Premedicine and management
A nonprofit entrepreneur: Mallory co-founded the nonprofit organization With Love, Inc. with her mom, Susan (Engen) Heinzeroth '84. Its goal is for “people to serve people while making a difference with love.”
Diversified campus interests: Co-chairs the Student Activities Council cinema committee, participates in intramural racquetball, plays women’s rugby and serves as the team’s match secretary.
Plans after Luther: Hopes to own and operate a pain management clinic.
Mallory believes that traveling offers some of the most valuable learning opportunities. In high school, she ventured to South Africa with her mom to work in a school that provided services for children with autism. The trip was a turning point for Mallory on how she views the world and inspired the pair to create a nonprofit organization. “For the first time in my life I realized that I have much more than what’s required to meet my everyday needs. It instilled a strong desire for me to give back in some meaningful way.”
In J-term 2010, Mallory traveled to Tanzania to study the Maasai culture. Beyond that, she’s working to create her own J-term course that will take her to several countries in Europe, including Spain. Her goal with this trip is to satisfy the requirements she’ll need to complete a Spanish minor.
Although new travel opportunities are always on her radar, Mallory appreciates the welcoming feeling she experiences when she’s at Luther.
“Luther felt familiar to me even before I enrolled. It helped that my parents, aunt, and uncle are all Luther grads,” says Mallory. “Plus, my grandparents live in Iowa, and we visit them often.”
Although family did carry some influence on where she would attend college, the decision was ultimately up to her. “I applied to 10 different colleges after high school,” says Mallory. “What I liked best about Luther is its 'down-to-earth' feeling and that it offers a strong sense of community. Luther promotes ongoing learning, and people here are curious. I appreciate that.”