Student Profiles

Allisyn Berg

Allisyn Berg hopes to become a registered dietitian in clinical pediatrics. When she isn't preparing for her dietetic internship, she spends her free time with friends and hiking.

Diane Tan

Diane Tan prepares for her future career as a clinical dietitian. When she isn't in class or volunteering, Diane spends time with her friends eating food or hitting the gym.

Jessie Glanz

Jessie Glanz can't wait to use her dietetics degree to work as a clinical dietitian. Besides studying and mentoring prospective students as a CHS ambassador, she enjoys tailgating, spending time at the gym, and exploring new trails to run.

Kristin Gerhardt

Kristin Gerhardt wants to use her degree in dietetics to work as a clinical dietitian in weight management. During her free time, she enjoys hiking with her dogs at Ledges State Park, trying new restaurants, and going to sporting events.

Tessa Anderson

Tessa Anderson looks forward to working in research and development with hunger relief. When she isn't informing people about food insecurity, she enjoys crafting, baking, and spending time with friends.

Brenda Zavala-Livengood

Brenda Zavala-Livengood's career goal is working marketing and business development for a food company. Until then, she spends her time with family, friends, and her corgi, or by completing many of her half-started Pinterest projects.

Kelsey Finn

Kelsey Finn plans to be an occupational therapist with a focus on mental health, brain trauma, or pediatrics. When Kelsey isn't attending one of her club meetings, she spends time with friends, working out, and hiking.

Anastasia Frazee

Anastasia Frazee wants to use her culinary food science degree to open her own bakery someday. When she isn't trying out new recipes in the kitchen, she enjoys playing soccer and hanging out with her friends.

Taylor Dulaney

Taylor Dulaney wants to use her degree in culinary food science to work in product development. Some of her favorite pastimes include catching up on sleep and going out to eat with her friends.

Amanda Bries

Amanda Bries plans to do clinical research at a teaching hospital and eventually complete her doctorate. When she isn't studying, she enjoys staying active by training for races, practicing piano, and wood burning.

Sarah Allen

Sarah Allen plans to eventually obtain her master's degree in public health and become a public health nutritionist. When she isn't studying, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, hanging out with her dog, and working at ISU Extension and Outreach.

Anna Ben-Shlomo

Anna Ben-Shlomo's goal is opening her own practice as a registered dietitian. When she isn't studying, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.

Jonathan Cerna

Jonathan Cerna wants to work as a dietitian and researcher. When he isn't studying, he enjoys reading, powerlifting, and playing guitar.

Beth Baustian

Beth Baustian's goal is working as a dietitian and health editor/medical science writer. When she isn't studying, she enjoys listening to podcasts, drinking coffee, and cooking.

Casey Johnson

Casey Johnson's goal is working in a clinical setting, preferably with Diabetes patients or disease prevention. When she isn't studying, she enjoys spending time with friends, painting, and reading.

Madeleine Kiepura

Madeleine Kiepura knows she wants to work in a test kitchen. When she isn’t studying, she enjoys trying new recipes, swimming at State Gym, and lounging in a hammock on central campus.

Kelly Verburgt

Kelly Verburgt plans to use her love of nutrition to help others as a dietitian. When she isn't studying, she enjoys spending time with friends, testing new recipes, and working for Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

Monica Thornton

Monica Thornton hopes to help people as a future dietitian. When she isn't studying, she enjoys hiking at Ledges, attending concerts, and grabbing coffee with friends.

Sarah Menzel

Sarah Menzel knows she wants to be a pediatric dietitian. When she isn't studying, she enjoys working out, knitting, and playing with her cat.

Jenna Leland

Jenna Leland can't wait to start her dietetics career. When she isn't studying, she enjoys going for runs around Ames, taking photos, and spending time with friends.

Gretchen Henningsen

Gretchen Henningsen intends to earn her master's degree and work as a registered dietitian. When she isn't studying, she enjoys kayaking, riding her bike, and spending time with family and friends.

Nyahon Both

Nyahon Both aspires to start her own community nutrition program When she isn't studying, she enjoys volunteering with ACCESS, participating in various on-campus events, and binging her favorite Netflix shows.

Leah Brooke

Leah Brooke knows she wants to work in a clinical setting. When she isn't studying, she enjoys roller blading, going on random adventures, and attending Iowa State sporting events.

Brooke Odendahl

Brooke Odendahl plans to use her dietetics degree to help those fighting eating disorders. When she isn't studying, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, whipping up something tasty in the kitchen, and relaxing with yoga.

Morgan Denzer

Morgan Denzer aims to become a food science professor. When she isn't studying she enjoys watching Netflix and hanging out with friends.

Toluwani Awokoya

Toluwani Awokoya wants to use his nutritional science degree to become a pharmacist. When he isn't studying he enjoys cooking, playing soccer, and hanging out with friends.

Alexandria McPhail

Alex McPhail's hardships lead her to dietetics. When she isn't studying, she enjoys crafting (especially crochet), playing video games, and cosplaying.

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.

Benjamin Dralle

Benjamin Dralle plans to use his nutritional science degree to attend medical school. When he isn't studying or working as a community adviser in Willow Hall, he enjoys participating in judo, going for runs around campus, and spending time with friends hanging out or grabbing meals (especially Conversation's late-night meal bundles).

Catherine Rudolph

Catherine Rudolph hopes to become a registered dietitian. When she isn't studying, she enjoys reading, listening to new music, and hanging out with friends.

Anna Riley

Anna Riley hopes to become a dietitian. When she isn't studying or working as a dietary aide at Green Hills Retirement Community, she enjoys watching movies, attending basketball games, and reading.

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.

Mitchell Carlson

Mitchell Carlson knows he wants a career in medicine. When he isn't studying he enjoys running, camping, and playing piano.

Jessica Craig

Jessica Craig dreams of helping people through the medical field. When she isn't studying she enjoys getting involved in campus organizations, reading, and finding different coffee shops around Ames.

David Mena

David Mena wants to inspire people and promote healthy lifestyles. When he isn't studying he enjoys rollerblading, working out with friends, and swimming and rock climbing at the gym.

Hannah Klaassen

Hannah Klaassen plans on becoming a pediatric orthodontist to help kids. When she isn't studying she enjoys being outside, soaking up experiences Ames offers, and hanging out with friends.