Elizabeth “Duende” Mason
Elizabeth Mason, an alumna of the Alpha chapter, joins the National Board this term as the Midwest Regional Advisor. Elizabeth graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in May of 2012 and has since been an active and engaged alumna who stayed connected to Delta Xi Phi on a national level by participating in and volunteering for national events. Elizabeth recently returned to school at UIUC to complete her graduate studies and sites her renewed role as a student as one of the reasons she was motivated to join the National Board. As the liaison for our Midwest chapters, Elizabeth’s experience, location, and earnest passion for Delta Xi Phi will prove to be a great asset to our active members.
Read more about Elizabeth below:
1.) What are you most excited about for this term?
I am so excited about this term and the opportunity to support the Midwest Region. I’m most excited about the growth and potential of the different chapters within the Midwest. I’m looking forward to the watching them develop even more.
2.) What are some of your big goals for your position?
One of my biggest goals is to increase the interaction between chapters. I believe that more interaction on social media and personally increases the sense of sisterhood nationally and promotes shared ideas to help each other grow.
3.) What was your favorite time or memory from being an active?
As an active, my favorite event was the Unity Dinner when we hosted dinner for different organizations. We had a lot of fun meeting Greeks from different organizations and councils.
4.) What do you most enjoy about your city? Your job/career?
Although I’m from a suburb of Chicago, I’m currently living in Champaign, IL, as I’m attending grad school at UIUC. What I love about Champaign is that I can get anywhere I want easily. Everything I need is close by and usually accessible by bus. I also enjoy being back on the campus where I went to undergrad. Right now I work as an academic advisor to undergraduate students, which I like because it helps me understand issues that students go through, and I have the opportunity to support my students and help them overcome issues.
5.) Any advice for our current active sisters?
For my active sorors, one piece of advice I can give that fits anyone’s situation is be willing to ask for help. I learned it as a student, as a teacher, as an active, and I’m learning the impact of that as I work with my students now. If you need help, ask for it. There are people who want to support, assist, uplift, and love you, but you have to let them know. So reach out to your sisters, your regional advisors and national board, your campus advisors, TAs, professors, and mentors.
6.) In closing, what else should we know about you?
Fun facts about me: Even though I’m trying to break the habit, Pepsi is still the fastest way to my heart. I enjoy making treats I find on Pinterest (somewhere I have a Greek-letter chocolate mold I may need to break out again). I love word puzzles and do at least one crossword every day.