Brenda Van Dee began her University of Iowa employment in 1992 as a part-time Dietary worker. As time went on, she developed skills in a variety of positions and has met a great deal of outstanding and interesting people. To this day, she loves the flexibility of tasks and encounters with a wide variety of people, internal and external. She currently coordinates executive level searches for the Carver College of Medicine Dean’s Offices and supports the Physician Scientist Training Pathway (PSTP), a multi-disciplinary program assisting residents and fellows in sharpening their research skills. Staff Council committees past and present include Executive Committee, Committee on Committees, University Relations, Human Resources, and Elections. She has one son, a UNI alum, who currently teaches and coaches at a local junior high school. Brenda’s hobbies are helping others, which serves well for the endless possibilities in our local community and UI campus.