Junior, Elementary Education

Academic Program for Excellence (APEX) Scholar
Multicultural Vision Program (MVP) Scholar

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Hometown: Sioux City, IA (aka the 712)

Career Aspirations: I hope to become an ESL teacher! I am not too sure about what grade but I am open to any age. 

Clubs/Organizations: I am a member of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. , an ambassador for Iowa State Admissions and a member of Latinx Student Initiatives. 

How did you find MSA?  During the APEX program was introduced to the office! Ever since it was one of my hotspots to come hangout and do some homework. During my second semester of freshmen year there was a job opening and I thought what better place to work at MSA, ever since I have been working here!

What has been the best thing about your ISU experience so far?   I think the best experience here is the amount of growth I have been able acheive as an individual. I thank ISU for the opportunities it has provided me with. I have been able to build myself a community who supports me as well as one I give back to. I also thank the amazing people I have met along the way!

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Meet Tricia Stouder

12 Apr 2018 1:28 PM


Say a big hello to Tricia Stouder! Tricia Stouder had been with Iowa State University since 2010 but has been with Admissions since 2015. Her current position is as the Coordinator for Admissions Early Outreach. She works with a variety of programs such as Early Outreach Program (EOP). EOP is a week-long residential summer program for Iowa resident multicultural students and potential first-generation college students entering the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades. Read down below to learn about Tricia Stouder!

Staff/Faculty Interview    

Meet Sunny Hsu

08 Apr 2018 3:53 PM


Meet Sunny Hsu, She is MSA's one and only accounting clerk of more than 2 years. Did you know Sunny has lived in Ames for 11 years now, read down below to read more about Sunny! Also don't forget to come visit her and say hello at the Mutlicultural Student Affairs Office!

What is your favorite thing about Iowa State Unviersity? 

Watching the sports, especially basketball. You can always see the school spirit!

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Staff/Faculty Interview    

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Meet Justin Roberson

18 Jan 2018 2:23 PM


Come meet Justin Roberson! Justin Roberson is currently a graduate student finishing his last year towards his masters in higher education. He also is the graduate assistant for GWC. Continue reading in order to learn more about Justin, you might be surprised with a thing or two!

Staff/Faculty Interview     Cynthia

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Meet Tabatha Cruz

18 Jan 2018 2:02 PM


Everyone say hello to Tabatha Cruz! Tabatha Cruz is the coordinator for the Mulicultural Vision Program. She has been at Iowa State for four years now and loves interacting with students and helping others. Some of Tabatha's favorite things include Star Wars and Tejana Singer Selena Quintanilla, read down below to learn more!


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Staff/Faculty Interview     MVP

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MSA Caribou and Starbuck's Favorites

08 Nov 2017 11:11 AM


They say you can't buy happiness, but you can buy coffee, so that's pretty close right?

Read more down below to learn about each of the Multicultural Student Affair's faculty and staff's go to beverages at Caribou or Starbucks! Who knows you might find yourself a new favorite drink!


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Staff Interview: Carleen Silva

16 Oct 2017 11:07 AM


I am happy to present to you all Carleen Silva, MSA's newest George Washington Carver intern. Carleen Silva is a Senior from San Antonio,Texas studying Animal Ecology. Read below to learn a more about her! Who knows, you might find a few things in common. 

What do you love most about ISU?

The trees! especially in fall; it is a pretty sight to see. 

Staff/Faculty Interview     GWC, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cynthia

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*The Magic of Sisterhood* LTA 2017 National Convention

04 Oct 2017 3:07 PM


Imagine being at the Happiest Place on Earth ...Okay now imagine being at the happiest place on earth surrounded by over 600 sisters from across the nation of all different ethnicites! This past summer of 2017, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Incorporated held there annual National Convention in Anaheim. California from July 7-9th. Some of our very own Zeta Gamma sisters were able to attend the convention this year. 

Adventure, Club Spotlight     Greek, Cynthia

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"Gotta Find em All" Do you know where all the Cy statues are located in Ames?

28 Sep 2017 2:12 PM


Do any of you remember Pokemon Go? The app that had many people across the country roaming streets, parks, and landamark to find pokemon because you know you "gotta catch em all". Well I have a new version to introduce to you all, Pokemon Go: Cy statue edition. I am pretty sure we all have at least one photo with the infamous Cy statue that are located all over Ames. Has it ever occured to you how many Cy's we have in Ames? My challenge to you is to go "find em all"... all 29 of them.

    Mascot, Artwork, Ames, Cynthia

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Meet Carmen Flagge

28 Sep 2017 11:36 AM


Let's all welcome Carmen Flagge! Carmen works for the College of Human Sciences Student services as a Multicultural Liason Officer. Carmen considers home her family, no matter where she is, if they are with her, she's all good. Carmen Flagge has been at ISU for an amazing 21 years! Some of those as a student but most of her years as a staff person. You can go visit Carmen in 131 Mackay Hall.

What do you love most about ISU?

Staff/Faculty Interview     College of Human Sciences, Cynthia

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Meet Elizabeth Martinez-Podolsky

17 Sep 2017 11:17 AM


Let me introduce you all to Elizabeth Martinez-Podolsky! Elizabeth works as a Multicultural Liaison Officer for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Elizabeth is from South Texas-Rio Grande Valley but currently lives in Ames Iowa with her life partner Joey and her children. Students can come fine her as 0020 Curtis Hall.  

Staff/Faculty Interview     College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cynthia