I grew up in Centerville, Iowa. Being at Iowa State, I know I made the right decision on the right school and town to invest my education and living location. While here, I have been a part of multiple clubs and organizations. This past March, I had the opportunity to Belize to participate in a short study abroad trip. While being in Belize, I was able to experience their local art, including song, drumming, weaving, paintings, and so much more. The trip to Belize opened up my eyes and really pushed me toward this wonderful opportunity with Ames Community Arts Council.
I’m hoping with this great organization I will be able to invest more of my time in our community’s activities and to shine light on our talented local artists.
Making the decision to attend Iowa State seemed like a very natural choice. Iowa State and the Ames community has always been a second home, as both my parents and sister were Cyclones. These past three years at ISU have been the absolute best, and I can’t wait for what my final year holds.
I try to stay busy and keep involved with various student organizations on campus. Currently, I serve as the Student Union Board Varieties Director. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Varieties is a student talent showcase that happens in February. Large groups of students perform in mini-musicals and smaller groups of students perform in vignettes. I am also on the Student Alumni Leadership Council Homecoming Committee as the CySquad and Cardinal Court Coordinator. This means that I am in charge of organizing the annual homecoming royalty scholarship competition and a group of students who help the Homecoming Committee execute all of our events, CySquad.
If I have down time, I find myself going on adventure walks or bike rides, wandering aimlessly through Target, or binge watching “House Hunters.”
Working with the Ames Community Arts Council is a great way for me to explore my passion for the arts. A suggestion from my sister to take an art history class my freshman year led to pursuing a minor in design studies. My dream career is to do public relations work for an arts council or historical society within a city. I’m excited for what the Ames Community Arts Council has in store for me!