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Dawn Hales

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.

Kiara Roberts

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.

Alicia Miltner

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.

Maggie Hanneman

Maggie Hanneman plans to be 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. 

Allison Gress

Allison Gress is one of seven students who earned the 2019 Louise Rosenfeld Undergraduate Research Internship. She plans on being a lobbyist against child maltreatment. 

Misty Brooks

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.

Lydia Anderson

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.

Nathan Hoth

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. 

Nicole Kling

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. 

Lillie Perry

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.

Brooke Vogel

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. 

Jemie Ilunga

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.

Sydney Washington

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 hanging out with family.

Kinzie Matz

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. 

Taylor Barnard

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.

Jamie Stuhr

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. 

Mary Kate Horak

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. 

Khum Yan (Adriana) Chew

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.

Brittney Dvorsky

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.

Sofia Mendoza

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. 

Cassidy Swiggum

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.

KJ Rauch

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.

Maria Espino

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. 

Michelle Brackett

Michelle Brackett is studying to become a preschool special education teacher. When Michelle isn’t studying, she enjoys hanging out with friends and watching The Big Bang Theory.

Riley Drake

Riley Drake plans to work as a professor of teacher education after receiving her Ph.D. When Riley isn’t studying, she enjoys playing with her dog, reading poetry, spending time with friends and watching Netflix with a glass of Diet Coke.

Paige Perkins

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.

Gabrielle Evans

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.

Hannah Sunderman

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.

Lynette Wuebker

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. 

Makenzie Schurk

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.

Hannah Van Roekel

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.

Ashley Jones

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.

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.

Samantha Hirschman

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.

John Kerr

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.

Vashalice Howard

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.

Doug Elrick

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.  

Derek Keng

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.

Jenny Junker

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.

Loo-Yee Wong

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.

Steven Waddell

Steven Waddell hopes to one day run his own college. In his free time Steven enjoys photography, writing, video games, basketball, and being vegan. 

Addison Snyder

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 Iowa State, eating good food, and taking walks around campus.

Jake Bennett

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.

Lauren Grant

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. 

Katie Stearney

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.

Sela Hanson

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.

Brea Baumhover

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.

Adrienne Rule

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. 

Emily Parent

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.

Megan Slattery

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.

Shelby Dumont

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.

Karina Stripe

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.

Kaelyn Swartout

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.

Grace Crapson

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.

Deborah Asaolu

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.

Isabella Ellis

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.

Olivia Pierce

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.

Darcy Smalley

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.

Melissa Abner

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.

Kate Pruess

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.

Megan Wiese

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.

Elyse Christian

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.

Corey Ball

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.

Mariah Mikel

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.

Meghan Burke

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.

Sarah Wright

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.

Anlis Mercado

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.

Landon Calderwood

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.

Courtney Biere

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.

Tammie Melton

Tammie Melton hopes to use her apparel, merchandising, and design major and her second major in marketing to work as a talent manager or for Glossier as a social media director. For now, Tammie watches YouTube videos, scrolls through Instagram, and reads style blogs in her free time.

Brianna Namuth

Brianna Namuth eventually wants to come back to school and teach college-level culinary science classes. During her free time, she enjoys listening to podcasts, traveling, and hanging out with her cat, Gilligan.

Carolyn Simon

Carolyn Simon wants to use her apparel, merchandising, and design degree to become a color and material designer for athletic footwear. She makes the most of her college experience by spending her free time dancing, thrift shopping, and working on personal design projects.

Gina Lee

After earning her master’s degree and Ph.D. in gerontology, Gina Lee wants to work at a research institution. During her free time, you can find her dancing, watching movies, or Instagraming.

Kelsie Toth

Kelsie Toth is still finding the perfect career for her but knows Iowa State University will help lead her to a career in apparel merchandising. While she continues to explore her options, she enjoys $5 Tuesday movie nights, online shopping, and watching Netflix in her free time.

Ryan True

Ryan True plans to become a fitness entrepreneur servicing the wellness needs of seniors. Until then, he likes to watch The Office or whatever is on Comedy Central when he isn’t studying.

Vanessa Kime

Vanessa Kime wants to use her degree in elementary education to teach all over the world. When she isn’t studying, you can find her hanging out with friends, watching movies, or practicing photography.

Lauren Stratton

Lauren Stratton sees herself doing research, programming, and/or policy work for an organization devoted to helping older adults and their caregivers after graduation. In her spare time now, she stays active at her church, does community theater, and plays with her two bunnies.

Brandon Jackson

Brandon Jackson chose Iowa State University for the kinesiology program. When he isn’t studying to become a physical therapist, you can find him working out, watching Netflix, or thrift shopping.

