Animal Science and Agriculture and Life Sciences Education ’05
MS Agriculture and Life Sciences Education ’08
Claire Masker is the director of public relations for the National Pork Board in Clive, Iowa, where she has not only been tremendously successful in achieving her professional goals but has also remained a loyal friend and partner to her alma mater.
Masker is a frequent guest lecturer for College of Agriculture and Life Sciences classes and ISU student organizations, and she volunteers as a judge for the annual ISU Bacon Expo. In 2016, she took her service to Iowa State to the next level when she co-led a swine study abroad trip to China and Japan. With the support of her employer, she helped students prepare for the trip throughout the semester and chaperoned the trip for three weeks.
Masker is an inaugural member of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences’ Curtiss League of Awesomeness, a young alumni organization that assists the college with recruitment, advocacy, and grass-roots awareness efforts. She also helped create Young Professionals in Agriculture (YPiA), a networking group for young professionals in her industry. She has served as president of YPiA, as a member of the Agriculture Future of America Alliance Planning Committee, and as a member of the Iowa State University Alumni Association’s Young Alumni Council. She is a graduate of the 2015-2016 class of Leadership Iowa and a recipient of the National Agri-Marketing Association’s Best of NAMA Award for social media.
She is a Cyclone Club member and an ISU Alumni Association life member.
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