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Victoria Patterson (’15 COMST) | Human Resources Manager, Gifford Brown/Dee Electronics Inc.

Victoria Patterson’s journey after graduating from Iowa State has proven time and again that Communication Studies was the right degree for her. Victoria graduated in 2015 with a major in Communication Studies and minors in Journalism and Mass Communication and Apparel Merchandising. After graduating, Victoria’s first job was as a recruiter, which began her career … Continue reading Victoria Patterson (’15 COMST) | Human Resources Manager, Gifford Brown/Dee Electronics Inc.

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Lauren Johnsen (’14 COMST) | Communication Faculty, University of Memphis-Lambuth

Dr. Lauren Johnsen (she/her/hers) graduated from ISU with a degree in Communication Studies and Environmental Studies, a minor in English Literature, and a certificate in Community Leadership and Public Service (now known as Leadership Studies) in 2014. With an already accomplished resume, Dr. Johnsen knew exactly waht she wanted to do: get a doctorate in … Continue reading Lauren Johnsen (’14 COMST) | Communication Faculty, University of Memphis-Lambuth

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Elizabeth Settles (’18 COMST) | Program Assistant, Communication Studies

When Elizabeth Settles (she/her/hers) graduated from ISU with a degree in Communication Studies and a certificate in Leadership Studies in 2018, she couldn’t have imagined how this combination would uniquely qualify her for the job she has now. “I am the Program Assistant for Leadership Studies, Communication Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.” Elizabeth also … Continue reading Elizabeth Settles (’18 COMST) | Program Assistant, Communication Studies

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Katy Heineman (’13 COMST) | New Student Services Specialist, ISU

Katy Heineman (she/her/hers) graduated in 2013 with a degree in Communication Studies and minors in Journalism and Mass Communication and Event Management from Iowa State. She followed up with a Master’s in Education, with a focus on Student Affairs, which she completed in 2015. After receiving her Master’s, Katy held various roles within the Office … Continue reading Katy Heineman (’13 COMST) | New Student Services Specialist, ISU

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Megan Moore (’13 COMST) | Financial Literacy Adviser, ISU

Megan Moore (she/her/hers) graduated in 2013 with a degree in Communication Studies, as well as a certificate in Community Leadership and Public Service (now called Leadership Studies) and a minor in English from Iowa State. “I can’t believe it’s been almost seven years since I walked the stage at graduation!” Megan said. “Most of my post … Continue reading Megan Moore (’13 COMST) | Financial Literacy Adviser, ISU

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Lexi Elliott (’11 COMST) | Career Service Coordinator, LAS Career Services, ISU

Lexi Elliott (she/her/hers) graduated in 2011 with a degree in Communication Studies from Iowa State. “Since graduating in 2011 I went into the events industry,” Lexi shared. “I spent over five years as an event manager. I transitioned into HR and PR at a school district for a few years. “I have been in my … Continue reading Lexi Elliott (’11 COMST) | Career Service Coordinator, LAS Career Services, ISU

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Rhett Allen (’18 COMST) | Assistant Director of Marketing, ISU Athletics

Rhett Allen (he/him/his) graduated from Iowa State with a degree in Communication Studies, a certificate in Leadership Studies, and a minor in Music in 2018. He went on to receive a Master’s of Education from Auburn University and returned to Ames to work as Assistant Director of Marketing for the ISU Athletics Department. “I oversee … Continue reading Rhett Allen (’18 COMST) | Assistant Director of Marketing, ISU Athletics

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Alumni Spotlight: Steven Netcott

Steven Netcott (’14 Communication Studies) originally enrolled in the Management Information Systems (MIS) program at Iowa State University with a goal of working in an information technology (IT) environment. After taking several classes Netcott felt MIS was not quite the right fit. While researching other options he discovered the Communication Studies (ComSt) program and declared a new major. That decision has paid off.