Carter Reed

Carter Reed wants to use his doctoral degree to eventually teach university students. During his time outside of class and lab work, he enjoys playing sports, reading books, playing guitar, and hanging out with friends.

Mikaela Lighty

Mikaela Lighty’s career aspirations consist of owning a wedding business. In the mean time, she enjoys drawing, working out, and watching a good movie.

Hannah Dannewitz

Hannah Dannewitz looks forward to working in long-term care administration after she graduates. Until she enters the industry, she enjoys spending time cooking, binge watching TV, and spending time with her dog, Kaia.

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch’s goal after obtaining his Ph.D. in hospitality management is to continue teaching at a research university and help to advance the study of customer relationship management and loyalty programs. In his free time Michael enjoys spending time with his students, golfing, cooking, and traveling.

Peiyi Lu

Peiyi Lu hopes to use her doctorate in gerontology to be a researcher after she graduates. For now, Peiyi enjoys spending her time exercising, watching TV, and traveling.

Katie Anthony

Katie Anthony wants to be a professor at a research institution to continue researching and teaching. When she isn’t balancing the many responsibilities of a Ph.D. student, she enjoys reading and traveling back to her hometown to see her family and her dogs.

Amber Holloway

After spending time teaching elementary education, Amber Holloway wants to continue her education to become a guidance counselor. In between classes and studying, she enjoys doing yoga, trying out new coffee shops, and hanging out with friends.

Allisyn Berg

Allisyn Berg hopes to become a registered dietitian in clinical pediatrics. When she isn’t preparing for her dietetic internship, she spends her free time with friends and hiking.

Jenny Nguyen

Jenny Nguyen can’t wait to become an influential elementary school teacher. Until then, she enjoys drinks from her job at Starbucks or spending time with friends and family.

Diane Tan

Diane Tan prepares for her future career as a clinical dietitian. When she isn’t in class or volunteering, Diane spends time with her friends eating food or hitting the gym.

Chloe Steffensmeier

Chloe Steffensmeier hopes to one day use her master’s degree in gerontology to work for the Department on Aging. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Jessie Glanz

Jessie Glanz can’t wait to use her dietetics degree to work as a clinical dietitian. Besides studying and mentoring prospective students as a CHS ambassador, she enjoys tailgating, spending time at the gym, and exploring new trails to run.

Kelsey Sigvertsen

Kelsey Sigvertsen aspires to be a 4th grade elementary teacher or work in administration, hopefully as a principal. Currently, in her free time, Kelsey enjoys reading, taking walks outside, and going to sporting events.

Mariah Nichols

Mariah Nichols can’t wait to use her financial counseling and planning degree to help people manage their finances. In addition to working and studying, Mariah enjoys hanging out with friends, listening to music, and participating in clubs.

Janelle Cross

Janelle Cross plans to teach anywhere from 2nd to 5th grade in a suburban elementary school or work in ministry. Until then, Janelle spends time as a student leader for The Salt Company, at coffee shops with friends, and reading.

Jon Ordonio

Jon Ordonio strives to join UNESCO and teach children around the world. When Jon isn’t preparing to be a teacher, he attends club meetings, learns dance moves on YouTube, and reads the newest version of a Japanese light novel.

Macy Morrow

Macy Morrow wants to become a physician assistant and eventually work for Doctors Without Borders. When she isn’t studying, she likes to explore campus, hammock, and hang out with friends.

Alyssa Best

Alyssa Best’s dream job is working as a merchandiser for J. Crew. When she’s not working toward her degree, she enjoys watching Netflix and reading.

Kristin Gerhardt

Kristin Gerhardt wants to use her degree in dietetics to work as a clinical dietitian in weight management. During her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dogs at Ledges State Park, trying new restaurants, and going to sporting events.

Haley Appel

Haley Appel’s career goal is teaching in a child care facility of K-3. Until she earns her degree, she thrift shops, spends time at Cafe Diem, and hangs out with her friends.

Nicole Kluesner

Nicole Kluesner wants to work as a buyer for a corporate office or open my own boutique. Right now, she spends her time baking treats for her roommates, watching Netflix, and listening to music.

Tessa Anderson

Tessa Anderson looks forward to working in research and development with hunger relief. When she isn’t informing people about food insecurity, she enjoys crafting, baking, and spending time with friends.

Naomi Petrich

Naomi Petrich’s dream of becoming a physician assistant has started to become reality as she begins to apply to physician assistant school. When she isn’t preparing her application materials, she enjoys golfing with her friends and re-watching episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and One Tree Hill.

Haley Schany

Haley Schany is certain she wants to be a physician assistant. In the mean time, she enjoys going on adventures with friends and cheering on the Cyclones with the greatest fan base in the country.

Andra Luth

Andra Luth decided to major in kinesiology after suffering a sports injury in high school. When she isn’t preparing for physical therapy school, she enjoys running and watching “Friends” with her roommates.

