I am very involved in the Chi Omega Fraternity's chapter on St. Lawrence campus. I am currently the Vice-President and Scholarship Director. With these positions, I help our chapter function according to our rules and promote scholarship and learning among our sisters. Our dedication to community service is very important to our fraternity. The Make A Wish Foundation is our national philanthropy, and we organize a number of events each semester, including a walk and a basketball tournament to raise money for their cause. Each spring semester in memory of one of our sisters, we host a teeter totter-a-thon to raise money for a scholarship that we give to a St. Lawrence freshman girl, who is interested in the arts.
Last fall, I studied abroad in Florence, Italy. This was a great opportunity to experience Italian art and culture first hand. During my time in Florence, I took a class on Leonardo da Vinci. Leonardo is one of my favorite artists, so it was very interesting to study his work in depth. I really appreciated the possibility to see a large number of his works in person, because it is difficult to have a full understanding of the effects of a piece of artwork purely from slides in a classroom. I will never forget seeing Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper in Milan. It was impressive to see the size, techniques, and details of this well known painting.