Before my time here at UCSB began, I was always a part of some sort of team where I truly felt connected to everyone involved. I thought that part of my life ended when I stopped playing sports at the end of my junior year. That feeling grew a year later when I decided to move away from my hometown to attend UCSB. It wasn’t until I rushed ASK that I felt a sense of community again. Although I’ve only been a part of this amazing sorority for a few months, I found my place in the academic community and formed lifelong friendships with the wonderful ladies of ASK - including my amazing future roommates!
I think it’s important for people to surround themselves with people who share the same values and life goals. It really helped me find my place at UCSB, and my self confidence and ambition have greatly benefited from being a member of this sorority. It’s always nice knowing that I have so many sisters who have my back and continue to inspire me. I couldn’t be more honored to be one of ASK’s women in STEM!
Written by Mia Bartolotti
Mia is currently a first year Pre-Chemistry major who is intending to declare Biochemistry. She is a member of the Delta Class and plans on running for leadership positions in the future.