VP of Risk Management
Hometown: Vestavia Hills, AL
Minors: Nonprofit and Philanthropy Studies and Hunger Studies
What have you learned since being on exec these past two years?
More than anything I have learned the joy that comes from truly serving others without expecting anything in return. In both of the positions I have held through Alpha Chi (Panhellenic Delegate and Risk Management), I have had countless opportunities to serve those around me both in our own sorority and the other 17 on this campus, through donations, toy drives, or even something as simple as giving a girl Advil at an event because she had a headache. I am a natural problem solver and being able to meet a need no matter how small is satisfying and one of my favorite things to do.
Why are you passionate about your position?
My position is not necessarily one that people get pumped to run for, so my passion for it was a learned one. When I was asked to run for Risk, all I knew about the position was that it dealt with pizza, socials, and signing in. This position has transformed into so much more, and has given me cool opportunities to work with not only the exec board but different members of our chapter on a close basis. Because my position exists, people are safer at our events, which allows them to enjoy themselves. My position allows people to have fun, so that is a pretty good reason to be passionate about it, I'd say.
What's the most rewarding part?
The most rewarding part is not one that is directly related to my own position but has been so sweet to receive. This gift is the encouragement of others. As Risk Management, I have had to introduce a few new policies to the chapter, which is a very nerve-racking situation to be put in as a college student addressing her peers. However, the people who have shown love and encouragement despite the learning process have been so much louder than any other voices being raised. It truly has been a learning experience seeing what works for our chapter and what does not work, but people have gone above and beyond to reach out to me and remind me that I am loved, tell me that they appreciate me, and voice their support of my hard work. This is not something that I deserve, but a sweet gift from the Lord.
What is your favorite fun fact about Alpha Chi?
Our colors are scarlett red and olive green, AKA red and green. These are also Christmas colors, which also happens to be my birthday. So like was I born an AXO or what?
If you could live anywhere where would it be and why?
I get asked this question a lot, especially as a rising senior. I'm honestly not quite sure. I will be more than happy to go wherever I feel like the Lord desires for me to be! I love big cities, London is my favorite specifically, but I also do think it would be cool to live in a small town where everyone knows each other like Stars Hollow (from Gilmore Girls), so who knows.
If you could choose a superlative for yourself, what would it be?
I hate choosing these things, so I asked my friends, Abby Reid and Barrett Harris, to choose one. They said,"The Most Intentional Encourager," because I am apparently intentional and the best encourager.
Welcome to the official blog for the Epsilon Zeta chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at Auburn University!