Abby Basham is a senior from Eureka, Kansas majoring in Psychology with a minor in Italian. She chose to major in psychology due to her interests in how people think and make decisions. Basham has always been the friend everyone goes to for advice so she knew that psychology was the path she should follow. Her dream job would be working with either serial killers and figuring out why they do what they do, or owning her own clinic and counseling anxiety disorders
When not working hard on her psychology studies, Basham likes to stay involved with Kansas State as much as she can. She is the president of Golden Key, vice president of Psi Chi, and helps with Dr, Young, the department head of Psychology, in a lab.
“They’ve been great resume builders but they’ve also helped me learn how to lead effectively and manage my time,” said Basham.
Basham believes that Theta helped her become more involved, but also gave her so many opportunities to give back.
“Its inspired me to get involved and shown me different ways I could do that,” said Basham. “It also gave me community service options, which always make me feel better giving my time to help others.”
While she only has a few more months left with her sisters, Theta continues to make a positive influence.
“Everyone I’ve met and interacted with at Theta has impacted me positively, ” said Basham. “Getting to know so many girls who follow their dreams and get involved in so many different cool things, plus make a huge difference in leadership positions on campus, is so inspiring! It pushes me to reach for my own dreams without hesitation.”
Basham loved Theta’s positive influence towards making her into the leading woman that she is today, however, that was not the only reason why she decided to join the sisterhood of Kappa Alpha Theta.
“They were the only place I walked into and thought ‘I’m at home’,” said Basham. “They were the girls I could see myself screaming at the TV with during sporting events and walking around in sweats in front of. Theta had the most relatable and down to earth girls which I didn’t connect with anywhere else.”
Here are some fun facts about Abby Basham!
- Abby was recently accepted into Florida State to continue her higher education and work on getting her masters! Congratulations!
- Her favorite K-State memory was winning homecoming her sophomore year.
- Basham stays involved with her hometown with a school supply drive. She said that seeing kids get the supplies they couldn’t afford is the best feeling.
- Her favorite sonic drink is a Vanilla Cream Dr. Pepper.
- Basham is looking forward to spending time with her family this upcoming summer.