Line Eight

"The T.R.I.plicity Effect"

Leslie Bragayrac

Line Eight, #1


Line Initial: “T”

Joined In:  Fall 2008

Birth date: June 7, 1987

Birth Place: Fairfax, Virginia

Hometown:  Annandale, Virginia

Ethnicity:  Guatemalan/ Peruvian

Undergraduate Concentration: Nursing, May 2009

Current profession:  Registered Nurse

Favorite Quote:  “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” – Marianne Williamson
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."


Reason for joining LTA:  As a freshman in college I became very interested in Greek Life, but it wasn’t until my senior year that I became a sister of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc. Before I made my decision to join LTA, I was very informed and knowledgeable about Greeks in general, and had met women from organizations other than LTA.  I would say that my decision to join LTA was based off emotion, and that as an interest, LTA was already in my heart. I prayed, spoke with family and friends, and I just knew LTA was for me.  Joining LTA was one of the smartest decisions of my life. I know I joined the best, most receptive, respected, and warm sorority in the nation. I LOVE ΛΘΑ!!!

Sherry Vittel

Line Eight, #2


Line Initial: “R”

Joined In:  Fall 2008

Birth date: November 3, 1987

Hometown:  Burke, Virginia

Ethnicity:  Mexican-American


Undergraduate Concentration: Double Major in Foreign Affairs and Latin American Studies and

Minor in Latino Studies, 2010

Current Profession: General Manager at a Durable Equipment Company

Favorite Quote: "Be faithful in the small things because it is in them that your strength lies" -Mother Teresa

Reason for joining LTA:  As a high school student, at an award ceremony, I was approached by a founding sister and had a pleasant conversation about LTA. Since that day the sisterhood was something on my mind but I needed to find the right time to do my research. As a second year student I began doing extensive research on Greek life and organizations other than LTA. I began to come in communication with ΛΘΑ sisters and I admired them as strong women as well as successful professionals. I wanted a sisterhood that would last a lifetime and to surround myself with ladies that would be positive towards my development as an individual. I came to the conclusion that LTA is the ONLY way and I embrace our principles of Unity, Love and Respect in all aspects of my life.

Kathy Altamirano
Line Eight, #3

Line Initial: “I”

Joined In:  Fall 2008

Birth date: April 5, 1989

Hometown:  Arlington, VA

Ethnicity:  Bolivian

Undergraduate Concentration: Psychology,  May 2011

Graduate School: currently pursuing a Masters degree at Virginia Commonwealth University

Favorite Quote: The girls that are always easy on the eyes are never easy on the heart.  ~Author Unknown


Reason for joining LTA: I was completely culture shocked when I first arrived to UVA. I was very into my Latina culture and had always been surrounded by a diverse group of people through out my entire life. After attending my first social I met the amazing sisters that were at the chapter and felt welcomed. I got hooked on the principles of Unity, Love and Respect and what drove me the most was the sisterhood that would last a lifetime. As an only child I had always wished for siblings, and now I have so thousands of sisters. I was also drawn in by the support system that was provided. It is very tough to transition to a new university and the sisters of Gamma Alpha really helped me through it. I was looking for somewhere I would belong and that's what I saw in LTA. LTA truly caters to the universal women and that is what I love. We are all different, but at the same time, we are all alike.