The University of Iowa

Lily Smith

Lily Smith speaks with k-12 students in Columbus Junction.

Lily Smith studies English and Creative Writing with a certificate in sustainability at the University of Iowa.  Through participating in the Columbus Junction Storytelling project, she was able to practice ethnographic storytelling techniques in a real-world setting. She interviewed residents, reviewed historic documents, and assembled comprehensive oral histories of Latinx community members in Columbus Junction.


Here Lily talks about her experience working with this Iowa community: