My name is Erin Krage, and I started as an intern for the Ames Community Arts Council in January. I am a Junior at Iowa State studying Public Relations and Criminal Justice. I hope to either go into corporate communications or continue my education to become a paralegal.
I am from Parker, Colorado. My parents still live there, so I beautiful home base near the Rockies and Denver to go back to over breaks. Everybody asks - how did I end up at Iowa State? I have a lot of family in the area, and my brother goes to ISU. Ames is my perfect home away from home.
When I’m not in class or helping out with the arts council I am involved on campus with Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Gamma Sigma Alpha Honors Society, and the Iowa State Daily.
Before college I was in marching band, concert band, pep band, pit orchestra, as well as teaching elementary students to play clarinet. So, from a music standpoint, the arts were my life. My involvement in music gave me the chance to learn, express myself, travel the world to compete, and make lifelong friends.
Those memories and appreciation for fine arts is what makes the Ames Community Arts Council a great place for me! I can’t wait to see what I and the other interns achieve this semester!