Meet Sarah Lasnier

Sarah Lasnier is a freshman from Overland Park, Kansas majoring in Biochemistry and minoring Leadership and Business. She chose this major because she loves to learn about cell biology and the different ways chemistry can be used to solve biological problems. Lasnier chose her minors to balance out her interests because she loves to interact with people. Her dream job would be the head of Research and Development at a biotechnology company or working on developing clean energy via biofuels.

Wanting to have a future in research, Lasnier has already gotten a head start on campus with her involvement.

“I participate in undergraduate research on Lysosomal Storage Disorders and I am also a part of the honors program,” said Lasnier.

Even though she is only a freshman, her involvement has made a huge influence on her college career.

“The research has been vital to broadening my academic experience and has also helped me to be more efficient at time management,” said Lasnier. “My leadership minor has also been vital to my college experience in terms of learning how we have an opportunity to benefit our communities through our leadership as well as coming to a better understanding of who I am.”

On top of her involvements making a huge impact, she knows her Theta sisters are always there to support her.

“They have really given me a home and I know every single theta has my back when I need them and vice versa,” said Lasnier. “Literally anyone of my Theta Sisters have really made me feel like I belong and have supported me as I have them. They drive me to be my best self not only academically but in every way imaginable. I loved the atmosphere I felt here almost instantly and the girls are so caring, funny and diverse! Every possible major, club or interest is represented in Theta which I absolutely love; you are freed to be you’re unique best possible self with the irreplacable support of 100 plus sisters!”

Here are some fun facts about Sarah Lasnier!

  • Her favorite sonic drink is a Cherry Limeade.
  • Her plans this summer are to take a few summer classes and continue her undergraduate research at KU Med.
  • She has participated in Relay for Life, volunteered as Deanna Rose for 2 years and helped coach younger girls how to pitch for softball.
  • Lasnier’s favorite K-State memory so far was Bid Day!

 

 

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Meet Leah Fields

Leah Fields is a senior from Shawnee, Kansas majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences with minors in Leadership and Hospitality Management. Choosing her majors and minors were not the easiest decisions.

“This is my eighth major because I really just did not know what I wanted to pursue in life!” said Fields. “I knew that I wanted to work with people and HDFS seemed like the perfect fit for that!”

Fields’ dream job is doing full-time ministry work of some type. She specifically wants to move overseas to share the Gospel.

“I am not sure I was to live overseas for a lifetime, but this is what I would love to do as of now!” said Fields. “I lived in India this summer sharing the Gospel and it would be a dream to go back there!”

When Fields is not in the classroom, she stays involved on campus by sharing the Gospel.

“I am involved with the campus ministry, Student Mobilization (Stumo) as well as the Stumo Student Leadership Team,” said Fields.

Being involved with Stumo has allowed Fields to see the world in a new light.

“I did not grow up in a religious home and coming into college, I was atheist/agnostic,” said Fields. “I eventually grew an interest in learning more about who God is and what a personal relationship with Him means and looks like. So I started going to stumo, as well as hanging out with friends who were involved with Stumo. They represented Christ better than any others I had seen growing up. They actually lived out their faith, which I respected a lot. So I started to get really plugged into Stumo and have learned what it looks like to follow Christ. I gained the tools and training I desired to live my life for Christ on a daily basis and how to share with others this new love for the Lord I discovered while in college. I have also just made my best friends through this organization. They are people who just love me so well and are great examples of what it looks like to follow Christ.”

Stumo has made a significant impact on her life, but a certain Theta helped her mold into the person she is today.

“Through Theta I met my best friend Cody, who then became my big,” said Fields. “She immediately included me in her life and always made me feel welcomed. This is about to sound super corny, but I really am the person I am because of her! She is who showed me what it looks like to follow Christ on a daily basis. She lived what the Bible preached-she was the only Christian I had ever met who truly lived it out! She not only became the person who helped mentor me in the faith, but she always just helped me to grow as a person. She brought out a side of me that helped me to grow so much! I grew in confidence and contentment because of her. She truly is just an amazing friend to me.”

