Meet the Volunteer Intern!

June 2, 2021
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Hello everyone! My name is Gabrielle McCoy, but people call me Gabby. I am serving as the 2021 Volunteer Relations Intern for the 2021 Iowa State Fair. I am in the midst of my first few days at the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation and I am loving it! I have grown up surrounded by the State Fair.

I am a sophomore at Wartburg College majoring in journalism and communication with an emphasis in public relations and multimedia journalism as well as a minor in Spanish.  I am the social media and event coordinator for multiple organizations on campus. I am involved in Public Relations Student Society of America, the school newspaper, Dance Marathon, Homecoming committee, and the Wartburg Cheer Team. Growing up in Carlisle, Iowa I was involved in band, speech, sports, and 4-H, while also completing 900 volunteer hours. As a 4-H member, I was a Healthy Living Ambassador, spoke to congressional representatives in Washington, D.C. and served on the State 4-H council. My family has camped at the Iowa State Fair for over 20 years. I have volunteered at the Fair since I was little and worked as the Communications Assistant in the 4-H building.

I am so excited to be working behind the scenes at one of my favorite events. I can’t wait for the Fairgrounds to be flooded with people, especially after missing last year. I am most looking forward to working with all the volunteers that make the Fair happen while also sharing my passion for the Iowa State Fair.  

Gabrielle McCoy

2021 Volunteer Intern