Meet Student Wellness Staff

Professional Staff

Director of Student Wellness: Brian Vanderheyden

M.Ed., Education: Student Affairs, Iowa State University

MPH Candidate– Health Promotion and Health Education, Des Moines University – Anticipated 2021. 

B.S., Community Health Education, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
CHES®, Certified Health Education Specialist, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing

CHWP, College Health and Wellness Professional, American College Health Association
Pronouns: He/They

University Public Health Coordinator

Vacant (new position in FY22)

Health Promotion Coordinator: Green Dot and Community Engagement – Carrie Giese

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Student Wellness Dietitian: Alison St. Germain

M.S. Nutritional Sciences Iowa State University
B.S. Dietetics Iowa State University
A.A. Business University of Minnesota, Crookston

RD Registered Dietitian

LD Iowa Licensed Dietitian

Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers

Health Promotion Coordinator: Collegiate Recovery and Substance Use Initiatives

Vacant (new Position in FY22)

Graduate Student Staff

BASICS Graduate Students

Brenna Klesel, Counseling Psychology (

Riley Harper, He/Him/His, Counseling Psychology (

Collegiate Recovery Graduate Student

Carlos Vidales, He/Him/His, Counseling Psychology (

Thrive@ISU Graduate Assistants

Pauline Freud, She/Her/Hers, Counseling Psychology (

Corrine Scwarting, Counseling Psychology (

Green Dot & Community Engagement Graduate Assistant

Sierra Lauber, Counseling Psychology (

Christiana Lall-Alvarez, Counseling Psychology (

Undergraduate Student Staff: Interns

Joyful Eating Intern

Camille Wirkus, She/Her/Hers, (

Graphic Design and Marketing Intern

Rilee Lansing (

Peer Wellness Educators

Samarth Vachhrajani
Madison Stolen
Miah Manker
Gabie Shuster
Jake Brown
Anna Kahle
Clare Muckler
Lily Trevino
Kaylie James
Kennedy Sorenson
Liz Jones
Stephanie Warnstadt
Yi Shuen Lim
Zeina Miari