September 23, 2013

Meet the Fall 2013-14 Collegiate Perspective Guest Bloggers

Chelsea Birtch is a collegiate member at Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, where she is a part of the Iota Theta chapter. She is a third year English major minoring in History and North American studies. Chelsea spends extracurricular time volunteering in a kindergarten classroom, and after graduation, she hopes to become an elementary school teacher. She began her Alpha Phi journey in fall of 2011 and has held positions like Membership Development Committee Representative and Director of Member Education. She now serves as Director of Sisterhood. Chelsea’s hobbies include dancing, reading, blogging, crafting and spending time hanging out with her sisters on campus rocking their Alpha Phi letters!

Anna Kozak is a collegiate member at the University of Iowa, where she is a part of the Delta Epsilon chapter. She is a sophomore double majoring in Journalism and Mass Communications with a certificate in entrepreneurship. She joined Alpha Phi in fall of 2012 and in summer of 2013, she attended the Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) with 50 other initiated members of Alpha Phi from around the country. She currently serves as Marshall for her chapter, has served on the marketing committee for the chapter’s annual Red Dress Gala, and has held numerous representative positions for elections and committees. When Anna isn’t busy with Alpha Phi, she participates in Iowa’s student government and STAR (Students to Assist Recruitment). 

Elizabeth MeLampy is a charter member of Alpha Phi's Iota Tau chapter at Harvard University. She currently serves as Vice President of Campus Affairs and the Panhellenic delegate for her chapter. She is a sophomore planning on studying comparative religion, and possibly English. She also is a member of the Harvard-Radcliffe Modern Dance Company on campus, and she recently joined the varsity Women's Rugby team. She is so excited to blog for Alpha Phi!

Jessica Nazzareno is a junior at California Polytechnic State University studying business administration with concentration in management and human resources. She has been an involved member of the Epsilon Chi chapter of Alpha Phi for three years and has served in many roles and on many committees. Jessica is looking forward to the newest additions to their chapter following bid day and the fun year ahead of the chapter! 

Emily Nickels is a junior at Ball State University, where she is a part of the Delta Rho chapter. She is a Public Relations major with a Marketing minor. Originally from the east side Indianapolis, Emily is a proud Hoosier, dog lover and football fan. In her free time, Emily loves coaching a volleyball team of 15 and 16-year-olds (she played for ten years) and listening to country music. She currently serves as Vice President of Programming and Education for her chapter and has also served in the Risk Manager role. She works in a law office and may continue her education in law school someday. Follow her on Twitter @emilynickels! 

Kersten Smith is a senior at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA (right outside of Washington, D.C.). Kersten moved to the east coast from her home state of Nebraska and has been an involved member of the Eta Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi since she was a freshman. In the past three years, Kersten has served on the Executive Council as Assistant New Member Educator and Vice President of Marketing. Kersten is studying Government and International Politics with a concentration in Intelligence Analysis. Kersten will be graduating early from GMU this December, and hopes to serve as an Educational Leadership Consultant for Alpha Phi International next year.

Catherine Spence is a junior at Carnegie Mellon University, where she is a founding member of the Iota Sigma chapter of Alpha Phi. Last year, she had the unique opportunity to join Alpha Phi while it was colonizing, and being a member of the sisterhood has quickly become one of her favorite things about college life. This year, she and her sisters are excited to break in their brand new house, participate in their first formal recruitment and raise money for Alpha Phi Foundation at their first Red Dress Gala. She currently serves on the Executive Council as the Director of Finance and is also a member of the Continuous Open Bidding (COB) team. Outside of Alpha Phi, Catherine is an Orientation Counselor, a Sexual Assault Advisor and a member of the collegiate English honor society. She is double majoring in Professional Writing and Decision Science with a minor in Business Administration. Catherine is so excited to share her Alpha Phi experiences with all members!

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