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Senior Spotlight 2020

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic canceling in-person graduation and more, our graduating aKDPhi Class of 2020 sisters still have plenty of plans to overcome these difficult times! We are truly proud of their success as they were all a light to our chapter, and are excited to see how far they go!

๐Ÿ’œ #110 Maris *ASTRiD* Medina ๐Ÿ’œ

๐Œ๐š๐ฃ๐จ๐ซ : Journalism and Public Policy

๐€๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ฌ : Iโ€™ll be continuing on as a video fellow for Community Change, a nonprofit in D.C. and working on a research project at UMDโ€™s School of Public Health. As for my long-term visions, Iโ€™m pursuing video/digital content production jobs and considering going to law school to continue AAPI advocacy!

๐…๐š๐ฏ ๐Š๐ƒ๐๐ก๐ข ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ : Getting Associate status with my entire chapter in our home state! It felt like fate and I was so proud of us for pulling through and giving it all we got. Ending my presidency on such a high note was the best feeling in the world.

๐€๐๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง : Be kind to yourself, always.

๐Ÿ’œ #113 Emily *Vengeance* Jia ๐Ÿ’œ

๐Œ๐š๐ฃ๐จ๐ซ : Information Science

๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐จ๐ซ : Asian American Studies

๐€๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ฌ : Aiming to enter UX research or technology/information ethics fields.

๐…๐š๐ฏ ๐Š๐ƒ๐๐ก๐ข ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ : Houston 2018 convention because it was my first national event and I was able to bond with sisters from around the country and my own chapter.

๐€๐๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง : Find a work-life balance. As much as academics are important, college is also the ideal place to make lifelong friends and memories

๐Ÿ’œ #114 Nadia *incendiio* Li ๐Ÿ’œ

๐Œ๐š๐ฃ๐จ๐ซ : Economics

๐€๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ฌ : Full time work

๐…๐š๐ฏ ๐Š๐ƒ๐๐ก๐ข ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ : Conventions and traveling

๐€๐๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง : Enjoy college while youโ€™re in it!

๐Ÿ’œ# 116 Eileen *Radiance* Zheng ๐Ÿ’œ

๐Œ๐š๐ฃ๐จ๐ซ : Biological Sciences

๐€๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ฌ : Attending the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore.

๐…๐š๐ฏ ๐Š๐ƒ๐๐ก๐ข ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ : My favorite aKDPhi memory would be achieving associate status last year! Seeing all of our hard work pay off and getting the support of sisters around the nation as well as our alumnae is something Iโ€™ll never forget :)

๐€๐๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง : Donโ€™t sweat the petty stuff, and donโ€™t pet the sweaty stuff!

๐Ÿ’œ #118 Mimi *Nightshade* Janssen ๐Ÿ’œ

๐Œ๐š๐ฃ๐จ๐ซ : Bioengineering

๐€๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ฌ : Postbac IRTA at NIMH Section on Learning and Decision Making!

๐…๐š๐ฏ ๐Š๐ƒ๐๐ก๐ข ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ : My favorite memory is an accumulation of all the little joys that my chapter gave- from always having someone to lean on, study with, and laugh with.

๐€๐๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง : College is not just about building technical skills, but eulogy virtues. & ALWAYS put your health and well-being first!

๐Ÿ’œ #125 Emily *VรถX-x* Hwang ๐Ÿ’œ

๐Œ๐š๐ฃ๐จ๐ซ : Information Science

๐€๐Ÿ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐†๐ซ๐š๐ ๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง๐ฌ : I plan on working in IT or HR for a year or so and then move to California. I also hope to travel in the future when Covid-19 settles down with my friends and boyfriend.

๐…๐š๐ฏ ๐Š๐ƒ๐๐ก๐ข ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ : My favorite memory would be getting my big!

๐€๐๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐”๐ง๐๐ž๐ซ๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง : Make the most of what you have and take opportunities when they come.


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