#111 Yulisa Nadizía Ortiz

VP of Community Service & MGC Representative

  • Year: 2nd Year 

  • Major: Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience

  • Ethnicity: Mexican

  • Favorite Quote: "Never tell me the odds!"

  • Why I Became A Sister: When I came to this campus I found myself lost both culturally and academically. After learning about the possibility of joining a sisterhood that exemplified the ideals that I held dear to myself, I decided that Sigma Lambda Gamma was exactly what I wanted for my future. I met an amazing community of powerful womxn and found a home here!

  • Fun Fact: I'm extremely clumsy. That being said, I've broken three bones all on my left side.   

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#107 Dipita "Aticiosa" Das - Chain

VP of Programming

  • Year: 4th Year

  • Major: Women's Studies 

  • Minor: CASC

  • Ethnicity: Bangladeshi 

  • Favorite Quote: "Just keep swimming" -Dory 

  • Why I Became a Sister: I wanted to be surrounded by empowering and beautiful womxn. I wanted to be in a community where I know I can rely on individuals for guidance. 

  • Fun Fact: I can’t swim! 

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 #109 Julianna "Diamayá" Collado - Captain

VP of Programming

  • Year: 3rd Year 

  • Major: Public Policy

  • Ethnicity: Afro-Cuban & German

  • Favorite Quote: "Be great. Be Kind. Don't let them dim your light. A woman, like the sun, should always stay bright."

  • Why I Became A Sister: To be surrounded by a diverse group of high achieving womxn, who would support me reaching my goals.

  • Fun Fact:  I am the first person in my family to go back to Cuba!

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 #108 Aissa "Anzalía" Cabrales - Anchor 

VP of Finance

  • Year: 3rd Year 

  • Major: Psychology and Spanish

  • Ethnicity: Mexican 

  • Favorite Quote: “You’ve gotta dance like there’s nobody watching, Love like you’ll never be hurt, Sing like there’s nobody listening, And live like it’s heaven on earth” -William W. Purkey 

  • Why I Became A Sister: Coming from a line of single-mothers, I have always been surrounded by strong and courageous women who never gave up. Being away from home, I wanted to surround myself with powerful women again which is why I joined SLG.

  • Fun Fact: I was a gymnast for 12 years and don’t know how to swim :)

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#110 Rebecca "Adelmelosa" Herrera - Heart

VP of Recruitment & VP of Finance

  • Year: 3rd Year

  • Major: Economics & International Studies

  • Ethnicity: Ecuadorian & Puerto Rican

  • Favorite Quote: "We can be whatever we have the courage to see." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

  • Why I Became A Sister:  I admired the strength and motivation each of the sisters had and wanted to be surrounded by a group of such powerful and multicultural womxn. 

  • Fun Fact:  I unknowingly broke my finger playing softball and now it is extra crooked and still doesn't straighten on its own.

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#106 Aleksandra "Kirelia" Rzadkosz - Chain

VP of Academics

  • Year: 4th Year

  • Major: Public Policy

  • Ethnicity: Polish

  • Favorite Quote: "Where there is no struggle, there is no strength" -Oprah

  • Why I Became A Sister: I became a sister because of how strongly SLG cares for and embraces one another’s aspirations on a campus that can be so alienating. I was looking for a strong support system of diverse womxn that I can grow with and I truly found that in Sigma Lambda Gamma.

  • Fun Fact: I hate pulp in orange juice.

#105 Viviana "S.O.L.S.E.N.A." Flores - Heart

VP of Community Service

  • Year: 4th Year 

  • Major: Gender and Health 

  • Ethnicity: Mexican-American

  • Favorite Quote: “Whatever makes you feel the sun from the inside out chase that” -Gemma Troy 

  • Why I Became a Sister: I became a sister because I was searching for my home away from home at Michigan, and I found it surrounding myself with the empowered and distinct sisters of Sigma Lambda Gamma. 

  • Fun Fact: I love to practice yoga and eat ice cream!

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#104 Marwa "Azerillana" Hassan - Heart

President

  • Year: 3rd Year

  • Major: Economics

  • Ethnicity: Lebanese 

  • Favorite Quote: “Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you." -Tyrion Lannister

  • Why I became a sister: To be a part of a sisterhood that could push me to be the educated leader that I knew I could be and give me opportunities to encourage other womxn to be leaders.

  • Fun fact: I broke my finger doing yoga. 

