September 29, 2016

Inside the EO: Jenny White

What is your name? Jenny White

Where are you originally from? Chicago

Where did you attend college and what activities were you involved in there? I attended Olivet Nazarene University in central Illinois and was the editor of the school newspaper, as well as a violist in the symphony.

What was your major in college? I received a degree in Digital and Print Journalism and minored in Studio Art.

What was your plan post-graduation? The summer after graduation I was freelancing for the Chicago Sun Times Pioneer Local, as well as blogging for various lifestyle publications. Then I became a graphic designer for Whole Foods Market and I fell in love with design.

Why did you decide to work for Alpha Phi International Fraternity? I decided to work for Alpha Phi because a position opened that advanced the trajectory of my desired career (design and arts management). Having the opportunity to work in this field, as well as for a Fraternity whose goal is to empower and connect women perfectly integrated my various interests.

What is your job title? Program Manager of Marketing and Design

How long have you been working for Alpha Phi? I have been here since August, 2016.

What do you like best about working at the Executive Office? For one thing, Evanston is absolutely gorgeous, especially in the fall. Other than that, I love the office culture and the people I work with; it’s wonderful being able to use my skill set to contribute to Alpha Phi.

What are some of your goals for the next few years? I hope to develop my design skills, make progress on some personal art projects, and perhaps start graduate work!

Do you have any advice for current collegiate members? Stay active and involved as much as possible, four years go by so quickly and you’ll want to take advantage of all of the opportunities afforded to you as a collegiate!

September 23, 2016

Meet the Fall 2016 Collegiate Perspective Bloggers!

Yasmin Quintana (Epsilon Upsilon- California State University Northridge) 
Yasmin is a senior studying Broadcast Journalism and Criminal Justice. Within her chapter, Yasmin currently holds the position of Vice President of Risk Management. She has also served as Vice President of Programming and Education in the past, and spent a semester on the National Panhellenic Council on her campus. She believes that these positions have guided her to build trust and respect from her chapter. Outside of Alpha Phi, she is currently working as an intern at FOX Sports Radio. Yasmin loves coffee, organization and sports, but above all loves the family she has built within Alpha Phi. 

Mikayla Tencer (Kappa Alpha- University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)
Mikayla is a junior at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill studying management and society with a minor in social and economic justice. She is a founding member of the Kappa Alpha chapter at UNC and has served on the community service committee. She was chosen as the first Chaplain and currently serves on the programming and education department. Mikayla hopes to one day serve on the executive board and become an Educational Leadership Consultant. Outside of Alpha Phi Mikayla is involved in Young Life and served this past summer as the head baker at a camp in Oregon. In her free time she also loves to travel, try new things and read or watch Harry Potter.

Ellie Brown (Delta Kappa- University of Wisconsin La Crosse) 
Ellie is senior at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse studying English Literature with a minor in Organizational and Professional Communication. During her time in the Delta Kappa chapter, she has served on the Panhellenic Council as the delegate for her chapter and currently holds the position of Vice President of Judiciary. In addition to serving in an honors fraternity, Ellie is also very active within her campus newspaper where she edits student viewpoint on current social issues and she is working on creating an undergraduate humanities research journal for her internship. In her free time (which is rare these days), she likes to spend quality time with her Netflix account, reads as many books as possible, and dreams about moving to the U.K. after finishing grad school.