Everyday when I walk to class, I walk with confidence knowing that I am going to a safe place where I can learn. The classrooms and hallways are crowded with friendly people. Iowa State has been a huge learning experience and I am grateful for the valuable lessons that it has taught me.
I spent the past summer in my hometown of Peoria, Illinois interning for the Creative Services department for our local News Station. I miss my sister, mom, dad and my dog Bella, but I am eager to tackle this school year.
In my free time, I am firing up my roommate's pizzazz and putting a thawed cheese pizza on it; or grabbing coffee with friends. I also stay busy with my sorority, Kappa Delta, and I am a Director for a student publication called Revival.
I have always loved the way art allows people to express themselves and I cannot wait to start working with local artists in the Ames community. Follow my social media account at @nataliepettigrew to keep up with my projects for this year!