Zachary Bauer

B.A., Iowa State University
Major: Political Science; Minor: Journalism
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Zachary Bauer, an Ethan Allen scholar, graduated magna cum laude from Iowa State University in May 2015 with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Journalism. During his undergraduate career, Zachary received academic and leadership awards and served for four years in student government. He also held an internship with the City of Ames, in which he oversaw the creation of a landlord-tenant relations program, “Rent Smart Ames.” While with the City of Ames, Zachary managed the Block Party Trailer and Ames Repair and Care programs, collaborated with 27 neighborhood associations, as well as served on a joint committee between the City and University focusing on town and gown relations. Zachary is currently interning with the City Administrator in the City of Prairie Village. Contact email:

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