Phoenix Class: Fall 2016
Major: B.S. Biomedical Engineering (Cell and Tissue Engineering Specialization) and M.S. Chemical Engineering
Graduation Year: May 2021
Big Sister: Emily Barnett
Little Sister(s): Emily Prentice, Somya Mittal
ASA Positions: Treasurer, Ritual Chair, VP of PR and Recruitment
Favorite Committee: Bid committee! It's so exciting to be able to offer membership into our sisterhood, and heading that committee is definitely one of my favorite responsibilities to fulfill during my term as VP PR and Recruitment.
Interests & Activities: Dancing, reading, learning new languages, traveling, spending time with friends, dressing up, skincare, making things look boujee on a ramen noodle budget :) ; Student Ambassador in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Greek Council, Order of Omega
Why I Joined: I joined because I was looking for a community that could help me reach my full potential in college and support me through the process of growing into the woman I wanted to be. I wanted to find a space that would accept me unconditionally and allow me to make mistakes and learn from them, without feeling like one wrong move would cast me apart from the "clique". Alpha Sigma Alpha's purpose, vision, and mission really resonated with my goals and I felt that by joining the sorority I would find the community and support I was looking for.
Why I Stayed: I found the supportive community I had been hoping for, and beyond that I found some of the best friends a person could have. Throughout my time at Illinois Tech, throughout the ups and downs in classes, work, social life, and everything in between, my sisters have always been there for me. If I was overwhelmed with assignments, or frustrated with myself for some past error, there was always a sister ready to reach out and comfort me with the knowledge that she had been there too, and it gets better. In my high moments, when I surpassed my own expectations and accomplished my goals, they were there to celebrate with me and cheer me on. In my final months here, as graduation day moves ever closer, I know I can look back at my college years and feel satisfied that I spent it in the company of people who truly cared for me and wanted me to succeed.