Transfer Learning Community Peer Mentors 2018-2019

Chris
Chris

Class: Senior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Exercise Science
Hometown: Le Mars, Iowa
About me: I am currently an Assistant Tennis Professional at Ames Fitness Center South and am involved with the Alliance for Disability Awareness (ADA) organization on campus. My career aspirations include becoming a strength and conditioning coach (preferably for a college or high school), as well as a football or tennis coach. I love to play and watch sports, mostly football and basketball, and because I am from Le Mars, I also love to eat lots and lots of ice cream.

Desi
Desi

Class: Senior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Dentistry
Hometown: Akron, Iowa
About me: After two years at another university, I transferred to Iowa State University as a kinesiology and health major. I am currently a member of the Kinesiology and Health Club and will be serving as a Cyclone Health Ambassador in the fall. My career goal is to become a general dentist and I hope to own my own practice someday. I am excited to be a peer mentor this year, and I can't wait to meet everyone! 

Ivan
Ivan

Class: Sophomore
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Exercise Science
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa 
About me: At Iowa State University, I am a student leader with Science Bound and a camp counselor for the Early Outreach Program. I am also part of the Iowa National Guard as an 11B Infantryman. My hobbies include playing the accordion for a Mexican band and performing for people. I also love to workout and go to the gym. I look forward to meeting you all and helping you achieve your goals at Iowa State!

Izzy
Izzy

Class: Junior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Physical Education Licensure
Hometown: Appleton, Wisconsin 
About me: During my time at Iowa State University, I have been involved in the ExerCYse is Medicine and Physical Education Clubs. I am a Community Adviser in Oak-Elm Residence Hall, and I work for the kinesiology Swim and Gym program. I can't wait to continue my time as a peer mentor and I'm so excited to meet all of you!

Jacy
Jacy

Class: Senior
Major: Athletic Training
Option(s): 
Hometown: Boone, Iowa
About me: I currently work full time with the Iowa State Track and Field and Cross Country teams as well as previously working with Iowa State Football and Ames High School. I am also involved in our Athletic Training Club on campus. I look forward to meeting and working with you! Go Cyclones!

Katelyn
Katelyn

Class: Junior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Physical Activity and Health Promotion
Hometown: New Prague, Minnesota
About me: After coming to Iowa State University as a freshman in animal science, I got the opportunity to explore three more majors and finally found my home in kinesiology and health. I am the Vice President/Captain of the Cyclone Hockey Cheer Squad and volunteer at the Octagon Center for the Arts. Back in Minnesota, I am a personal care assistant for disabled adults and a dance teacher. I can't wait to meet all of you and show you what Iowa State has to offer! 

Kyle
Kyle

Class: Junior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Physical Therapy
Hometown: Le Mars, Iowa
About me: Currently, I am a member of a fraternity and participate in several on-campus clubs such as the Pre-Physical Therapy Club. My career goal is to be a physical therapist for a national or university athletic team as I love working with athletes and getting them back to performing their best after injury. In my free time, I enjoy being active and playing virtually all kinds of sports including basketball, volleyball, and soccer. I look forward to acquainting each of you with Iowa State and all of the opportunities it has available for you! #TrustTheProcess 

Michael
Michael

Class: Senior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Physical Therapy
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
About me: After changing my major many times while attending community college, I transferred to Iowa State University. I’m involved in the Physical Therapy Club, Kinesiology and Health Club, and CardioRACE research lab. I enjoy anything involving music or exercise. I can’t wait to meet you all!

Morgan
Morgan

Class: Senior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Physical Therapy
Hometown: Tripoli, Iowa
About me: I started school at a community college where I studied nursing and was a college athlete. After my first year, I changed my major and transferred to Iowa State University. I work with kids with special needs, and believe I have the best job in the world. Everyday I get to go to my job knowing that I am helping them grow and we work to provide them with the skills they need to be as independent as possible. If I could have my dream career it would be helping kids with special needs with their physical therapy. I'm so excited that I get to work with you as your peer mentor. I can't wait to meet you all!

Raquel
Raquel

Class: Junior
Major: Kinesiology and health and Communication studies
Option(s): Community and Public Health
Hometown: Guayaquil, Ecuador 
About me: I am a double major in communication studies and kinesiology and health. I am also the secretary of the Health Promotion Club. After graduation, I hope to be accepted in a graduate program for public health. I can’t wait to be a peer mentor and get to know all of you!