I’m Abbie and I’m from Summit, New Jersey. I grew up in New Jersey but lived in Portland, Oregon from ages 10-18. I graduated in the high school class of 2020, however, due to the pandemic, I spent the last year working part-time in a boutique in my town but also freelanced jobs on the side. My gap year has been one of the most informative and worthwhile decisions I’ve ever made, and while I wouldn’t change it for the world, I’m twice as excited to get to Iowa this year.
Many people raise an eyebrow when I say I’m going to Iowa. Being from the coasts, people struggle to understand the appeal of the midwest. Personally, I have such a fond connection to the genuine, down-to-earth people that are from the midwest, and I found that Iowa had everything I wanted. From the strong school spirit to the kind people, I knew this was the place I wanted to be. I’m planning on studying marketing at Tippie College of Business with a minor in something film-related! I’m currently living in the Catlett residence hall and I love it! I’m so excited to be given the opportunity to share my experience with all of you. Go Hawks!