I became a member of Tri Delta in 2012. I was drawn to the organization because its members valued more than just the social aspect of being in a sorority, they were passionate about helping others. Tri Delta's national philanthropy is St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Since partnering with St. Jude, Tri Delta members have raised more than $40 million for the hospital. I have participated in many fundraising events during my time in Tri Delta including letter writing campaigns and pancake dinners benefiting the children of St. Jude. As a freshman, I had the opportunity to visit St. Jude and see firsthand the difference our donations were making. My membership in Tri Delta made me realize the potential I had to make a difference in others' lives and sparked my interest in pursuing a career in the nonprofit sector.
Lambda Pi Eta is the honor society of the National Communicaton Association. Members must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA with a 3.25 GPA for communication courses and be in the top 35% of their class. The Auburn chapter has meetings each semester in which I have had the opportunity to hear faculty members from various parts of the communication department speak about their work. I have also volunteered my time at communication related events around campus such as Public Relations Day and Journalism Day.
The Auburn Mentoring Program works with Auburn City and Lee County schools to provide students with mentors from Auburn University. I attended meetings each month in which I learned leadership skills and strategies to connect with children. I was then assigned a school and an age group with the goal of providing students with a positive role model to talk to and look up to.
Auburn Lacrosse Hostesses is an organization of women that assist the Auburn Men's Club Lacrosse Team during home games. We ran the clock and kept score while also making sure the visiting team had everything they needed.