The Jade Times (TJT) was established in 2009 as the national online newsletter/publication of Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc. TJT serves as a median for undergraduate and alumnae sisters to connect through articles with sorority updates and topics related to the Greek community, women’s issues, philanthropy, and sisterhood. TJT also gives the public a glimpse of the mission and legacy of our organization.
Meet The Current Staff
Alberta Chu, Editor-in-chief
Alberta graduated from Purdue University in 2010 with a degree in Political Science and a degree in Women’s Studies. She resides in Arizona and is practicing law in a small town. When Alberta is not working, she is on the road travelling somewhere.
Kristine Medina, Copy Editor
Kristine is a libary clerk for the West Florida Public Libraries in Pensacola, FL. She crossed as one of the seven charters of the University of West Florida in spring 2010. Her passions involve writing and editing, old books, magazines, newspapers, autodidacticism, music, travel, and food. She swears by always being kind, Thoreau, coconut oil and Netflix.
Whitney Newton, Social Media Manager
Whitney graduated from Illinois State University with a Bachelor of Science in (Industrial-Organizational) Psychology, a minor in Business Administration, and a career enhancement certification in Human Resources Management. She currently works as a Network Deployment Quality Control Specialist for the legal department in telecom. When not at work, she can be found reading, playing video games, blogging, hiking, or traveling to new destinations. She is known for her moxie, love for animals, and her obsession with the bear Rilakkuma.
Elaine Phong, Digital Imaging Editor
Christina Shin, Contributing Writer
Born in CT Lived in NJ Now in GA. Cinderella is Christina’s favorite Disney Princess but she hearts all things Disney (who doesn’t ;]) She is a very extroverted person and enjoys meeting new people. She loves trying new things and going to different places for extraordinary adventures and have an extreme passion for fashion and beauty. Currently, she is obsessed with changing her hair color. She also loves music of all different genres except maybe country. She used to play the piano, cello, and flute but forgot how to play and is her life goal to relearn them. Above all she likes dancing.
Houa Vang, Contributing Writer
Houa is an undergraduate from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. She is majoring in Event Management and will hopefully graduate in Spring 2018. She chartered in Spring 2015 and is now the current president. She is from Des Moines which is 45 minutes away from her university. She enjoys hanging out with her close friends, watching Korean dramas, and finding ways to keep busy yet have alone time to herself.
Savitre Schaefferkoetter, Copy Editor
Savitre is a proud forensic toxicologist for the district medical examiner and lives in Clearwater, Florida with her husband and bunny rabbits. In her free time, she enjoys writing, cooking, and vintage dress-up. She is known for her subconsciously made facial expressions and love of mythical creatures.
Jeni Chin, Chapter Liaison – Emory University
Jeni is a junior at Emory University pursuing a BBA degree concentrating in accounting. She joined Delta Phi Lambda because she found a sense of belonging and connections with the sisters. She currently serves as historian, and risk management of Theta Chapter. On her free time, she enjoys being in nature, hanging out with friends, and exploring the city.
Jennifer Ung, Chapter Liaison – Grand Valley State University
Jennifer is a proud Chinese American Senior at Grand Valley State University. She is majoring in International Business and Marketing due to her love of traveling and meeting people from different backgrounds. She joined Delta Phi Lambda in order to increase her self confidence and become a dedicated female leader. She is currently Vice President of Finance, Fundraising Chair, Co-Recruitment Chair and Multicultural Greek Council Secretary. When she has free time, Jennifer loves to watch Naruto, hang out with sisters/friends, eat food and travel.
Grace Pak, Chapter Liaison – Georgia Institute of Technology
Grace Pak is a senior at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is pursuing a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Capital in the hopes of later working in a social enterprise. She joined Delta Phi Lambda in Spring 2016 and now serves as the Vice President of Internal Affairs, Social Chair, Historian, and Multicultural Greek Council Vice President of Communications. When she isn’t studying or working, she can be found eating Zaxby’s, watching Naruto, and taking photographs around the city.
