July 19, 2021

Delta Zeta Announces 35 Under 35 Honorees for 2021


Delta Zeta Women's Membership Organization | Delta Zeta Sorority

(Oxford, Ohio) Launched in 2018, Delta Zeta’s 35 Under 35 recognition program highlights outstanding young professionals who have achieved success by making a significant impact in their industry before the age of 35. Candidates of this national recognition are members who have demonstrated leadership, initiative and dedication to their careers, are motivated by challenges, serve as volunteers in their communities and are role models for their peers.

The following members have been selected as this year’s recipients of this recognition:

Ana Ahmad, Gamma Lambda, San Jose State University

Founder/Executive Director, Hungry to Help Organization

Victoria Anderson, MA, Lambda Omicron, Angelo State University

Recruiting and Events Coordinator, Mississippi State University

Lauren Ellermann Bethancourt, M.Ed., Sigma, Louisiana State University

Lead Science Teacher at Boyet Jr High, St. Tammany Parish Public School Board

Adriana Botti Carrig, Lambda Lambda, The College of New Jersey

Founder & CEO, Little Words Project Inc.

Emily Clancy, Rho, University of Denver

Communications Director, Immunize Colorado

Elizabeth Hubsky Dahlgren, MBA, MLS(ASCP)cm, Lambda Theta, Michigan Technological University

Director of Laboratory Services, Advocate Aurora Healthcare and ACL Laboratories

Christina Haidemenos, Epsilon Kappa, University of Wisconsin/Whitewater

Senior Client Success Manager & Co-Founder of Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, Civic Dinners

Makenna Holman, MPH, Epsilon Sigma, Wayne State University

Health Educator, Genesee County Health Department

Emily Baldock Irwin, Beta Gamma, University of Louisville

Senior Associate at Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP

Gabrielle Jehle, Lambda Delta, University of Virginia

Senior Consultant, Clermont Partners

JessicaRose H. Johnson, MA CIA, Epsilon Upsilon, University of Central Oklahoma

Owner, Rosebud Consulting

Katelyn Rose Jordan, Omicron Zeta, Randolph Macon College

Legislative Assistant to State Senator Siobhan Dunnavant, M.D., Senate of Virginia

Milea J. Kittle Kammer, PhD., Xi Omega, Purdue University

Engineering Manager, Materials Engineering, Honeywell Aerospace

Danielle Seymour Karaplis, Gamma Tau, Bowling Green State University

Product Management Consultant, DealEngine

Sara Kephart, Pi Omega, Johnson & Wales University

Owner, Sara Kep’s Kitchen

Tara Kierstead, MS, NCC, Alpha Upsilon, University of Maine

School Counselor, Hall-Dale Middle/High School

Dr. Erica Griffin Kwiatkowski, Delta, DePauw University

Optometrist, Envision Eye Care

Brooke López, J.D, Pi Sigma, University of Texas/Dallas

Founder & Features Director, Lone Star Parity Project

Stephanie Morse, LMSW, Theta Nu, Minnesota State University/Moorhead

Foster Care Social Worker, Buffalo Bridges Human Service Zone

Victoria Pedri, Omicron Nu, University of Windsor

Founder & Executive Director, Women’s Justice Empowerment Association (WJEA); Outreach Coordinator, Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP); National Chapter Manager of Get REAL

Stephanie Meletis Proffitt, DNP, RN, APRN, AGNP-C, Pi Epsilon, Clemson University

Clinical Nurse Educator − Cardiovascular and Neurosciences, UChicago Medicine/University of Chicago

Hannah Wood Rice, Sigma, Louisiana State University

Program Manager, Shiftsmart; Business Development, WoodHouse; Partner, José

Kristi Roehr, MBA, Iota, University of Iowa

Vertical Marketing Manager, Epsilon

Jessica Ruiz, MA, LMFT, LPCC, Theta Rho, California State University/Los Angeles

Owner & Clinician, Wellness with Jessica

Malia E. K. Smith, Theta Zeta, University of Akron

PhD Research Assistant, University of North Carolina/Wilmington

Sara Gruss Stehle, CMP, DES, Iota Delta, Edinboro University

Senior Manager of Meetings, Society of American Military Engineers

Madeline Stine, Kappa Beta, Northern Kentucky University

Assistant Director of Fraternity & Sorority Life, University of Cincinnati

Rachel Gauthier Straughen, Lambda Theta, Michigan Technological University

Education Specialist, Office Manager & Camp Director, Grand Traverse Conservation District & Boardman River Nature Center

Bridget Stubbs, BSN, RN, CCRN, Epsilon Nu, Missouri State University

Clinical Team Leader, Surgical Neuro Intensive Care at Mercy Hospital South

Mary Sullivan, MBA, Epsilon Zeta, Drexel University

Manager of Known Leads Strategy, Marlette Funding

Victoria Suslovitch, MS, CGC, Delta Beta, University of Tampa

Genetic Counselor, Boston Children’s Hospital

Rebecca Tjahja Harvey, Pi Sigma, University of Texas/Dallas

Senior Communications & Digital Manager, The Roddenberry Foundation; Founding Partner, Gold Creek Strategies; Campaign Manager, Jamie Cheney For State Senate

Kara St. John Tompkins, Xi Rho, Clarkson University

Director of Direct Marketing and Participation, Office of Philanthropic Engagement at Syracuse University

Kelsey Wingert, Sigma, Louisiana State University

Freelance Host/Reporter/Emcee; Host, Farm To Fame MLB Podcast; Spokesperson for LGE Community Credit Union

Deanna Yadollahi, Iota Upsilon, California State University/Fullerton

Founder of Deanna Yadollahi Creative Access Consulting; Creative Access Consultant and Educator of Disability Justice and Liberatory Access

Read more about these truly amazing women at www.deltazeta.org/alumnae/35under35/. Watch for full coverage of these truly amazing members in the Fall issue of The LAMP magazine and on social media throughout the fall.

Delta Zeta Sorority is a global women’s organization whose shared values support a vision to truly inspire action and impact lives through leadership, service and philanthropy. Founded on Miami University’s campus in Oxford, Ohio in 1902, the Sorority has more than 279,000 alumnae and collegiate members in the United States and Canada. The Delta Zeta Foundation, a non-profit organization, makes possible gifts and support for scholarships, leadership, philanthropy and education. Learn more about our mission at deltazeta.org. For more information about the Delta Zeta Foundation, visit www.deltazeta.org/foundation.

For further information, please contact Cindy Menges, Executive Director at [email protected].

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