Sunday, December 12, 2021

Name: Liz Heron

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Originally from: Ames, IA


Degree: Urban and Regional Planning, M.S., concentration in Housing and Community Development

Graduating class: 2022

After graduation, Liz utilized her degree to become a community development specialist for a state department of commerce.

  • While a graduate student, her favorite class at Iowa was Law and Practice of Land Use Planning with Professor Anthony. Liz said, "It gave me a framework and pushed my understanding (and excitement) of planning."
  • Liz had planning internships at Confluence in Des Moines, working on local plans in Iowa, and at the City of Iowa City, creating a toolkit to ensure equitable implementation of the city's climate action plan.
  • Her favorite thing to do in Iowa City was explore the local restaurants, festivals, and parks with family and friends!
  • Her favorite part of the program was the people. She said, "The students, staff, and faculty are engaging and inspiring!"