DSL Student Spotlight: November, 2019

Each month during the academic year, we'll be featuring some students in the Division of Student Life. These students are staff or volunteers who are making a difference in supporting student success at Iowa. Here's a little bit about each of them, in their own words. 

Alexia Sanchez

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Alexia works as a student administrative office assistant in the UH&D administrative offices. She has been one of the staff who talked with students and parents during the most recent residence hall application process. It was a busy week and she handled things very well. Additionally, Alexia, is the leader of a student group who proposed a LLC for Latinx students that will become reality in fall of 2020. A former UISG leader and resident assistant, Alexia has turned her sights to graduation and volunteering with LULAC in the Iowa City community. She represents UH&D, DSL, and the university very well through her engagement.

Regan Smock

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I currently serve as a Student Office Assistant in the Office of the Dean of Students. Throughout my time in the office, I have learned so much and have been able to touch the lives of so many students and faculty/staff on our campus. Whether assisting with Student Care & Assistance calls or helping connect students with leadership opportunities, this job stays interesting. I work with the some of the most impactful staff on campus, who are always willing to help me out. The Office of the Dean of Students has given me the opportunity to give back to the University of Iowa, everything it has given to me! I am also involved in University of Iowa Student Government, Students to Assist Recruitment, and Tippie Peer Mentoring. Last summer, I also had the opportunity to serve as an Orientation Leader!

Sam Richter

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I have been fortunate enough to have worked at the Welcome Center for four years now, and have served as the student manager for the past year and a half. I also serve on the IMU Student Advisory Board, and served on the Dance Marathon Executive Council in the 2018-2019 school year. While at Iowa, I have had the opportunity to volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity, Salvation Army, and Junior Achievement while being involved in various student organizations.