Zeta Iota Chapter at St. Louis University

Kappa Delta

Our Officers

Jessie Le

President

Why KD? “’From the outside looking in, you can never understand it. From the inside looking out, you can never explain it.’ I have the privilege to be a part of a chapter that embraces everyone’s differences and loves them for it. Being in Kappa Delta is so powerful. It is a web of love, trust and friendships that keeps expanding. The best part is, it will last forever. We are brought together by a bond that will last forever, a bond of sisterhood. We don’t all look alike, but we give each other the confidence to be different and beautiful in our own ways. We constantly pick each other up when we fall down. And that’s exactly it. The amount of love I have for my sisters, and the love they give back to me, gives me the confidence that allows me to strive to be the best person I can be.” Favorite memory in KD: “My first sisterhood at a Cardinal's game. Girls I didn't even know came up to me and talked to me, made me feel welcomed. That’s when I realized what I was about to become a part of something amazing. Something bigger than me. I share something with the girls in this chapter, that is exclusive, and profound, and that I share with no one else in this world: a sisterhood. You have loved, encouraged, inspired and cared for me more than I could have ever thought possible. Thank you.”

  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Major: Nursing

Lindsey Martin

Vice President of Member Education

Why KD? “I chose and continue to choose KD everyday because it has really challenged me to step out of my comfort zone and strive to reach my potential. I have met extremely amazing people through this opportunity and it is awesome how supportive and uplifting they are on a daily basis” Favorite memory in KD: “My favorite memory would probably be last years recruitment. I met so many people through practice rotations who I am now very close with and I think it’s such a fun time to have everyone be together and have fun with one another”

  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Major: Physical Therapy with Spanish Minor

Haley Mick

Vice President of Membership

Why KD? “I knew that KD would help build my confidence and push me to be a better person. However, I never thought that I would be holding a position on council. I mean, look at us. Who would’ve thought? Not me” Favorite memory in KD: “My favorite KD memory has to be recruitment in general. Recruitment provides an opportunity to bond within our immediate chapter; I am grateful for every recruitment season because I really get to know all of the amazing girls that make up Kappa Delta.”

  • Hometown: Omaha, NE
  • Major: Occupational Therapy

Mary Kate Meyer

Vice President of Operations

Why KD? “To find that contagious confidence that I saw when I walked through the doors on philanthropy day freshman year.” Favorite memory in KD: “The all-girl surprise event”

  • Hometown: St. Louis, MO
  • Major: Nutrition and Dietetics

Krishny Karunanandaa

Vice President of Community Service

Why KD? “I went KD because it feels like home. I know that every girl is there to support one another and we are always pushing each other to try new things and test our boundaries” Favorite memory in KD: “Recruitment because you get really close to the girls in your pledge class and in the chapter and we get to meet the new KD’s too :)”

  • Hometown: Creve Coeur, MO
  • Major: Biology on Pre-Med Track

Katie McLaughlin

Vice President of Public Relations

Why KD? “Kappa Delta is something that feels like home and yet pushes you out of your comfort zone at the same time. The women in this chapter are so encouraging and supportive but they do not let me settle. Individually, confidence does not always come seamlessly. But everyone in this chapter is so unique; they all bring out something different in each other. The girls here hold me accountable to keep transforming into the best version of myself. I am so thankful all of them.” Favorite memory in KD: “My favorite memory in KD will always be my first event, Intros, at the beginning of freshman year. I remember dancing like an idiot with over a hundred girls who were practically strangers to me - but they already felt like family.”

  • Hometown:: St. Louis, MO
  • Major:: Nursing

Kirby Weiland

Vice President of Standards

Why KD? “I can not ask for a more supportive, genuine and strong group of girls to surround myself with. KD has given me the push I need to become the most fearlessly authentic version of myself. The members in our chapter inspire me everyday to reach outside my comfort zone, and I am always reassured of their love when things don’t go as planned. Kappa Delta has been a constant in my college experience. It has simultaneously kept me grounded and lead me to paths I could have never imagined.” Favorite memory in KD: “My favorite KD memory was bringing my little sister to last years Crush. I got to introduce her to my home away from home! My two worlds were colliding and I loved seeing her meet my best friends. She got to have a glimpse of what we were all about, and how much fun we have at events. Not to mention her reaction to trying toasted raviolis for the first time, truly irreplaceable.”

  • Hometown: Chicago, IL
  • Major: Psychology

Marie Orrick

Vice President of Finance

Why KD? “I went KD and stayed because I was looking for people who inspire each other. And I have been completely inspired. Not to be the smartest or most accomplished, but to stand taller in my own shoes. I can’t thank my friends enough for accepting me for exactly as I am and encouraging me everyday to be true to myself and not anything more or less. It is easy to lose sight of who you are every once in a while, and Kappa Delta has made me absolutely sure I don’t forget. I am way too proud to be a Kappa Delta and will try not to let it get the best of me for the rest of my time at SLU. “ Favorite memory in KD: “My favorite KD memory (though I have too many) was Draft Day sophomore year. WE were seriously ON one. My little (Mariah Lynn) came running home and I think I probably cried or screamed. I almost passed out because I was so excited. I had to bring my inhaler to the field (which I hadn’t used for like 6 months) because I knew I was going to be jumping around like an insane person. But I also loved this years Bid Day, and the Buttons, and studying abroad with all the deltas. I love recruitment and Get out of your mind, and the sparkly black letters in 2001. I love that we stole the composite. And most importantly I love all the memories still left to come. Roll KD.”

  • Hometown: Kansas City, KS
  • Major: Finance

Mia McGrath

Secretary

Why KD? “Kappa Delta radiates empowerment and confidence. All the girls are supportive, hilarious, and so uniquely themselves. KD gives me a support group anyone would dream of: full of love, encouragement to focus on my studies, and grow into the best person I can be.” Favorite memory in KD: “Meeting my family!”

  • Hometown: Omaha, NE
  • Major: Accounting

Lily Oglesbee

Panhellenic Delegate

Why KD? “I chose to go Kappa Delta because of the immediate connections I felt when talking to the girls during recruitment. I could feel how genuine and funny they were, something I always look for in my friends! As I’ve grown to know so many members in KD, I love the variety of personalities that we have while also being so bonded together as one. I think this is the best part about KD, because there’s not one stereotype that fits with all of us! KD has brought me the most unique combination of friends that I have been so happy to have through my time at SLU” Favorite memory in KD: “My favorite memory in KD has been living in the kappa delta quad. It became a place where everyone was welcome at anytime, and brought our pledge class so much closer together! Being able to live there was an amazing way to meet so many more people and become close to them!”

  • Hometown: Cleveland, OH
  • Major: Health Sciences with Biology Minor on Pre-Physician Assistant Track
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