07/13/17  •  Des Moines

Most awkward prom ever

Emily Shields was a high school girl in the ‘90s who favored crop tops and bad boys. When she climbed in the car to be driven from Cedar Rapids to this bad boy’s prom in Des Moines, she had no idea of her teenage misadventure that was in store.

From the event: Tales from the Road

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Emily Shields

Emily Shields is director of Iowa Campus Compact, an association of college and university presidents who collaborate on ways to promote civic responsibility among the students they educate. Previously she worked as chief of staff of the Rebuild Iowa Office that coordinated recovery from the 2008 floods. She also worked for Gov. Chet Culver and on John Kerry’s presidential campaign. Shields has a Master’s in philanthropy and nonprofit development from the University of Northern Iowa and a bachelor’s in journalism and political science from the University of Iowa.

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