Kelsey Powell joins us as an Academic Advisor for primarily transfer students. She received a BS in Animal Science and Dairy Science from Iowa State University in 2011 and a MS from Missouri State University in Natural and Applied Science in 2014. Kelsey is familiar with all aspects of the department from her time as an undergraduate but also is familiar with the process of being a transfer student. Kelsey says “As a former transfer student myself, I’m happy to be serving in such a pivotal role, ensuring students have a smooth transition to the college experience here at Iowa State University.”
Kelsey’s primary duties include transfer student recruitment, orientation, advising and assisting with peer mentor training and coordination. She will also assist undergraduate students with referrals to appropriate campus resources, reviewing students’ degree audit and assisting in retention and outreach. Kelsey is employed as a half-time, 12-month P&S appointment.