Meet the Staff

Kelsey Nation
"I hope to give back to students and share the love I have for Iowa State!"

Kelsey Nation

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

Area: Oak-Elm Hall Director
Office: 2135B Elm Hall
Phone: 515-294-1503

My Hometown: Ogden, IA

Why did I choose ISU: I always tell people I’m partial to ISU - I did my undergrad and grad school here and absolutely loved it. I’m a Cyclone through and through and bleed cardinal and gold! I’m glad I got experience outside of Ames, both outside of higher ed (when I worked professionally in other areas) and at other universities, but was so fortunate and happy to return to a campus that has given me so much. Now, I hope to give back to students and share the love I have for Iowa State!

What I like best about working at at ISU: I like being able to interact with students on a daily basis, as well as working with residents and student staff to develop them into leaders and/or finding their future passions!

  • M.Ed. in Student Affairs, Iowa State University
  • B.S. in Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production, Iowa State University
Work Experience
  • Hall Director at Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Graduate Assistant for Student Activities Center at Iowa State University
  • Camps & Conferences Graduate Assistant (an ACUHO-I internship) at Valparaiso University (Indiana)
Professional Development
  • NCORE National Conference: May 2018
  • ACPA National Conference: March 2018
  • UMR-ACUHO Regional Conference: November 2017