Grant Welk: Homecoming Court 2022

Grant Welk

Grant Welk is a fourth year from Ames, Iowa majoring in biochemistry with a certificate in public health.

What is your favorite memory from the University of Iowa?

Although I don’t have one particular favorite memory, what I will remember most fondly from the University of Iowa are all of the small moments I have had procrastinating and joking around with close friends!

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

I believe that the acceleration of climate change is the most concerning global trend we are experiencing currently. In my lifetime, I really hope that we can stabilize global temperatures and prioritize protecting the precious environment we live in.

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

If I could have one power, I would want to be an Airbender like in Avatar so that I could fly, run faster, and partially control the weather. Plus, flying bison are pretty cool.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In 10 years, I plan to be a practicing physician and hope to be a part of initiatives to improve preventative care and public health in my community. I also hope to live in an area where I can get outside and explore the outdoors regularly with family.

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

A hobby I picked up during the pandemic was making balloon art for friends and family, anything from various animals to arches and flower bouquets made out of balloons. It’s nice to know that as a back-up plan, I may be able to have a career as a clown.

Homecoming is a week where the community comes together to celebrate Hawkeye pride.

In 2022, as the Hawkeye community grows and evolves, our traditions continue to move forward. Join us once again as Iowa City turns black and gold and comes together to unite as Hawkeyes. On Iowa; Go Hawks! For more information on homecoming, visit the Homecoming website.