MEET OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD
Emma Jasper (she/her)
Hometown: Batavia, OH | Major: Medical Sciences, Pre-MSN
Hello everyone! My name is Emma Jasper and I am a third year in the Medical Sciences program at UC’s College of Medicine. I’m currently serving as Chapter President where I previously served as Secretary in 2022. Being a member of Chi Omega has changed my life for the better, and I wouldn’t be the woman, student, leader, or friend I am today without this organization. I spend my time studying, reading on my kindle, or visiting the dozens of coffee shops Cincinnati has to offer. Family is important to me and Chi Omega has become my family here at UC. Chi Omega has allowed me to meet women that inspire me, and I’m so lucky to be surrounded by them. It is an honor to lead this chapter and I would be happy to answer any questions you may have!
Claire Distle (she/her)
Hometown: Columbus, OH | Major: Medical Sciences
Hello everyone, my name is Claire and I am the Vice president this year! I’m responsible for all things scholarship in this position. Outside of Chi Omega, I enjoy dancing, listening to music, and hanging out with friends :)
Ellie Fry (she/her)
Hometown: Florence, KY | Major: Nursing
Hey everyone! My name is Ellie Fry and I am the secretary this year! I’m from Florence, Kentucky, and I’m a third year majoring in nursing. Some of my favorite things are crafts, running, and coffee! I love Chi Omega and this chapter more than anything, and I am so lucky to be serving on the executive board this year!
Sophia Staub (she/her)
Hometown: Cleveland, OH | Major: Accounting
Hello! My name is Sophia Staub, and I am a third-year Accounting major from Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to Chi Omega, I am involved in the Beta Alpha Psi honorary fraternity (Treasurer), Lindner Ambassadors, and Bearcat Buddies. I am also a Lindner Honors-PLUS and University Honors scholar. I am more than excited to have been chosen as Treasurer for a second term in this incredible organization. I am extremely honored to continue representing Chi Omega and the Pi Alpha chapter through this role.
New Member Educator
Naiah Mensah (she/her)
Hometown: Louisville, KY | Major: Nursing
Hello!! My name is Naiah and I am so grateful and honored to be Pi Alpha’s Member Educator this year. I am a third-year here at UC studying nursing in hopes to specialize in neuroscience and neurology post-grad! I previously served as Panhellenic Delegate and am currently involved on campus as a College of Nursing Student Ambassador & iLEAD Mentor, UC Global Health Advocate, and CURE (Cultivating Undergraduate Resilience and Equity) Fellowship. When I’m not studying, you can find me at the gym or at hot pilates / yoga with some of my Sisters! I also love to travel and try out new restaurants around the city. I cannot wait to educate our Future Hooties on what it means to be a Chi Omega! LICO!!❤️✨
Leah Black (she/her)
Hometown: Loveland, OH | Major: Health Sciences |
Minor: Professional Sales
Hello Hello! My name is Leah Black and I am a 3rd year in UC’s College of Allied Health Sciences from Loveland, OH. I am so honored and excited to be recruitment chair this year!! Recruitment is my favorite time of year and I cannot wait to share it with everyone and to welcome the best new members to our family. My favorite things are going on walks, being outside, sushi, coffee, hanging with my friends and family, and cooking. I love Chi Omega and it is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Chi Omega has given me the best friends and mentors who I am so incredibly grateful for!! I love you all so much, I can't wait for another great year!
Julie Holkovic (she/her)
Hometown: Cleveland, OH | Major: Civil Engineering
Hello! My name is Julie Holkovic and I am a 4th year in UC college of engineering. I am from Cleveland, Brecksville to be exact! In the past I was voting chair, contingency planner, and on tech team for recruitment! My love for Chi O is unmatched and I love serving this chapter! I spend alot of my time studying and participating in CEAS ambassadors giving tours of the college of engineering. I love traveling and all things about nature, it really is my happy place outside! Chi Omega has introduced me to the most amazing women who show me what true friendship and happiness is everyday and I am so incredibly grateful for Pi Alpha. I am so honored to have been chosen serve this wonderful chapter, I love all of these girls with my whole heart!”
Alex Craig (she/her)
Hometown: Fishers, IN | Major: Public Relations | Minors: Fashion Studies and Marketing
Hi everyone! I’m Alex Craig, people call me Craig most of the time. I’m a second year Public Relations major with two minors in Fashion Studies and Marketing. I grew up in Fishers, Indiana but born in Orlando, Florida! Chi Omega has been one of the biggest blessings in my life, and has taught me how to be a fearless, strong woman. I love going to hot yoga and pilates, I’m Co-President of UC Dance Marathon, and apart of the Student Alumni Council as well. I’m leading the week long events for all UC students during homecoming this upcoming year!
Abby Elmore (she/her)
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH | Major: Business Analytics and Sport Administration
Hello everyone! My name is Abby Elmore and I am Chi Omega’s Facilities Manager for this year, and I couldn’t be more excited! A little bit about me: I am a second year majoring in Business Analytics with a minor in Sports Administration from Cincinnati, Ohio. Outside of Chi Omega, I am involved Camp Kesem, Lindner Ambassadors, and Student Alumni Council. I started living in the house in fall of 2022, however spent a good amount of time there in the spring of that year as well. It always felt like home to me, so I am so grateful I get to share the space with all of my amazing sisters!
Director of Programming
Sydney Hayden (she/her)
Hometown: Frankfort, KY | Major: Political Science
Hey everyone my name is Sydney Hayden and I’m your Director of Programming this year! I’m originally from Kentucky but I have grown to absolutely love Cincinnati! In my free time, I like to be with my friends and at the animal shelter I volunteer at! I love Chi O because of the friendships it has given me so please feel free to reach out to me and tell me anything we can do to improve your chi o experience!
Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Nia Spalding (she/her)
Hometown: San Francisco, CA | Major: Opera
Hello! I’m Nia Spaulding, a 3rd year at UC majoring in voice performance at the college-conservatory of music (CCM). Yes, you can major in opera! I’m so grateful to be able to be the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Director and can’t express how proud I am of our chapter’s interest to learn, call to change, and supportive community! Outside of Chi O, I am almost ALWAYS singing. Either in rehearsals, concerts, galas, or shows. I’m also a part of UC’s Opera Club where we strive to bridge the gap between classical arts and students. I love to travel and I LOVE food. I will try anything so send any restaurant recommendations my way! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
MEET OUR CARDINAL CABINET
Director of Community Service
Abbey Canupp (she/her)
Hometown: Cleveland, OH | Major: Nursing | Minor: Deaf* Studies
Hey y’all! My name is Abbey Canupp and I am the community service and philanthropy chair for the chapter! I am a third year in nursing with a Deaf* Studies certificate from Cleveland, Ohio. My favorite things are going to Target and Trader Joe’s, movie nights, and going on adventures! I handle all things community service and organize all of our philanthropy events and help reach our goal of receiving a wish kid! Make-A-Wish is an organization I hold close to my heart and I am so excited to hold this position! I am so excited to share my passion for Make-A-Wish with this chapter and help us make dreams come true!
Director of Sisterhood
Gianna Smith (she/her)
Hometown: Chicago, IL | Major: Nursing
Hello!! My name is Gianna Smith and I am a 2nd year nursing major from Chicago, IL! As Director of Sisterhood, I put together events for our sisters to enjoy and create memories that will last them a lifetime. This position is so fulfilling and I love being the one in charge of creating the bonds that will carryon throughout the course of our lives. In my free time I love hanging out with my sisters(shocker I know), going to the gym, listening to music, and watching grey's anatomy for the 50th time. I am also a part of UC Taylor’s version(I’m a big swiftie) and the VS PINK campus team! I can’t wait for all of the fun events this year will bring and I am beyond grateful for this opportunity!
Director of Socials
Bridget Verkamp (she/her)
Hometown: Bentonville, AR | Major: Nursing
Hey guys! My name's Bridget and I have the absolute honor and privilege of being your 2023 Pi Alpha Director of Socials! Some things to know about me: I'm from Bentonville, Arkansas (home of Walmart) but my family has Cincy roots, I'm majoring in Nursing, I have a yellow lab named Hogan who is perfect, and outside of Chi O and school I love to run, read and spend time cooking with friends and family! On campus outside of Chi O I’m involved in RefugeUC, Student Alumni Council, and UC Dance Marathon. Again, I'm completely overjoyed to have this opportunity and to be in a chapter with the most amazing women i've ever met.
Director of Campus Activities
Annie Thompson (she/her)
Hometown: Louisville, KY | Major: Media Production | Minor: English
Hello!! My name is Annie and I am a 3rd-year student studying Media Production in CCM! I am from Louisville, Kentucky! I love music, movies, and spending time with my friends! I am beyond excited to serve the chapter as Director of Campus activities this year! My role is to keep the chapter up-to-date and involved with campus events and organizations at UC. Chi Omegas are leaders all over UC’s campus and very active in the Bearcat community! I am so proud to be a Chi Omega and a Bearcat and I can’t wait for another year with this amazing chapter!!
Director of Marketing
Avery Tanner (she/her)
Hometown: Louisville, KY | Major: Horticulture
Hello lovely people! I'm Avery Tanner and I’m a 2nd-year student studying horticulture (plants) from Louisville, KY! As Director of Marketing I get to spend time working on things like this website and Pi Alpha’s social media to foster connection between our sisters and our greater Panhellenic, FSL and University community! In my free time, I love to make playlists, make collages and new paintings, hangout with my pals, go camping, and collect CD's and records. Other than Chi O, I'm honored to serve as University of Cincinnati's Dance Marathon External Vice President! Pi Alpha has filled my life with love and amazing people that I can always lean on. I cannot wait for the rest of this year! Love, Avery xoxo!!
Director of Alumni Relations
Kathryn Cholak (she/her)
Hometown: Cincinnati, OH | Major: Nursing
Hello! My name is Kathryn Cholak, a third year in UC's College of Nursing from Cincinnati, OH. When I am not studying or enjoying my duties at Chi Omega I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, hiking, cooking, and am also involved in the Scuba Diving Club here at UC. I am currently working as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and love helping others. With that being said, please reach out to me with any questions or concerns!
Director of Career and Personal Development
Elli Cochran (she/her)
Hometown: Dayton, OH | Major: Nursing
My name is Elli Cochran and I am a second-year studying nursing. I am from Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Springboro High School. You can find me at "The 86" most of the time, looking for new coffee shops to try, texting my sisters, on the phone with my momma, or looking at mansions on Zillow. If you know me, you know how much I love my family, and if you have me on any social media, you know my sisters, quite literally, mean more than anything in the whole world to me. As cliché as it sounds, Chi Omega is my home away from home. I am so thankful for my sisters here in Pi Alpha.
I am so beyond ecstatic to be your Director of Career and Personal Development. These next two semesters will be loaded with lots of opportunities to evolve and develop, and I cannot wait to do it by your side. I am so ready to pour into this role and grow together. Let's have a great year! XOXO