Jocie Zenner

Jocie Zenner
Who are you?
    -Name: Jocie Zenner
    -Major: Biomedical Engineering
    -Year: Junior
    -Hometown: Eagan, MN
What is one piece of advice you would give to an incoming freshman?
Expect the unexpected! You are going to learn just as much outside the classroom as you will inside the classroom because well… life happens. Things will happen that you could never be prepared for, so don’t panic when they do happen. Just take things in stride and move one step at a time.

What organizations outside the college of engineering do you belong to?
I am involved in Dance Marathon, the Newman Catholic Student Center, and I also participate in intramural basketball, softball, and ultimate frisbee.
Have you had any international experience? If so, where did you go, for how long, and what did you do?
Yes, the summer after my freshman year at Iowa, I participated in CIMBA, a study abroad program in Paderno del Grappa, Italy. It was a 4-week program, and everyone took two classes while they were there. I took Statics and Travel Writing. Classes were held Monday through Thursday, and then we had long weekends to travel to wherever we wanted to go. I visited Verona, Rome, Vatican City, Venice, and Milan, as well as many local cities such as Asolo and Basano. I would definitely recommend this program to engineers!
How are you an "engineer ... and something more"?
While being an engineer, I also work as an Engineering Tutor for the College of Engineering, and I am a family representative for a Dance Marathon family.
Is there something else you'd like to tell us about yourself?
I attended a small, private, all-girls high school in Minnesota, so I know a little bit about what it is like to transition to a big, diverse community such as Iowa’s.
What is your favorite part about being a student at The University of Iowa?
My favorite part of being a student at Iowa is being at a Big Ten school, while still being a part of a small, tight-knit community at the College of Engineering.
Who is your favorite professor and why?

My favorite professor is Dr. Guymon. He taught my Thermodynamics class, and I absolutely loved him. It is easy to see that he is very passionate about both the course material and teaching his students.
What has been your favorite course?
My favorite course so far has been Human Physiology. While this course was quite challenging, I loved learning about the human body and why it does what it does. This class made me excited to continue on the path of biomedical engineering.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time at The University of Iowa?

When I have free time, I like going to Hubbard park to throw a frisbee around or play catch with someone. My friends and I also make it a point to go to all of the home football games, and lots of the basketball games. Go Hawks!