Hailey DeRigo

Live simply, love generously, care deeply, speak kindly, leave the rest to God”

Nickname: #135 CAPTIVate
Crossed: Fall 2017
Big Sister: Emily “SHOWstopper” Miloro

Little Sister: 

Major: Health Education and Behavior
Year: Class of 2020
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Ethnicity: Filipino and Italian

Positions held in aKDPhi: Fundraising Chair (Fall 2018), Vice President of Service (Fall 2019)

What I like: I enjoy being outdoors, going to the movies, playing sports, reading, and listening to music. I grew up doing mixed martial arts, doing Filipino folk dancing, and playing viola. Most of all, I love to dance. My favorite color is blue and I like anime, Harry Potter, and Studio Ghibli!

What I do: I am the 2019 President of the Multicultural Greek Council, as well as a Recruitment (Rush) Chair for the Filipino Student Association. I am a mentor within the Freshman Leadership Program, too. I volunteer with Baby Gator and plan on pursuing a career in Nursing. I enjoy dancing with the Filipino Student Association and performing with aKDPhi.

Why I joined aKDPhi: I joined aKDPhi to encourage myself to explore the unfamiliar. I hoped to witness great personal growth, give back to my various communities, and to become a more confident individual overall. Entering into my first semester of college, I did not think that I would be attracted by the idea of a sorority; however, I quickly found a group full of driven, talented, and hard-working women with similar aspirations and dreams. I was drawn in by the leadership, involvement, and genuine, close-knit relationships, and am proud that we also stand for cultural awareness and that we have a positive impact in our community.

Contact Hailey at ufakdphi.captivate@gmail.com.