Hayden Merkel

Student Success Program Assistant
281 Library
515-294-1161
hmerkel@iastate.edu

Hayden first earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences from Wright State University. Setting aside medical school, he opted to serve as a Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS) missionary and student-athlete advisor at Loras College in Dubuque, IA. After three years of FOCUS, Hayden entered seminary for two years at Loras College to discern a call to the priesthood. Hayden obtained a B.A. in Philosophy and Psychology while at Loras College prior to becoming an EAB Navigate program assistant for the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. Hayden is also a former collegiate runner for the University of Missouri - Columbia, and he continues to enjoy his passions of running, biking, tutoring, and mentorship in his free time.