Derek R. | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

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Position: Facility Attendant

Year/Major: Freshman studying Health and Human Physiology

Hometown: Davenport, IA. 

How long have you worked for us?: I have worked for Recreational Services since November 2018.

What have you learned from working here?: I have learned that everyone that works out at the CRWC just wants to better themselves in some sort of way. Also that getting to the gym is half the battle. 

What is something interesting about yourself?: In high school, I was involved in marching band, show choir, and cross country. However, here at the university, I gave up all those things to lift weights and rock climb. I would call it an even trade off. 

What do you like to do in your spare time?: I like to listen to music, lift weights, rock climb, and play video games. 

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about working in your position?: I wish everyone knew that if anyone has any questions you can ask any staff member and they should be able to help you. Also, I wish everyone knew that towels are not free!

Do you have plans for after graduation?: After graduation, I want to be an athletic trainer at a college. It would be amazing to be a part of a team and travel with them. 

If you could eat any food for the rest of your life without any health consequences, what would it be?: Burritos from Pancheros


*Derek was nominated for Faces of RecServ in Spring 2019