Elizabeth Mireault

Elizabeth Mireault

Admission Counselor

Recruiting in: Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and areas of Eastern Iowa with zipcodes that begin with 520 & 521.

Email: elizabeth.mireault@drake.edu

Phone: 515-271-2087

Educational Background: BA in English, St. Catherine University

Hometown: Clive, Iowa

Three interesting things about Elizabeth:

  • I train service, facility, and therapy dogs.
  • I have a dog named Poof, who competes with me in nose work trials for fun.
  • I am a huge Harry Potter fan and collector — I was even on TV, in the audience of Harry Potter: Hogwarts Tournament of Houses (a trivia quiz show on all things Harry Potter).

Why do you love Drake?

I love Drake because it is such an inclusive and welcoming place. Everyone is friendly and treats one another like family, even if they are strangers. I love that Drake provides so many opportunities for students to learn about their chosen subject from day one. They aren’t waiting two years before they touch on their subject, they get to dive right in. Since Drake is a medium sized school, students get the personalized attention that a small school can offer, but big school opportunities such as a bounty of internships and research opportunities in Des Moines.

What is your favorite thing to do in Des Moines?

I love to attend festivals and celebrations, such as the World Food and Music Festival, the Des Moines Arts Festival, CelebrAsian, Capital City Pride, and more. The farmer’s market is also amazing!