Kristy R. | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

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Position: CRWC Facility Supervisor

Year/Major: Senior, Exercise Science

Hometown: Anamosa, IA

How long have you worked for us?: Two semesters 

What have you learned from working here?: I've learned how to take leadership and make decisions. Definitely being able to address conflict and resolve it, I'm more brave and confident than when I started.

What is something interesting about yourself?: When I was 14, I had to get 37 stitches in my right temple. My friend accidentally elbowed me when we were jumping in the river and it broke my skin. Then I got in trouble later because my mom specifically told me not to swim in the river so she found out. 

What do you like to do in your spare time?: I have a lot of hobbies! I love to travel, kayak, ride my motorcycle to interesting places, hike, camp, and weightlift. Also, I play with my cat, Denzi and my dog, Chase. 

What is one thing that you wish everyone knew about working in your position?: The staff here is super supportive! From the professional staff to the student staff, it truly is a big family. It doesn't matter who the person is or what they do, there's always someone there to help you through anything! Especially our manager, Mallory Valentine. She is a total blessing to Rec Serv!!

Do you have any plans after graduation?: I will continue education in some form but I'm mostly excited to get a baby Rottweiler. 

If you could eat any food every day for the rest of your life without any health consequences, what would it be?: Definitely icecream. Being able to dress it up with fudge, coconut, brownies, cookie dough... the works.

What Kristy's supervisor has to say about her: Kristy is a fantastic supervisor! She has such a positive perspective on life and is so genuine in all her interactions! She always goes above and beyond what is expected in the job and we truly appreciate her for that! We are so grateful to have her on staff and we also love her treats. -Mallory Valentine, Coordinator, Facility Operations


*Kristy was nominated for Faces of RecServ in Fall 2017