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Awards & Recognition
Lexxi O'Brien was recognized for earning an academic awardMy sophomore, junior, and senior year I was awarded the All-American Academic award for participating in varsity cheer leading while maintaining above a 3.6 GPA.Fall 2012 - Fall 2014Added by Lexxi
Activities & Affiliations
University of Iowa Dance Marathon is a student-run philanthropy that creates and sustains special projects to provide emotional and financial support for pediatric oncology and bone marrow transplant patients and their families treated at University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital. More than 2,600 students participated in 2017 University of Iowa Dance Marathon.Spring 2017
UI PAWSPAWS is a student organization designed to promote the well being of animals throughout our community. Our organization is responsible for the campus-famous dog therapy day during finals week!Spring 2016Added by Lexxi
Dance MarathonDance Marathon is an organization ran by students for kids. Kids battling cancer are able to count on us for raising money and providing a positive spirit for them. This event was absolutely life changing and I cannot wait to participate in upcoming semesters. Over 2 million dollars were raised in 2016 and I am positive the number will only go up from there! FTK!Added by Lexxi
Wild Bill's Coffee ShopVolunteerIn my second semester at the University of Iowa I had the opportunity to volunteer at Wild Bill's Coffee Shop. Wild Bill's is a place that provides mentally disabled adults to have a real world working experience. My duty here was to assist them in whatever the situation and to socialize with them. This was a very positive environment that was enjoyable for anyone to be around. I volunteered a total of 20 hours.Spring 2016Added by Lexxi
Teens Against Human TraffickingAs a member of this group, we raised awareness of human trafficking in Iowa through events and networking. We organized a community forum and a Heels of Hope walk to spread the word. It is a live problem that has gone unnoticed for far too long and part of our duties of this group was to raise awareness.
https://www.letsgetangry.org/Fall 2013 - Spring 2015Added by Lexxi
American Cancer Society Memorial Foundation Hope Lodge
CoordinatorJanuary 2017 - Present
Tending on day-to-day tasks around the lodge-- including checking guests in and out, providing orientation services, and general upkeep of the facility.
American Lung Association
Marketing and Special Events InternMay 2017 - Present
Identifying key corporations who would be suitable for the Des Moines Fight For Air Climb.
I created an event summary presentation and corporate sponsorship presentation. I also created multiple monthly newsletters to be sent out to our corporate sponsors describing programs and services offered by the Lung Association.
CoachFebruary 2012 - PresentI have done gymnastics since I was 5 years old, so right when I turned 14 I knew I wanted to become a gymnastics coach. At the time I worked with recreational classes, building their foundations and love for the sport. Over time I have worked up to coaching the competitive team. I have so much respect of the sport and love spreading the spirit of the sport to more gymnasts. Triad Gymnastics is in my hometown, Ankeny, so I look forward to coaching when I come home over breaks or stopping by if I am only visiting.
NannyMay 2015 - PresentI nanny for a family in my hometown, Ankeny. I am with them on the weekdays, it is my job to take them to the many camps and activities they are involved in and to provide them a positive role model. I really enjoy the family I have worked with.
University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium
UsherJuly 2016 - PresentI am an usher at Hancher Performing Arts Auditorium. Here I direct people to their seats and assist in any situation I am needed in.