Excited for All Things 2018
As January comes to a close, I am beginning to settle back into life in Washington D.C. after being away for eight months. These few short weeks back have been wonderfully busy with sorority recruitment, a new apartment, new classes, adjusting to post-study abroad life and starting a new internship at the Cheetah Conservation Fund. So now with a bit of time to take a deep breath, I would like to share my appreciation for the incredible whirlwind that the past months have been and a sense of optimism for all that lays ahead.
Australia – When I’m asked to share my experience of spending six months in the Southern Hemisphere, I’m usually a bit lost at where to start. It began as a once in a lifetime opportunity to live and learn halfway around the world and became one of the greatest experiences in my life including many new friendships I will cherish forever. Australia’s landscape is incredibly diverse and beautiful, it’s people are amazing. The list of opportunities to explore the natural world is virtually endless. There will be many many more posts to follow regarding all things Australia.
Delta Gamma – I am so very excited to be back with my sisters, my friends! We just finished our 2018 Spring Recruitment and have thirty-seven amazing new members who will continue to add strength and diversity to our chapter. Late last year I was elected to become Vice President – Membership of my Beta Epsilon chapter. This position puts me in charge of ext year’s recruitment program which I am really looking forward to.
Cheetah Conservation Fund – This semester I am interning at the Cheetah Conservation Fund (www.cheetah.org) at their US office in Alexandria, Virginia. The Cheetah Conservation Fund is the world’s largest organization dedicating to saving the Cheetah is the wild and is based in Namibia, Africa. During this internship, I will be working with the Fund’s dedicated staff on US policy and fundraising initiatives.
Washington D.C. – I am so excited to be back in the District! Several years ago the opportunity to attend college in Washington became a reality and while one never knows what the future holds my time as an undergraduate is more than half over. This semester I intend to focus on exploring new places including museums and cultural events in this great city that I am so lucky to get to call home. One of my courses this semester actually focuses on exposing students to different areas of D.C. I can’t wait.
Thank you so much for following along. I am so excited for all of the incredible things to come in 2018. Stay tuned 🙂