My last year in college, I was Vice President of the USC chapter of Sigma Gamma Epsilon, the national honor society for earth sciences. I had a wonderful time working with our President, Yuxin Zhou (currently pursuing a PhD at Columbia University), and co-Vice President Moriah Mulroe (currently at Queen Mary University of London on the prestigious Marshall Scholarship). (Yes - I have some truly impressive friends.) I really value (and enjoy!) giving back to my profession through positions like these, and my fellow Sig Gam members helped to make my senior year truly memorable.
I recently attended a recent Sig Gam meeting to re-live old memories, and to see how my beloved academic club is doing. I am happy to report that Sig Gam is in great hands, supervised by President Pete Wynn, Vice President Kimberly Morales, Treasurer Roxanne Lai, and Secretary Nathan Kemnitz (link to USC chapter here).
I enjoyed hearing about all the speakers they are going to bring in, all the community outreach they will do, and the (interesting) Sig Gam gear suggestions put forth. I'm sad that I won't be able to attend any of these events since I'll be in French Guiana, but I'm excited to see what they'll do next!