Brenda Zavala-Livengood

Brenda Zavala-Livengood’s career goal is working marketing and business development for a food company. Until then, she spends her time with family, friends, and her corgi, or by completing many of her half-started Pinterest projects.

Daniel Shultz

Daniel Shultz hopes to work as an athletic trainer in either the NFL or at a Division I school. For now, he spends his time enjoying the outdoors by hiking, playing football, and hammocking. 

Megan Wallace

When Megan changed her major to child, adult, and family services after her freshman year, she knew it was the right choice. She enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and going out to eat with friends. 

Leah Beman

Leah Beman wants to be a special education elementary teacher. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys watching Netflix, hanging out with friends, or drinking refreshers at Starbucks.

Kelsey Finn

Kelsey Finn plans to be an occupational therapist with a focus on mental health, brain trauma, or pediatrics. When Kelsey isn’t attending one of her club meetings, she spends time with friends, working out, and hiking.

Hana Hoang

As an international student, Tra “Hana” Hoang learned branching out was the best way to make new friends. She enjoys dancing, watching Korean dramas, and running in her free time. 

Anastasia Frazee

Anastasia Frazee wants to use her culinary food science degree to open her own bakery someday. When she isn’t trying out new recipes in the kitchen, she enjoys playing soccer and hanging out with her friends.

Marilyn Gasienica

Marilyn Gasienica hopes to use her hospitality management degree to one day work at Disney World. When she isn’t planning her next Disney trip, she spends time watching movies with her roommates or rewarding herself with a sweet treat from Dairy Queen.

Angela Kermes

Angela Kermes aspires to own and run her own hotel someday. For now, she spends time with friends, working out, and volunteering at the Story County Animal Shelter.

Taylor Dulaney

Taylor Dulaney wants to use her degree in culinary food science to work in product development. Some of her favorite pastimes include catching up on sleep and going out to eat with her friends.

Kenneth Echevarria

Ken Echevarria loves learning about diet and exercise science. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys spending time at State Gym, making music, or hanging out around central campus.

Olivia Diggs

Olivia Diggs wants to become a tenured professor at an R1 teaching and research academic institution. Between research projects, Olivia finds time to kayak, attend concerts, and support her siblings in their sporting and music activities.

Laura Butcher

Laura Butcher hopes to teach grades K-3 and then return to graduate school to pursue a masters in library sciences. She spends her down time with sorority sisters, shopping with friends, or hiking at Ledges State Park.

Melanie Nesbitt

Melanie Nesbitt’s dream job would be teaching middle school math in her hometown. Outside of class, Melanie enjoys coaching mock trial teams in her hometown, staying active in her home church, and creating artsy projects like canvases.

Keesha Gaines

Keesha Gaines wants to work as an occupational therapist in the future. Right now, she spends time binge watching television, working, or playing basketball.

Sia Turner

Sia’s goal is to serve as a Peace Corps Youth in Development volunteer. She would also like to be a social worker, empowering teens to improve their lives. Between volunteering, Sia finds time to bike, listen to music, and watch Netflix.

Jordan Arellanes

Jordan Arellanes hopes to become a professor at a research-intensive university. Jordan spends time fishing, coaching soccer, and playing with his dog, Lana, when he isn’t in the lab.

Savana Stangeland

Savana Stangeland aspires to serve as a special or general education teacher for low-income students. If Savana isn’t gaining experience in the classroom, you can find her spending time with family, hunting with her dad, or shopping with friends.

Kathryn Southard

Kathryn Southard’s goal is to become a professor within a kinesiology or exercise science department at a mid-sized university. In her free time between research you can find her gardening, walking her dog, or baking.

Shaohua Pei

Shaohua “Linda” Pei aspires to become a faculty member or administrator in international higher education. When she isn’t on campus or working on her research projects, she enjoys doing extracurricular activities with her kids or traveling with family.

Ashley Murphy

Ashley Murphy knows she wants to work in a Title I school district, as a kindergarten teacher, with at-risk children. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys grabbing coffee from Caribou and sitting on central campus with a book, going to the Memorial Union Maintenance Shop, and finding new things to do around Ames.

Kelly Stocker

Kelly Stocker knows she wants to teach preschool in an inclusive classroom. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys reading, hiking, and watching movies.

Jess Alley

Jess Alley hopes to open her own business collaborating her education with her love for the outdoors. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys running, climbing, and backpacking.

Mitch Stephenson

Mitch Stephenson aspires to be a university professor of biomechanics. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys indoor exercises, motorcycle riding, and building/restoring items like furniture and vintage stereos.

Joey Lee

Joey Lee wants to teach as a professor at a small or mid-level university or at a community college. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys playing basketball, working out, and spending time with his one-year-old son.

