Nickname: #102 ZE’PHYRUS
Crossed: Spring 2018
Big: Claudia “ODiSEAh’” Ortiz
Major: Biology with Certificate in Global Health
Year: Class of 2021
Birthday: May 14
Hometown: Beaver Dam, WI
Ethnicity/Heritage: Vietnamese American
One thing on your bucket list: I would love to go sky diving one day.
What I Enjoy: I really like watching we bare bears, hanging out with people who make me happy, and eat GOOD food.
What I Aspire: I honestly do not know yet. I definitely want to go into the healthcare field though.
Why did you join aKDPhi?
I joined aKDPhi because my freshman year, first semester, I felt like I ever really had a community of people who could push me to become a better version of myself. I wanted to find a safe space to growth and be surround by people who held the same values as mine. I always felt isolated in most places on campus, but aKDPhi became my home where I can be myself.
How has your time in aKDPhi helped/improved/challenged you?
I have gain leadership skills and I have learned that my opinions matter and to always speak my mind. aKDPhi gave me confidence in myself and I found a group of empowering womxn that believed in me in times that I did not believe in myself. I found everlasting relationships that I hold close to my heart.
Positions Held in aKDPhi: Co-Rush (Fall 2018), Historian (Fall 2018), Asian Awareness Co-Chair (Spring 2019)
Affiliates & Positions Held: Summer Health Profession Education Program Scholar (Summer 2018), Vietnamese Student Association (VSA) - Fundraising Chair (2018-present)