HOSA-Future Health Professionals (2014-Current)
HOSA-Future Health Professionals has been a major part of my life since my freshman year of high school. I knew I wanted to pursue a career in the medical field, so this was the perfect club to get involved in. I loved it so much that I ran for a State office, and for local office. I was President of my High School’s HOSA chapter for two years, and I was Vice-President of New Mexico HOSA for one year and then I was the State Representative. It provided me with a lot of insight and I was also able to gain social skills through Fall Leadership Conferences, State Leadership Conferences, and National Leadership Conferences. By getting involved in HOSA at the collegiate level I know that I will be able to further enhance my skills and be able to make a difference within the community with the ideas that I have for this program.
Check out my leadership role in this amazing program!
W.A.G.E Program (2014-Current)
The W.A.G.E (Women and Gender Equity) Leadership Program has become an important aspect of my college career. The advisors and student assistants host a number of different events on campus that relate to gender studies. Some of the events are leadership workshops that allow members to grow as a leader and realize their worth as a woman. This is particularly special to me because I am passionate about women’s rights and breaking the glass ceiling and closing the confidence gap. Many of these workshops focus on these areas and it is wonderful to see so many students get involved and grow as individuals in the process.
Alpha Phi Omega (2016-Current)
Alpha Phi Omega (APO) is a co-ed service fraternity that completes service to the fraternity, campus, community, and nation (and even the across the world!). I completed my pledge-ship during the Spring 2016 semester and will become a First Semester Brother during the Fall 2016 semester. The three cardinal principles of APO are Leadership, Friendship, and Service. We complete 50 Service Points each semester, which is equivalent to 30-50+ hours of service, depending on the service projects you complete.
Alpha Phi Omega Initiation Day for the pledge class Heta Beta Zeta.
My Big, Abby Sharp, and I on Initiation Day.
Psi Chi- International Honor Society of Psychology (2016)
Psi Chi has been a great opportunity for me to connect with other psychology majors and minors. I have also had the honor of being the 2017-2018 Secretary and helped plan events with the rest of E-board. Over the year, as a team, we planned events for National Suicide Prevention Week, Halloween Party in conjunction with Psychology Department, Guest Speakers, Graduate School Info-sessions, and other meetings helpful to the members. Through Psi Chi, I was also able to travel to the 2018 Society of Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Conference in Atlanta, GA. I was able to learn about the current research in Health, Personality, and Social Psychology, as well as network with the researchers.
Biology Club (2014-2016)
So far, in this club I have been able to learn about opportunities that will better me as a person and a future health professional. I have been able to learn about a wonderful program called “Vida Volunteer” and I am planning on going to one of their events outside of the US within the next three years.
This club will help me connect with others who have the same goals as me. Most of the members want to become health professionals, so we are able to work together towards accomplishing our goals. This will help me in the future when I am applying to medical school and other programs.
In April 2015 we went on a trip to Atlanta, GA. We were able to explore the city and go to the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca-Cola.
Rotaract is an amazing organization that is getting started up again at HPU. I am lucky enough to be one of the students to help make it a chartered organization on campus. Rotaract is the college level of Rotary, and we focus on completing projects that make an impact.
Rotaract brings together adults ages 18-30 to take action in their communities, develop their leadership and professional skills, and have fun. Rotary clubs sponsor them, but Rotaract members manage and fund their clubs independently.*
Research Rookies (2014-2015)
Through the Research Rookies Program I am able to build skills in the process of research. In one academic year I am going to complete a series of 15 activities that relate to research (ie. Research Ethics, Writing a Strong Paper, Research Methods in Health Sciences, etc). There are also online assignments that I will complete throughout the year that will help prepare me for any research project that I may work on in my senior year.
I recently completed this program and became a Research Apprentice. By becoming a Research Apprentice, I will be able to begin my undergraduate research at HPU.
Campus Chronicle (2014-2015)
As a member of the Campus Chronicle I am able to write articles and submit them to my editor. My editor then corrects any grammatical mistakes, and through this, I become a better writer. As a better writer, I will be able to get my point across clearly and concisely.