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!
💜 #110 Maris *ASTRiD* Medina 💜
𝐌𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫 : Journalism and Public Policy
𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐝 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐬 : I’ll be continuing on as a video fellow for Community Change, a nonprofit in D.C. and working on a research project at UMD’s School of Public Health. As for my long-term visions, I’m pursuing video/digital content production jobs and considering going to law school to continue AAPI advocacy!
𝐅𝐚𝐯 𝐊𝐃𝐏𝐡𝐢 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐲 : 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.
𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐧 : Be kind to yourself, always.
💜 #113 Emily *Vengeance* Jia 💜
𝐌𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫 : Information Science
𝐌𝐢𝐧𝐨𝐫 : Asian American Studies
𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐝 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐬 : Aiming to enter UX research or technology/information ethics fields.
𝐅𝐚𝐯 𝐊𝐃𝐏𝐡𝐢 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐲 : 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.
𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐧 : Find a work-life balance. As much as academics are important, college is also the ideal place to make lifelong friends and memories
💜 #114 Nadia *incendiio* Li 💜
𝐌𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫 : Economics
𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐝 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐬 : Full time work
𝐅𝐚𝐯 𝐊𝐃𝐏𝐡𝐢 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐲 : Conventions and traveling
𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐧 : Enjoy college while you’re in it!
💜# 116 Eileen *Radiance* Zheng 💜
𝐌𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫 : Biological Sciences
𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐝 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐬 : Attending the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in Baltimore.
𝐅𝐚𝐯 𝐊𝐃𝐏𝐡𝐢 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐲 : 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 I’ll never forget :)
𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐧 : Don’t sweat the petty stuff, and don’t pet the sweaty stuff!
💜 #118 Mimi *Nightshade* Janssen 💜
𝐌𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫 : Bioengineering
𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐝 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐬 : Postbac IRTA at NIMH Section on Learning and Decision Making!
𝐅𝐚𝐯 𝐊𝐃𝐏𝐡𝐢 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐲 : 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.
𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐧 : College is not just about building technical skills, but eulogy virtues. & ALWAYS put your health and well-being first!
💜 #125 Emily *VöX-x* Hwang 💜
𝐌𝐚𝐣𝐨𝐫 : Information Science
𝐀𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐝 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐬 : 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.
𝐅𝐚𝐯 𝐊𝐃𝐏𝐡𝐢 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐲 : My favorite memory would be getting my big!
𝐀𝐝𝐯𝐢𝐜𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐧 : Make the most of what you have and take opportunities when they come.