Elementary Education with Minors in American Sign Language and African American Studies


North English, Iowa

Katie grew up a Hawkeye fan, so she always considered going to school here. She visited other schools but none of them felt like home. “My older sister came to The University of Iowa my sophomore year of high school. I would go to campus to visit her and it always felt homey to me.  I loved staying in the residence halls with her and knew that was the college experience I wanted to have, so I applied, and I couldn’t have made a better decision for myself!”

During her time here, the University has opened Katie’s eyes to passions she never knew she had. “My passions are mentoring young students, helping those students realize their full potential, and learning about a variety of different cultures, a passion I didn’t discover until coming to The University of Iowa.” This discovery of passions ultimately lead her to her major in Elementary Education. 

“I have two pieces of advice for prospective students. First, get involved as soon as you get to campus. The people you meet in student organizations, classes, and jobs will be the people you spend the most time with throughout your time in college, so embrace those opportunities! Why wait? Secondly, seek out resources offered on campus! From student counseling services, resume workshops, volunteer positions, or the statistics lab, The University of Iowa offers amazing resources to its students because they want to see us succeed. Take full advantage of it!”

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