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Chapter Officers

Sarah Valtierra


Major: Health Care Leadership Minor: Biology & Psychology Hometown: Crown Point, IN Why Kappa: I chose Kappa because of the genuine friendships and real conversations I had with the women in the house.

Estelle Niego

Vice President of Standards

Major: Nursing Hometown: Chicago, IL Why Kappa: I chose Kappa because even going to the interest event for Kappa and going through recruitment, I felt right at home at Kappa. I felt like each sister that I talked to was genuinely interested in my answers and the questions that they asked me during recruitment really made me look at life through a different perspective and I felt supported while being pushed outside of my comfort zone!

Natalia Gebka

Vice President of Organization

Major: Criminology Minor: Political Science Hometown: North Judson, IN Why Kappa: Kappa not only has many leadership opportunities for me and other sisters, but it has brought me lifelong friends that I never knew I would have. The philanthropies are near and dear to my heart, and they create volunteer opportunities that help me grow as a person and a leader. Kappa is also like another home for me and brought me so many amazing sisters.

Caitlin Malon

Vice President of Academic Excellence

Major: Health Science/Pre-Physician Assistant Hometown: Wauconda, IL Why Kappa: I chose Kappa because I felt I could truly be myself with the sisters I met, and because I wanted to grow my self-confidence while helping others to do the same!

Hailey Dwyer


Major: Nursing Hometown: Homer Glen, IL Why Kappa: I chose Kappa because of the friendly and instant connection I had with them even before accepting my bid. I immediately felt at home. I love that if I always have someone to go to if I need advice, help in classes, or just want to hangout.

Karissa Lauper


Major: Nursing Hometown: Portage, IN Why Kappa: Kappa allowed me to open up and gain self confidence. I am surrounded by a whole bunch of supporting sisters who will support me on whatever adventure I go on. I created lifelong friendships where these women lift me up when I’m down and also support me when i am strong. And the best part is I am able to reciprocate the love and actions that my sisters provide for me. This sisterhood lasts for more than my college years and I am so excited to be a part of something bigger.

Hope Ensley


Major: Theatre Minor: Education & Music Hometown: Garrett, IN Why Kappa: Kappa is the place where I feel the most accepted and appreciated for my authentic self. I know that at any point in time, I have my sisters to help me.

Burke Niego

Education Chair

Major: Chemistry/Biology Hometown: Chicago, IL Why Kappa: I chose Kappa because the sisters I talked to were so sweet and genuine that they made feel like Kappa could be a place where I could grow, learn, and make new connections and friendships.

Sarah Elizabeth (Essie), O'Riley

Event Chair

Major: Nursing Hometown: Highland, IN Why Kappa: Kappa felt like home with all the amazing sisters and the philanthropic nature of the sorority drew me in.

Sarah Brase

House Chair

Major: Digital Media Minor: Cinema Studies Hometown: Spencerport, NY Why Kappa: Kappa is my home away from home. I feel comfortable in my own skin being with my sisters and I truly couldn't ask for a better connection than what Kappa has given me.

Ashley Budziak

Membership Chair

Major: Marketing Hometown: Vernon Hills, IL Why Kappa: After joining as a sophomore I chose Kappa because of all the women who made me feel so welcomed and comfortable. They valued me as a person and saw personal growth in me that I didn’t even see. I’ve been able to step out of my comfort level and try new things with support by my side every step of the way. I am so lucky to be surrounded by such kind and beautiful individuals that all have the same values and goals as me in everyday life and proud to call many of them my best friends.

Lauren Bartlett

New Member Educator

Major: Health Science- PA Hometown: Sherman, IL Why Kappa: I chose KKG because it was where I felt the most genuine and positive connections with the members. I was excited about the opportunity to be apart of a loving and strong sisterhood where I could get opportunities to lead and be more involved on campus. I am so lucky to have met people that love and support me in all those things.

Hannah Sluder

Panhellenic Delegate

Major: Nursing Hometown: Portage, IN Why Kappa: I chose Kappa because I felt at home. I could see myself growing into a strong confident women with the support that is offered in the sisterhood!

Emily Eisha


Major: Communication & Sport Management Hometown: Munster, IN Why Kappa: I chose Kappa because of the genuine connections I made during recruitment and the way it made me feel like I was home!

Isabel Arevalo

Public Relations

Major: Health Science/PA Hometown: Wheeling, IL Why Kappa: I chose Kappa because the moment that I met KKG girls I felt at home and I formed connections with them. I knew during recruitment that Kappa was my home and I wanted to continue to grow my connection with all of the girls around me. They made me feel include and safe while being around them.

Alli Herbert

Risk Manager

Major: Health Science/ PA Hometown: Lawrenceburg, IN Why Kappa: I found that Kappa was something that allowed me to reach my fullest potential because of the supportive sisterhood and caring atmosphere. I wouldn’t want to grow and share experiences without all of my sisters by my side!