Victoria Martin: Outstanding senior in biological systems engineering

Major: Biological Systems Engineering

Hometown: Marengo, Illinois

Clubs and activities: Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Member/Small Group Leader, Destination Iowa State Team Leader, Student Government, Sustainability Chair Maple Hall

Awards and honors: Iowa State University College of Engineering Program of Study Award, Iowa State University Award for Competitive Excellence, top 2% of graduating class, College of Engineering Dean’s List

Who were your most influential mentors while at Iowa State?

Amy Kaleita, interim chair of the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering; Michelle Soupir, professor of agricultural and biosystems engineering; and Leigh Ann Long, lab manager in the agricultural and biosystems engineering.

What would you consider your greatest accomplishment at Iowa State?

Maintaining Dean’s List status all semesters.

What’s your favorite memory of your time at Iowa State?

Too many to choose from!

What’s your favorite place on campus?

Central Campus in the fall.

What’s your advice for first-year Iowa State engineering students?

Don’t forget to make memories in between studying.

What’s one lesson you’re taking away from this challenging pandemic year?

Appreciate the small things in life!

What do you like to do outside of class?

I love to read, go for hikes, hang out with my friends, and snuggle with my pets.

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