Student Profiles

Sergio Torres

Sergio Torres, from Newell, Iowa, is studying financial counseling and planning to one day become a financial counselor.

Jill Vanderhoof

Jill Vanderhoof, from Villisca, Iowa, is studying family and consumer science education and studies to be a high school FCEDs teacher.

Kelly Koch

“Through MAO I found the importance of serving my community. Now, I found a career that lets me do that every day.”

Sarah Menzel

“I’m a kid at heart, so I love being with kids and helping them.”

Nicole Marg

“I’ve appreciated getting feedback, and the opportunity to change my teaching methods to be better.”

Lisa Nebel

“I just want to be able to help people – financials are a big part of someone’s life.”

Kaitlyn Varner

Kaitlyn Varner, from Northwood, Iowa, is studying family and consumer science education and studies to one day become an FCS teacher.

Kaitlynn Botkin

“Find your focus area sooner, so you know where to focus your classes.”

Amberly J. Ehret

“It looks from birth to death. I’m not limited to K-12. I can work in everything from a summer camp to a nursing home.”

Linnea Stephens

Linnea Stephens, from Urbandale, Iowa, is studying child, adult, and family services to one day work as a mental health counselor.

Kayla Rusher

“Not only do I feel well educated in my career path, but also in worldly skills such as public speaking, writing, time management, and team work.”

Britta Becker

Britta Becker, from Swaledale, Iowa, is studying family and consumer science education and studies to teach high school students life skills.

Rachel Wonderlich

Rachel Wonderlich is a senior studying child, adult, and family services from Ollie.


Sarah Elm

Sarah Elm, from Williams, Iowa, is studying elementary education to one day work as a teacher and school board member.

Grace Sparks

“Your job is to work yourself out of a job. You want to make their lives better so that they don’t need you.”

Rachel Wolf

Rachel Wolf, from Cedar Falls, Iowa, is studying family and consumer science education to one day teach junior high students life skills.