Major: Criminology & Criminal Justice
Accomplishments in college: VP Philanthropy AXO, SGA, HLSU, Garnet and Gold Key Honor Society
Favorite meal at AXO: Taco bar
Favorite memory at AXO: I was a keynote speaker for a women’s appreciation event on campus. I had to talk about a very emotional topic (domestic violence) and seeing my sisters there helped me through it and I felt so much support and love.
Plans after graduation: I hope to work with a non-profit organization that I’m passionate about, preferably in a big city. I also hope to travel and see more of the world.
Where you see yourself in 10 years: I hope to see myself in a position where I can help others on a larger scale, whether that be through my own non-profit organization or perhaps in the legal system.
Advice for underclassman: It sounds cliché, and I never listened to this when people told me, but these four years really do fly by. Spend them next to those that matter (your sisters and friends) time is a precious gift that is meant to be shared with those who you love.
Hometown: Tampa, FL
Major: Criminology and Psychology
Accomplishments in college: Winning all sorority volleyball champs and never failing a class
Favorite meal at AXO: Pizza bagels
Favorite memory at AXO: My freshman year, big-little night
Plans after graduation: Go to Prague for 6 months to teach English to children
Where you see yourself in 10 years: Married with children living near my sisters so my children can hang out with all their cousins
Advice for underclassman: Figure out your plans for after college sooner rather than later.
Mary Kate Barnes
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Accomplishments in college: Made the Dean’s list for the past semesters
Plans after graduation: Working for Marriott International
Where you see yourself in 10 years: Living somewhere exotic with a successful career and married to a professional golfer (preferably Keegan Bradley).
Advice for underclassman: Learn to balance between school, work, and friends; because it’s the times you have with the people around you that you will miss the most.
Hometown: Lighthouse Point, FL
Accomplishments in college: Winning all campus flag football and getting into Notre Dame’s Masters in Accounting Program
Favorite meal at AXO: Everything on pita day
Favorite memory at AXO: Picking one favorite memory is impossible, but living in the house the last three years has given me a majority of my favorites, from just sitting around on the couches together all night, or staying at meals hours after its over just to talk.
Plans after graduation: Internship with Pricewaterhouse Coopers in Fort Lauderdale then after I will attend graduate school for one year to receive my masters in accounting, during which time I hope to take and pass the CPA exam.
Where you see yourself in 10 years: I hope to have a loving family of my own and to be still working for Pricewaterhouse Coopers in a managing role.
Advice for underclassman: Get involved with AXO as much as possible whether it’s living in the house or holding a position. You will never look back and wish you had not been as involved, but you will look back and wish you did more. This sorority gave me my favorite memories of college and got me through my hardest times.