#103 Linda "Adecia" Ivanovic - Captain

Alumni Liaison

  • Year: 4th Year

  • Major: Business Administration (Pre-Law track)

  • Minor: Sociology (Law, Justice, and Social Change)

  • Ethnicity: Albanian

  • Favorite Quote: “The difference between a broken community and a thriving one is the presence of women who are valued.” -Michelle Obama

  • Why I became a sister: I grew up in a family of all womxn and wanted to grow by continuing to surround myself with empowered womxn on campus. Some of the first people I came in contact with on campus were Gammas and inspired me as the strong and educated womxn that they were. I also wanted to embrace my own heritage and learn more about the cultures and backgrounds of other womxn too.

  • Fun Fact: I’m trilingual!

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#102 Yezenia "Astracite" Sandoval - Anchor

Alumna Class of 2019

  • Major: Political Science

  • Minor: History of Law and Policy 

  • Ethnicity: Puerto-Rican & Guatemalan

  • Favorite Quote: "Don't let fear stop you. Don't give up because you are paralyzed by insecurity or overwhelmed by the odds, because in giving up, you give up hope. Understand that failure is a process in life, that only in trying can you enrich yourself and have the possibility of moving forward. The greatest obstacle in life is fear and giving up because of it." -Justice Sonia Sotomayor

  • Why you Became a Sister: I became a sister because I wanted to join an organization that empowers women and is dedicated to giving back to the community. Through Sigma Lambda Gamma, I have gained sisters who are passionate and ambitious in addition to being leaders in their communities. 

  • Fun Fact: I played the flute for four years in high school  

#101 Dalia "Ossaida" Harris - Heart

VP & Historian

  • Year: 4th Year

  • Major: Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience (BCN)

  • Ethnicity: Black & Mexican 

  • Favorite Quote: “Can you match my resolve? If so, then you will succeed.” -Monty Oum

  • Why you Became a Sister: I joined SLG because it represented so many things I stand for, such as empowerment of women and sisterhood of diverse cultures for me to learn from.

  • Fun Fact: I’m trilingual (English, Spanish, and Japanese)!

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#100 Jailin "Sotanzía" Morales - Captain

Alumna Class of 2020

  • Major: Nursing

  • Ethnicity: Puerto Rican

  • Favorite Quote: “And though she be but little she is fierce” — William Shakespeare  

  • Why you Became a Sister: I became a sister because I really love the connection I had with everyone and the sense of welcoming that I felt from everyone. Also, being in the University and being a minority and a first-generation college student can be a challenge, so being able to identify with other womxn going through the same challenge and being able to lean on each other is a great feeling. 

  • Fun Fact: I’m a twin & we were born on New Years Eve

#99 Yvonne "Celesthelia" Navarrete - Anchor

Alumna Class of 2019

  • Major: Public Policy

  • Ethnicity: Mexican 

  • Favorite Quote: "Accept what you can't change; Change what you can't accept"​

  • Why you Became a Sister: To surround myself with powerful womxn of color that would inspire me and that I could rely on. 

  • Fun Fact: I hate ketchup.

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#98 Jazmine "Aserelli" Mercado - Chain

Alumna Class of 2019

  • Major: Political Science & Sociology 

  • Ethnicity: Ecuadorian & Puerto Rican

  • Favorite Quote: "Be the change you want to see in the world" - Mahatma Gandhi 

  • Why you Became a Sister: I became a sister because I wanted to be a part of an organization of women that are strong and empowered. I want to be able to empower more women just like this sisterhood has empowered me. 

  • Fun Fact: I can read 350 words per minute.

#96 Yvonne "T.A.L.I.A.N.A." Combs -Heart

Alumna Class of 2019

  • Major: Sociology

  • Ethnicity: Black and Mexican

  • Favorite Quote: "Complete the motion if you stumble" -RHCP

  • Why you Became a Sister: I wanted to find a community of diverse women so I could feel like less of a minority on campus. I also wanted to get more involved in empowering other women around me. 

  • Fun Fact: I collect lip balms and I'm colorblind!

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#95 Michelle "Azuria" Martinez - Heart

Alumna Class of 2019

  • Major: Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience (BCN)

  • Ethnicity: Mexican 

  • Favorite Quote: "Great things never came from comfort zones" -Anonymous

  • Why you Became a Sister: I became a sister to have a great support system but also to give back and encourage these strong women!

  • Fun Fact: I have a fear of heights!

#111 Yulisa "Nadizía" Ortiz - Anchor

VP of Recruitment

  • Year: 3rd Year

  • Major: Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience (BCN)

  • Ethnicity: Mexican

  • Favorite Quote: "Never tell me the odds!"

