List of Student Internships

Luther biology student gain valuable experience participating in a variety of internships.

January 2014

  • Lindsey Colyer- Gundersen Lutheran Medical Campus, La Crosse, WI.
  • Sarah Floden - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Campus, La Crosse, WI.
  • Reed Johnson - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Campus, La Crosse, WI.
  • Daniel Stover - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Campus, La Crosse, WI.
  • Lyndsi Woolems, Samuel Weinberg - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Decorah, IA.
  • Katelynn Richman, Roy Burnett - Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA.
  • Alejandra Castellanos - Family Care Clinic, Decorah, IA.
  • McKinzy Lohberger - Mayo Clinic, Owatonna, MN
  • Katie Blaser - Gundersen Luntheran Eye Clinic, Decorah, IA.
  • Mariah Crotty - Decorah Veterinary Clinic, Dr. Tom Shroyer, Decorah, IA.
  • Steven Lister - University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Alex Horswill, Associate Professor, Iowa City, IA.
  • Sydney Gehrt - Mayo Clinic and Achieve Results PT, Rochester, MN.
  • Jocelyn Brown - The Medicine Shoppe, Larry Ambroson, R.Ph., Newton, IA.
  • Nathaniel Seedorff - Northern Iowa Therapy, Angie Henry, Physical Therapist, Arlington, IA.
  • Krista Wahlstrom - Bio 5 Institute, Tuscon, AZ.
  • Kayla Kolbert - Teresa Knisselbrink, MS, CGC, Department of Medical Genetics, Mayo Cllinic, St. Charles, MN
  • Taylor Nelson - Minnesota Department of Health, Dr. Carlota Medus, Epidemiologist, Afton, MN.
  • Rachel Skolaski - Isthmus Eye Care, Scott Jens, O.D., New Glans, WI.
  • Clayton Walker - Proworld Belize, Punta Gorda, Toledo Belize, C.A.
  • Benjamin Reasoner - Proworld Belize, Punta Gorda, Toledo Belize, C.A.
  • Meredith Larson - Be the Match, Michael Wright, Scientific Co-ordinator, Bioinformatics Research, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Rachel Rem - Winona Health Clinic, Dr. Scott Birdsall, OBGYN, Winona, MN.

Summer 2013

  • Bryce Schutte - Dr. Nick LaRusso, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
  • Kayla Uphoff - Viverant Physical Therapy Clinic, Supervisor - Maurie Steinley, Lakeville, MN.

January 2013

  • Morgan Oberfoell - Minnesota Epilepsy Group, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Kenza Sahir - Department of Bioscience, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
  • Matthew Rosene - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.
  • Melene Thompson - Department of Bioscience, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA. 
  • Julia Mandsager - Gundersen Lutheran Decorah Clinic, Decorah, IA.
  • Matthew McKinney - Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA.
  • Jenna Berndt - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Campus, La Crosse, WI.
  • Alise Miller - Euro-Team Physical Therapy Clinic, Decorah, IA.
  • Jacob Everts - Taylor Physical Therapy, Parkersburg, IA.
  • VanWyk, Katelyn - Pella Regional Health Center, Pella, IA.
  • Tashjian, Nara - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI.
  • Panning, Ali - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI.
  • Kropp, Libby - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI.
  • Grado, Keller - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI.
  • Moburg, Kristina - Family Care Clinic, Decorah, IA.
  • Klinger, Tasha - Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA.
  • Guimond, Kelly - Herman Dental, Caledonia, MN.
  • Harbst, Ben - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI.
  • Weitzel, Matthew - Affiliated Community Medical Center (ACMC) - Skylark Center, Wilmar, MN.
  • Hwang, Dae Sun - Walgreens Pharmacy, Cedar Rapids, IA.
  • Meyer, Tanya - Veterans Memorial Hospital, Waukon, IA.
  • Christensen, Matthew - Rock County Eye Clinic, Luverne, MN.
  • Smit, Lydon - Dr. Christos Andrew Zambakides, Germiston, Gauteng, South Africa; Dr. Robyn-Ann Petrie, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.
  • Guimond, Kathleen - Minnesota Masonic Homes, Bloomington, MN.
  • Stokke, Lauren - ChildServe, Ames, IA.
  • Josephson, Hannah - Cresco Medical Center, Cresco, IA.
  • Jenson, Greg - Feed Energy, Des Moines, IA.

