YWCA Ames-ISU
808 Hayward Avenue

C1102A Knapp-Storms Commons

Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50014

Email:  ywca@iastate.edu 
Phone: 515-294-1663

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YWCA Ames at ISU Staff

 

 

Angela Merrick, Executive Director 

 

Angela grew up in Iowa City, Iowa. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 2006, and has a background in journalism and nonprofit management. She became the Executive Director of the YWCA Ames-ISU in August 2011. She is married, and has three boys - a 7 year-old named Oliver, a 5 year-old named Hudson, and a 1 year-old named Liam. They also have a boxer named Mugsy. Angela spends her free-time attending her kids activities, travelling, reading, camping, fishing, swimming and spending time with family.

You can reach Angela at:
amerrick@iastate.edu

Asha Mishra, Financial/Office Assistant

 

Asha is a senior at Iowa State University majoring in Accounting and minoring in Managerial Information Systems. She is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota. There she spent her free time volunteering for the Minnesota Epilepsy Foundation and Minnesota Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and now spends the majority of her free time reading and watching a lot of Netflix.  

You can reach Asha at:
asham@iastate.edu

 

Annaliessa Michelotti (She/Her/Hers), College Bound High School Mentoring Coordinator

 

Annaliessa is a Senior at Iowa State University, double majoring in Women’s and Gender Studies and International Studies. She is originally from Seattle, Washington, and resides in Ames, Iowa for university. Prior to her involvement with the YWCA, she spent time in Dublin, Ireland at the US Embassy as a full time staff member, working directly with the American Ambassador and his team. Some of her passions include women’s and gender issues, both nationally and internationally, politics, and community engagement. Annaliessa believes a focus within these areas are the best ways of relieving massive systemic issues within society.

 

You can reach Annaliessa at:
ajmh@iastate.edu

Whitney Mason, College Bound High School Mentoring Coordinator

 

Whitney is the YWCA's College Bound High School Mentoring Coordinator.

 

You can reach Whitney at:
wmason10@iastate.edu

 

Elise Margulies, GIRLS Power Mentoring Coordinator

 

Elise is a student at Iowa State double majoring in Pre-Veterinary Animal Science and Women’s Studies with a minor in Genetics. Elise is from West Des Moines, Iowa and loves to spend time with her cat and dogs. She enjoys traveling and volunteering in her free time.

You can reach Elise at:
emarg@iastate.edu

 

Francesca Giugno, GIRLS Power Mentoring Coordinator

 

Francesca Giugno is studying psychology, communication studies, and public relations at Iowa State University. She is from Sioux City Iowa, where she enjoys spending time with family, playing tennis, and being with her two cats. 

You can reach Francesca at:

fjgiugno@iastate.edu

Chinmayee Mankar, Global Outreach Coordinator/YWCA Graduate Assistant

 

Chinmayee is a graduate student at Iowa State University majoring in Information Systems. She is from Pune, India where she completed her Bachelor's in Engineering in Information Technology and has worked with Amazon and Deutsche Bank before coming here to pursue her masters degree. She has also been an active member of a non-profit organization back in India, working for women socioeconomic empowerment. Whenever she gets time, Chinmayee likes to travel, explore new places, meet new people and learn their languages and cultures and create new experiences.

 

You can reach Chinmayee at:
cmankar@iastate.edu

Emily Meinert, Campus Outreach Coordinator

 

Emily Meinert is a student at Iowa State University majoring in Aerospace Engineering. She enjoys spending her time cooking, exploring, and doing both with her friends! She is looking forward to improving our future and can't wait to see what's next!

 

You can reach Emily at:

emeinert@iastate.edu

Meagan Maschino, Campus Outreach Coordinator

Meagan is a junior at Iowa State University majoring in Aerospace Engineering.  She is from Delano, Minnesota. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her friends and pets.  She is very passionate about volunteering and her major, and her career goal is to be able to work on hybrid planes/making planes more environmentally friendly.  

You can reach Emily at:

emeinert@iastate.edu