Meet Our Alumni

Read what some alumni from our undergraduate and graduate programs have to say about their experiences at Iowa State and how their training at ISU prepared them for their chosen career.

Jessica Feenstra
B.S. Geology, 2011
Current position: Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin, Madison

The geological and atmospheric sciences department at Iowa State University is a rich, diverse program that offered me exciting opportunities and challenged me to strive for my greatest…READ MORE

Stephen Guimond
B.S., Meterology, 2004
Current position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Goddard Space Flight Center

I value my education at Iowa State greatly because of the challenging curriculum and the quality of the teaching and research performed by the faculty…READ MORE

Joe Bauman
B.S., Geology, 2008
Current position: Geologist, Hunt Oil Company

The decision to study geology at Iowa State remains one of the best decisions I’ve ever made…READ MORE

Logan Karsten
B.S., Meterology, 2009; M.S., Meteorology, 2011
Current position: Associate Scientist, National Weather Service

The Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences at Iowa State University played a large role in helping me find my role in a world that has increasing interest in meteorology, climate, and water resources…READ MORE

Mitch Cline
B.S. Geology, 2009
M.S. Geology, 2011
Current position: Consulting Geologist,
URS Corp.

The Iowa State Geology Department was my second family during college, as I received both my B.S. and M.S. degrees in geology from ISU…READ MORE

Isidora Jankov
M.S., Meteorology, 2002
Ph.D., Meteorology, 2005
Current position: Principal Scientist, Precision Wind, Boulder, CO

“Iowa State University (ISU) Department for Geological and Atmospheric Science provided me with education, experience, opportunities, and friendships that highly influenced development of my career and life in general…”READ MORE

Adriana Heimann
M.S., Geology, 2002
PhD, Geology, 2006
Current position: Assistant Professor, East Carolina University

Pursuing graduate studies in Geology at the Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences at Iowa State University was the best experience of my life…READ MORE

Christopher K. Wikle
Ph.D. Meteorology & Statistics, 1996
Current position: Professor of Statistics, University of Missouri

There are three major ways in which my Iowa State education changed my life…READ MORE

Sharon Zhong
M.S., Meterology, 1989
Ph.D. Meteorology, 1992
Current position: Professor of Geography, Michigan State University

“I am thankful for the time the other department faculty devoted to providing me with an outstanding education and preparing me for a successful career as an atmospheric scientist and a university professor…”READ MORE