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.


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Year: Senior

Major: Psychology

Hometown: Porto Alegre, Brazil

One piece of advice: I would encourage students to just try out different things. There is so much going on whether it be with student organizations, events or events on campus jobs. My first job was working in Admissions and I fell so much in love with the world of Higher Education and Student Affairs that I’m applying for Graduates schools in this area. You just never know what you may find if you don’t go out there and experience what Iowa has to offer!



 Devonte Chism 

Year: Junior 

Major: Global Health Studies 

Hometown: Waukee, Iowa 


One piece of advice: My advice to students is to branch out. It will be hard at first, but try to make Iowa City and the University your home away from home. In doing this, you are setting yourself up for the best time of your life. Embrace all that the University has to offer! 


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