CATEGORIES: Alumni, News

CALS Young Alum of the Month: Lexi Marek

Lexi Marek (’17 public service and administration in agriculture, now agriculture and society) is an executive assistant for the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Read more about what she’s been doing since graduation!

CATEGORIES: Alumni

Alumni Spotlight: Kristen Corey

Hometown: Fort Dodge, IA Current city: Ankeny, IA ‘05 sociology and environmental studies, ‘07 MS sociology and sustainable agriculture Current position: Program Coordinator for the Office on the Status of Women at the Iowa Department of Human Rights What she does: I serve as the point of contact for the Office on the Status of … Continue reading Alumni Spotlight: Kristen Corey

International community builder: Matthew Fully

Matthew Fully (’17 sociology and criminal justice), plans to change the world by bringing people together with activism, volunteerism and community-building. Fully came to Iowa State University in 2015 as a transfer student from Des Moines Area Community College and began studying sociology and criminal justice. During his time on campus, he made his mark … Continue reading International community builder: Matthew Fully

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Purls of wisdom: Sara Clayton

Sara Clayton (’06 sociology and communication studies), spends nights knitting – which, according to Clayton, “isn’t just for your grandma!” – while she hangs out with her dog, Odin, and listens to true crime podcasts like My Favorite Murder. While she enjoys a wide variety of activities in her free time, one of her biggest … Continue reading Purls of wisdom: Sara Clayton

CATEGORIES: Alumni, Recent placement

Adam Wilke, Ph.D. ’16, Accepts position with the U.S. Geological Survey Social and Economic Analysis Branch

Alumni Update: Adam Wilke, PhD (’16 sociology and sustainable agriculture) U.S. Geological Survey Social and Economic Analysis Branch in Fort Collins, Colorado. Adam has been employing his experience and education from Iowa State University as a Postdoctoral Research Social Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey Social and Economic Analysis Branch in Fort Collins, CO. His … Continue reading Adam Wilke, Ph.D. ’16, Accepts position with the U.S. Geological Survey Social and Economic Analysis Branch

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Robert Bullard: 26 miles toward justice

Alabama native Robert Bullard arrived at Iowa State in the mid-1970s knowing two things: One, Iowa State was a great place to follow in the footsteps of his hero, George Washington Carver. (“Even as kids in elementary school during Black History Month,” Bullard says, “everyone knew Carver went to Iowa State University.”) And two, he wanted to carve out a new field of study, starting with an exploration of urban sociology.