Meet the Sister
Why did you join KGD?
I joined KGD for the network of sisters to have in my social and academic life. In joining a professional sorority, you get the fun of joining a greek organization with the added advantage of having a network to support your professional goals.
How has KGD changed your life?
KGD has shown me how far a network of support can go. It is really amazing having people to share my college experience with. With KGD, I never feel like I’m alone trying to figure out the right things to do, I have a whole network of sisters there to help me, and that is a life changing feeling.
What is your favorite part of KGD?
My favorite part of KGD is that I’ve met an entire sisterhood of girls who can geek out as much as me about science and health.
What are your interests?
Some of my interests include space, bats, butterflies, hiking, jewelry making, all things wild (especially animals) , mangos, astrology, hammocks, running, and takis ( so addicting!) I grew up dancing and practiced mostly ballet, jazz, and modern but also hip-hop and tap. If I wasn’t pre-health, I would want to study the philosophy of language and linguistics. I also really love art and I would love to study art history or work in a museum. I’m obsessed with traveling and I hope to work abroad for my career. Music is a big part of my life and I have been involved with KDVS for a few quarters. I listen to a lot of global music and especially latin and reggae. I grew up listening to Bay Area hip hop and rap, so that’s life. I am also a total lusophile. I am infatuated with the portuguese language and the cultures that speak it. I’ve gotten to visit Portugal twice, but my dream is to live in Brazil.
What type of extracurriculars are you involved with?
Outside of KGD, I am involved with a research lab through the Environmental Science Policy Department at Davis. I place and oversee cameras around northern California to monitor wildlife movement through freeways underpasses. I am also a UC Davis Peace Corps ambassador and dream of volunteering for the organization after I graduate. Although I don’t have a radio station this quarter, I’m a volunteer and former DJ for the on campus radio station, KDVS 90.3 fm (go freeform radio!). I plan on volunteering for the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area starting this spring and hopefully I can continue doing that through my remaining time at Davis. I also babysit and nanny when I have time and especially love taking care of infants.