Jenna King

Jenna King wants to work as a clinical exercise physiologist with doctors who prescribe exercise as medicine. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys rollerblading, drinking black coffee, and working at Great Plains Sauce and Dough Company.

Sarah Allen

Sarah Allen plans to eventually obtain her master’s degree in public health and become a public health nutritionist. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hanging out with her dog, and working at ISU Extension and Outreach.

Haley Clifton

Haley Clifton wants to work in corporate wellness or as a health coach. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys exercising, cooking, and watching Food Network with her cat, Toby.

Anna Ben-Shlomo

Anna Ben-Shlomo’s goal is opening her own practice as a registered dietitian. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.

Jonathan Cerna

Jonathan Cerna wants to work as a dietitian and researcher. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys reading, powerlifting, and playing guitar.

Beth Baustian

Beth Baustian’s goal is working as a dietitian and health editor/medical science writer. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys listening to podcasts, drinking coffee, and cooking.

Casey Johnson

Casey Johnson’s goal is working in a clinical setting, preferably with Diabetes patients or disease prevention. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys spending time with friends, painting, and reading.

Madeleine Kiepura

Madeleine Kiepura knows she wants to work in a test kitchen. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys trying new recipes, swimming at State Gym, and lounging in a hammock on central campus.

Colleen Humble

Colleen Humble knows she wants to be a sports dietitian. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys cooking, working out, and spending time with family and friends.

Ana Schmitt

Ana wants to pursue a career in teaching after graduation. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys yoga, painting for her Etsy shop, and attending athletic events.

Marissa Carlson

Marissa can’t wait to work for a cruise line or country club. When she isn’t studying she enjoys playing sports, painting, and reading.

Sergio Torres

Sergio wants to one day help people manage their debt as a financial counselor. When he isn’t studying, he can be found dancing, writing, or playing video games.

Kelly Verburgt

Kelly Verburgt plans to use her love of nutrition to help others as a dietitian. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys spending time with friends, testing new recipes, and working for Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

Hannah Astarita

Hannah Astarita aspires to work as an activities director. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys going for walks, talking with people, and watching movies with friends.

Monica Thornton

Monica Thornton hopes to help people as a future dietitian. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys hiking at Ledges, attending concerts, and grabbing coffee with friends.

Sarah Mader

Sarah Mader plans to establish her own apparel design company. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys taking advantage of downtime, catching up on sleep, and hanging out with friends.

Katie Dombrosky

Katie Dombrosky knows she wants to teach special education. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys hanging out with friends, attending exercise classes at State Gym, and watching movies at Cyclone Cinema.

Jill Vanderhoof

Jill Vanderhoof knows she wants to be a guidance counselor. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys volunteering, spending time on her family’s farm, and playing intramural sports.

Haylee Flint-Baker

Haylee aspires to be a Department of Human Services (DHS) social worker. When she’s not studying or working at Mainstream Living, she enjoys reading, going out to eat with friends, and taking naps with her dog.

Kelsey Warfield

Kelsey hopes to plan events for a non-profit organization. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys dancing, hanging out with friends, and taking part in Iowa State traditions before graduation.

Casey Even

Casey Even wants to work as a school psychologist. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys shopping, going to $5 movies, and spending time with friends.

Kelly Koch

Kelly Koch is determined to be a child life specialist. When she’s not studying or volunteering as Miss Iowa, she enjoys getting involved in her sorority, going on walks, and working out at State Gym.

Olivia Crane

Olivia can’t wait to teach her own class of kids. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys taking naps, being outside, and attending football games.

Samantha Shirazi

Samantha Shirazi knows she wants to be buyer for an apparel company. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys trying new recipes, baking, and participating in multiple student organizations.

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 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 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 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 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 Schneider 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 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 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 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 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

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

Elisabeth Burken

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 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 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 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 (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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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

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

Angelica Jasper

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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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

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

Marissa Holst

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.

Erin Neill

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 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’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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Mitchell Carlson

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

Alexandra Johnson

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.

Jessica Craig

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.

Mikayla Cummings

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.

David Mena

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 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 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.

Caitlyn Greenspan

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.

Sydney Cline

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 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.

Hannah Klaassen

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

Bria Rasmussen

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

Rachel Wolf

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.

Hannah Dehaan-Burch

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 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 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 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.

Carolyn Simon

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

Kaylee Hahn

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 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.

Zoey Sternquist

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 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 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.

Shelby Oelmann

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.

Kelsie Leathers

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.

Morgan Bowman

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.

Rebecca Ray

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.

Tanna Mafnas

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 Jungman

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

Ayla Heder

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 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 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 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

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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.

Morgan Bahl

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 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.