Dottie Underwood pretended to be born and raised in a small city in Iowa. In her guise as a small town girl, she told people that she abandoned her hometown and moved to New York City in 1946 in order to pursue a ballet career.
"Zola's algorithm is a program... for choosing Insight's targets." "What targets?" "You. A TV anchor in Cairo, the Undersecretary of Defense, a high school valedictorian in Iowa City."
Iowa was one of the intended targets of Project Insight, as some of its citizens were deemed a threat for HYDRA's plans. Jasper Sitwell explicitly referred to a high school valedictorian living in Iowa City as one of the targets for Insight. The area was not shot as Captain America and his allies were able to change the intended targets and stop HYDRA in time.
"Are you sure you're not from Iowa? Because you just sounded like it."
Rebecca Stevens was given a new identity following the procedures of Project T.A.H.I.T.I., that overlapped her memories with those of the Guest Host, an extraterrestrial corpse that implanted his genetic memories into the people who were administered the GH.325 serum synthetized from his blood.
To overcome the side effects, Stevens' memories were erased and replaced with a new identity as Janice Robbins, a community art teacher from Iowa.