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Cassidy's Galaxy - Rising Star Intern, Summer 2015

Cassidy Cramer Odland and husband, Rising Star summer 2015

Where are you now?

I got married and currently work for ISU Extension and Outreach in Polk county. I am a family life and nutrition educator. I assist in planning programs, delivering programs and helping coordinate community partners in programs. A few of the programs I teach include: Kids in the Kitchen, Raising School Ready Readers, Strengthening Families Program: 10-14, JUNTOS, and What About Me? My Well-being. I love that everyday is different!

What is one thing you learned as a Rising Star intern that still helps you today?

One thing I learned as a Rising Star intern is that there are no wrong answers when it comes to programming. If you have an idea, run with it! Chances are you will impact someone somewhere.

What was your favorite thing about being a Rising Star?

My favorite thing about being a Rising Star intern was being able to spend the summer at farmers markets meeting new people and helping them try new recipes.

What is one piece of advice you could give to future Rising Stars?

My advice to future Rising Stars is to use your passion to fuel your project. It will lead you in the right direction as a professional.

Anything else?

After I completed my internship, I was offered a job with ISU Extension and Outreach and have been able to grow in my profession.