Aly Noble is a senior from Medford, Minnesota getting a B.S. Therapeutic Recreation and an M.S. Child Life.
What is a favorite memory from the University of Iowa?
My favorite memory from the University of Iowa was the very first time that I participated in the Iowa Wave during a football game at Kinnick. It was such an amazing moment, waving to many of the kids that I have gotten to know so well, some of whom have become my biggest super heroes. I can look back in twenty years and say that I got to be a part of the beginning of a world-known tradition at the University of Iowa and that is something so special to me.
If you had the chance to redo one year on campus, which year would it be, and what would you do differently?
This is a tough question to answer because I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at the University of Iowa. But, if I had to choose a year, I would pick freshman year of college. I think going back, I would involve myself even more into various student organizations and activities that are available to us as students. I would go out of my way to meet as many people as possible and really try to get involved in things that I didn't know about until later in college. I think it is so important to experience new things and to go out of your way to learn about anything and everything you can. I wish I would have done more of this as a freshman in college rather than later in my college career. However, looking back, I think all of the experiences and decisions I have made have really shaped me into the student I am today and I don't have regrets about my college experience.
Why do you want to be a part of Homecoming Royalty?
I want to be a part of Homecoming Royalty because I want to be a person who embodies everything that it means to be an Iowa Hawkeye and an involved student on campus. It is so important to get involved, give back to others, and be a leader in doing the things that you love, and I want to be a supportive and friendly face on campus to show others some of the smallest impacts they can make on our campus that make a difference. As a freshman at Iowa, I looked up to the Homecoming Royalty and wanted to strive to make a difference on campus like they had. In thinking about that memory, I hope to be somebody that empowers others to make a difference on our campus and to be passionate in getting involved in the things they love to do.
What would like to see changed in the world during your lifetime?
One of the things that I am really passionate about is ensuring that everyone has access to quality healthcare. I would love to see the world changed to provide the necessary and adequate healthcare to each and every single individual. Going into the healthcare field, I hope over the years that I see this change unfolding and that each and every person is provided the right to healthcare without worrying about the cost and access. I want to be an advocate for all identities, all cultures, all countries, and all people in giving them their right to a quality healthcare system.
What is a fun fact that no one knows about you?
I am scuba-dive certified for life and my pinky toes don't touch the ground!
If you had a superpower for one day, what would it be?
I would love to be able to teleport to different places around the world. It would be such an efficient and fun way to see so many new places and travel like a super hero for a day!
Iowa Homecoming is a week where the community comes together to celebrate Hawkeye pride. This year, we celebrate the hundredth anniversary of Nile Kinnick's birthday. For more information on homecoming, visit https://homecoming.uiowa.edu.