February 8, 2015

Meet the Spring 2015 Collegiate Perspective Bloggers!

Cassandra Caranci (Theta Eta-Western University): Cassandra (Cassie) is a senior at Western University double majoring in family studies and psychology. She works as a Social Media and Web Intern on her campus, contributing to the school’s Instagram, Twitter and website. Cassie has held multiple positions in her chapter such as Director of Philanthropy, Vice President Campus Affairs, and Director of Ceremonies among others. She has loved every moment of being an Alpha Phi, and has taken on as many opportunities as she could during her collegiate years. With alumnae life fast approaching, Cassie plans on staying close to those she has crossed paths with thanks to Alpha Phi. She hopes to enlighten collegians and soon-to-be graduates on how they can stay engaged and love Alpha Phi as much as she does.

Jamie Chamberlain (Zeta Delta-Iowa State University): Jamie is a senior at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where she studies marketing and management with a minor in community leadership and public speaking. When she’s not volunteering at her local animal shelter, she is actively involved in the newly installed Zeta Delta chapter at Iowa State. Jamie is also a member of the Society of Human Resource Management club, the Ski and Snowboard club, is the Marketing and Public Relations Co-Director for a non-profit student organization on campus, and serves as a student associate for the Office of Admissions. She is honored to be a part of both cyclONEnation and Alpha Phi! She loves glitter, animals, country music, and her new Alpha Phi family!

Gianna Petan (Delta Theta-Western Michigan): Gianna is a sophomore at Western Michigan University. She is studying to earn her degree in English, while she likes to joke and say Alpha Phi is her second major. However, her dream job is to be a professional speech writer. Gianna has served as the Director of Continuous Open Bidding and is the current Vice President of Membership Recruitment for her chapter. She is absolutely thrilled to begin planning her chapter’s recruitment for the fall. In her free time Gianna enjoys finding more pink to add to her room, exploring Pinterest, and doing her sisters’ hair and makeup!

Rachel Pustejovsky (Iota Sigma-Carnegie Mellon): Rachel is a founding member of the Iota Sigma Chapter at Carnegie Mellon University. She is a senior directing major in the School of Drama. Rachel served as her chapter’s first President and is currently the Philanthropy Chair for Greek Sing, an annual musical/charity event. Rachel loves her Alpha Phi sisters, Mexican Food, and her 100 pairs of shoes!

Taylor Skansi (Chi-Montana): Taylor is a senior at the University of Montana earning her dual degree in creative writing and psychology. As a senior she does not currently hold a position in her chapter, but was most recently Vice President of Chapter Operations. Taylor is the president of her school’s chapter of Order of Omega, the all-Greek honor society, as well as an advertising representative for the campus newspaper, the Montana Kaimin. She says, “my family is my everything,” and loves the beach, traveling, squirrels, laughter, a good cup of tea, and believes firmly in the “3 R’s": reading, writing, and running.

Alina Walentowicz (Theta Psi-SUNY/Plattsburgh): Alina is a senior at SUNY/Plattsburgh studying English, journalism, and religious studies. She has been involved in the editorial production processes of the campus publications Saranac Review Literary Journal and Cardinal Yearbook. Additionally, she has been a featured fiction writer in ZPlatt, the school’s student-run literary magazine. She will forever be grateful for the equally challenging and rewarding experience of serving as Theta Psi’s Chapter President in 2014. Currently, she holds the position of Director of Academics. In her free time, Alina can be found shaking it off at Zumba classes and catching up on Downton Abbey with her cat, Yoda.

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