Welcome to the Delta Class!


Sigma at Yale is very excited to announce the new additions to the Sigma family! (permalink here)

When I first noticed Sigma, I saw an organization dedicated to the community.  When I took a closer look, I saw a group of friends, a sisterhood, dedicated to each other.  And when I finally stepped into Sigma’s embrace, I looked back and saw memories made, looked ahead and saw memories to be created, and realized this will be one of the best decisions of my life.

When she isn’t splashing through the cold puddles or frozen piles of snow of New Haven in her all-season footwear (flip fprof_jillianlops), Jillian – a potential [insert subject here] major in Calhoun College’s Class of 2012 – enjoys sitting in the sun, decked out in summer apparel, in the “warm” 60 degree weather that the East Coast occasionally brings.  Hailing from green Palo Alto, CA, that puts Old Campus to shame, besides obsessing over weather, frolicking with her golden retriever Millie, and listening to and playing music [guitar – she tries – and piano], Jillian loves fencing (its thrill and adrenaline), traveling (exploring new settings, diving into new cultures, and learning new languages), and watching movies (especially foreign films.  And action films.  And romance.  Actually anything, depending on her mood.).  She also can’t resist writing long sentences with tons of repetition and hyphens (and parentheses and brackets).

As a freshman, I often wondered what the transition to Yale would be like. After rushing Sigma in the spring I realized that this group of girls would offer me the invaluable support and unconditional friendships that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else.


A peripatetic with homes in Shenyang, New Jersey, Maryland and more (it’s a long story), Sin is a psychology major in the Trumbull class of 2012 expecting to one day finish med school and become a psychiatrist. When she is not breeding hydractinia on Science Hill, Sin enjoys playing guqin, painting, baking, and studying literary Chinese. She dreams of winning the lottery and opening a pub-cafe with gorgeously colorful glassware, a sexy bartender under caressingly dim lighting, really good chips and an artfully engraved wooden sign. Currently, Sin looks forward to planning her summer 2012 wedding with her beloved fiance, Michael.

prof_ashleyAshley was born in Orlando, Florida but moved to the coastal town of Merritt Island when she was two and has lived there ever since. A member of the Jonathan Edwards class of 2012, she plans on majoring in Environmental Studies. Ashley enjoys going on unreasonably long bike excursions to places she has never been and running marathons at odd hours of the day. She is excessively thrilled by the Florida Gators and has more Gators paraphernalia than most UF students. Ashley can’t sit still for extended periods of time so can often be found wandering aimlessly in the outdoors without a care in her heart. She loves laughing, writing, and Publix. If you go to any football games, you might see her making a fool of herself attempting to play clarinet in the YPMB.

At first I was really afraid of doing something so out of my comfort zone, but now that I have, I realize how good of a decision it was. The people are amazing– I don’t know what I would have done this semester without them.


One Response to “Welcome to the Delta Class!”

  1. 1 Gloria Mak

    CONGRATULATIONS LADIES! Welcome to the sisterhood! ❤

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