Samantha Lai

Nickname: #8 DaRe
Crossed: Fall 2008
Big Sister: Krystel “Vanilla” Medina (Florida State University)
Little Sisters: Jennifer “LustRe” Pham & Dianna “aD’oRe” Yan

Major: Sociology
Year: Class of 2009
Hometown: Longwood, FL
Ethnicity: Chinese

Positions held in aKDPhi: n/a

What I like: Eating, cooking, snowboarding, riding my motorcycle, skydiving topless, etc.

What I do:  Assistant Manager at FedEx Business Center

Why I joined aKDPhi: When I was growing up, it was tough for me to create lasting friendships because my family moved around a lot. Coming to college, I hoped for something – I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. It turns out that what I was looking for was in 14 other girls. We worked hard as an interest group and we became closer than friends – we were long lost sisters. This was the bond that I had searched for all along. We were all extremely different people with varying interests, strengths and weaknesses. But that’s what made our friendship so strong. Bringing aKDPhi to UF was our way of hoping that other girls in similar positions to us would be able to find that missing piece, too.

Contact Samantha at