My name is Kelyin Chng and I will be fulfilling one of two Outreach and Engagement Assistant positions! I am currently majoring in Marketing while searching for a second major at Iowa State University. My experience within the field of Marketing has been exciting and I can’t wait to create engaging artifacts for the Iowa Water Center! I have explored the sales and design part of marketing but found more of a passion for the design side. Despite the curveball life has thrown at us, I am eager to begin this position online at home for the time being.
Growing up, my parents would take me back to Penang, Malaysia every other year. Just about all my extended family lives there and it always felt like seeing a whole new world. One thing that always stood out to me was the open sewage on the streets and water quality. I remember going out to eat and my grandmother telling me that the tap water was unsafe. As a young girl, I was confused because it was so common to ask for a glass of water at a restaurant or cafe. Ever since then, I have found an interest in learning more about water research. Working for the Iowa Water Center will be a great opportunity for me to add my skills into the mix of presenting content for the community regarding our water. As a person who lives 5 minutes from the Mississippi River, it is important to share the findings of that great resource. I feel like water is often taken for granted and I’m ready to make it easier for Iowans to understand what the Iowa Water Center is up to!