Brooklyn Milam (Alpha Pi)

Brooklyn received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Personal Training from West Virginia University. She is graduating early and taking a year off of school to work and travel. She plans to apply to graduate school to pursue a Doctorate of Audiology.

“My favorite project was Mental Health Awareness Week for our chapter’s Permanent Project. We made awareness poster boards on different mental health disorders and diagnoses. We had presentations and speakers come to talk to sisters about checking in with themselves and how to bring awareness to yourself in your current situation, as well as what resources are available to you. We were all able to become more knowledgeable about varying mental health conditions and how to help reduce the stigma surrounding them. By spreading awareness and supporting each other, we are able to grow our sisterhood for the better.”

Anna Klewicki (Alpha Rho)

Anna graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Conservation & Society with a minor in Ecological Cities from Virginia Tech. She will be starting as a Project Development Analyst at Trajectory Energy Partners, where she will work alongside communities and help them navigate solar energy projects. It has been Anna’s dream to engage with stakeholders in sustainability initiatives, and she is so excited to be starting this role in June!

“My favorite service project was definitely our local YMCA’s Meals on Main program, which is a food pantry for families with school-aged children facing food insecurity. This program helps these families have to worry less about where their next meal is coming from, and provides them with various meals, snacks, and groceries free of cost. Meeting these families alongside my sisters and seeing the difference it made in their lives was a very humbling experience that I will never forget.”

Kaylee Cart (Alpha Kappa)

Kaylee graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in Visual Communications (graphic design), a Minor in Political Science, and a Certificate of Book Arts. She will be moving to Overland Park, KS, and will be working at the Essence of Australia US headquarters in the graphic design department.  

“This year’s President’s Project (Protecting Human Rights) had a significant impact on me personally. Our chapter worked in the Lawrence Indigenous Community Center Garden. As someone who is passionate about social justice and human rights, it was an honor to be able to contribute by working in the community garden. Witnessing the impact that this community garden is having on our local Indigenous community was a powerful reminder of the importance of community-led solutions to complex social and environmental issues. Overall, the President’s Project was a fantastic example of how OPhiA projects can educate and inspire us to take action and make a positive impact in the world.”

Sophia Doran (Delta)

Sophia graduated from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and an honor distinction in her sociology minor. She plans to attend Texas State in the fall for a Masters degree in Professional Counseling specializing in Clinical Mental Health. 

“My favorite service project this year was collaborating with Gift of Life. It was my favorite project because it involved community outreach, and developing relationships with other student organizations and individuals on campus, who all wanted to contribute to a bigger cause and save a life.”

Katie Beegle (Alpha Pi)

Katie graduated from West Virginia University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Informatics and Information Management with a minor in General Business. She is currently applying for jobs while taking a gap year before pursuing a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration.

“My favorite project was participating in Save a Life Day where we were able to distribute free naloxone and train people within the community on how to use it. This was my favorite project because I felt that I was doing my part in harm reduction and looking out for others in the state that has the highest overdose death rates in the country. We helped with training hundreds of people at thirteen locations throughout Morgantown, WV where Alpha Pi Chapter is located.”

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