Shayla Dahl ’19 Admissions Counselor


Onawa, Iowa

West Monona High School; Iowa Western Community College, A.A. degree; Northwestern College, bachelor’s degree in sport management, coaching and athletic administration

Favorite restaurant
88 Chinese Restaurant here in Orange City. I love all Chinese food, and it’s only a short walk from my house and my office on campus.

A place I love to visit
My parent’s acreage in my hometown. Located on a small lake, it offers plenty of open space and wildlife to get away from the hustle and bustle of the world. I usually score plenty of free home-cooked meals there as well!

Fun fact
I participated in gymnastics until moving on to college. To this day, I can still stand on my head or walk on my hands.

What I watch
My favorite TV show is New Girl. I’ve seen all the seasons multiple times and can quote a lot of lines from the episodes. No matter what mood I’m in, New Girl is always a good fit.

Best thing about Northwestern
Being surrounded by faculty and staff who made me feel welcome and cared for. Having a support system of people I could talk to and pray with during the good and the bad was something I truly valued.