Student Profiles

Gina Lee

<p>“Getting-two-degrees-at-one-institution-was-better-than-having-to-transition-to-a-new-environment.”</p>

After earning her master’s degree and Ph.D. in gerontology, Gina Lee wants to work at a research institution. During her free time, you can find her dancing, watching movies, or Instagraming.

Lauren Stratton

<p>“Caregivers-do-such-an-amazing-job-caring-for-others-they-forget-to-care-for-themselves.”</p>

Lauren Stratton sees herself doing research, programming, and/or policy work for an organization devoted to helping older adults and their caregivers after graduation. In her spare time now, she stays active at her church, does community theater, and plays with her two bunnies.

Hardeep K. Obhi

<p>“Gerontology-gets-better-and-stronger-when-you-build-with-other-areas.”</p>

Hardeep Obhi hopes to work as a researcher who studies healthy aging after she graduates. For now, Hardeep spends her free time with family and friends, watching TV and movies, or learning about other cultures.

Hannah Dannewitz

<p>I-plan-on-implementing-revolutionary-changes-to-the-long-term-care-field.-Iowa-State’s-Gerontology-program-will-help-prepare-me-so-I-can-optimally-manage-the-facilities</p>

Hannah Dannewitz looks forward to working in long-term care administration after she graduates. Until she enters the industry, she enjoys spending time cooking, binge watching TV, and spending time with her dog, Kaia.

Peiyi Lu

<p>Peiyi-Lu-a-first-year-gerontology-doctoral-student-from-China-is-studying-to-become-a-researcher</p>

Peiyi Lu hopes to use her doctorate in gerontology to be a researcher after she graduates. For now, Peiyi enjoys spending her time exercising, watching TV, and traveling.

Katie Anthony

<p>“I’ve-always-been-interested-in-the-older-adult-demographic.”</p>

Katie Anthony wants to be a professor at a research institution to continue researching and teaching. When she isn't balancing the many responsibilities of a Ph.D. student, she enjoys reading and traveling back to her hometown to see her family and her dogs.

Chloe Steffensmeier

<p>“I-could-see-myself-doing-a-lot-of-things-but-I-really-enjoy-doing-is-researching-the-policy-aspect-of-older-adults-and-seeing-what-policies-impact-older-adults.”</p>

Chloe Steffensmeier hopes to one day use her master's degree in gerontology to work for the Department on Aging. In her free time, she enjoys playing piano, being outdoors, and spending time with friends and family.

Angelica Jasper

<p>“Grad-school-is-just-as-much-about-connecting-with-professors-as-it-is-about-the-program.”</p>

Angelica Jasper aspires to teach gerontology. When she isn't studying or researching, she enjoys taking advantage of doing nothing, kayaking, and being outside.

Yan Su

<p>“I-will-get-my-Ph.D.-and-become-a-nursing-professor-specializing-in-gerontology.”</p>

Yan Su will use her degrees to become a gerontological nursing professor. When she isn't studying, she enjoys getting involved with her church community.

Gina Lee

<p>Gina-Lee-from-South-Korea-is-studying-child-adult-and-family-services-to-one-day-work-as-a-gerontology-professor</p>

Gina Lee wants to become a gerontology professor in the United States. When she isn't studying, Gina likes to surf Facebook and watch movies.