If you read The Anchor, have one of our backgrounds on your phone, or follow us on social media, you’ve likely seen the hard work of our volunteers who help tell the story of Alpha Sigma Tau and our members. Our communications volunteers share the spirit of our Sisterhood through powerful stories, creative designs, and captivating photography.
- Joanna Barrett (Epsilon Epsilon 2007/JWU North Miami), Staff Writer
- Amanda Cruz (Beta Omega 2018/Monmouth), Staff Writer
- Lindsay McDowall Davis (Gamma Mu 2010/WVU Tech), Staff Writer
- Melissa Abriola Geibel (Alpha Tau 2014/PennWest Edinboro), Designer
- Cassie Helmer (Alpha 2015/Eastern Michigan), Associate Editor
- Mary Reid Howard (Beta Zeta 1988/UAB), Associate Editor
- Julia Mann (Beta Mu 2017/Salisbury), Editor
- Kathryn McCoy (Gamma Rho 2020/Seton Hall), Staff Writer
- Marj O’Neill (Gamma Tau 2018/Lebanon Valley College), Staff Writer
- Alisha Messmer Osika (Beta Phi 2005/PennWest California), Assistant Designer
- Kennedy Salts (Epsilon Omicron 2014/Southern Indiana), Staff Writer
- Kelly Rogawski Shelly (Gamma Pi 2017/Lycoming), Associate Editor
Our talented team of Staff Writers brings readers moments of warmth, triumph, heartbreak, and everything in between through the written word. You can find their work in articles in our member magazine, The Anchor, and in stories featured on our website.
Cassie Cristea (Gamma Theta 2013/Penn State Behrend) lives in Erie, Pennsylvania. She earned her bachelor’s in marketing and works as a Digital Media Specialist.
Ashley Hoogstraten Burk
Ashley Hoogstraten Burk (Beta Pi 2007/Eastern Illinois) earned her degree in corporate communication with minors in business and psychology.
Joanna Barrett (Epsilon Epsilon 2007/JWU North Miami) is a Boston-based clinical mental health counselor, yoga instructor, and volunteer Staff Writer for Alpha Sigma Tau.
Lindsay McDowall Davis
A resident of Georgia, Lindsay McDowall Davis (Gamma Mu 2010/WVU Tech) works as a Lead Engineer for the University of Dayton Research Institute.
Cassandra Helmer (Alpha 2015/Eastern Michigan) lives and works in southeastern Michigan, a place she loves because of its proximity to her extended family and the Great Lakes.
A resident of Chicago, Samantha Rill (Delta Delta 2012/UIC) is a teacher at an all-girls’ high school in the city.
Through proofreading, editing, and asking questions, our talented Editors work with Staff Writers to bring their articles from rough draft to final copy. You can see their work primarily in The Anchor and in most pieces written by Staff Writers.
Kate Sweeney, Editor
Kate Sweeney (Gamma Theta 2004/Penn State Behrend) earned her undergraduate degree in political science in 2006.
Tara Walker Gross, Associate Editor
Tara (Zeta Tau 2003/Longwood University) has been volunteering as Associate Editor for The Anchor since 2017.
Beverly Singel Molnar, Alumnae Editor
Bev Molnar (Delta 1981/IUP) a long-time Alpha Sigma Tau communications team volunteer. Professionally, she has served more than 25 years of her career in various communications roles at Penn State.
Our talented Designers volunteer their time and talents to create stunning layouts and illustrations that members enjoy across various platforms. You can see their work in your mailboxes, on our social media accounts, on our website, and in The Anchor.
Melissa Abriola (Alpha Tau 2014/Edinboro) earned her BFA in Graphic and Interactive Design and now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Liz Dawson (Phi 2006/Southeastern Louisiana) earned her undergraduate degree in marketing and advertising in 2011. She has volunteered as a Designer with Alpha Sigma Tau since 2018 and professionally has held various roles in the marketing and design space.
If you’re a photographer by trade or by hobby, this could be you! We’re always seeking photographers to visit our collegiate chapters and host photoshoots. Click here to learn more and apply!
Are you a creative?
Blend your creative skills with your passion for our Sisterhood. Consider joining our volunteer team today!