Line Nine

"The ReFOURmation"

Lisa Batres

Line Nine, #1


Line Initial: "V"

Joined In: Spring 2010

Birth Date: October 4, 1990

Birth Place: Washington, DC

Hometown: Reston, VA

Ethnicity: Peruvian / Salvadorian

Undergraduate Concentration: Double Major in Psychology and Latin American Studies, May 2013

Favorite Quote: "Nothing is miserable unless you think it so; on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it"

Reason for joining LTA: Loved everything it stood for and really wanted to be involved in an organization where I could create strong bonds with other people and make a difference in the community. The sisters were genuine and truly embodied everything they preached about Unity, Love and Respect.

Clara Aranibar

Line Nine, #2


Line Initial: "I"

Joined In: Spring 2010

Birth Date: December 5, 1988

Birth Place: Arlington, VA

Hometown: Arlington, VA

Ethnicity: Bolivian

Undergraduate Concentration: Major in Government and Minor in Latin American Studies, May 2011

Current Profession: Paralegal


Favorite Quote: "A beautiful thing is never perfect"

Reason for joining LTA: I was attracted to LTA because of the sisters. They were all so welcoming and kind, they truly showed me what the sisterhood was about. I also had the privilege of meeting one of the Gamma Alpha chapter founders, Suhey, during Founders Week in 2009. After meeting her I was blown away and thought to myself, if these ladies are half the woman Suhey is then this is an organization I want to become a part of. All the sisters from Gamma Alpha Chapter are very successful and driven, I love to surround myself with ambitious and strong woman, which is exactly what I have found in LTA.

Karina Bustillo
Line Nine, #3

Line Initial: "D"

Joined In: Spring 2010

Birth Date: December 13

Birth Place: Falls Church, VA

Hometown: Falls Church, VA

Ethnicity: Cuban & Bolivian

Undergraduate Concentration: Urban and Environmental Planning, May 2011

Current Profession: Publications Coordinator

Favorite Quote: "Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift-- that's why we call it the present."

Reasons for Joining LTA: The undergraduate sisters at UVA were very welcoming and supportive my first year, especially Vanessa Arancibia who was my PMP mentor. They were there for me when I needed them the most and I wasn't even their sister yet. I had the pleasure of meeting many other sisters while I was an interest and I can truly say that every interaction with LTAs were great ones. It was evident that this organization attracts quality ladies-- hard working leaders with genuine personalities. I was also attracted to LTA because this organization is the whole package; LTA participates in community service, puts on educational programming and there is also a social and fun side, as well as numerous networking opportunities and the cherry on top is the beautiful sisterhood that is for life. I am happy that I have finally found an organization that I can be passionate about!

Kristel Taylor
Line Nine, #4

Line Initial: "A"


Joined In: Spring 2010

Birth Date: September 18, 1989

Birth Place: Washington, DC

Hometown: Washington, DC

Ethnicity: Citizen of the World

Undergraduate Concentration: Spanish Linguistics and Philology Major, Global Culture and Commerce Minor, May 2011

Favorite Quote: Someone was hurt before you; wronged before you; hungry before you; frightened before you; beaten before you; humiliated before you; raped before you; yet someone survived. Result: (Never ask "Why Me")

Reason for joining LTA: I was first attracted to LTA because I was looking for a place to belong. LTA was that place. Everyone was so friendly and welcoming. I also really wanted to impact the community in a positive way and show that when you put your mind to it, anything is possible!