Karina Buttler

0355 Memorial Union

Education: I have my BS from Iowa State in Public Service and Administration. 

Hometown: Harcourt, Iowa 

Favorite Motto: Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced- Soren Kierkegaard. 

Hobbies: It is all I can do to keep up with my 7 year old! When not doing his activities we love to spend time at our home in Okoboji and visiting zoo's in the Midwest. I love to scrapbook and crochet. I also love to read and play piano in any free time that I can find! 

Fun Facts: I have been part of the sorority and fraternity community at Iowa State University since 2002- 16 years! I have also been an Ames resident that long, my family and I love it here. 

Favorite food: I LOVE sushi!! 

What I love most about my job: I love interacting with students. I am refereed to as the office mom and I take that role seriously and with pride. I want to make sure that the students we interact with know that we love and care about them, that they matter and we value who they are. Much of my job is checking in with those who enter the office and I appreciate the opportunity to support and care for the students. 

I'm listening to: Hamilton. I saw it twice when it came to Des Moines and and still loving the music.