Ally O'Meara: Homecoming Court 2021

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Ally O"Meara is a senior from Indianola, Iowa majoring in Marketing and Finance, and minoring Theatre Arts. 

What is your favorite memory from the University of Iowa?

It is really hard to choose just one favorite memory of my time at Iowa. One of my most impactful memories was rushing and becoming an active member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity. This group of people has become my family and home away from home. Walking up to the third floor of the Biz Hub and seeing a friendly face to study with will forever be one of my favorite experiences.

What would like to see changed in the world during your lifetime?

The biggest change I would like to see in the world in my lifetime is a cure to cancer. I have many loved ones in my life that are currently fighting or have lost the battle to this disease. Cancer has rocked the world for decades, and finding a cure or advanced treatment programs would bring peace and greater healing for those diagnosed, their friends, and their families.

If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?

If I could have any superpower, it would be reading people's minds. What a cool way to empathize with others fully!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

I see myself with a family continuing to work in product and brand management. I am highly fascinated by trends and consumer behavior, so I hope to keep learning and researching. I have a passion for storytelling and hearing about others' lived experiences. I hope to create meaning in my life by learning more about the human person. have always dreamed of moving to a cold city, so I am hopefully somewhere up north! I have recently rediscovered my love for writing for enjoyment, let's hope I continue to improve.

What is a fun fact that no one knows about you?

I was once in a video of kids falling on ice that was shown on Jimmy Kimmel.
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