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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!


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


Student Spotlight: Katie Stringer

Des Moines, IA ’19 sociology, global resource systems Favorite quote: “I raise up my voice-not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard.” ― Malala Yousafzai A cause she’s passionate about: My academic coursework and experience with the Iowa Network Against Human Trafficking has led me to care deeply … Continue reading Student Spotlight: Katie Stringer

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

Sha’Kurra Evans: Sociology is the world right outside your window

Sha’Kurra Evans (’18 sociology), Iowa State University student, Multicultural Vision Program scholar, McNair Scholar and first-generation college student was a twelve-year-old girl on a playground with her siblings the first time she was called by a racial slur. She remembers going home and telling her father about the incident, and her father sat Evans and … Continue reading Sha’Kurra Evans: Sociology is the world right outside your window