Summer 2012

  • Erin Wilson -  University of Iowa Hospitals, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Clinic, Iowa City, IA.
  • Mariah Crotty - Wildlife Care Clinic, Iowa State University School of Veterinary Medicine, Ames, IA.
  • Katherine Van Winkle - Organic farm, Amherst, MA; Mossel Bay Marine Lab, South Africa.
  • Lauren Maze - Linn County Physical Therapy; Mercy/St. Luke's Hospitals; Mercy Fitness Center, Cedar Rapids, IA.
  • Amanda Dunn - Euroteam Physical Therapy, Decorah, IA.
  • Erik Anderson - Des Moines Clinic, Des Moines, IA.
  • Shelby Babcock - Faribault Veterinarian Clinic, Faribault, MN.
  • Megan McClure - St. Cloud Medical, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Lindsey Bohr - Gundersen Lutheran Eye Clinic, Decorah, IA.
  • Amy Shishilla - Sheep dairy farm (cheese-making), Craftsbury, VT
  • Sarah Floden - Mason City Mercy Regency Clinic; the Mason City Free Cinic; Mercy Hospital, Mason City, IA.
  • Andrew Bentz - Land Stewardship Intern, Luther College, Decorah, IA.
  • Libby Kropp - Mercy Medical Center North Iowa.
  • Elizabeth Laferriere - Traditional healers, Madagascar.
  • Daniel Schoess - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Hinckley, MN.
  • Sarah Mathiesen - Institute of Athletic Medicine.
  • Allison Richman - Den Herder Veterinary Hospital, Waterloo, IA; Cedar Heights Vet Clinic, Cedar Falls, IA; Covenant Hospital, Waterloo, IA.
  • Jessica Zenchak - Hinsdale Hospital, Hinsdale, IL.
  • Madeline Kofoed - Land Steward Intern, Luther College, Decorah, IA.

January 2012

  • Chella Bhagyam - Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, WI.
  • Stephen Brockman - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Brian Butel - Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, WI.
  • Maria Drenkhahn - Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA.
  • Amanda Dunn - Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint and Sports Surgeons, Spencer IA.
  • James Flanary - Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, WI.
  • Breanna Gibbons - Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA.
  • Alexander Greiner - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
  • Maggie Herrity - Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA.
  • Kari Imhof - Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL.
  • Heidi Kristenmacher - Cherokee Regional Medical Center, Cherokee, IA.
  • Andrea Klepper - Medicap Pharmacy, Decorah, IA.
  • Amelia Kundel - Bairo Pite Clinic, Dili, East Timor.
  • Andrew Nelson - Prosthetic Laboratories, Rochester, MN.
  • Mitchel Obey - Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine, Rochester, MN.
  • Kelsey O'Leary - Mayo Clinic, Department of Podiatry, Rochester, MN.
  • Michael Redig - Sea Life Aquarium, Bloomington, MN.
  • Lucas Reitz - Anesthesia Associates/Helps International, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Addy Rickels - Medicap Pharmacy, Decorah, IA.
  • Reece Rickertsen - Maquoketa Family Clinic, Maquoketa, IA; Medical Associates, Clinton, IA; VNA of Clinton County, Clinton, IA.
  • Amanda Schaefer - Oregon Health and Science University, Women's Health Research Unit, Portland, OR.
  • Jessica Schaeffer - Parkway Peridontal Group, West Des Moines, IA.
  • Jana Sorensen - Carver Lake Veterinary Center, Woodbury, MN.
  • Nic Staub - Dental Associates of Decorah, Decorah, IA.
  • Laura Swanson - Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, WI.
  • Jessica Ulrich - Gundersen Lutheran Health System, La Crosse, WI.
  • Sarah Webb - Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA.
  • Emily Wonder - Family Care Clinic, Decorah, IA.

