Meet the Sisters
The sisters of the Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta pride themselves in widespread campus and community involvement, while maintaining their role as students at Cornell University. Our members span all seven undergraduate colleges, participate in over a hundred unique extracurricular activities, and take the time to give back through various philanthropic efforts. On this page, we will have a Sister Spotlight to honor one of our many extraordinary members.
Sister Spotlight: Jillian Lawler, MC17
Jillian Lawler is a junior at Cornell studying Fiber Science and Apparel Design. Through her studies, she learns everything from marketing and design to molecular studies. This fall, she participated in an exhibit titled "Fear and Freedom" with her piece "Shattered," which is on display now in MVR. She'll be studying in Paris this spring, and we'll miss her so much!
Sister Spotlight: Grace McBride, MC16
Grace McBride is a current senior studying Communications and Business in the College of Agriculture and Life Science. During her time in Theta, she served as our Communication Chair during her sophomore year. During her time at Cornell, she became involved in a start-up and student-run company called Miles Ahead Co., a luxury travel concierge service. She oversees the VP & Conceirge teams, as well as HR and Marketing, and will be working for them full time next year. Most recently, she and a business partner were honored at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit. We are so impressed with her drive and ambition, and proud of the work she does on campus and in the world!
Alumni Spotlight: Ingrid Nuñez
Ingrid is a graduate from the School of Hotel Administration here at Cornell. In 2011, Ingrid was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. As a non-smoker, Ingrid was left quite shocked, but never gave up and soon teamed up with the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Jill’s Legacy. On September 25, 2011, Ingrid, along with her Iota Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, organized the first annual Jog for Jill in Honor of Ingrid Nunez at Cornell. Since that first run, Ingrid has raised over $100,000. Today, Ingrid is still fighting and has made a lot of progress. We love you, Ingrid!