Shelby Smith

Shelby Smith

Graduate Intern for Assessment and Strategic Initiatives


  • Assist the Associate Director of Assessment and Strategic Initiatives to design, implement, analyze, and communicate assessment and evaluation efforts for the Division of Student Life.
  • Promote a culture of assessment within the division through the design and delivery of workshops and educational resources. 


M.A. Candidate, Higher Education and Student Affairs, University of Iowa, 2020 
B.S. Public Relations, Iowa State University, 2017 

What I Like Best About the University of Iowa

My internship with the Office of the Vice President for Student Life allows me to engage with various departments around campus to input assessment techniques into their routine procedures. It is a very special feeling to be an integral factor in reforming and refining the student experience on campus to cultivate an environment where everyone is enabled to prosper and reach their ultimate potential at the University of Iowa.