Natalie R. | Recreational Services
The University of Iowa

Position(s): Outdoor Rental Center and Climbing Wall Student Manager, Adventure Trip Leader, Lifetime Leisure Skills (LLS) Teaching Assistant, Wildlife Camps Helper

Year/Major: Senior, BS in Environmental Science, BS in Geoscience, and minor in Mathematics.

Hometown: Dubuque, Iowa

How long have you worked for Rec Services?: Almost 2 and a half years

What have you learned from working here?: There are so many amazing people associated with the Outdoor Programs that have an extensive depth of knowledge that you can’t find anywhere else on campus; everyone is always willing to help you be better and to grow as a person. Whether it’s about your climbing skills, career, or different outlets to explore the world, you can always find someone to guide you where you need to go.

What is something interesting about yourself?: I have a tattoo of the symbols earth, water, fire, and air because I’m an ATLA nerd!

What do you like to do in your spare time?: Read fantasy novels, climb, and go on adventures

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about working in your position?: We get to rent free gear from the Outdoor Rental Center!!!!!

If you could eat any food every day for the rest of your life, without any health consequences, what would it be?: Curry


What Natalie's Supervisor said about her: Natalie would be a great addition to this recognition, as she is a student leader for my programs!

*Natalie was nominated for Faces of RecServ in Fall 2019