Alina A. | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

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Position: Intramural Official and Scorekeeper

Year/Major: Sophomore Psychology and Communications Major

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois 

How long have you worked for us?: Two Semesters

What have you learned from working here?: Communication skills is probably the biggest thing I have learned while working with intramurals. I find it a lot easier to communicate with friends, professors, and my fellow employees a lot better than before. I feel a lot more comfortable talking to people and going out of my comfort zone to get to know them. 

What is something interesting about yourself?: I still collect CDs! I have loads of CDs from the late 90s/early 2000s.

What do you like to do in your spare time?: I am a huge nerd! I love watching all the Marvel, DC, Star Trek, and any other kind of "nerdy" movies/television shows. I also love listening to music and going to loads and loads of concerts.

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about working in your position?: Everyone is so welcoming and really make you feel a part of the family. You would think that since you're running around and officiating a game that you wouldn't have time to get to know the people you're working with but everyone really takes the time to get to know you and build a relationship with you. Also, it's completely okay if you come into the job/team not knowing anything about the sport. Everyone is willing to help you out and makes you feel comfortable with officiating. 

Do you have any plans for after graduation?: Get my Masters in Psychology and travel (hopefully to Europe)!

If you could eat any food every day for the rest of your life without any health consequences, what would it be?: Spaghetti! Or any type of pasta.

What Alina's supervisor has to say about her: "Alina always has a positive attitude and is very detailed with her work. She works hard to learn the rules and apply them correctly. It is staff like Alina that make such an incredible sports experience for the students at Iowa." -Mike Valentine, Assistant Director of Sports Program


*Alina was nominated for Faces of RecServ in Fall 2017