  • Why I Became A Sister: When I came to this campus I found myself lost both culturally and academically. After learning about the possibility of joining a sisterhood that exemplified the ideals that I held dear to myself, I decided that Sigma Lambda Gamma was exactly what I wanted for my future. I met an amazing community of powerful womxn and found a home here!

  • Fun Fact: I'm extremely clumsy. That being said, I've broken three bones all on my left side.   

#111 Yulisa Nadizía Ortiz

VP of Community Service & MGC Representative

  • Year: 2nd Year 

  • Major: Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience

  • Ethnicity: Mexican

  • Favorite Quote: "Never tell me the odds!"

  • Why I Became A Sister: When I came to this campus I found myself lost both culturally and academically. After learning about the possibility of joining a sisterhood that exemplified the ideals that I held dear to myself, I decided that Sigma Lambda Gamma was exactly what I wanted for my future. I met an amazing community of powerful womxn and found a home here!

  • Fun Fact: I'm extremely clumsy. That being said, I've broken three bones all on my left side.   

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#112 Jazmyne "N.I.A.L.E.T." Palacios - Captain

VP of Community Service

  • Year: 4th Year 

  • Major: Sociology (Law, Justice, and Social Change) 

  • Minor: Music

  • Ethnicity: Mexican

  • Favorite Quote: "No pride of some of us without liberation for all of us." -Marsha P. Johnson

  • Why I Became A Sister:  I felt empowered and confident enough to display my true self and my capabilities. I was reminded of my worth and to always speak my truth even with my voice shaking especially as a womxn of distinction.

  • Fun Fact: I've been doing photography since I was 13!

#113 Nayetzy "Itzarenna" Muñoz - Heart

VP of Recruitment

  • Year: 2nd Year 

  • Major: Sociology

  • Minor: Spanish

  • Ethnicity: Mexican

  • Favorite Quote: "We'll be a fine line" - Harry Styles

  • Why I Became A Sister: Growing up with powerful, independent womxn, I was raised to be someone who can achieve whatever she puts her mind to. Arriving to Michigan, I wanted to be a part of a community of womxn who exuded power and confidence which is the epitome of SLG. SLG blessed me with powerful womxn that I look up to daily and embrace my culture, which is a big part of my identity. Of course, culture is pride, pride is success.

  • Fun Fact: I was named after an Aztec Princess!

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#114 Betsaida "Astroselia" Valdivia - Chain

VP of Programming

  • Year: 4th Year 

  • Major: Political Science

  • Ethnicity: Mexican

  • Favorite Quote: "When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid." -Audre Lorde

  • Why I Became A Sister: SLG's evident commitment to fostering an environment of mutual empowerment and growth is what inspired me to join! It has provided so many opportunities for me to grow close to my sxsters and learn more about myself through experience. I'm very excited about what this year holds!

  • Fun Fact: I visited Rainbow Mountain and Machu Picchu!

#115 Anna "Alerosa" Mulero - Chain

VP of Academics

  • Year: 3rd Year

  • Major: Industrial Operations Engineering

  • Ethnicity: Puerto-Rican

  • Favorite Quote: "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do." -Mark Twain

  • Why I Became A Sister: I joined SLG because I wanted to be surrounded by strong womxn who make me feel empowered and heard, especially since I'm studying in a male-dominated field such as engineering.

  • Fun Fact: I have played volleyball since I was 9 years old, and I love sitcoms and romcoms!

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#116 Daniela "Xōelyea" Lugo - Heart

VP of Marketing

  • Year: 4th Year

  • Major: Communications and Media

  • Minors: Entrepreneurship & Art and Design

  • Ethnicity: Mexican

  • Favorite Quote: "It is never too late to be what you might have been." since all of my childhood dreams do not seem too far out of reach anymore!

  • Why I Became A Sister: I wanted to be surrounded by powerful and independent womxn who I could learn from, and who could learn from me.

  • Fun Fact: I love anime and DC comics!

#117 Isabel "Ixteza" Martinez - Chain

Fundraising Chair

  • Year: 4th Year

  • Major: Gender & Health

  • Ethnicity: Mexican

  • Favorite Quote: "Follow your heart, listen to your inner voice, and stop caring what others think." -Roy Bennett

  • Why I Became A Sister: I decided to join SLG because I wanted to surround myself with individuals who support others and strive to achieve their goals. Going to the informational and seeing the energy the sxsters had made me want to be included in this bond. I also wanted to step out of my comfort zone and explore new things about myself.

  • Fun Fact: I love spicy foods!

