Welcome Region 1 Rising Star Interns!

Jessica, Allie and Kassidy (Region 1)

The Region 1 Rising Star Interns arrived in Northwest Iowa on May 16, and are already planning for summer.

We’ll write more later, but in the meantime, here is a little bit about us.

Jessica Gale
Junior in Dietetics at ISU
From Stillman Valley, Illinois
Jessica heard about the Rising Star Internship from previous interns, and that insight aligned with what she desired for an internship experience. With Gale’s dietetics major, she was looking for an outlet where she could utilize what she has been learning about with nutrition in her classes. With the Rising Star’s emphasis on bringing healthy eating to the forefront she found it would be a good fit. During this summer, she is looking forward to working with children and teaching them about food and how healthy choice influence your overall well being In her spare time, she likes to be a part of the Student Dietetic Association, reading about nutrition, watching the Chicago Blackhawks, and spending time with friends and family.  

Allison (Allie) Faivre
Senior in Agricultural and Life Sciences Education, Teacher Certification at ISU
From Washington, Illinois
Faivre is considering a career with ISU Extension and Outreach after graduating college.  She looks forward to serving communities as a Rising Star intern, specifically through the Beginning Gardeners Program, Bike-n-Bite, and donation gardens. Faivre enjoys spending time outside, working with plants, playing volleyball, hiking and biking in her free time. She loves learning about and working with hydroponics. On campus, Allison has a part-time job as a Student Business Office Assistant for ISU Recreation Services.  She is actively involved in Agricultural Education Club and Students Today Leaders Forever.  

Kassidy Kuhlmann
Senior in Agricultural and Life Sciences Education, Teacher Certification with a Minor in Agronomy at ISU
From Readlyn, Iowa
Kassidy has always had a passion for agriculture and the influence it holds in the lives of Iowans. Kuhlmann hopes to one day work with various age groups about different aspect of agriculture and hopes to bridge the gap between farmers and consumers. Kassidy looks forward to the summers activities such as PoP (Power of Produce) Club, Beginner Gardeners Camp, and  additional opportunities to teach others about extension. In Kuhlmann’s spare time she enjoys working as an Ambassador and student worker to the Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, being outside, attending country concerts, and spending time with her family on their acreage in northeast Iowa.