Volunteers are our Sorority’s backbone, and we depend on them to help lead and create meaningful Sisterhood experiences at both the chapter and national levels. Volunteers serve in various leadership positions on National Council, our NPC delegation, committees, Chapter Advisory Boards and other important roles. Volunteers even write, design, and edit The Anchor and other member communications!
Meet some of our newest volunteers below!
Cassie Cristea, Gamma Theta*
Cassie likes yoga, listening to Taylor Swift, curling up with a good book, and of course, writing! During her collegian years, she held many positions including Director of New Member Education, Vice President of Operations, and Chapter President. Cassie’s favorite Alpha Sigma Tau memory is attending the 41st National Convention in 2016, during which she saw how the Sorority had impacted so many women’s lives. As someone who has personally benefited from our Sisterhood, she is looking forward to giving back.
Lindsay McDowall Davis, Gamma Mu*
Lindsay is a Corrosion Engineer studying for her MS in engineering management. An alumna of the Gamma Mu Chapter at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology, Lindsay previously served as Chapter President. Alpha Sigma Tau gave Lindsay a family in college and linked her with friends across the country. She found Sisterhood during her freshman year through her dorm neighbor and future Big Sister. Seven years later, their friendship is still going strong! Lindsay hopes to help other women across the country make strong connections with each other.
Tara Walker Gross, Zeta Tau*
The Anchor Associate Editor
Tara spends her time running Saga Event Planning (the parent company for the fan conventions Ice & Fire Con and Beach City Con) and traveling around the country speaking about “geek culture.” She has written for her blog The Geekiary since 2013 and has published two novels under the name T.L. Walker: The Way of Reckoning and How to Start Living (in the Zombie Apocalypse). Tara was also featured in the fall 2015 issue of The Anchor, where she discussed having the confidence to be your own person. Transforming from subject to Associate Editor, she is excited to give back in what seems like the perfect way!
Cassie Helmer, Alpha*
A recent graduate of Eastern Michigan University, Cassie is now a member of the Ypsilanti-Ann Arbor Alumnae Chapter. She wants to positively impact the lives of others through connectivity. Bonding with Sisters from other chapters is important to Cassie; her favorite Alpha Sigma Tau memory is of Founder’s Day 2016 when she met Sisters from all over Southeastern Michigan. With a bachelor’s degree in English and experience as Alpha Chapter’s Vice President of Community Relations, Cassandra is ready to volunteer as a Staff Writer!
Olivia DeFilippo, Psi
Olivia is a psychiatric registered nurse in Boston, helping women who struggle with eating disorders. She joined Alpha Sigma Tau at James Madison University as a member of the Psi Chapter. There, she served as the Director of Alumnae Engagement and Chapter President. Olivia believes in the value of giving back to things that make her happy and is excited to serve as an Alpha Sigma Tau volunteer. Her hobbies include true crime documentaries and running her fashion/lifestyle blog, Style by Liv.
We’ll be featuring some other new volunteers in the coming weeks and months.
Keep an eye peeled here!
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* Written by Leah Hollingsworth, Delta Upsilon