Hi, I’m Derek! Thank you for reading my posts. I’m from Missouri Valley, Iowa, which is a small town in the southwest corner of the state. I am a first year student this year with a major in Journalism & Mass Communications. I chose the University of Iowa because of the small school feel. Coming from a school with a total of about 300 students, it is a pure culture shock. I also fell in love with the beautiful campus and the Iowa City community. I have been a Hawkeye fan since I can remember, so of course that was a huge factor in my decision! I can’t wait for all of the challenges and the opportunities that the University of Iowa has in store. There is a long road ahead, but I’m super thrilled to be on it. I hope you guys enjoy my experiences as much as I do!