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Kylie Gottschalk

Associate Director of Admissions Communication
Hometown: Eldridge, Iowa | College Major: Double Major in Public Relations and Spanish


Kylie has over six years of experience in community outreach, training, facilitation, and recruitment. For most of her career, she has worked in electoral politics and issue advocacy, focusing on the organization of community members to fight for justice and equality. In her free time, Kylie enjoys teaching Spanish to elementary students and English to immigrants and refugees. Kylie cares deeply about giving back to her community and is very passionate about gaining knowledge of other cultures, learning world languages and traveling the world every chance she gets. Kylie's love for learning is what sparked her interest in working in Higher Education and helping give students the information and resources they need to make the best decision and investment in themselves.

Favorite College Memory

"I have two favorites; joining International Student Promoters and studying abroad in Costa Rica for a semester. I had the chance to work with students from around the world and assist them in transitioning to life in Iowa with ISP. I also grew immensely as a person traveling completely alone to study Spanish in Costa Rica. I made lifelong friends who were open-minded and wanted to learn about the world--two things that I didn't find back in my small, rural high school. I became more independent, resourceful, and able to adapt to change quickly. That experience definitely changed my life forever!" 

Simpson Insider Tip

College is the time to explore all of the things that interest you, so don't limit yourself! Play an intramural sport, try out for a theater production, join a club, or travel abroad! Explore all that Simpson has to offer in addition to great academic programs. Additionally, never be afraid to ask for help. Every faculty and staff person on campus cares about you and your future, so reach out whenever you need to.