By Kristine “Aster” Medina, Assistant Editor

Last Friday, The Jade Times first featured the Iowa State charter class, educated by Jaleesa “Aspire” Reed, for Women’s History Month. Today, the spotlight is on Reed, their affiliate member educator (AME), as our featured dedicated female leader!

Reed’s service as the national director of new member services brought her into the role of charter AME for Iowa State.

“She will do anything to ensure the well-being of all her fellow sisters no matter what the issue,” Stephenie “Remedi” Lai, national director of events and Reed’s grand-big sister, said. “She is always there to listen, give advice and help, no matter what she is going through in her own personal life. Even beyond the sorority, she shows great leadership and dedication in her academic endeavors.”

Reed is an alumna of the University of Georgia. She is currently working toward a master’s degree in textiles, merchandising and interiors. Reed will be graduating this summer. After completing graduate school, she plans to continue her academics in pursuit of a doctoral degree.

Although Lai is older, she said she sees Reed as one of the greatest role models in her life.

“She continues to excel in every aspect of her life,” Lai said. “She makes me want to become a better sister, student and friend.”

Stephenie "Remedi" Lai and Jaleesa "Aspire" Reed attended the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV) Central/Midyear Conference Jan. 29 thru Feb. 1 in Indianapolis.

Stephenie “Remedi” Lai and Jaleesa “Aspire” Reed attended the Association of Fraternal Leadership and Values (AFLV) Central/Midyear Conference Jan. 29 thru Feb. 1 in Indianapolis, IN.

Reed is the third dedicated female leader to be featured for the Women’s History Month campaign. The Jade Times will continue to feature sisters who inspire sisters throughout the month of March on the website and Instagram (@thejadetimes).

Fill out the following form to nominate the next featured dedicated female leader: http://bit.ly/187fPgn.