Soomin Jeon (SJ), Chapter Liaison – Georgia State University
SJ is a proud South Korean-American who is a second year Psychology and Sociology major at Georgia State University. Her passion for medicine continues to strive her goals to become a PA. After crossing on Fall 2016, she has been eager to develop her skill sets, interact with new people, and become a dedicated female leader. A lover of food and her newfound appreciation for sushi, she finds herself enjoying her job as a waitress at Circle Sushi on the weekends. During the weekdays, she is often found in the library busy with academics and sorority duties. In her spare time, she likes to spend it with loved ones, relax with a cup of hot tea, and watch YouTube beauty/vloggers.
Shuang (Sharon) Li, Chapter Liaison – Iowa State University
Sharon is an international student from China at Iowa State University. She is currently a sophmore studying Computer Engineering. After crossing on Fall 2016, she actively challenged herself through events planing and teamwork, and improved her leadership skills along with her sisters. She is currently the Vice President – Internal Affairs and the community service and philanthropy chair of Nu Chapter. She works for ISU dining, and in her spare time, she likes watching anime and TVseries, like Game of Thrones, and doing sports, like fencing, badminton, or running. She is also an active member of Iowa State Fencing club.
Tammy Van, Chapter Liaison – University of Central Florida
Tammy is a Junior at the University of Central Florida and has a passion to become a Nurse. She is a first generation Vietnamese-American and is proud of her background. She currently serves as the Public Relations Chair and Diversified Greek Council Liasion for her chapter. Tammy joined Delta Phi Lambda in Fall 2016 in hopes of finding a home away from home. Outside of sorority life, Tammy loves to explore coffee and doughnut shops.
Kirsten Daigle, Chapter Liaison – University of Georgia
Kirsten is an undergraduate at The University of Georgia studying Cellular Biology. She became a sister of Delta Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc her sophomore. In addition, she currently serves as the Vice President of Administration for the Multicultural Greek Council. When she is not spending her time in the Greek Life Office, she spends her time working at Piedmont Athens Regional. During her free time, she enjoys watching Game of Thrones while eating Cali n’ Titos cubanos.
Xiomara Santana, Chapter Liaison – University of Iowa
Xiomara is an undergraduate at the University of Iowa currently pursuing a Nursing degree. She aspires to become a Nurse Practition and work with non-profit organization as a career. She join Delta Phi Lambda on Fall 2015 with eagerness and passion to become an empowering women leader. When she’s not busy with sorority work you can find her at her undergraduate research assistance position advocating for health equity. On her free time she likes to travel, tumblrs endlessly, and bother her Big.
Clara Zhuo, Chapter Liaison – Clemson University
Megan Go, Chapter Liaison – University of Connecticut
Megan Go is a sophomore at the University of Connecticut pursuing a Psychology degree. She crossed in the Fall of 2016 and previously she was the Social Chair of her chapter. She joined Delta Phi Lambda to find lifelong college friends who she knows she can trust and depend on, along with developing her skills as a dedicated female leader. During her free time, Megan enjoys painting and exploring different kinds of art mediums. She absolutely loves to travel whenever the opportunity arises.
Taylor Yang, Chapter Liaison – Loyola University Chicago
Taylor Yang is a sophomore at Loyola University Chicago pursuing a BS in Biology on the Pre-Med track. She joined Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. in Spring 2017 and is currently Recruitment Chair and Alumnae Chair. She joined Delta Phi Lambda to find a home away from home. During her free time, she is working out, playing basketball, shopping, and hanging out with her friends and family.
Cindy Lam, Chapter Liaison – DePaul University
Nancy Khoutsavanh, Chapter Liaison – University of Delaware
Vicky Chong, Chapter Liaison – University at Albany – SUNY
Stefany Go, Chapter Liaison – Purdue University
About the Logo
The Jade Times’ social media icon, adopted in spring 2017 is designed by Elaine “Neon” Phong, alumna of University of North Carolina at Charlotte and voted on by undergraduate sisters.