Executive Board Members

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Laurie Smith Law
Kat Sterk

Laurie Law

Administrative Director


About Laurie:

Hi! My name is Laurie Smith Law, and I joined the staff of the University Honors Program as the Administrative Director in 2007. I served on the Board of Directors for the National Collegiate Honors Council from 2011 through 2014, and am currently co-chair of the organization’s Professional Development Committee. My primary responsibilities as the administrative director are to work in conjunction with the Honors staff and Honors Student Board to provide members of the Honors Program with an enriched academic experience.

Kat Sterk

Graduate Adviser


About kat:

Howdy! I graduated with my B.S. in Child, Adult, and Family Services and Psychology from Iowa State University, and am now pursuing a M.Ed in Student Affairs in Higher Education. I am the Graduate Assistant for the University Honors Program. In this position, I serve as the adviser for the Honors Student Board. Additionally, I process and review grant applications. I also engage in advisement sessions with students, so if you have any questions about your fulfillment of Honors requirements, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment! In my free time, I enjoy writing poems, reading, thrift shopping, singing, and watching Grey’s Anatomy! I also love tailgating with my family and partner during football season!

Emily Hammer

John Mobley IV



About John:

Hello everyone! My name is John Mobley IV, and I’m a junior majoring in both Physics and Mathematics with a minor in Nuclear Engineering. I am originally from Jefferson, Iowa; however, Ames has always felt like a second hometown to me growing up. I am so excited to be your President of the Honors Student Board this year! Beyond serving on the HSB Executive Board, I am involved in the Society of Women in Physics and the ISU Physics and Astronomy Club here on campus. I look forward to seeing the Honors community grow and prosper this year through the many opportunities Iowa State has to offer — especially HSB events!

Emily Hammer

Vice President


About Emily:

My name is Emily Hammer and I am a senior majoring in Marketing and Management with minors in Leadership, Psychology, and French. I am very excited to be Vice President this semester for the chance to work on publicity and social media. In Honors, I am also a Peer Adviser and Undergraduate Research Ambassador. Outside of Honors, I am the PR Chair for Alpha Kappa Psi, the Marketing Chair for Business Council, a Student Leadership Fellow for the Gerdin Leader’s Academy, and a Lead Peer Mentor for Business Learning Teams. I love helping other students find their passion and better themselves so I’m very excited for this semester and all the chances I will have to do so.!

Jack Novak
Calvin Kranig

Jack Novak

Secretary and Treasurer


About Jack:

Hi! My name is Jack Novak and I’m a second-year student at Iowa State studying Economics and Statistics with a minor in Spanish. I’ve lived all around the country, but I currently live with my family in Washington DC. In addition to my role as Treasurer & Secretary of HSB, I also serve as a Peer Mentor for Econ 110 and as Treasurer of Economics Club. In the future, I hope to be engaged in research and eventually pursue a graduate degree in Economics. I’m very outgoing and love to meet new people, so feel free to email me regarding any questions you may have!

William Sibilski



About William:

Hi everyone! I am William Sibilski, but you can call me Billy. I am a sophomore in Aerospace Engineering. I am an FHP Leader on top of being on HSB. I am looking at joining new clubs this year so please let me know if you have any ideas! I am a really big nature fan and love being in my hammock. You may often find me in my hammock after classes out on central campus or in random spots. I love spending time outdoors camping. I also am an avid movie watcher and can often be found watching or re-watching movies. I have seen many movies, so if you want to talk about any, I am always here to talk. If you know any good movies I have yet to see, please let me know. I am very excited to be the Webmaster this year for HSB! If you have any ideas for the site, I would love to hear from you.

Joy Westercamp
Emma Stobbe

Joy Westercamp

Events Co-Chair


About Joy:

Hi everyone! I’m Joy Westercamp and I am extremely excited to be serving as a co-chair of the Events Committee for the 2019-2020 academic year. I am a sophomore studying Biology in the College of Agriculture & Life sciences and I am originally from Farmington, Iowa. During my first year at Iowa State, I served on the Events and UHP Committees which was a phenomenal experience and gave me the opportunity to pursue this position. I can’t wait to start planning events for students in the Honors Program to help enrich their college experience and build community between Honors students. Please reach out to me if you have questions about the Events Committee or the Honors Program as a whole and I wish you a wonderful school year!

Emma Stobbe

Events Co-Chair


About Emma:

Hello! My name is Emma Stobbe and I am a sophomore in Industrial Engineering. I am from Shoreview, Minnesota, a suburb of St. Paul. This year I am one of the two Event Co-Chairs in HSB and am super excited to plan events and get to know all of you wonderful honors people better. Some of my hobbies include playing soccer, playing the cello, rock climbing, and petting any and every cute dog I can find (including my own golden retriever, Lilly). I also love listening to all kinds of music so if you have any recommendations, feel free to send them my way!

Zoie Green
Drew Daly

Zoie Green

Philanthropy Co-Chair


About Zoie:

Hi there, my name is Zoie! I am a Junior majoring in Pre-Neurological Psychology and minoring in Biology and I am from Clive, Iowa. Outside of Honors, I am the Academic Chair for my sorority Gamma Phi Beta, an RA for the Healthy Habits Psychology Research Lab, and I volunteer for a Parkinson’s Disease research lab doing yoga. I also love Cross-Fit, playing guitar and singing, and my two Golden Doodle puppies back at home.

Drew Daly

Philanthropy Co-Chair


About Drew:

Hey y’all! I am Drew Daly, and I am a Sophomore in Industrial Design. I am from Dubuque, Iowa and greatly miss the hills and bluffs it offers. I am one of the Co-Chairs for the Philanthropy Committee this year, and I am enthused to be a part of the team!! I enjoy anything art and design-related as well as biking, running, lifting, playing golf, talking to my pet fish Philipé, and listening to music. Plus, I got quite the dancing skills so come check them out at DubH. I look forward to being with an amazing group and making a great year for the honors community!

Braden Westby

Braden Westby

First Year Outreach Chair


About Braden:

My name is Braden Westby, and I am the FHP chair on the Honors Student Board for the 2019-2020 year. My dad was in the Air Force for 20 years, and because of that I have grown up moving from state to state across the South-East US. I am a Mechanical Engineering major, going into my 2nd year. I was a House Chair last year on HSB, and will be participating in my third research lab this fall.

Nathan Erickson

Upper Division Outreach Chair


About Nathan:

My name is Nathan Erickson; I’m the UHP Chair for HSB, and I’m a sophomore in the 2019-2020 school year. I’m majoring in meteorology, and I am originally from Olathe, Kansas. Last year, I served on the UHP Committee for HSB, and I enjoyed the work I did for the committee, which led me to step into this role for this year. I look forward to working on various events this year, such as the Alumni Dinner, Grandma Mojo’s, and more! If you have any questions and/or ideas for the UHP committee, please let me know!