Junior, Marketing & Management Information Systems with a minor in Speech Communication

Multicultural Vision Program (MVP) Scholar

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Hometown: Davenport, IA

Career Aspirations: I’ve always had in interest in music and have wanted to work for a big record label like Interscope Records or Def Jam Recordings. If I was to get a position at one of these labels, I would want to work as a Marketing & Promotions Coordinator or an Artist Development Representative. 

Clubs/Organizations: Currently I hold a Public Relations chair in IMPACT, a fairly new club at ISU. IMPACT has a focus on Creative Technology and we are putting to use the skills that Engineers use in the class room by applying their skills to our student-run projects.  

How did you find MSA?  I first found MSA in high school when I heard about the Multicultural Vision Program (MVP) scholarship. The people in MSA were very helpful and is a resource that I have used since my Freshman year at ISU.  

What has been the best thing about your ISU experience so far?  The best thing about my experience at Iowa State University has been the people I’ve met and the connections I’ve made! I feel as if I have learned more about myself in my 3 years here than I did throughout my whole time in High School.  

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MSA Vibes Vol. 1

24 Oct 2019 10:38 AM

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Whether you're in the car, in the shower, or on the way to class, take some time out of your day to jam out to songs that will prepare you for whatever comes your way! Updated every week, our new Playlist takes the music you're listening to and shares it so everyone can enjoy.


What are you waiting for? Check out the songs below and start moving!



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5 Things I am looking forward to this Summer!

27 Jun 2018 12:44 PM

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1. Spending time with Friends

It's great to finally finish school and go back home to meet up with my friends. Every time we see each other, we have a blast and bring out the best (and sometimes the worst) in each other. It's always great to be in a familiar place with familiar people. Going off to college is rough and kind of stresses me out, so when I get home it's awesome!

2. Going to Concerts

Adventure, In My Words     Summer, Study Abroad

ISUPD Badge reading: Police Iowa State University Ames, IA

Interview with ISUPD: Deputy Natasha Greene

26 Apr 2018 4:59 PM

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Since coming to Iowa State University, I have noticed that it is a pretty quiet in Ames (besides late Friday and Saturday night). On weekdays, when I am heading to class, it’s not uncommon for me to see an ISUPD vehicle cruising behind a Cyride bus through campus. In fact, it’s never uncommon for me to see an ISUPD vehicle, as they are always on patrol, 24/7.

Staff/Faculty Interview     ISUPD

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Meet Dr. Monica Howard

27 Mar 2018 4:43 PM

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Introducing Dr. Monica Howard, from the College of Veterinary Medicine.  Take the opportunity to learn more about here below!

What is your favorite thing about Iowa State University? My favorite thing about Iowa State University is that being here has given me an opportunity to have personal development.

Staff/Faculty Interview     College of Veterinary Medicine

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Meet Dr. Denise William-Klotz

26 Feb 2018 4:55 PM

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Photo of DeniseWhat is your favorite thing about Iowa State?

The people and opportunities. I’ve worked at ISU for just shy of 10 years, and have worked with incredible students, staff and faculty.

Where is home?

Staff/Faculty Interview    

Just Chill

18 Feb 2018 4:57 PM

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I meditate daily, and have overcome a lot of obstacles thrown my way, such as being out of work for over a year, being depressed, confused about where I want to go in life, and what I want to do. I began meditating before my freshman year of college and continued to do so for about 6 months until I became swamped with homework. From there, I stopped doing anything I was interested in and solely focused on my studies. I even quit my job. During my fall semester of sophomore year, I was down in the dumps,with clouds of doubt constantly in my head.

In My Words     Meditation, Relaxation