Freshman Learning Community Peer Mentors 2019-2020

Aaron
Aaron

Class: Junior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Human Medicine
Hometown: Akron, Iowa
About me: Hey! My name is Aaron Allard. At Iowa State, I am involved in Greek Life, ISU Blood Drive, and many other various service events. Some of my hobbies include exercising, drawing/painting, Netflix bingeing, and any outdoor activity. I am extremely excited to meet all of you and help you with your new adventure at Iowa State University!

Collin
Collin

Class: Senior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Pharmacy
Hometown: Osage, Iowa
About me: During my time at Iowa State I have been involved in the Pre-Pharmacy Club, Barbell Club and the ISU Youth Sports Club. I enjoy officiating basketball, watching sports and being outdoors. I look forward to getting to know many of you and welcome to Iowa State!

Dillon
Dillon

Class: Senior
Major: Athletic Training
Option(s): Pre-Occupational therapy
Hometown: Lenox, Iowa 
About me: After working an internship with the Dallas Cowboys this summer, I will be working with the men’s basketball team in the fall and women’s swim & dive team in the spring. In my free time I like to hang with friends, watch/play sports, and work out. I look forward to getting to know many of you and pass along what I’ve learned here at ISU.

Ellie
Ellie

Class: Sophomore
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Physican's assistant
Hometown: Bettendorf, IA
About me: I’m involved at Iowa State as a member of the Pre-Physician Assistant Club, and an undergraduate teaching assistant for BIOL 255L (Anatomy Lab) and chemistry. I'm pursuing a minor in psychology, and I recently studied abroad at the University of Westminster in London for the spring 2019 semester. Outside of school, I work as a scribe for Unity Point Health- Trinity in the Quad Cities. I love being outside and staying active by playing soccer and racquetball, and hiking! I am very excited to be a kinesiology peer mentor and help you as you transition to Iowa State. Go Cyclones!

Emily
Emily

Class: Senior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Physical therapy
Hometown: Wayzata, Minnesota
About me: Here at Iowa State, I am currently an undergraduate research assistant for the Physical Activity and Aging Study (PAAS) for Dr. Lee. I am also a member of the DUB H Hip Hop Club and the ISU Weight Club. I enjoy working out, water skiing, hiking, and downhill skiing in the winter. I am so honored to be a Kinesiology Peer Mentor and am so excited to meet you all!

Gwynne
Gwynne

Class: Senior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s):: Pre-Physical therapy
Hometown: Ottumwa, Iowa
About me: Hi, I'm Gwynne! Here at Iowa State I am on the cross country and track and field teams. I also am a member of the Honors Program and am on the leadership executive team for FCA. One of my favorite opportunities I've been given so far is the chance to work in Dr. Stegemöller's motor control research lab and participate in boxing with people with Parkinson's disease. I can't wait to meet you and welcome you into the Iowa State family!

 
Hannah
Hannah

Class: Junior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Physician Assistant
Hometown: Johnston, IA
About me: Hi everyone! My name is Hannah. During my time here at Iowa State, I have been a member of the Pre-Physician's Assistant Club, the Kinesiology Club, and the Greek Community. I am involved in my sorority as our Risk Management Chairman and I have also gotten involved with Dr. Welk's Physical Activity and Health Promotion Lab. I am one of his undergraduate research assistants and have gained a lot of hands on experience. In my free time, I love being outdoors, working out, hanging out with friends and family, and binge watching tv shows on Netflix! I can't wait to meet you all and welcome you into the Iowa State and Kinesiology family. Go Cyclones!

Jamie
Jamie

Class: Junior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Physical therapy
Hometown: Lake Elmo, Minnesota
About me: In addition to my major I am pursing minors in Psychology and Spanish. I also am involved in Dr. Stegemöller's Neuromotor research lab where we work with people with Parkinson's disease. In my free time I love to be outside boating and kayaking. I am super excited to meet all of you and help you start off on your adventure here at Iowa State. Go Cyclones!

Josh
Josh

Class: Senior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Human medicine
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, IA
About me: I am a member of the Pre-Med club and Cardinal Eats. I am also doing research in Dr. Lang's lab and am in the College of Human Sciences Student Council. I am very excited to meet all of you and help make sure you love Iowa State just as much as me! Go State!

Kalley
Kalley

Class: Senior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Community and public health
Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa
About me: Here at Iowa State I have been involved in the Pre-Occupational Therapy club, the Greek Community and Iowa State Up ‘til Dawn. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family, boating during the summer, snuggling with my puppy and being active. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and helping you in your transition to ISU!

KJ
KJ

Class: Senior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Ocupational Therapy
Hometown: Norwalk, IA
About me: During my time at Iowa State, I’ve been an ambassador for the College of Human Sciences helping give prospective students a taste of what Iowa State is like! I am also involved with Pre-OT Club, the SALT Company, and our amazing WISE program. In my free time I love to play with my dog, watch and play sports, and find recipes to cook on Pinterest! I’m looking forward to meeting you all and helping you start your Cyclone adventure!

Lexi
Lexi

Class: Senior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Physician assistant 
Hometown: Andover, Minnesota
About me: Hi everyone! My name is Lexi. During my time here at Iowa State, I have been involved in the Biological Science Club, Dance Marathon, Student Alumni Leadership Council, Fraternal Values Society, and the Greek Community. In my free time, I enjoy being outside, going to the gym, boating, and of course watching Netflix. I also love spending time with my family and friends. I am super excited to meet you all and help you in your Cyclone journey!

Mallory
Mallory

Class: Senior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Physical therapy 
Hometown: Bloomfield, Iowa
About me: I am currently involved at Iowa State as Vice president of the Kinesiology and Health club and homecoming director of Up ‘til Dawn which is an organization that raises money for St. Jude. I am so excited to get to know all of you and help you along your journey at Iowa State!

Megan
Megan

Class: Junior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Occupational Therapy
Hometown: Cedar Falls, IA
About me: Hi! My name is Megan and I am honored to be a peer mentor for kinesiology this year! Currently, I am involved in my sorority, Dance Marathon, Pre-Occupational Therapy club and the Iowa State Sparkle Squad, an inclusive cheerleading team. I love to be outside by hammocking, rollerblading, boating or hiking! I also work at Childserve where I get to work with some amazing kiddos. I can't wait to meet you and help you to love your major and our campus!

Nikki
Nikki

Class: Junior
Major: Kinesiology and health
Option(s): Pre-Occupational therapy
Hometown: Orange County, California
About me: Currently, I am Vice President of the College of Human Sciences Council, a student ambassador for the Student Leadership Alumni Council, secretary of the Pre-Occupational Therapy Club, and I am involved in the Neurophysiology Lab for undergraduate research. I absolutely love everything Iowa State has to offer and am very passionate about Kinesiology. I cannot wait to meet all of you and welcome all of you to the amazing Cyclone family!

Sarah
Sarah

Class: Senior
Major: Athletic Training
Hometown: Denison, IA
About me: Currently, I am very excited to be working with the Track and Cross Country team this fall, and the Gymnastics team in the spring after previously working with the ISU football team. I am involved with the Athletic Training Club at Iowa State and also enjoy shopping, playing sports, and spending time with family and friends. I am so excited to be a Kinesiology Peer Mentor and show you everything there is to love about Iowa State!