

What excites you most about Human Sciences Week 2018? I’m more excited in the fact that I’m helping a college that I’m not apart of. Our team this year has a crazy amount of talent and motivation that I look forward to seeing be put into action.

Why will Human Sciences Week 2018 be one to remember? We are re-branding the image of this celebration with our own style! We’re all working hard to make this one new in its own way. This team is putting out the message of how everyone is connected and we plan on showing this through Human Sciences Week.


Savannah Faber

College: Ivy College of Business
Major: Finance & Economics
Year: Senior
Position: Fiscal Director

In your mind, what is the ideal image of a celebration? The ideal image of a celebration is one that brings people together.

What excites you most about Human Sciences Week 2018? Being from outside of the human sciences college, I am excited to learn from all of the events that we will be hosting.

Why will Human Sciences Week 2018 be one to remember? Because we work every year to make it better than the last.


Riley Leaders

College: Ivy College of Business
Major: Management
Year: Junior
Position: Crew Coordinator

In your mind, what is the ideal image of a celebration? My ideal image of a celebration is people coming together to empower each other and to honor ideas and events. It is a happy time, spent with friends, peers, and newcomers. It allows everyone to relate on a common ground, so there’s no fighting because at that moment, everyone has the same purpose.

What excites you most about Human Sciences Week 2018? I’m mostly excited to learn more about other parts of Iowa State. I don’t know much about what people from the College of Human Sciences do, so it’s interesting for me to be a part of this team because I get to learn so many new things about the other people that are on campus.

Why will Human Sciences Week 2018 be one to remember? Human Sciences Week 2018 will be one to remember because we will have less events that are more focused and more thoroughly planned out. We are also working to make sure more people can be involved in the events that will take place, so we are trying to make it more appealing to campus as a whole. Our team is really focusing on building our school’s community and bringing the different colleges together through the College of Human Sciences, which will be very exciting.


Rachel Oliver

College: College of Human Sciences
Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services
Year: Senior
Position: Events Coordinator

In your mind, what is the ideal image of a celebration? My ideal image of a celebration is one that is fun and allows people to be themselves. Playing games, good food, and fun music is the kind of activity you could find me at.

What excites you most about Human Sciences Week 2018? I am most excited for the fun events that Human Sciences Week will have! Each event greatly reflects how amazing the College of Human Sciences is.

Why will Human Sciences Week 2018 be one to remember? Human Sciences Week 2018 will be one to remember, because the events will be big, and the impact we leave will be bigger. Human Sciences Week is still young, so we are finding our place within Iowa State.


Allison Gress

College: College of Human Sciences
Major: Adult, Child, and Family Services
Year: Senior
Position: Operations Director

In your mind, what is the ideal image of a celebration? To me, a celebration is a fun, interactive event with many diverse activities for people to participate in. I really enjoy participating in celebrations with great music, food and lots of interactive, sometimes goofy games.

What excites you most about Human Sciences Week 2018? I am most excited about the connections we will be able to make with people from all of the different colleges at Iowa State University as well as throughout the Ames Community. I am also excited that HSW 2018 will help us get the College of Human Sciences name out in the community in a positive and fun manner.

Why will Human Sciences Week 2018 be one to remember? Human Sciences Week 2018 will be one to remember because our events will be able to connect us with people from all walks of life. The events will be exciting and new because we are just now starting to get our name out there. With the memories we will leave with each individual that participates, will also leave a positive impact.


Emma Kelley

College: College of Human Sciences
Major: Child, Adult, and Family Services
Year: Senior
Position: Philanthropic Director

In your mind, what is the ideal image of a celebration? Coming together, setting aside differences and sharing positive, open communication. A celebration emphasizes curiosity, fun, and connectedness. Celebrations are about recognizing past successes, rewarding yourself in the present moment, and looking towards the future with excitement.

