Claire E. | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

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Position: CRWC Member Services Attendant 

Year/Major: I am a junior majoring in Exercise Science with a minor in Human Relations and Aging Studies

Hometown: Spencer, Iowa

How long have you worked for us?: This is my 4th semester working at the CRWC.

What have you learned from working here?: Working at the CRWC as a member services attendant has greatly increased my customer service and communication skills. Working at the front desk I interact with an extremely diverse population and successfully communicating with a patron to solve their problems turns into a rewarding experience for not only the customer, but also myself. 

What is something interesting about yourself? I am named Claire because my ancestors came from Clare County Ireland, although my mom added the "i" to make me a little more unique.

What do you like to do in your spare time?: I enjoy being in the outdoors exploring/hiking, reading a good book, listening to music, traveling, and socializing with my friends and family.

What is one thing that you wish everyone knew about working in your position?: How supportive and fun the staff is! My boss does a great job of making sure all student staff of Rec Serv, no matter your position, all know each other and are able to effectively work together so we can be successful as a whole.

Do you have any plans for after graduation?: I plan on graduating with my B.A. in Exercise Science and finding a job working with the Geriatric population. 

If you could eat any food every day for the rest of your life, without any health consequences, what would it be?: Definitely being able to eat as much Mint Chocolate Chip ice-cream as I can!

What Claire's supervisor has to say about her: " We love having Claire on staff! She is always so friendly to everyone and genuinely cares about the patrons of the facility. She goes above and beyond to make sure the patrons have a wonderful experience and we cannot thank her enough for her dedication! Lastly, Claire can always make her coworkers laugh which we love at the CRWC! Thank you Claire!" -Mallory Valentine, Coordinator, Facility Operations 


*Claire was nominated for Faces of RecServ in Spring 2018