Student Profiles

Ryan True

Ryan True plans to become a fitness entrepreneur servicing the wellness needs of seniors. Until then, he likes to watch The Office or whatever is on Comedy Central when he isn't studying.

Brandon Jackson

Brandon Jackson chose Iowa State University for the kinesiology program. When he isn't studying to become a physical therapist, you can find him working out, watching Netflix, or thrift shopping.

Carter Reed

Carter Reed wants to use his doctoral degree to eventually teach university students. During his time outside of class and lab work, he enjoys playing sports, reading books, playing guitar, and hanging out with friends.

Macy Morrow

Macy Morrow wants to become a physician assistant and eventually work for Doctors Without Borders. When she isn't studying, she likes to explore campus, hammock, and hang out with friends.

Naomi Petrich

Naomi Petrich's dream of becoming a physician assistant has started to become reality as she begins to apply to physician assistant school. When she isn't preparing her application materials, she enjoys golfing with her friends and re-watching episodes of Grey's Anatomy and One Tree Hill.

Haley Schany

Haley Schany is certain she wants to be a physician assistant. In the mean time, she enjoys going on adventures with friends and cheering on the Cyclones with the greatest fan base in the country.

Andra Luth

Andra Luth decided to major in kinesiology after suffering a sports injury in high school. When she isn't preparing for physical therapy school, she enjoys running and watching "Friends" with her roommates.

Daniel Shultz

Daniel Shultz hopes to work as an athletic trainer in either the NFL or at a Division I school. For now, he spends his time enjoying the outdoors by hiking, playing football, and hammocking. 

Kenneth Echevarria

Ken Echevarria loves learning about diet and exercise science. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys spending time at State Gym, making music, or hanging out around central campus.

Keesha Gaines

Keesha Gaines wants to work as an occupational therapist in the future. Right now, she spends time binge watching television, working, or playing basketball.

Kathryn Southard

Kathryn Southard's goal is to become a professor within a kinesiology or exercise science department at a mid-sized university. In her free time between research you can find her gardening, walking her dog, or baking.

Jess Alley

Jess Alley hopes to open her own business collaborating her education with her love for the outdoors. When she isn't studying, she enjoys running, climbing, and backpacking.

Mitch Stephenson

Mitch Stephenson aspires to be a university professor of biomechanics. When he isn't studying, he enjoys indoor exercises, motorcycle riding, and building/restoring items like furniture and vintage stereos.

Joey Lee

Joey Lee wants to teach as a professor at a small or mid-level university or at a community college. When he isn't studying, he enjoys playing basketball, working out, and spending time with his one-year-old son.

Jenna King

Jenna King wants to work as a clinical exercise physiologist with doctors who prescribe exercise as medicine. When she isn't studying, she enjoys rollerblading, drinking black coffee, and working at Great Plains Sauce and Dough Company.

Haley Clifton

Haley Clifton wants to work in corporate wellness or as a health coach. When she isn't studying, she enjoys exercising, cooking, and watching Food Network with her cat, Toby.

Colleen Humble

Colleen Humble knows she wants to be a sports dietitian. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys cooking, working out, and spending time with family and friends.

Brie Johnson

Brie Johnson wants to help individuals with their health goals. When she isn't studying, she enjoys going to State Gym, lifting weights, and watching "Grey's Anatomy," "One Tree Hill," or "Supernatural" on Netflix.

Genevieve Hepworth

Genevieve (Genny) knows she wants to work as a pediatric physical therapist. When she isn’t studying she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading leisurely, and making time for close family and friends.

Elizabeth Davitt

Elizabeth (Liz) Davitt plans to combine her love of nutrition and exercise in her future career. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys relaxing, having movie nights with friends, and simply enjoying her study breaks.

Jade Weber

Jade Weber aspires to help athletes as a physical therapist. When she isn’t studying or working for the Iowa Wild hockey team, she enjoys going to concerts, spending time with her family and friends, and parenting her two dogs: Bear and Bogey.

Sara Martin

Sara Martin can't wait to help athletes with nutrition. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys working out, painting, and taking naps.

Elisabeth Burken

Elisabeth (Libby) Burken knows she's headed toward a clinical career. When she isn't studying she enjoys volunteering, watching Netflix, and crafting.

Matthew Eaton

Matthew Eaton intends to use his degree to work as a cardiac rehab specialist. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys playing computer games, longboarding outside, and bowling with friends.

Mallory Majors

Mallory Majors wants to work as an occupational therapist. When she isn't studying she enjoys reading, going shopping, and running with her dog.

Parker Hinkle

Parker hopes to work as a surgeon. When he isn't studying or getting involved on campus, he enjoys hanging out with friends, relaxing, and taking advantage of his rare free time.

India Chapman

India Chapman intends to work as a physical therapist. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys hanging out with friends, working out, and binge watching "The Walking Dead" on Netflix.

Joseph Hassett

Joey Hassett hopes to become a sports dietitian for the Olympics. When he isn’t studying, he enjoys training for triathlons with his teammates and closest friends.

Zebulun Callahan

Zebulun Callahan looks forward to a career helping athletes. When he isn't studying, he enjoys working out at Lied Recreation and finding new ways to keep himself active and healthy.

Amos Kotz

Amos Kotz knows he wants to help people through physical therapy. When he isn't studying, he enjoys exercising at Lied Rec., shopping in Des Moines for art, and riding his bike.

Maranda Hahn

Maranda Hahn knows she wants to work in the medical field. When she isn't studying, she enjoys working out (cardio especially), riding her bike, and unwinding by watching The Bachelor or Grey's Anatomy with friends.

Karter Ewing

Karter Ewing has his mind set on helping future athletes. When he isn't studying, he enjoys taking advantage of the free clubs and activities on campus including Cyclone Cinema or playing intramural sports.

Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer plans to become a registered dietitian. When she isn't studying, she enjoys running, exploring different trails around Ames, and being outside.

Megan Slattery

Megan Slattery intends to use her degree to be a family physician and nutritional counselor. When she isn't studying, she enjoys going to the gym, making crafts, and exploring the Ames area with friends.

Molly Goltz

Molly Goltz wants to be an osteopathic family physician. When she isn't studying she enjoys playing basketball, hanging out with friends, and exploring new places in Ames.

Taylor Paulsen

Taylor Paulsen is looking forward to graduate school so she can practice medicine. When she isn't studying she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, reading, and participating in intramural sports on campus.

Mikayla Cummings

Mikayla Cummings is hoping to become a physician assistant. When she isn't studying she enjoys spending time with friends, watching Netflix, and getting involved on campus.