What excites you most about Human Sciences Week 2018? Bringing together the ISU community, within and without the Colleges of Human Sciences, to celebrate the unique qualities and gifts that each individual has to offer. I’m excited to celebrate how the College of Human Sciences contributes to the mission of the University as a whole; create, share, and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.

Why will Human Sciences Week 2018 be one to remember? Human Sciences Week 2018 will remind ISU students, faculty, and staff of the innate goodness of all people and break down barriers between individuals, reminding us of what we all have in common; we are all creatures of love.


Rebecca Osthus

College: College of Human Sciences
Major: Elementary Education
Year: Freshman
Position: Sponsorship Director

In your mind, what is the ideal image of a celebration? In my mind, the ideal image of a celebration is people having fun. The atmosphere has music and engages people to want to come in and participate. The celebration celebrates something that is monumental or exciting. It also has activities in which people can participate in. People are having fun and also learning about what is being celebrated. Overall, a celebration is a fun party that celebrates something awesome with fun things!

What excites you most about Human Sciences Week 2018? What excites me most about Human Sciences Week 2018 is the new spin on what has already been done. I believe we are going to have some unique events that students from all different colleges can participate in and learn through! I’m excited to see people having fun while learning about the amazing majors and things the College of Human Sciences does.

Why will Human Sciences Week 2018 be one to remember? Human Sciences Week 2018 will be one to remember because the events will be fun things that have not really been done around campus before. We are going to have a record turn out and spread the word of the amazing things the College of Human Sciences does!


Lauren Niehm

College: College of Human Sciences
Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design
Year: Freshman
Position: Merchandising Coordinator

In your mind, what is the ideal image of a celebration? My ideal image of a celebration is people coming together to enjoy something special with their friends, with music, and fun activities. It’s a time to de-stress from the week and experience something different from everyday life. I hope to help students connect with others during HS Week, have a great time, and have the opportunity to make an impact on others through philanthropic and other planned activities. HS Week is also an opportunity to showcase what HS has to offer and we can highlight exciting academic programs, student organizations, and signature things, like our cherry pies.

What excites you most about Human Sciences Week 2018? What excites me most about Human Sciences Week is showcasing what the College of Human Sciences is to the rest of the campus. There are so many sides of CHS that the students of Iowa State can explore through our events for the five CHS departments, as well as our many clubs and organizations. I’m really excited to show what we’re all about and create a cohesive brand for Human Sciences Week, the departments and programs within CHS, and CHS as a whole. As Merchandising Coordinator, I am excited to select and offer apparel and other merchandise that the students and faculty will get excited about! In doing this, the ideals of CHS can be communicated through use and wearing of the merchandise, and it will in turn help to create a sense of pride for the CHS in our students.

Why will Human Sciences Week 2018 be one to remember? Human Sciences Week 2018 will be one to remember because the Student Leadership Team has so many unique and exciting events planned for students (e.g. ). We are connecting to the history of the College, while also developing the brand of the CHS and incorporating philanthropic aspects into the event. In short, HS Week 2018 is going to help answer the question: “What is CHS?” We are also putting added emphasis on branding for HS Week and making it consistent and cohesive with the CHS brand image. A clear brand identity, together with offering exciting event experiences and great merchandise, will definitely make HS Week 2018 an event to remember.


Natalie Adochio

College: College of Human Sciences
Major: Elementary Education
Year: Freshman
Position: Technical Operations Coordinator

In your mind, what is the ideal image of a celebration? A celebration to me is all about the people you are with. So, an ideal celebration would be a get together with close family and friends with delicious food.

What excites you most about Human Sciences Week 2018? I am really excited for human science week 2018 because I get to be a part of creating the event. There is something really satisfying about watching something that you worked on coming together and being able to see the impact of your hard work.

Why will Human Sciences Week 2018 be one to remember? I think that Human Science Week 2018 is going to very memorable because we are really trying to be innovative in what we have planned. We want to make Human Science Week an event that students look forward to and create interest in what the college of Human Science has to offer.