2018 Leadership Team

 

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Emily Dvorak 

Position: Executive Director
Year:
Junior

Major: Global Health
Hometown: Carroll, Iowa
Involvement: BASIC Local Missions Team, Red Cross Club
Plans After Graduation: I would love to travel and work in Caribbean/Latin American countries in Public Health, community building, or health clinics. I’ve thought about working for the American Red Cross or the U.S. Public Health Services, or possibly staying in school to get my RN.
Fun Facts: I love working out, especially doing Zumba and Yoga! A few of my bucket list items are to be fluent in Spanish, travel to all 50 states and 6 of the continents, own a dog, and make every recipe in a cookbook.


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Clay Olson
Position: Associate Director
Year: Senior
Major: Leisure Youth and Human Services, Emphasis in Tourism and Nonprofit Administration
Hometown: Hopkinton, Iowa
Involvement: UNI Proud, UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club
Plans After Graduation: I don’t have any specific hopes and dreams for after graduation, but hope to spread a message to dream big, have empathy, and love unconditionally. There is enough hate in the world and we need to start bridging divides instead of creating bigger ones.
Fun Facts: Professional Photographer, Drag Queen (Valerie Fox), I love to travel, and have already toured seven countries in Europe playing tuba in the 2014 Iowa Ambassadors of Music band.


Rhiannon Leadership


Rhiannon Smeby
Position: Director of Finance
Year: Junior
Major: Political Science, International Affairs Minor
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Involvement: NextGen Climate, Northern Iowa Democrats
Plans After Graduation: I could see myself working on a presidential campaign, in a senator’s office, and thriving in the nonprofit sector. Whatever it is— making a difference through a mission I am passionate about.
Fun Facts: I was on TV at the Democratic National Convention in 2016!


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Darci Eberhardt
Position: Director of Information Management
Year: Junior
Major: Global Health and Disparities, Family Studies Minor, Nonprofit Certificate
Hometown: Elkader, Iowa
Involvement: College Ministry Intern at Prairie Lakes Church, theRiver Leadership Team, STLF Chapter Core, Dance Marathon Morale Captain
Plans After Graduation: I would love to work for the Red Cross for a few years after graduation and do a little traveling. Then I would love to come back to Iowa and work at a hospital or clinic.
Fun Facts: I love traveling and meeting new people and I love ice cream!


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Annie Lawler
Position: Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Year: Sophomore
Major: Leisure Youth and Human Services, Emphasis in Nonprofit Administration and Youth Development
Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa
Involvement: St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center Small Group Leader, Dance Marathon Morale Captain, Previous Camp Adventure CDC Intern
Plans After Graduation: I would love to work with the Peace Corps or do mission work through a Church!
Fun Facts: I love to travel and have been to six different countries, I love to play the ukulele, crochet and drink tea!


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Mikaela Heikens
Position: Director of Resource Management
Year: Junior
Major: Leisure Youth and Human Services, Emphasis in Nonprofit Administration and Youth Development
Hometown: Lake Park, Iowa
Involvement: BASIC, Love INC, Spectrum Project
Plans After Graduation: After graduation I would like to join the Peace Corps or another international organization so I can experience more of the world! After working internationally, I hope to work stateside in youth programming because I believe every child deserves the encouragement and opportunity to reach for their dreams.
Fun Facts: I have currently been to eight countries, and I cannot wait to add to the list!


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Annie Simmons
Position: Director of Membership Engagement
Year: Sophomore
Major: Leisure Youth and Human Services, Emphasis in Nonprofit Administration, Public Relations Minor
Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa
Involvement: St. Stephen the Witness Catholic Student Center Small Group Leader, Dance Marathon
Plans After Graduation: I hope to work for a nonprofit as an event planner.
Fun Facts: Some of my favorite things are dark chocolate, coffee, heated blankets, essential oils, and the Green Bay Packers, My favorite quote is “Leave people better than you found them”


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Adri Kelly
Position: Director of Professional Development
Year: Junior
Major: Political Science and Public Administration, International Affairs Minor
Hometown: Mason City, Iowa
Involvement: Model UN, NextGen Climate
Plans After Graduation: After graduation I plan on joining the Airforce with hopes of becoming an intelligence analyst.
Fun Facts: One time I was on the front page of the Northern Iowan in a full body Tigger (from Winnie the Pooh) costume.


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Trevor Schmitt
Position: Director of Community Service
Year: Senior
Major: Leisure, Youth and Human Services, Emphasis in Nonprofit Administration and Youth Development
Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa
Involvement: Human Resources and College Discipleship Intern at Prairie Lakes Church,
Plans After Graduation: My plans after graduation are to pursue Christian ministry through summer programs for kids. I’m working to be a director of a youth summer camp.
Fun Facts: Loves dogs, hates wasps, is indifferent towards fish.


Morgan Leadership

Morgan Rahe
Position: Director of Consulting
Year: Junior
Major: Leisure Youth and Human Services, Emphasis in Youth Development
Hometown: Dyersville, Iowa
Involvement: President of the UNI Women’s Club Volleyball Team
Plans After Graduation: After graduation I hope to get a job that deals with youth programming. I also hope to coach volleyball someday.
Fun Facts: I grew up on a farm. My favorite color is purple. Summer is my favorite time of the year because I love going boating with my family.


 

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