Megan Kurth is a senior from Grimes, Iowa majoring in communications with a nonprofit leadership and philanthropy certificate.
What is your favorite memory from the University of Iowa?
My favorite memory at the University of Iowa was actually not in Iowa City! Last Fall, I was in Chicago with a group of my friends supporting a couple of the DM Chicago marathon runners. On Saturday night, before the race, my friends and I went to a restaurant to eat and watch the Penn State vs Iowa game. When Iowa upset Penn State, the whole restaurant erupted in praise. That night I realized that the University of Iowa experience goes way beyond the borders of Iowa City.
What would like to see changed in the world during your lifetime?
Throughout my four years at Iowa, I have learned the importance and value of inclusion. To be inclusive means to help provide someone with the tools they need to be successful. I am going into the nonprofit sector because I want to help advocate and provide resources to marginalized groups and battle the inclusion deficit that our world faces today. In an ideal world, every person would have what they need to be successful.
If you could choose one superpower, what would it be?
If I could choose one superpower, I would choose teleportation. One of the biggest obstacles keeping me from traveling is the time and cost of transportation. If I could teleport, I would be able to see the world and visit loved ones as I please.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
My coursework in the Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy program has cultivated my love for the nonprofit sector. In 10 years, I see myself as a successful and dedicated staff member of an organization that I believe in wholeheartedly. I will be working to advocate and promote the mission of an organization I love.
What is a fun fact that no one knows about you?
For the student volunteer group I am apart of on campus, I get to visit kiddos in various medical settings dressed up as Anna from Frozen
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