I have the simplest of tastes, I am always satisfied with the best. – Oscar Wilde
Year: Class of 2017
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Ethnicity: Filipino and Chinese
Positions held in aKDPhi: Risk Management Chair (Spring 2014), Fundraising Chair (Fall 2014), Sisterhood Chair (Spring 2015), Secretary (2015-2016), Recruitment Chair (Spring 2017)
What I like: Fashion, shopping, experimenting with hair and makeup, thrifting, trying new foods, traveling to new places, impromptu trips, watching movies (in theatres or at home), spending time outdoors, reading, poetry, writing, meeting new people, spending quality time with family and friends, road trips, concerts, sleeping, learning and high-waisted shorts.
What I do: WUFT-FM 89.1 Radio Reporter/Producer, and WUFT News TV Reporter, WUFT Entertainment News Anchor,
Sales Associate at the University of Florida Bookstore.
Why I joined aKDPhi: Coming into college as an only child posed several challenges for me when I first began. While I had many close friends who came with me to UF, I needed something more – I needed a family. Growing up, I was blessed with a loving and supportive family, and going through my daily life without that support system and bond that exceeds friendship created a hole in my life.
aKDPhi found me when I needed it most- as a freshman girl who wanted more from her relationships and college experience. Though I was charmed by a sister I met and wowed by aKDPHi’s remarkable performance at AASA 2013, I went into rush NOT wanting to enjoy it. However, the more I spent time with the women I now proudly call my sisters, I knew I had found my home-away-from-home.
In aKDPHi I found a place where I was accepted completely for who I am, yet, I knew I would be encouraged to step outside my comfort zone and achieve goals I never thought possible so I could grow as a woman. I saw women who were truly committed to the pillars of “sisterhood, scholarship, leadership, service and Asian cultural awareness”, and like them, I wanted to reflect those values and shape my community as well. Most importantly, I joined aKDPhi, because I wanted to experience “true sisterhood”; I wanted to find girls I could create lasting and genuine bonds with – girls I could trust to be there during my highs and lows as I would for them too.
I knew joining aKPDhi would change my life, and it has exponentially. Together the 83 sisters I gained through aKDPhi challenge, inspire and guide me to being the best version of myself I can be. My sisters have seen me at my best and seen me THROUGH some of my worst, and I know the bonds I’ve created will last for a lifetime.
Contact Alexandra at email@example.com.