Sorority Advisory Committee
Established in July 2020, this iteration of the Sorority Advisory Committee focuses on the ongoing work of ensuring Alpha Sigma Tau is a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place of belonging for all women who meet our values and seek to Define Excellence. The charge of the committee is to:
- Understand the experiences and needs of our Sisters who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC)
- Identify opportunities for growth in educating members on cultural bias, intersectionality, underrepresented communities, inclusion, and equity
- Research experts in diversity, inclusion, equity, and access to engage with Alpha Sigma Tau
- Identify ways to recognize chapters and Sisters contributing their share to the progress of mankind
- Conduct research on AΣT’s racial history
Meet the Committee
After graduating with a B.A. in English and a M.S. in Counseling and Higher Education, Lauren Bolden (Alpha Phi 2009/West Chester) worked in student affairs for nearly 7 years. In this role, she oversaw fraternity/sorority life, student leadership programs, student organizations, and new student orientation. In May 2019, Lauren changed fields and began working in corporate training and talent development.
A Michigan native, Kate Wehby (Gamma Xi 2009/Grand Valley) is passionate about growth and learning. Kate earned both a B.A. in Women and Gender Studies from Grand Valley State University and a M.S. in College Student Personnel Administration from Illinois State University. Professionally, Kate works with the largest youth organization in the country, developing unique and impactful outside-the-classroom learning experiences.
A founding member of her chapter, Melissa Chavez (Epsilon Omicron 2013/Southern Indiana) is the daughter of two Colombian immigrants. The experiences of her upbringing inspired her to be a passionate advocate for equal rights.
Francie Grasso (Epsilon Sigma 2019/Bridgewater) is local to her college town of Bridgewater, Massachusetts, and will graduate in May 2021 with a B.S. in Psychology. She is a proud activist for the childhood cancer community and hopes to work with this population as a certified child life specialist.
Brenae Leary (Delta Phi 2006/NYU) held various positions as a collegiate member of Alpha Sigma Tau, including Chapter President. Presently, Brenae enjoys a career in communications in New York City, where she works for a San Francisco-based tech company.
A native of Mechanicsville, Maryland, Julia Mann (Beta Mu 2017/Salisbury) earned her B.A. in Communiation Arts. While in college, Julia served Alpha Sigma Tau as Director of Public Relations, Director of Event Planning, and Chapter President. Julia works full-time at a public affairs firm while she earns her M.A. in Strategic Communications from American University in Washington, DC.
Prior to enrolling at the University of West Alabama to pursue a degree in health sciences, Jabaubi Nash (Gamma Gamma 2019/UWA) earned her associate’s degree in pre-nursing from East Mississippi Community College. While studying for her bachelor’s degree, she also works as an office assistant.
Nina Quist (Epsilon Phi 2016/Winona State) was born in Bogotá, Colombia, and was adopted as a baby. Nina grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and attended Winona State University where she worked in the university’s Inclusion and Diversity Office and earned her bachelor’s degrees in both finance and Spanish. Nina now lives in a suburb of the Twin Cities where she works as a finance admin specialist for Ecolab.
Originally from Missouri, Savannah Summerlin (Delta Phi 2016/NYU) moved to New York City to pursue a degree. Wanting to combine her passions for creative writing and film with social issues, Savannah created her own major called “The Intersection of Arts and Activism.” While in college, she studied abroad in France and Australia, and served on the executive committees of various organizations.
Tsai-Ann Yawching (Gamma Tau 2013/Lebanon Valley) earned her Bachelor’s in Business Administration & Accounting from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania. During her time as a collegiate member, she held various positions including Vice President of Finance, Vice President of Organization Development, and Director of Philanthropy. She has reconnected with her collegiate chapter and now volunteers as the Organization Development Advisor.
Serving her first term as a National Vice President – Collegian, Addison Beckham (Beta Rho 2017/Arkansas Tech) is expected to graduate in 2021 with a degree in agricultural business.
A founding member of her collegiate chapter, Cassidy Nulty (Alpha Psi 2016/Northern Iowa) was originally elected to the National Council to serve as the National Vice President – Collegian. In 2020, she was re-elected to the National Council to serve in the role as an alumna member.
A proud Wisconsinite, Angie Bong earned her B.A. in Journalism from Butler University where she joined Alpha Phi Fraternity, a National Panhellenic Conference women’s organization. Angie continued to earn a M.A. in Higher Education from the University of Iowa.
Originally from south Louisiana, Erin Snyder earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Here, Erin’s sorority experience began when she joined Phi Mu Fraternity (an NPC women’s organization) and held many officer roles, including Chapter President.