Orientation Executive Team Staff

Get to know our 2018-2019 Orientation Executive Team Staff!


Avery Brennan

Year: Junior. 

Major: Political Science.

Hometown: Grinnell, Iowa.

One piece of advice: I would recommend that students get involved. Iowa is a large campus and getting to know as many people as you can helps shrink campus down.


Elyssa Tracy

Year: Senior. 

Major: Accounting.

Hometown: Mequon, Wisconsin.

One piece of advice: I would recommend students create study groups with people in their classes. Figuring out difficult questions is easier when there are multiple people trying. Also, you make new friends.

IMG_5805.JPGMolly Hovden

Year: Senior. 

Major: Journalism & Mass Communication and Gender, Women’s, & Sexuality Studies.

Hometown: Decorah, Iowa. 

One piece of advice: Step outside of your comfort zone! Whether that’s taking a class that looks exciting, joining a new club, going to a new event or just saying hi to the person next to you in class, this is one of the best ways to learn about yourself and make the most of your college experience. 

Emil41872521401_1fedae76db_my Parker

Year: Senior

Major: Health and Human Physiology: Health Promotion Track

Hometown: Naperville, Illinois

One piece of advice: I would definitely recommend that students branch out and try different study spaces around campus.  This is a good way to switch up the normal study routine and get a different perspective on the material.  Also, it is a good opportunity to make new friends.


“The best staff to work with.” – Herky