Ivy “Lustrous” Sanchez
Ivy Sanchez has joined the National Board this year as one of the Alumnae Liaisons! In 2013, Ivy joined the league of Delta Xi Phi alumnae after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a Biology Emphasis and an Education minor from UC Davis, where she became a member of our Mu Associate Chapter. Ivy is still actively pursuing higher education and is completing the Teacher Education Program at California Polytechnic University, Pomona. Ivy has also taken the opportunity to work with children and students with special needs, which will prove to be great experience for her career in education. Ivy currently lives in her hometown of La Puente, CA, adding a little more west coast contribution to our board. We welcome her compassion and strong work ethic, which will bring great things to our national sorority!
Below, Ivy shares her vision for her new board position and some of her dreams for the future:
1.) What are you most excited about for this term?
I am most excited to work with the National Board and gain a new perspective. I cannot wait to connect with different sisters and learn more about our organization.
2.) What are your goals for your position?
A big goal of mine is to focus on increasing the networking opportunities between current active sisters and alumnae. There are many different majors and careers our alumnae hold that they can offer advice to many sisters.
3.) What was your favorite time or memory from being an active?
My fondest memories from being an active sister would be from my senior year. It is difficult to pick just one moment especially since I lived with them. We were able to grow as a chapter and had many sisterhood bonding moments at retreat, sleepovers, but most of all having an amazing friendship with them. It was a blur of great times where I knew I was able to count on them for support and laughter.
4.) What do you most enjoy about your city? Your job/career?
I moved back to my hometown of La Puente, CA last August and it has been amazing being back home. I have been able to enjoy different restaurants, hiking trails, and most importantly my family. I have enjoyed my job the most, working with the Special Education department at my old high school. This has been a very positive experience as it allows me to work with my past teachers and work with my community. For the upcoming school year I will continue to pursue my passion for education at California Polytechnic University, Pomona for their Teacher Education Program.
5.) Any advice for our current active sisters?
One thing I would tell current sisters is to remember self care. A lot of us as sisters are involved in many things whether it is academics, sorority, and/or campus related that it keeps us very busy. I know that as an undergraduate student it was difficult sometimes balancing everything and putting time aside for me.
6.) What do you enjoy outside of work and the sorority? Any hobbies?
I enjoy reading a lot, working mostly with middle school and high school students had kept me up to date with many of the young adult novels. My favorite book series of all time is the Harry Potter series, which has been a favorite since childhood. I recently had my dream come true and visited Harry Potter World at Universal Orlando and had such an amazing time. I also love going to the movies with my younger brother during the summers and having some ice cream.
7.) In closing, what should we know about you?
I love to travel and visit new places, which leads to my dream of traveling to all of the states in an RV with a map of the United States in the back. After each state I will add a state sticker to the map. I shall end my trip in California and fly to Hawaii. It has been on my bucket list since I was 12 years old, one summer while driving down to Mexico with my family I happened to see an RV with the map on the back just missing a few states.