Of note: news about center faculty, students and alumni

The Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics is pleased to recognize the accomplishments and activities of its faculty, students and alumni:

Emily Fifield, a member of the Advancing Citizenship Together learning community from 2003-04, Catt Associate from 2004-07 and Catt Center intern from 2005-06, was selected as a 2017 STATEment Maker by the ISU Alumni Association. She earned bachelor’s degrees in Spanish and international studies from Iowa State in 2008 and a master’s degree in global social sustainable enterprise from Colorado State University in 2015. Fifield is the co-founder of Chiri, a company that designs and sells ethically made alpaca apparel. STATEment Maker awards recognize the personal and professional accomplishments and contributions of Iowa State University’s young alumni (graduates 32 years of age and under). Fifield resides in the United Kingdom and works to expand Chiri’s U.S. business into European markets.

Kristine Goffos, a Catt Center intern from 2012-2014, accepted a marketing associate position in May with America’s Future Foundation in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Iowa State in May 2014 with a degree in political science and is originally from Donnellson, Iowa.

Amber Manning-Ouellette, lecturer in leadership studies, co-presented a research paper, “U.S. College Students Thriving Through a Global Leadership Education,” with Cameron Beatty, assistant professor of higher education and student affairs at Salem State University. The conference was held in Charleston, South Carolina, from July 9-12. Beatty, who earned his Ph.D. in higher education from Iowa State, served as a graduate teaching assistant and then lecturer for the Leadership Studies Program from the fall of 2013 through summer 2016.

Katherine Marcheski, an intern for the Catt Center from 2012-2014, is a freelance production assistant and recently worked on the “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television” YouTube original series from May to July 2017. She graduated in May 2014 with a degree in journalism and mass communication with a minor in Spanish. She is originally from West Dundee, Illinois, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Amy Pilcher, graduate assistant for the Vermeer International Leadership Program in 2016-17, successfully defended her dissertation, “Virtual Learning Community: Utilizing Learning Communities in Hybrid and Online Graduate Programs,” on June 29 and earned her Ph.D. in higher education from Iowa State University. She has accepted a faculty position in Cheyenne, Wyoming, at Laramie County Community College. She will begin this fall.

Emily Ramm, a senior in elementary education and child, adult and family services and the 2016-2017 president of the Leadership Studies Club, led a workshop on June 27 for the annual Iowa 4-H Youth Conference for eighth graders through seniors in high school. She was assisted by Megan Adams, a junior in communication studies with a certificate in leadership studies. Ramm is earning a certificate in leadership studies and has worked as an intern for the Vermeer International Leadership Program since fall 2015. She is from Onawa, Iowa. Adams will serve as a leadership studies peer mentor this fall and is from Sioux City, Iowa.

Julie Snyder-Yuly’s dissertation, “Modern Day Minstrelsy: Online Microaggressions and the Digital Narratives of Homeless Black Males,” was selected to represent the University of Utah in the national Council of Graduate Schools/ProQuest Distinguished Dissertation Award competition in the humanities and fine arts category. The award recognizes dissertations which represent original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to the discipline. Snyder-Yuly has served as a lecturer in leadership studies at Iowa State since August 2016. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Utah in May 2017. Snyder-Yuly was nominated for the award by her dissertation committee chair, Joy Pierce.

Kelly Winfrey, assistant professor of journalism and coordinator of research and outreach for the Catt Center, and her husband, Pete Flora, welcomed the birth of their son, Charlie, on July 13.