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#118 Paris "Idalizía" Heard - Chain

VP of Marketing & MGC Representative

  • Year: 2nd Year

  • Major: BCN

  • Ethnicity: Dutch & Nigerian

  • Favorite Quote: "Even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there." -Stephen Chbosky

  • Why I Became A Sister: I joined because I was craving a support system that I lacked growing up. I wanted to be surrounded by womxn who could inspire me equally as much. I wanted an environment that would challenge me to perform at a higher level and become a better version of myself. A perk just happened to be that these womxn are my closest friends, who I now get to call my sxsters.

  • Fun Fact: I played lacrosse for seven years and sailed competitively! I love the outdoors, spending time on the water, and hiking. If I could camp every day for the rest of my life I would!

#119 Ariel "Zenmereâ" Vidrio - Anchor

VP of Fundraising

  • Year: 3rd Year

  • Major: Computer Science, Engineering, and Dance

  • Ethnicity: Mexican

  • Favorite Quote: “We need to slow ourselves down and learn to lean into uncertainty, rather than away from it.” -Resmaa Menakem

  • Why I Became A Sister: I wanted to be surrounded by a collection of badass womxn who face adversity head-to-head. They are individuals who I know I can have a good time with, but they are also my support system. They make me laugh and make my heart smile.

  • Fun Fact: I am always listening to The Smiths, Beirut, or bachata music!

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#94 Radha "Vtaliaz" Patel - Captain

Academic Advisor - Alumna Class of 2017

  • Major: Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience (BCN)

  • Ethnicity: Indian 

  • Favorite Quote:  "Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever" -Mahatma Gandhi

  • Why you Became a Sister:  I became a sister because I wanted to be apart of a strong support system and also be able to meet new people who come from such diverse backgrounds! 

  • Fun Fact: I haven't eaten pizza in over a year (I love pizza). I love to travel!

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#93 Karen "Aztalia" Alvarez - Anchor

Alumna Class of 2017

  • Major: Movement Science

  • Ethnicity: Mexican

  • Favorite Quote: “All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time.” -Mitch Albom

  • ​​​​Why you Became a Sister: To form honest bonds with women who not only embrace their diverse backgrounds but are also capable of supporting one another! 

  • Fun Fact: I am terrified of heights!​

#92 Guadalupe "Brissa" Ventura -Chain

Alumna Class of 2019

  • Major: Secondary Education and Mathematics

  • Minor: Spanish

  • Ethnicity: Mexican American

  • Favorite Quote: "Always & Forever."

  • Why you became a Sister: In order to meet new people, and to find friends that won't only last my 4 years of college, but friends that will last a life time. I also wanted to have connections once I graduate from U of M.

  • Fun Fact: I've met the men's U.S. National water polo team.

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#91 Alexis "Caudianeza" Gonzalez -Heart

Alumna Class of 2019

  • Major: Mathematics for Secondary Education 

  • Ethnicity: Mexican-American

  • Favorite Quote: "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." -Babe Ruth

  • Why you became a Sister: I became a sister because I wanted to form strong bonds with dedicated women who never let anything stop them from success.

  • Fun Fact: I like to climb trees and do handstands and cartwheels!

#90 Mayra "Amareliz" Muñoz - Heart

Alumna Class of 2020

  • Major: American Culture

  • Minor: IGR and CASC

  • Ethnicity: Mexican

  • Favorite Quote: "Sometimes you gotta work a little, so you can ball a lot."-Tom Haverford

  • Why you Became a Sister: I became interested in Sigma Lambda Gamma after realizing the amazing things that this organization does for women and everyone! I wanted to be part of a family that was inclusive regardless of your shape, color, race, and ethnicity. I am proud to say that I am a member of Sigma Lambda Gamma!

  • Fun Fact: I was on the swim team for 6 months before I realized my fear of not having a floor at the bottom of the pool!

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#89 Sonya "Z.I.N.O.L.I.A." Chhabra -Captain

Alumna Class of 2019

  • Major: Biopsychology, Cognition and Neuroscience (BCN)

  • Ethnicity: Indian

  • Favorite Quote: "If you can't convince them, confuse them."-Harry S. Truman

  • Why you Became a Sister: I became a sister because I wanted to join an organization that always worked for building each other up, rather than tearing each other down. I wanted to form strong bonds that could last me past college with women who I can go to for anything. I am proud to say that I found those women through Sigma Lambda Gamma.

  • Fun Fact: I dislocated my knee at my first High School Homecoming dance. No shame.

