Student Profiles

Jake Bennett

<p>“I-think-teaching-and-coaching-are-really-unique-positions-because-you’re-able-to-impact-a-person-more-than-any-other-profession.”</p>

Jake Bennett is on his way to being an elementary school teacher and basketball coach. When he isn't studying, you can find him playing pick-up basketball at State Gym.

Sela Hanson

<p>Once-you-get-immersed-into-the-Iowa-State-culture-it-gets-a-lot-easier.-You-find-your-community</p>

Sela Hanson’s on-campus leadership experience sets her apart in the field of elementary education. When she isn’t busy with her extracurricular activities, you can catch her watching YouTube cooking videos, biking, or knitting.

Shelby Dumont

<p>“After-switching-majors-I-am-more-passionate-about-my-classes-and-feel-confident-in-myself.”</p>

Shelby Dumont looks forward to making an impact in the education profession after she graduates. When she growing her skills as an educator, she likes watching Netflix, spending time with her friends, and trying new restaurants.

Karina Stripe

<p>“My-experience-at-Iowa-State-has-only-proven-that-early-childhood-education-was-the-right-career-path-for-me.”</p>

Karina Stripe looks forward to utilizing the unified program Iowa State University offers in her future career as an early childhood educator. When she isn't working with kids, she enjoys spending time with her chocolate lab, reading books, and eating pineapple on her pizza.

Grace Crapson

<p>“Being-a-Cultural-Ambassador-has-been-so-rewarding-as-far-as-I-get-to-help-someone-adjust-to-a-completely-unknown-culture-and-custom</p>

Grace Crapson looks forward to her future as an educator. When Grace isn't doing homework she co-writes short stories with her boyfriend, reads her Bible, or can be found doing her friends' hair and makeup.

Olivia Pierce

<p>“C-I-201-gets-you-hands-on-experience-with-a-lot-of-different-technology.”</p>

Olivia Pierce wants to teach 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade elementary school students after she graduates. Outside of her coursework and her job, Olivia enjoys spending time with friends, working out at State Gym, and spending time outside in nice weather.

Vanessa Kime

<p>“The-APEX-program-is-the-best-decision-I-made-as-an-adult.”</p>

Vanessa Kime wants to use her degree in elementary education to teach all over the world. When she isn't studying, you can find her hanging out with friends, watching movies, or practicing photography.

Amber Holloway

<p>“I-knew-I-always-wanted-to-work-with-kids.-I-wanted-to-make-a-difference.”</p>

After spending time teaching elementary education, Amber Holloway wants to continue her education to become a guidance counselor. In between classes and studying, she enjoys doing yoga, trying out new coffee shops, and hanging out with friends.

Jenny Nguyen

<p>“Connect-4-wants-to-make-sure-you’re-comfortable-and-happy-at-Iowa-State.”</p>

Jenny Nguyen can't wait to become an influential elementary school teacher. Until then, she enjoys drinks from her job at Starbucks or spending time with friends and family.

Kelsey Sigvertsen

<p>“The-classes-I-have-taken-in-the-School-of-Education-have-over-prepared-me-to-become-a-future-elementary-teacher.”</p>

Kelsey Sigvertsen aspires to be a 4th grade elementary teacher or work in administration, hopefully as a principal. Currently, in her free time, Kelsey enjoys reading, taking walks outside, and going to sporting events.