Molly Stenslien

Major: Kinesiology and Health
Company/Organization: Live Healthy Iowa
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Destination: Ames, Iowa
Timeframe: Spring 2024
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1. Assist with coordinating, operating, and implementing challenges. (10-Week Wellness, Strut Your Pup, and Go the Distance May). 2. Provide quality customer service for participants 3. Reach out to business for prize donations for participants 4. Update the Live Healthy Iowa and Live Healthy Iowa Kids website to reflect up-to-date information 5. Behind-the-scenes work (packing and mailing packages)


I spent the majority of my time with LHI working on the 10-week Wellness Challenge, Strut Your Pup Challenge, and Go the Distance May Initiative. For all of these challenges, I was allowed creative freedom to complete each given task while also running the operations side of each challenge. My greatest accomplishment is that Live Healthy Iowa trusted in me to use my creativity to revamp and redesign their Strut Your Pup challenge, which already has more participants than last year! Overall, I am thankful for the overall knowledge that I have gained while working for Live Healthy Iowa.

Learning experience

I learned more about who I am as a person and as a professional. As I enter post-graduate life, I feel confident and self-aware. This internship has provided me with a true reflection of my strengths and weaknesses, yet the environment has allowed me to continue developing my strengths while improving on my weaknesses.

What advice would you give?

Step outside of your comfort zone. Whether that is by asking questions, learning new things, or just the overall completion of a task - be sure to challenge yourself! The more experiences that you gain, the more you learn! Have confidence and trust in your education and skills!

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