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 #108 Aissa "Anzalia" Cabrales - Anchor 

VP of Community Service

  • Year: 2nd 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 :)

#107 Dipita "Aticiosa" Das - Chain

Alumni Liaison

  • Year: 3rd Year

  • Major: Women Studies 

  • Ethnicity: Bangladeshi 

  • Favorite Quote: just keep swimming swimming 

  • 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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#106 Aleksandra "Kirelia" Rzadkosz - Chain

VP of Academics

  • Year: 3rd 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 Programming

  • Year: 3rd Year 

  • Major: Gender and Health 

  • Ethnicity: Mexican 

  • 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

VP of Recruitment

  • Year: 2nd Year

  • Major: Public Health 

  • Ethnicity: Lebanese-American 

  • 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 develop a sisterhood that could push me to be the educated leader that I knew I could be.

  • Fun fact: I broke my finger doing yoga. 

#103 Linda "Adecia" Ivanovic - Captain

VP of Marketing

  • Year: 3rd Year 

  • Major: Business

  • 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 women, and wanted to grow by continuing to surround myself with  empowered womxn on campus. 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 with a minor in the 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 of Finance & Minutes

  • Year: 3rd Year

  •  Major: 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 a sisterhood of diverse cultures for me to learn from.

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

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#100 Jailin Sotanzia Morales - captain

President 

  • Year: 4th Year

  •  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 women 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 women 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: BCN

  • Ethnicity: Mexican 

  • Favorite Quote: Great things never came from comfort zones

  • 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!

#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" ~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 ate 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

Fundraising Chair & Historian

  • Year: 5th Year

  • 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: Biopsycology, 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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#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.

#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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#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

  • 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 Langarcia - 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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