Meet the Staff

Allie Polk
"I always knew I would be a Cyclone."

Allie Polk

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Area: Schilletter Village, University Village Graduate Assistant Apt. Community Mgr.
Office: SUV Community Ctr.
Phone: 515-294-1221

My Hometown: Flower Mound, TX

Why did I choose ISU: I chose Iowa State because both of my parents attended ISU and told me all about how much they loved their college experience while I was growing up. I also visited Iowa State a lot, due to extended family in the area. So Ames has always been a second home for me since I was a kid. I always knew I would be a Cyclone.

What I like best about working at at ISU: The best part of my role is being able to support residents with diverse needs and getting to connect with students across disciplines.

How working at ISU has prepared me for my future: Serving as an Assistant Apartment Community Manager prepares me for the future because I gain problem solving skills, crisis management strategies, and strong administrative abilities.

Ames/Des Moines community activities I participate in: Bike riding, exercising, visiting the Farmers Markets

  • B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, Iowa State University
Work Experience
  • ISU West Assistant Apartment Community Manager, Iowa State University
  • Facilities & Planning Services Intern, University of Washington
Volunteer Experience
  • Volunteer Services Intern at Ames Youth and Shelter Services
Professional Development
  • NASPA Undergraduate Fellowship Program
  • Burt Research Group at Iowa State University
  • National Conference on Race & Ethnicity
Presentations & Publications
  • “Inclusive Excellence: Defining Native American Student Success on University Campuses”