Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Kelsey Lyons is a senior from Ankeny, Iowa majoring in Biomedical Engineering and minoring in Spanish.

What is your favorite memory from the University of Iowa?

My favorite memory from the University of Iowa was the first time I played under the lights in Kinnick. It was a night game against Iowa State, and I will never forget the feeling of marching out to the sound of 70,000 fans clapping along to the Iowa Fight Song.

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

As I pursue a career in the healthcare field, I hope to see the world changed to provide all individuals with access to quality healthcare. I am passionate about advocating for patients of all identities and backgrounds because, regardless of an ability to pay, geographical location, or scientific knowledge, equitable healthcare is an important step in reducing healthcare disparities among marginalized populations.

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

I would love the ability to stop time, both for those moments that pass by too quickly and for some extra time on those differential equations homeworks!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

My experiences at the University of Iowa have cultivated an interest in pursuing a specialty in OB/GYN and Women's Health, so in 10 years, I see myself as a culturally competent physician who cares for patients of all backgrounds, mentors students of the next generation, and volunteers at free clinics in her free time.

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

I have successfully landed a hot air balloon during the National Balloon Classic!

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