Welcome to the Ivy League, Spring 2018!

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Spring 2018 brings us four wonderful ladies to Alpha Phi Eta Lambda! We are so excited to see what these unique, driven women bring to the chapter! Read below to find out more about Sarah, Mushta, Natalie, and Holly!

 

Sarah Friday

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What year are you and what's your major?

I'm a freshman and majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology!

Where are you from?

I'm from Fairfax Station, VA.

What made you want to join Alpha Phi?

 My sister, who is in Aphi at CNU.

Who is your role model and why?

My dad, because he is hardworking and independent. 

What has been your favorite memory at GMU so far?

Joining Aphi:)

What's a fun fact about yourself? 

I played soccer for 12 years.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure food?

Anything chocolate!!

What is your dream job?

A nurse

What advice would you give to upcoming freshman?

Take care of yourself and focus on your studies.

 

 

Mushta Atazai

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What year are you and what's your major?

I am a sophomore and majoring in computer science.

Where are you from?

I was born in Germany, and my parents are from Afghanistan.

What made you want to join Alpha Phi?

I loved how you guys cared about your philanthropy and giving back. I knew that I wanted to surround myself around people like that.

Who is your role model and why?

My mom for sure, because she is one of the most fearless, kindest, most unselfish person i know. She is self-motivated, and so caring and loving towards every individual who she comes across. I adore her, and thrive to be like her.

What has been your favorite memory at GMU so far?

HOMECOMING TAILGATE (best day of the year)

What's a fun fact about yourself? 

I've been the same height since 6th grade (5'1).

What is your favorite guilty pleasure food?

Pretty much the entire cheesecake menu at the Cheesecake Factory.

What is your dream job?

CEO of Apple 

What advice would you give to upcoming freshman?

Be yourself and stay motivated. 

 

Natalie Katz

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What year are you and what's your major?

 I'm a freshman and dance major. 

Where are you from?

Houston, Texas

What made you want to join Alpha Phi?

I wanted to be apart of something more at GMU that got me involved in volunteering within an organization. I wanted to meet more people and find something like Alpha Phi that let me become more involved and grow with support from people surrounding me.

Who is your role model and why?

My parents. They've taught me so much and let me become who I want to be/aspire to be. I wouldn't be where I am without them or their support. Their guidance and advice means more than they'll ever know.

What has been your favorite memory at GMU so far?

My favorite memories so far at GMU has been the Fall Dance Concerts that I was able to be apart of, under beautiful choreographers. Another memory I really enjoyed was Homecoming week and all of the activities that went on.

What is your favorite guilty pleasure food?

I love jalepeno chips and sour gummy worms!!

What is your dream job?

Professionally dance within a company to later choreograph/run my own dance company.

What advice would you give to upcoming freshman?

Use your bonus bucks wisely. You will regret it three weeks into the semester when your balance is 0 and you want panera:(

 

Holly Harkins

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What year are you and what's your major?

I'm a freshman and a dance major. 

Where are you from?

I'm from Rustburg, Virginia. 

What made you want to join Alpha Phi?

My roommate (hey Megan) and some fellow dance majors (hey guys) are in Alpha Phi and so I met some other Alpha Phi's through them, and eventually realized that these women are who I want to surround myself with.

Who is your role model and why?

My mom, because she is practically a superhero--a champion for those without a voice, a mother to any who need one, and a friend to all, no matter what. My other role model is Beyoncé, for obvious reasons.

What has been your favorite memory at GMU so far?

Dancing every day and being able to grow as an artist and watch my friends grow alongside me.

What's a fun fact about yourself? 

Before I started dancing I was a figure skater!

What is your favorite guilty pleasure food?

Any and all Mexican food.

What is your dream job?

Professional dancer touring the world. 

What advice would you give to upcoming freshman?

Trust yourself. If it feels right, it probably is! Don't be afraid to take risks and do things you never thought you would.