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Congratulations to 2020 Leadership Studies graduate, Andrea Dahl!

Author: Troy Rutter

Andrea Dahl will receive a Leadership Studies Certificate and a degree in Public Relations and Communication Studies from Iowa State University. Congratulations, Andrea!


What other goals do you have for your life after graduation (hobbies, travel, self-improvement, etc.)? 

I will spend time traveling to national parks around the U.S. and documenting my travel experiences.


What was your favorite Leadership Studies class? And why?

I enjoyed Leadership Studies 322 with Kyle Patrick because we discussed our Clifton Strengths test results.


How do you feel Leadership Studies has made an impact on you?

The courses have helped me to become more self-aware.


After your time in the program, what is your definition of leadership?

Anyone can be a leader in some areas and a follower in others. A good leader knows group dynamics, has strong interpersonal skills, is a good listener and is able to motivate others.


What activities, clubs, groups were you a member of at ISU?

I was a member of PRSSA, Iowa State Daily, and Journalism learning community.


What is your favorite memory from being at ISU? 

I enjoyed traveling on spring break trips with the outdoor recreation program.