Emily Ford is a senior Nursing major from Geneseo, Illinois.
What is a fun fact that no one knows about you?
I collect hotel keys. I know it sounds weird but it's like my own little souvenir from every trip I've taken!
What is a favorite memory from The University of Iowa?
I have so many great memories from Iowa, but I think my favorite one was last year during the Iowa vs. Pitt football game. Marshall Koehn kicked a 57-yard field goal as time expired to win the game and everyone was going nuts. I've been to a lot of football games at Kinnick, but I think this was the most electric I've ever seen it. It was so much fun celebrating that win!
If you had a superpower for one day, what would it be?
Teleportation! I absolutely love to travel, and with this superpower, I could explore the whole world in one day!
Why do you want to be a part of Homecoming Royalty?
I want to be a part of Homecoming Royalty because it's a great opportunity to represent both The University of Iowa student body as well as The College of Nursing. For me, it's a chance to show other students how much I love being a Hawkeye and the incredible impact that these four years have had on me!
What is something you would like to see changed in the world within your generation?
One thing that I would love to change both in the U.S. and around the world is increased food security among disadvantaged populations. I'm super passionate about increasing people's access to nutritious food in order to promote their overall health. From a nursing perspective, I've seen countless ways that a lack of adequate nutrition can lead to negative outcomes, which is why I would love to get involved with efforts to improve this in the future.
If you had the chance to redo one year on campus, which year would it be, and what would you do differently?
Honestly, I wouldn't want to change anything about my time here at Iowa. I feel like each year has been extremely unique and filled with countless different experiences which have all helped me grow into the person that I am today.