#88 Madeline "Naumilla" Rosenberger - Anchor

Alumna Class of 2017

  • Major: Neuroscience

  • Ethnicity: Native American, German, Serbian

  • Favorite Quote: "Your Attitude determines your Altitude."

  • Why you became a Sister: I became interested in Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority after hearing about a friend’s experience within the organization and after seeing all of the amazing things Gamma women are accomplishing across the country. I knew I wanted to become a part of such a strong and determined group of women.

  • Fun Fact: I’ve been to the Olympics

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#86 Melissa "Valiente" Granville - Anchor

Alumna Class of 2017

  • Major: Women's Studies

  • Ethnicity: African American, Sudanese, Swedish, Dutch, Native American

  • Favorite Quote: "Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always."

  • Why you Became a Sister: I became a sister because I was interested in a community of women who embraced their diverse backgrounds and heritages and wanted to empower one another to become the best version of themselves. I also became a sister to learn valuable life skills, like leadership and teamwork. 

  • Fun Fact: I went to Guatemala and Honduras for nine days the summer after my 8th grade year!

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#87 Haley "Afidéza" Jackson - Captain

 Alumna Class of 2019

  • Major: Psychology

  • Ethnicity: African American and German

  • Favorite Quote: "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the full staircase."-Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Why you became a Sister: I became a sister because I wanted to be part of an organization where women are committed to empowering other women

  • Fun Fact: I got lost in Madrid, Spain during a school trip my junior year.

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#85 Jessica "Tenacidad" Morales - Chain

Alumna Class of 2016

  • Major: Political Science

  • Ethnicity: Mexican American

  • Favorite Quote: "Confidence... thrives on honesty, on honor, on the sacredness of obligations, on faithful protection and on unselfish performance. Without them it cannot live." Franklin D. Roosevelt 

  • Why you Became a Sister: To form lifelong bonds with amazing, strong, and dedicated women. 

  • Fun Fact: I don't like Ranch dressing.

 #84 Nikea "P.R.O.T.E.A." Turner - Heart

Intake Advisor - Alumna Class of 2016

  • Major: Psychology

  • Ethnicity: African-American

  • Favorite Quote: "Being a family means you are apart of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life. No matter what."

  • Why you Became a Sister: I became a sister because I wanted a friendship and support system that would be always there to uplift me and would last a lifetime.

  • Fun Fact: I love to cook and learn new recipes. 

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#83 Evelyn "Dezidida" Londoño - Captain

Alumna Class of 2017 / UMich Medicine Class of 2023

  • Major: Neuroscience and Women's Studies

  • Ethnicity: Colombian

  • Favorite Quote: "I could quit, but here is the thing, I love the playing field." -Grey's Anatomy

  • Why you Became a sister: I wanted to be a part of a life-lasting community that helped me grow and allowed me to empower my community. 

  • Fun Fact: I delivered a baby during the summer of 2014! (: 

#82 Nayeli "Vitalidad" Langarica - Anchor

Alumna Class of 2015

  • Major: Women's Studies

  • Ethnicity: Mexican 

  • Favorite Quote:  "Strive for progress not perfection."

  • Why you Became a Sister: The Gammas on campus were a group of really empowering women. I felt welcome whenever I was around them and they were always willing to lend me an ear when I needed it 

  • Fun Fact:  I love water polo! 

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#81 Amanda "A.Z.A.L.E.A." Champagne - Heart

Chapter Advisor - Alumna Class of 2016

  • Major: Sociology  

  • Minor: Community Action and Social Change

  • Ethnicity: Brazilian-American

  • Favorite Quote: "Eventually all the pieces fall into place. Until then, laugh at the confusion, live for the moment, and know that everything happens for a reason." ♥

  • Why you Became a Sister: I became a sister because I was inspired by the Gammas that I had befriended on campus. They showed me what it meant to empower yourself and your community. I saw that they had the same principles I did and they taught me things I didn't even know about myself. They showed me the importance of valuing self-love, balance, and cultural awareness that has helped shape me into the person I am today.

  • Fun Fact: Ever since I was little, I have always loved hairstyling for fun, and over the years I have gotten pretty good at it. I've even been hired by a few fashion shows on campus!

#80 Lizette "Niyaotleza" Esquivel - Captain

Alumna Class of 2016

  • Major: Latinx Studies & DAAS (pre-law)

  • Ethnicity: Mexican

  • Favorite Quote: "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

  • Why you Became a Sister:  I became a sister because SLG provided me with a family and a home away from home while empowering me to do my best not only academically but socially as well.

  • Fun Fact:  I have four blood sisters.

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