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"Dynamic Fource"

Claudia Aguilar

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Line Initial: “A”

Joined In: Spring 2003

Birth date: September 5, 1983

Birth Place: Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Hometown: Arlington, VA

Ethnicity: Bolivian

Undergraduate Concentration: Sociology, May 2005

Grad School: NYU, M.A. in Educational Leadership, Politics and Advocacy, 2012

Current Profession: Program Manager for Curriculum at Wireless Generation (Teach for America Alumni)

Favorite Quote: "I wake up every morning determined to both change the world and have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning difficult."    E.B. White

Reason for joining LTA: Gamma Alpha has a very special place in my heart! It shaped my undergraduate experience in a way that no other organization could have. I fell in love with the chapter as an interest my first year at the University. The more I learned about the sisterhood and the chapter, the more eager I was to join.  I knew LTA was a special sisterhood, a true sisterhood, a lifetime sisterhood that respects its values of Unity, Love and Respect.

Jennifer Lane

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Line Initial: "M"

Joined In: Spring 2003

Birth date: July 12

Birth place: Oxnard, CA

Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA

Ethnicity: Black/African-American

Undergraduate Concentration: Foreign Affairs, concentration in Latin America, May 2005  

Grad School: Howard University School of Law, May 2009

Current Profession: Finance and Litigation attorney at the U.S. Department of Commerce

Quote: "Dance like no one is watching, love like you've never been hurt, and live like it's heaven on earth!"

Reason for Joining LTA: Growing up as the only girl in my family, I always knew I wanted to join a sorority in order to experience the special bond that sisterhood brings. Often people ask me do I feel awkward being a non-latina in a latin sorority.  NOT IN THE LEAST!!  Although founded on a latin tradition, Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. is an organization that embraces women of all ethnic backgrounds ("Latin by tradition, not by definition!!").  I had seen a flyer around Grounds and I decided to go to an LTA social at the end of my first year.  The ladies in the chapter made me feel so welcome and at home, and guess what, my ethnicity didn't matter!! It only took one social for me to be hooked!!  The rest is history!

Ashley Vierra
Line Three, #3

Line Initial: “O”

Joined In: Spring 2003

Birth date: May 5, 1982

Birth Place: Washington, DC

Hometown: Arlington, VA

Ethnicity: American/Portuguese

Undergraduate Concentration: Foreign Affairs, concentration in Latin America, May 2004

Grad School: Eastern University, Masters in Multicultural Education, May 2009

Current Profession: Special Education Teacher (Philadelphia)

Quote: To repeat what others have said, requires education; to challenge it, requires brains (Mary Poole, 1938).

Reason for Joining: LTA offered me a chance at something I NEVER dreamed (or wanted) to be a part of… a sorority.  I quickly realized that LTA was not just a sorority but a life changing organization for me.  I found it difficult to make friends at UVA because most people were not like me. I grew up in a diverse environment and was not used to the Black/White rigidness of UVA.  LTA gave me a comfort zone, as well as an unforgettable sisterhood that will last a lifetime.

Charé Agina Warner
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Line Initial: "R"

Joined In: Spring 2003


Birthday: September 6, 1982

Birth Place: Canal Zone Panama

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Ethnicity: Black /Panamanian

Undergraduate Concentration: Latin American Studies, Minor in History, May 2004 

Graduate school: Graduate certificate in Procurement and Contract Management, 2007

Current profession: Financial Analyst, Sr Lockheed Martin

Favorite Quote: Live life to the fullest.  If you can laugh at yourself, there will always be laughter in your life.  Enjoy life...this is not a rehearsal

Reason for joining LTA: I received an e-mail over the list serve that got my attention so I attended a social.  Something about the organization attracted me so I kept attending all of then events.  While I attended the events I fell in love with the organization and felt that it could offer me what I felt I was missing in my UVA experience.  How the universal woman was embraced and the principles of Unity, Love and Respect were live made me want to be apart of this sorority.  This was a group where I could be myself and where I felt welcomed for who I was.  The sisters had no clue who I was but opened their arms and hearts to me.