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Senior Spotlight: Sammy Marsh

Favourite memory in Alpha Phi?

My favorite memory in Alpha Phi has to be big little reveal. I met my big, Brenna, on bid day and we immediately clicked after finding we have so much in common. I was nervous to join a sorority and she made me feel at home. I’ve heard that your Big should be your mentor or role model in the sorority rather than a best friend, but I am lucky to have Brenna as both.

What are you involved with on campus?

I am currently Vice President External for Anthropology Student Association, club representative in the Arts Undergraduate Society, and part of UBC Acapella. I am also volunteering at the Hatch Gallery and the Herbarium department of the Beaty Biodiversity Museum on campus. In addition, I have held the position of music chairman and assistant new member educator in Alpha Phi. In my time at UBC I knew I wanted to get involved in as many opportunities as I could, both academically and socially.

What are your future goals?

I have applied to masters programs in the UK for Museum Studies and Heritage Management. I have known I wanted to work in museums since high school and my goal is to become a curator. Museums allow people of all educational backgrounds, ages, and languages to connect and understand the world around them, and my goal with working in museums is to be able to help other people discover new aspects of culture and challenge their perceptions of the world.

How has Alpha Phi shaped your college experience?

Alpha Phi has provided me with a support system, opportunities for campus and community involvement, and a group of strong empowered women to look up to. This organization has absolutely positively contributed to my time in university and has allowed me to meet people I otherwise would never have gotten to. Not a day goes by that I don’t see someone I know and the sense of community on such a large campus is comforting.


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