Student Profiles

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.



Mariah Dougherty

Mariah Dougherty wants to spread awareness about Celiac Disease and be a positive role model for children. When she isn't studying, she enjoys reading, going on walks when the weather is nice, and watching Disney movies, especially Tangled.



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.



Alexa Berkenpas

Alexa Berkenpas knows she wants to work for Hy-Vee. When she isn't studying she enjoys walking around campus and enjoying the beautiful scenery.



Courtney Bryant

Courtney Bryant wants to help people around the world. When she isn't studying she enjoys exercising, hanging out with friends, and exploring new things.



Carissa Brown

Carissa Brown plans on becoming a clinical registered dietitian. When she isn't studying she enjoys grabbing coffee or watching movies with friends, reading, and being outside.



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.



Molly Seibel

Molly Seibel hopes to work in a hospital, helping patients heal faster through nutrition. When she isn't studying she enjoys hanging out with friends and attending basketball games.