Extension and Outreach specialists who work with families typically focus on nutrition and health, family life or finance. However, Iowa families face issues that aren’t easily divided into academic subject areas. In a new position that reflects the interdisciplinary nature of family issues, Cindy Thompson is serving as a family life/family finance program specialist in northeast Iowa.
“I will train and work with the university to provide the communities I work for with the family life and finance expertise they need,” the new extension specialist said. “I am looking forward to being on the front end of things related to children and families in the state.”