The Honors Program Social Squad Club was created in Spring 2021 to offer honors students the opportunity to build community within the program. Members meet regularly and work collaboratively on honors events to engage with students.

Members can earn experiential learning credit for their service as a Social Squad Club member and must dedicate 30 hours of their time to earn 1 credit during their membership. It is possible to earn multiple credits depending on how many hours the member ends up with at the end of their service on the committee. At the end of a student's service on the committee, they will fill out a post-questionnaire and narrative available on our website. 

If you're interested in becoming a member and enjoy event planning and connecting with students, click here to complete the application. If you have any questions, contact us for more information. Meet our wonderful members below!


Patty Wozniak  


Major: Marketing  

Certificate: Arts Entrepreneurship and Media Entrepreneurship 

Involvement: American Advertising Federation (national and U of Iowa Chapter), NSAC: National Student Advertising Competition, Co-President of student founded University of Iowa Healthcare Heroes. 

Ask me about Tippie, the business school, and involvement opportunities at Iowa!  



Tasha Gilkison 


Major: Neuroscience 

Minor: Political Science 

Involvement: Marketing and Promotions chair of the University of Iowa Pre-Health Conference, Undergraduate research assistant (Neurodevelopmental disorders and genetics), Dance Marathon family representative, Make-A-Wish committee chair in Chi Omega, and Voting Ambassador in Hawk the Vote 

Ask me about research and pre-health involvement here at Iowa! 



Rebecca Lara  


Major: English and Creative Writing  

Minor: Spanish  

Involvement: TRIO SSS, The English Society, UI Environmental Coalition  

My focus this year is to apply for the Teach Education Program to pursue a degree in English education and to get more involved in volunteer opportunities!  

Ask me about the creative writing program or the requirements and benefits of joining TRIO SSS! 

Sanya Sami

Sanya Sami


Major: Human Physiology

Certificate: Leadership Studies

Current Involvements: Volunteering at various health clinics, working in a research lab, Academic Director for the Health and Human Physiology Student Organization, STAR (Students to Assist Recruitment), Medicus, and Women in STEM. 

My focus for this year is to find more opportunities to shadow healthcare professionals and various medical specialties. 

Ask me about what it’s like being a pre-health student or about finding leadership opportunities to take part in! 



Erin Anderson

Erin Anderson


Major: Biomedical Sciences

Involvement: Undergraduate Research (Abel Lab), External social chair at Chi Omega, Dance Marathon, Emergency Medical Services Student Interest Club, Intramurals, and the UIBio diversity, equity, and inclusion team.

My focus for this year is to begin studying for the MCAT and dive further into undergraduate research!

Ask me about my favorite study spots or being a pre-med student at Iowa!





Hannah Yerly

Hannah Yerly


Hannah is a third-year student studying Biomedical Sciences and minoring in Chemistry. This is her first semester as a Honors administrative assistant and volunteer for RVAP. Ask her more about experiencing first-year seminars, research, Greek life, student orgs, and anything else! In her free time she enjoys reading, playing with her cat, cooking, and taking walks around Iowa City.