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Meet Our Student Staff


Katie Allgood

Katie Allgood is a graduate student in College Student Development. She is originally from Mason City, Iowa, and is a practicum student for CECD.

Katie enjoys rollerblading, crafting, and baking with her husband in her free time.

Ellie Holcomb

Ellie Holcomb is a junior in Kinesiology and Political Science. She is from Leawood, Kan. and is a feature writer for CECD and ICDD.

Ellie spends most of her free time running, doing yoga, or otherwise moving around in some way. When she is able to stay still and indoors, she enjoys reading and cooking.

Miranda Klugesherz

Miranda Klugesherz is a graduate student in Communication Studies, with a focus on marginalization and public policy. She grew up in Colorado Springs, Colo. and received an undergraduate degree in Communication Studies and Sociology from Hastings College. Miranda is a research assistant with ICDD.

In her free time, Miranda volunteers as a coach for the KSU Forensics team and is a novice boxer.

Anastasia Morgan

Anastasia Morgan is a junior studying marketing. She is a digital media intern for CECD, ICDD, and the RGI. Anastasia is from Herington, Kan. and hopes to work in event planning when she finishes school.

Anastasia enjoys seeing friends and watching movies in her free time.

Wynnette Sommerfeld

Wynnette Sommerfeld is a junior studying Human Resource Management. She is also getting a dual degree from Manhattan Christian College, where she is studying Bible and Leadership. Wynnette is a social media intern for CECD and ICDD. She is from Newton, Kan.

Wynnette enjoys spending time with friends and playing sports in her free time, and plays volleyball for Manhattan Christian College.

Kolia Souza

Kolia Souza is a Graduate Research Assistant for the Rural Grocery Initiative. Kolia is currently pursuing two Master of Science degrees in Architecture and Community Development. She also holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Textiles and Interior Design.

Kolia is from Junction City, Kan. She has two daughters, Paris, 13, and Isabella, 9. When she’s not taking care of her daughters, Kolia enjoys cooking and gardening.

Maggie Stanton

Maggie Stanton is a junior majoring in Mass Communications and minoring in Communication Studies. She is from Overland Park, Kan. and is returning as CECD’s feature writing intern. Maggie will continue to create news blasts and report on university engagement.

If the weather is pleasant, you'll find her running on the Konza trail. If it's raining, snowing, or otherwise, she'll be starting a Netflix marathon.

Youwei Yang

Youwei Yang is a senior studying Agriculture Economics-Quantitative Option, with a minor in statistics. Youwei is originally from Baiyin City, Gansu Province, China. He is a research intern for the RGI.

Youwei enjoys traveling, as well as biking and playing badminton. After graduation, he plans on working in agriculture market analysis before attending graduate school.