About our Students

Meet our students who are studying science, technology, engineering and math at Iowa State University and a few recent graduates as well. Learn more about how the Program for Women in Science has made an impact in their lives and how they are connected here at Iowa State.

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Mary Hallman, while studying abroad in Indonesia last year.

Mary Hallman

Major: Kinesiology and Health
Hometown: Pocahontas, IA
Extracurricular Activities: WiSE Peer Mentor, Community Advisor for Oak-Elm Residence Hall, and Orchesis II Dance Company, and Study Abroad - Indonesia





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Vera Priscari, Senior.

Vera Priscari

Major: Nutritional Science
Hometown: Davenport, IA
Extracurricular Activities: Honors Program, Community Advisor, Cyclone Aide, Destination Iowa State Team Leader, Volunteer as a Patient Sitter at Mary Greeley Medical Center, Study Abroad at University of Edinburgh (Edinburgh, Scotland)




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Cara Petrie studying at ISU.

Cara Petrie

Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Shawnee, KS
Extracurricular Activities: Society of Women Engineers (SWE), WiSE Ambassador





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Priya Desai, senior in chemical engineering.

Priya Desai

Major:Chemical Engineering
Hometown: Rockford, IL
Extracurricular Activities: Student Admissions (STARS), Chemical Engineering Ambassadors Program





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Brooke at a football game with Cy.

Brooke Baschke

Major:Civil Engineering
Hometown: Spencer, IA
Extracurricular Activities: WiSE sophomore Peer Mentor, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Dance Marathon





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Chemical Engineering student Rachel Morris.

Rachel Morris

Major: Chemical Engineering
Hometown:Cincinatti, OH
Extracurricular Activities: Marching Band, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Minds of Tomorrow, WISE, PWSE Role Model Program





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Katie Stangl, WiSE Peer Mentor and Mechanical Engineering student.

Katie Stangl

Major: Mechanical Engineering
Hometown:Lakeville, MN
Extracurricular Activities: Wise First Year Program, Colleges Against Cancer, Society of Women Engineers, Wise Ambassador.





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Genna Tesdall enjoying her time abroad in Sweden.

Genna Tesdall

Major: Global Resource Systems
Hometown: Ames, IA
Extracurricular Activities: Oak King Community Adviser, International Agriculture Club Secretary, International Communications Editor.