Phoenix Class: Fall 2016
Graduation Year: May 2021
Big Sister: Elaine Zmuda
Dheeksha Ranginani, Aubrie Smith, Jennifer (Raum) Sabatka
ASA Positions: Sunshine Chair (Spring 2017), VP of PR and Recruitment (2019)
Favorite Committee: My favorite committee to be on in ASA is def marketing and recruitment (PR) as being able to be the first person that talks to a potential new sister is so exciting. You're the person that creates a moment in which someone gains interest in our national organization and communicates our values and what we uphold to ourselves. I think that's pretty special and especially seeing the faces when they get really excited and interested; it always makes my day.
Interests & Activities: traveling like crazy; water-coloring and sketching; photography and videography; beginners Swedish; baking; petting furry creatures; kayaking; Order of Omega
Why I Joined: I actually didn't expect to join ASA. I originally did come for the food at the first event but I kept coming back and wanted to join because I saw the ways in which these sisters and this organization really help women on a campus that is so dominated by men. It was so beautiful to see how exactly they would cheer each other on and lift each other up. The connections I made in the first week really pushed me to want to join. I felt seen and heard in a valley of unending noise.
Why I Stayed: I stayed because of the bond I had with so many of my sisters. My big and I connected so fast and the sisters in my Phoenix Class are some of the most amazing people ever. These women have helped me through so many of my hardest moments. College really is a time when you transition and question so many things in life and grow from that. I struggled a lot but they kept me in their arms and helped me through it and now I get to help those that join get through their tough moments. We're really all here for each other.