Online Community Leaders facilitate connections and member engagement within our official Facebook groups. Through posing thoughtful questions, interacting with members, and keeping meaningful conversations flowing, these volunteers help alumnae connect with one another and the Alpha Sigma Tau Sisterhood through common interests.
A community for alumnae to navigate their 20s together
A native of Odenton, Maryland, Katie Mellos (Beta Mu 2016/Salisbury) earned a bachelors degree in photography and a minor in marketing management. She now works as a photo editor.
As a collegiate member, Katie served as an Illuminate Class Facilitator. As an alumna, she’s an Executive Committee member of the Baltimore Alumnae Chapter.
In her free time, Katie is passionate about traveling. “Meeting new people and being outgoing motivate me on a daily basis. I love to explore new places while letting my creativity inspire me!”
Bri Metsger (Gamma Tau 2017/Lebanon Valley) earned her degree in English and creative writing. She lives in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, where she works as a social media writer.
As a collegian, Bri held many positions, including Vice President of Member Development, Vice President of Organization Development, and other Director roles. She was also an 1899 Society Ambassador for three years–from the programs inception
In her free time, Bri enjoys cuddling with her dachshunds and spending time with friends and family.
She is excited to give back in her first volunteer role with Alpha Sigma Tau!
A community for alumnae who are passionate about wellness
Jennifer Fritz Casella (Gamma Pi 2002/Lycoming) grew up in Pittsburgh but now lives in Connecticut with her husband, three sons, and puppy. After earning a B.S. in Psychology and an Elementary Education certification, Jennifer continued on to earn a masters degree and Reading Teacher Certification.
After having her sons, her love for nutrition and fitness became her central focus, and she became an AFAA certified group fitness instructor. She is a Barre Above instructor and is studying for her holistic wellness certification.
This is Jennifer’s first volunteer role with the Sorority, and she is excited to blend her passion for wellness with the Sisterhood of Alpha Sigma Tau.
A community for alumnae with a passion for reading to connect and swap recommendations
While Cassidy (Beta Delta 2013/Duquesne) teaches in Northern Virginia, she will always call Pittsburgh home. She earned her bachelor’s in secondary education/English and has been teaching for four years.
She taught two years of middle school Language Arts before transferring to the high school level to teach ninth grade English and Theatre. She spends most days convincing students to read and write, directing and producing high school theatre productions, trying out new vegan recipes, and reading 100 books a year (in all her spare time)!
“This is my first time volunteering with Alpha Sigma Tau, and I am thrilled to share my love of books with Sisters in this way!”
Moms & Trusted Loved Ones
A community of support for alumnae who are mothers and/or caregivers
A displaced “Yooper” from Upper Michigan, Kailyn McMahon (Beta Xi 2012/Michigan Tech) now lives in Detroit where she is the director of a senior center and a full-time writer and author.
While she has held offices in her collegiate chapter and served on Beta Xi‘s housing board, this is Kailyn‘s first national volunteer role with Alpha Sigma Tau. This role is a perfect way to blend her two passions: womanhood and writing.
“I am very excited to help facilitate connections for Sisters sharing in the journey of motherhood. Growing together in motherhood just like we have through sisterhood, can only lead to amazing, steadfast connections for us as women, and the future generations of children that we are raising.”
Annie LeSage Nelson
Annie Nelson (Beta Xi 2011/Michigan Tech) earned her degree in materials science and engineering. While in college, she held many roles in Alpha Sigma Tau and now serves as Beta Xis Organization Development Advisor.
Annie lives in Waupaca, Wisconsin, with her husband, daughter, and rescue animals. She works as a Production Systems – Six Sigma Coordinator where she helps her company continuously improve. In her free time, she volunteers as a volleyball coach for young girls in her community, spends time outside with her family, reads, and explores America‘s Dairyland.
A community for appointed Chapter Advisory Board members to connect, swap advice, and stay informed.
Jackie Oesmann Kruk
Jackie Kruk (Delta Alpha 2009/Gannon) earned a B.S. in marketing and an M.B.A. from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. Now living in Rahway, New Jersey, Jackie is working towards her Masters of Theology at the Augustine Institute.
Since her time as a collegiate member, she has volunteered as a Chapter Advisory Board member at three different chapters and helped establish the Garden State Alumnae Association. Jackie works as a high school theology teacher at an all-girls Catholic school. IN her free time, she enjoys crafting, singing, and playing guitar.
“I have always loved mentoring young women, both at work and through Alpha Sigma Tau. I had to take a break from advising while my husband and I started our little family, and have really missed it! I’m very excited to be back in a mentorship role, and look forward to helping to build a strong advisor community within the Sorority that has done so much for me.”
Megan Escobar (Gamma Tau 2008/Lebanon Valley) earned a bachelor’s degree in music business and a minor in business administration. Megan now works as a senior data analyst and reporting specialist at an IT and telecommunications company. In her free time, Megan enjoys reading and traveling.
Megan has been involved with AΣT as an alumna in a variety of ways. She’s served on the Gamma Tau/Lebanon Valley Chapter Advisory Board in various roles, participated in the Emerging Leaders Cohort, served on the Ritual Task Force, and is a recurring donor to the Alpha Sigma Tau Foundation.
“I’m excited for the CAB Chat community because we have so much to learn from each other to improve the way we interact with and mentor collegiate chapters. I can’t wait to collaborate with other advisors and grow the community!”
One Sisterhood, More Connections
Providing alumnae members with a community of sisterhood through shared interests.