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Mai Yang

Nickname: #150 arâya. 

Crossed: Fall 2022

Big: Iris “rōmanovå” Lor

Major: Human Development and Family Studies

Year: Class of 2025

Ethnicity/Heritage: Hmong

Pronouns: she/her/hers

What are some hobbies/interests you have?: Journaling, baking, crocheting, playing tennis, practicing the ukulele and spending times with friends and family!

What I Aspire: In the future, I hope to learn more about myself and the world around me. No matter what I end up doing, I hope to be someone who can make a positive impact on other people's lives.

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Favorite Food/Restaurant: Any dish cooked by my mom!

Why did you join aKDPhi?

Navigating my way through my first year of college was challenging as a first-generation college student, but if there was one thing I learned, it's that if you want to grow, you have to take the actions needed to do so; and that's what led me to rush! When I went to the first rush event, I met so many empowering women who were determined and passionate about their goals and community. I wanted to surround myself with inspiring individuals, and I knew that the aKDPhi siblings would encourage me to grow into my full potential.

How has your time in aKDPhi helped/improved/challenged you?

Even with my short time in aKDPhi so far, I have grown in ways I never thought was possible; I became more outspoken and confident because I had the opportunity to meet people who genuinely wanted to hear what I had to say. I was constantly challenged with skills like public speaking and had to overcome the belief that I was small and quiet. These challenges have made me realize that there are various great versions of who I am that have yet to emerge, and I cannot wait to see what the future has to hold.

Positions Held in aKDPhi: Fundraising Co-Chair

Affiliates & Positions Held: FASTrack/BANNER

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