• Alpha Delta Pi

Sara Vaught *SENIOR* #IotaSpotlight

We're so excited to present another amazing senior for our senior #IotaSpotlight series! As we get closer and closer to the end of the semester, we will continue to showcase the spectacular women of our chapter that will be graduating in May! Taking the spotlight is our girl Sara Vaught!

Sara's known by her sisters for her inspirational zeal for life and her infectious attitude! She is always on the move. Sara works three jobs and is enrolled in 17 credit hours at FSU, yet she still manages to make time to be with her ADPi sisters! When time allows, Sara loves to travel and attend music festivals (she's been to eleven!).

Our chapter is so thankful for the mark that Sara has left on our sisters. Sara has been an active member of the chapter since her freshman year. Every year, Sara makes it her duty to serve the chapter, utilizing her many talents and interests. Her freshman year, she became ADPi's Team Captain for Relay For Life. After falling in love with the position, she was inspired to run for Relay For Life's Executive Board. She then was appointed Panhellenic Assistant for the cause. This position required Sara to help organize the entire event! Her junior year, she worked as a Team Ambassador, where she was the liaison between the organization and multiple teams.

Sara has also served ADPi through other positions. She worked as the Historian, capturing the chapter's most precious memories. She also served as the T-Shirt Chair Assistant and as a Philanthropy Committee member.

Sara is graduating with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Child Development. After graduation, she will be pursuing an accelerated Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing. Her goal is to become a registered nurse just like her mom!

With such a busy schedule, Sara still manages to be involved in a direct individual study, or a DIS for short. FSU gives undergraduate students the chance to work hands on in labs in the Psychology Department. Sara has been working in a lab since May, known as the CREATE Lab (Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement). Through this experience, Sara is able interact with actual participants. She gets the opportunity to contribute to research that will impact the community.

For about ten hours a week, Sara dedicates the small amount of spare time that she has to work with a women that suffers from Parkinson's Disease. Sara says, "Tuesdays and Thursdays with Bianca are definitely the highlight of my week. Parkinson's Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects dopamine producing neurons. There is no cure for this disease, but there are ways to manage symptoms. Just spending time with Bianca makes me happy. She's become a friend to me! I try my best to help her with her daily activies and in any other ways that I can."

Sara, you are truly one of a kind! We thank you for being nothing less than your authentic and beautiful self! We are so confident that your caring heart will take you so far!