Meet Stella Hart!

September 14, 2016
Stella studied saxophone in college and comes from a musical family.

Last week we introduced you to our new Program Coordinator, Ryan Rogers. This week, meet our new Administrative and Communications Coordinator Stella Hart! Stella is working with Iowa Campus Compact and the Iowa Council of Foundations in a shared position.


Before joining Iowa Campus Compact, Stella served as the marketing coordinator at the Patient Education Institute and as a shelter services coordinator at the Domestic Violence Intervention Program. She volunteered as a Human Rights Commissioner in Iowa City and as a crisis line operator at the Johnson County Crisis Center for two years.


Stella earned her bachelor’s degree in music and English from Drake University in 2011 and is currently working on her master’s degree in strategic communications through the University of Iowa. She has a 5 year-old basset hound and labrador mix named Winnie. In her free time, she enjoys cycling, checking out live music, reading, and making crafts.



We asked Stella a few questions to get to know her better:


Favorite Word: “Petrichor,” the term that describes the earthy scent after it rains.

Least Favorite Word: As an English major, it would be unethical for me to answer this question.

What turns you on creatively? Listening to music while working on projects, drinking coffee, making to-do lists, and collaborating with passionate people

What turns you off? Decaf.

What sound or noise do you love? The thump of my dog’s tail when she is happy.

What sound or noise do you hate? Fax machine dial tones.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Venture capitalist on Shark Tank or professional dog walker.

What profession would you not like to do?  Anything related to insurance.

What are you most excited about in your new role? I am most excited to help IACC member organizations inspire students, alumni, faculty, and staff to help their communities through volunteerism and to educate Iowans about the benefits of service learning.


Stella can be reached at shart {at} iwcc(.)edu.