Jen Vu
15

Nickname: #15 Arecales
Crossed: Fall 2008
Big Sister: Wannee “Agni Tara” Lewis (Florida State University)
Little Sister: Tina “MASQuerade” Wang

Major: Communication Sciences & Disorders
Year: Class of 2011
Hometown: Margate, FL
Ethnicity: Vietnamese/Chinese

Positions held in aKDPhi: Vice President of Membership (Spring 2010), Treasurer (2009-2010)

What I like: I love singing (especially loudly in the car by myself) and dancing although I’m not the greatest at it. I love doing things on the spur of the moment, including going on spontaneous road trips, impulsive online shopping, or waking up in the morning and deciding to get a new piercing. I’m a big fan of the Green Bay Packers and watch all of their games during football season. I’m addicted to anything that gives me an adrenaline rush such as roller coasters, driving fast, or attending Gator football games. I’ve recently gotten into photography and have been trying to learn more and improve my skills. Although it’s sometimes hard for me because I’m shy, I do enjoy meeting new people and getting to know them.

What I do: I’m currently completing my clinical fellowship as a Speech-Language Pathologist at UF Health Jacksonville. It’s a career I absolutely love and I am learning more and more each day. After my fellowship, I hope to be a traveling therapist and take short-term contract jobs all over the United States for a few years, until I decide to settle down, most likely somewhere near my hometown in South Florida.

Why I joined aKDPhi: Prior to even stepping foot on campus, I heard of this amazing opportunity to charter a new Asian-interest sorority at UF. Even though I had no knowledge of the Greek system and still didn’t quite understand Greek life, I knew right away I could put my trust in all of these girls that I had just met. I felt strangely comfortable around them, like I had a place where I belonged and a family I could call my own. Over time, I found that I had gotten more than what was promised to me in the beginning. aKDPhi helped me learn so much; it pushed me beyond my boundaries and gave me confidence in myself. It showed me I can care for people (and an organization) more than I ever thought I could, and that, as much as I depend on others, they depend on me as well. I learned how to be a leader, a friend, and a sister.

Contact Jen at ufakdphi.arecales@gmail.com.