1. When and where were you inducted into SGRHO?
I was inducted into Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., through the Eta Zeta Chapter at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in Fall 1997.
2. What is your educational and professional background?
I received my undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a focus in Human Resources. I work as a Security Associate in the Corporate Options Division for Fidelity Information Systems (FIS).
3. Why did you join SGRHO?
I joined SGRHO because it felt like family after being an only child all my life. I remember being an undergraduate on campus and the Sorors were always helpful and friendly. They made me feel accepted even if I didn’t join the organization.
4. Have you ever held an office in SGRHO?
No, I never got a chance to hold an office since joining.
5. Have you ever been inactive? If so, what inspired you to reactivate and continue being an active member of SGRHO?
Yes, I have been inactive before. I decided it was time to be active again once my children had gotten older and found myself running into Sorors who encouraged me to return. I continue to be active because I understand the importance of being a part of something bigger than me.
6. What would you share with inactive Sorors about your experience of being an Undergraduate member vs. being a Graduate member?
There is definitely a different experience between Undergrad and Graduate membership. Undergrad was more fun with partying and bonding. In the Graduate chapter, there is bonding and making connections with more Sorors. The business meetings are more structured. We are busy with service events and bonding activities.
7. What is the most interesting fact about you?
I have a black belt Kempo-Goju.
8. What’s something you’ve been meaning to try but just haven’t gotten around to it?
I have always wanted to go sky diving.
9. What’s the best thing that happened to you last month?
The best thing that happened to me recently was attending the Central Region cruise with my line sisters.
10. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
The best advice that I’ve ever received was from my mother, she said you’re interviewing to see if the job is a good fit for you, not the other way around.
11. Do you have any words of advice for the readers of this newsletter?
I encourage you to make sure you are ready to be active again before saying yes. It is a commitment of time and finances, so take your time and return when you are ready. Be confident and do not allow yourself to be talked into it to please someone else.