Iowa State University Alumni Association

Danielle Propst 2017

Community & Regional Planning and Anthropology
Marshalltown, Iowa

Danielle Propst cares passionately about improving communities around the world. Through her scholarly and volunteer activities at Iowa State University, she has been reaching out, giving back, and envisioning a better future.

As a student in ISU’s spring 2016 “Social Justice and Planning” course, Danielle completed a service learning project in Des Moines’ Oakridge Neighborhood, which is home to many refugees. After completing the required 20 hours of service, she continued her involvement in the community and went on to spend the summer working with AmeriCorps volunteers to further improve and engage the neighborhood.

Danielle has also served as a den leader for children with behavioral issues and trauma at the Beloit Residential Treatment Center, as a staffer for Iowa Girls State, as a civil engagement organizer for the ISU Democrats, and as a longtime member and past president for the service organization Alpha Phi Omega – through which she has provided outreach to such organizations as Food at First, Relay for Life, Girl Scouts of America, and Boy Scouts of America.

Back on campus she is actively involved with Cardinal Key Honor Society, Phi Sigma Pi, Student Conduct Hearing Board, and as a cultural ambassador. Danielle is a past participant in the National Society of Leadership and Success’ leadership development program and a Catt Center Legacy of Heroines scholar.

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