College/University: Chapman University
Hometown: Iowa City, Iowa
Kalea Seaton 1st Year Scholar

Kalea is a graduating senior from Iowa City High School, and will attend Chapman University this Fall. She plans to major in Peace Studies, with an accompanying minor in Religious Studies. As captain of her high school’s swim team and principal first chair violist in the orchestra, Kalea strives for excellence and leadership within her local community and beyond. She was recently honored as one of the Iowa City Youth Human Rights Award recipients for her work in founding an anti-war student organization and leading with her fellow students in protesting and advocating amidst international conflict.

Additionally, Kalea completed an internship with a local organization, The Center for Workers Justice of Eastern Iowa. In this position, Kalea connected with local community members, advocated for the rights of all people, and organized protests to share her voice accordingly. In the future, Kalea hopes to pursue a career in law and non-profit work, as she strives to further social justice for all, and work for the betterment of her community.