Summer 2011

  • Hayley Fercho - Glenn Soley, Tagging and pollinating corn crops to produce higher yield corn, BASF-Plant Science, Olivia, MN.
  • Daniel Schoess - Fish survey, stocking and invasive species control, Department of Natural Resources, Fisheries Department, Bemidjii, MN.
  • Stephanie Wick - Microneedles, vaccines and biological delivery systems/methods, Aeroteck and 3M.
  • Trinda Phelon - Dr. Marzin-Keller, Veterinary medicine in a foreign country, France.
  • Chella Bhagyam - Invasive species in the lakes of Minnesota, Department of Natural Resources, MN.
  • Shelby Eaton - Client engagement, McKesson's Relay Health, Dubuque, IA.
  • Elissa Stevens - Rehabilitation of orphaned and injured wild mammals, Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Minnesota, Roseville, MN.
  • Calysta Rice - Dr. Grudem, Shadowing the everyday inner workings of an optometry office, White Bear Lake, MN.
  • Sarah Czechowicz - Interning with a genetic counselor at Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, WI.
  • Andrew Nelson - Shawdowing physical therapists who specialize in different unique parts of the body, Mayo Health System, Rochester, MN.
  • Kendra Moser - Interning with Jeff Jirik, Blue cheese production, inclusind lab work, aging and packaging of the cheese, Swiss Valley Farms, Faribault, MN.
  • Kelsey Kittleson - SPEP (Summer Pre-medical Enrichment Program), Cincinnati, OH.
  • Nicole Woodson - Summer Medical Dental Educational Program, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE.
  • August Lindmark - Dr. Josh White, World Wide Village's Community Health Initiattive, Haiti.
  • Kimberly Stocks - Invasive species removal, greenhouse work and data entry - Neal Smith National wildlife Refuge, Prairie City, IA.

January 2011

  • Janel Barnes - University of Iowa - Xing Laboratory of RNA Genomics and Bioinformatics, Iowa City, IA
  • Andrew Bhagyam - Dr. Smilez Dental Care, Chennai, India
  • Theodore Bhagyam - Dr. Smilez Dental Care, Chennai, India
  • Jered Bourquin - USDA, Winneshiek County District Conservation Office, Decorah, IA
  • Mallory Broderick - Winneshiek Medical Center Rehabilitation Department, Decorah, IA
  • Blair Butler - Team Rehab and Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA
  • Fran Fairfield - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI
  • Feldkamp, Benjamin - University of Iowa - Research Internship - Iowa City, IA
  • Blake Funke - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI
  • Shannon Gerberding - Decorah/Gundersen Medical Clinic, Decorah, IA
  • Rachel Haas - Gundersen/Houston Medical Clinic, Houston, MN
  • Ashley Haight - University of Iowa CBB, Iowa City, IA
  • Julia Ham - Mercy Medical Center, Mason City, IA & Austin Medical Center, Austin, MN
  • Kirk Hanson - Madison County Health Care System, Winterset, IA
  • Patrick Hussey - National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Elizabeth Laferriere - Pediatric Surgical Associates, Minneapolis, MN
  • Augie Lindmark - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, WI
  • Jessica Lister - University of Iowa, Eckstein Medical Research Building, Iowa City, IA
  • Nicole Littlejohn - Research Internship, Luther College, Decorah, IA
  • Bryanna Logsdon - Jefferson Eye Care, Jefferson, IA 50129
  • Emilia McVey - Obstetrics/Gynecology Associates, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Geoffrey Purcell - Family Care Clinic, Decorah, IA
  • Christopher Reynolds - Iowa Orthopedic Center, Des Moines, IA
  • Allison Schneider - Gifford Medical Center, Randolph, VT
  • Lance Serbousek - Decorah Veterinary Clinic, Decorah, IA
  • Victoria Serra - Hardin Medical Library, Iowa City, IA
  • Andrea Sturdevant - Mayo/Winneshiek Medical Center, Decorah, IA
  • Rachel Tangen - Pella Regional Health Center, Pella, IA
  • Alex Tomesch - University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
  • Nolan Winslow - Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center - La Crosse, WI
  • Hunter Woodley - University of Iowa, Department of Microbiology, Iowa City, IA

Summer 2010

  • Andrea Caldwell - Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve, East Bethel, MN
  • Sam DePagter - Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center, Rochester, MN
  • Anna Essendrup - Aqui Para Ti Latino Youth Clinic; University of Minnesota Bone and Marrow Transplant Clinic; Genetic Counselor Kristin Baker-Niendorf
  • Kelsy Kittleson - University of Wisconsin Health Orthopedics and Podiatry Departments, Madison, WI
  • Peter Kraus - Montana Department of Agriculture, Bozeman, MT
  • Nicole Littlejohn - Mayo Clinic Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Rochester, MN
  • Emma Spoon - Central Care Clinic, St. Cloud, MN

January 2010

  • Kelsey Balk - Physiotherapy Associates of Monument, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Marcus Barlow - Gundersen Clinic, Decorah, IA
  • Brian Darling - Mayo College of Medicine, Rochester, MN
  • Katherine Diebel - University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • Britta Dosland - Gundersen Lutheran Health Center, La Crosse, WI
  • Kiesten Fevold - Decorah Veterinary Clinic, Decorah, IA
  • Leah Forsberg - Pediatric Services, Edina, MN and Owatonna Clinic-Mayo Health System, Owatonna, MN
  • Valerie Fyfe - Erie Family Health Center, Tinley Park, IL 60487
  • Michele Gaertner - Metro Urology, Blaine, MN
  • Rick Gauthier - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • Kyosuk Goo - Ewha W. University Department of Life Science, Seoul, Korea
  • Lisa Harney - Gundersen Lutheran Health Center, La Crosse, WI
  • Eliza Harrold - Aviano Air Force Base, Roveredo in Plano, PN Italy
  • Michaela Hill - Altni Hospital, Grand Forks, ND
  • Patrick Hussey - Family Care Clinic, Decorah, IA
  • Samantha Jewell - Team Rehab, Decorah, IA
  • Jake Jurgensen - Jurgensen Chiropractic, Elroy, WI
  • Luke Krystosek - Gundersen Lutheran Health Center, La Crosse, WI
  • Kimberly Larson - Gundersen Lutheran Health Center, La Crosse, WI
  • Ashley Prow - Southeastern Minnesota Dental, Rochester, MN 55906
  • John Rainey - St. Luke's Hospital, Diagnostic Cardiology, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Julia Schiefelbein - Medicap Pharmacy, Decorah, IA
  • Stuart Wheeler - Mercy Care - Marion, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Nolan Winslow - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Summer 2009

  • Andrew Bhagyam - Watercraft Inspector (Invasive Species), Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, MN
  • Paul Meyer - Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP), Minneapolis, MN
  • Rachel Ziegeweid - Domestic Violence Shelter, Plymouth, MN

January 2009

  • Lauren Baumann - British MRC Clinic, Gambia, Africa
  • Brian Darling - Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN 
  • Anna Essendrup - North Memorial Hospitals and Clinics, Edina, MN
  • Megan Miller - Iow Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines, IA and Urbandale Mercy Clinic, Urbandale IA
  • Ashley Trail - St. Joseph's Hospital, Phoenix, AZ
  • Eli Wllace - St. Joseph's Pediatric Neurology Clinic, Phoenix, AZ
  • Kristi Wellman - Dr. Gerald Schleier, DDS, Keokuk, IA

Summer 2008

  • Robert Harrison - Cape Technologies, South Portland, ME
  • Amanda Lutz - Tracy Ralenkotter, Easter Seals, Milwaukee, WI
  • Erik Mortens - Hy-Vee Grocery, Hong Kong, China
  • Peter Wehr - Men's Leadership Lily Grant, Stu Johnston, Luther College, Decorah, IA

Summer 2007

  • Karri Ledel - Pharmacy shadow experience - Hoines Pharmacy, Cresco, IA
  • Megan Steiner - Physical therapy internship - Dan Nelson, Vernon Memorial Healthcare, Viroqua, WI
  • Heidi Wolf - Invasive species program inspector - Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Summer 2006

  • Michelle Burns - Creation of public displays for lab and job shadowing in each department - Steve O'Brian, Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, Ankeny, IA
  • Kristen Munks - Shawdowing experience with Dr. Joseph Hegenbruch, Harvard IL
  • Sondra Ninneman - Shadowing experience with Joy Gustin, CentraCare Women and Children's Clinic, St. Cloud, MN

Summer 2005

  • Solomon Gould - Optometry internship, Dr. Steven M. Gould/Lois Copple, Whylie Eye Care Center, Des Moines/Knoxville, IA
  • T.J. Webb - North and South Bear Creek soil and water preservation, Todd Duncan, USDA, NRCS, Decorah, IA