School: University of Maryland - Alpha Epsilon Phi
Ever since I was little, I have had a way with words. I am one of those people who can sit down and write about almost anything, I prefer essay tests to multiple-choice tests, and I would rather write a fifteen-page paper than take a math exam. My passion for writing has only further developed at the University of Maryland, College Park, where I am a sophomore in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
It was at college where I learned to connect my two passions. In addition to my love for writing, I am also very social and outgoing. In January 2010, I joined a sorority on campus and have been extremely active in it ever since. For the year of 2011, I will be acting as the VP Recruitment Chair for my chapter, which leaves me in charge of rush events and spring and fall formal recruitment. With that said, I am currently writing the Greek Life and Philanthropy beat for College Magazine, an online publication executed by college students across the country. My section allows me to write about the things that I do and love most, which is extremely exciting.
I am from Westchester, New York, and consider myself to be outgoing, enthusiastic, hard working, and highly determined. I love hanging out with my friends, exercising, going to the movies, and finding new remixes of old songs. I am also stuck in the 90s and still have unhealthy obsessions with the Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears. I also love Twitter and tweet all the time (follow me – @karlyalexandra)! I love the Food Network and my dream job is to work as an editorial assistant at a food or health magazine.
After living in my sorority house for a semester, I understand how tough it is to turn a small space into something beautiful. I know what it is like to live with 35 other girls, and how difficult it is to keep organized and clean. I am excited to pass on the tricks that I have learned—both the hard and easy way—about dorm life, sorority life, and everything in between.