Alyvia King

Major: Child, adult, and family services
Company/Organization: Gerontology Society of Iowa
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Destination: Ames, Iowa
Timeframe: Fall 2020
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Accelerate the relaunch of Gerontology Society of Iowa. Assemble and issue weekly Board meeting notes to ensure all members are updated on the agenda. Implemented membership for older Iowan adults.


Being selected to serve on the Board of Directors as a student representative. Additionally, being selected to serve as Secretary for the Board.

Learning experience

To treat every human equally, no matter what their age or disability may be. I have found a new love for a population I had never worked with before.

What advice would you give?

Broaden your horizons. You may think you are set in stone on what population you want to work with. However, throughout your internship experience you could find out that you are wrong. Get as much exposure you can working with diverse populations.

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