Theta continues to be a great support system for Fields, as well as friends from other Greek organizations.

“Something I am so grateful about my college experience is how many friends I have not just within Theta, but also in the other sororities,” said Fields. “I think that our Greek system is so good at being welcoming to all. I love being able to make memories with all of K-State!”

Here are some fun facts about Leah Fields!

  • She will be attending Kaleo this summer!
  • Her favorite sonic drink is a cherry limeade (easy on the cherry).
  • Fields volunteers every Sunday at the church she attends and teaches two-year-olds about Jesus.
  • Some of her favorite memories about K-State are the fun game and movie nights she had with her friends.

Meet Kelli Schrag

Kelli Schrag is a junior double majoring in Agricultural Communications and Journalism and Animal Sciences and Industry – Communications. Her dream job is to work in the marketing or communications department for a livestock association.

Schrag decided to follow her passions to figure out what she wanted to major in.

“Growing up, my two favorite things were livestock and photography,” said Schrag. “These majors combine my two passions and I’ve been able to learn more about each through the classes I’ve taken and the internships I’ve had.”

When Schrag isn’t hitting the books hard to manage being a double major, she is involved with Horse Judging Team, NCHA Judging Team, and Christian Challenge. Being involved outside the classroom has helped enhance her college experience.

“As part of the judging team, I was able to travel across the U.S. representing K-State at national contests,” said Schrag. “It was rewarding to see our hard work pay off and bring trophies back to campus. Being part of the K-State team has strengthened my love for the university!”

Not only has being involved impacted her college experience, a friend from her freshman year continues to remain a constant in Schrag’s life.

“Someone who has positively impacted my college experience is Katie Karst,” said Schrag. “Katie and I met my first semester of freshman year and we instantly connected. She has been a shoulder to cry on, a friend to laugh with and a definite ‘yes’ to Sonic runs ever since!”

One more positive impact on Schrag’s college years was the Kappa Alpha Theta sisterhood. She chose Theta because she felt like she could be herself around everyone she talked to during recruitment. That feeling has yet to change for Schrag and knew that other Thetas wanted to help her find her place at K-State.

“Theta has greatly benefited my college experience so far,” said Schrag. “I’ve made friends from all sorts of backgrounds that I know I can count on for anything. Theta has also given me the opportunity to put my leadership skills into action through officer positions and committees.”

Here are some fun facts about Kelli Schrag!

  • Her favorite sonic drink is a Raspberry Slush.
  • She volunteers as a Sunday school teacher at UCC and absolutely loves it,
  • Over the summer she is going to South Carolina with a group of Thetas, Colorado with my family, and interning with Pinto Horse Association during the Pinto World Show!
  • She is from Buhler, Kansas.

Meet Logan Eilert

Logan Eilert is a freshman from Beloit, Kansas majoring in Elementary Education with an emphasis in special education. She chose to pursue a career with education because she loves children and thinks they’re a joy to be around. Eilert hopes to make an important impact on children lives.

Even though she wants to teach in a school setting, her dream job has her teaching all sorts of ages.

“My dream job would be a skydiving instructor,” said Eilert. “I think it would be a blast and a thrill every single day.”

Eilert is so passionate about her major that she decided to become more involved with the College of Education.

“I was just selected to be an education ambassador for the College of Education here at Kansas State,” said Eilert. “I am so excited to share my love for education with others. These experiences allow me the opportunity to develop connections with others in my field of study as well as help those who are interested in Education.”

Along with developing connection with her classmates, Eilert continues to grow her connections throughout Theta and why she made it her home away from home.

“I chose Theta because it felt like home,” said EIlert. “I am surrounded by a great group of girls who keep me balanced socially and academically.  Theta has benefited me by giving me countless opportunities to get involved. I am playing on an intramural basketball team for Theta and it is so fun to get to know some of the other girls in the house through something I am so familiar with. Theta has also lead me to meet so many amazing people and form those connections that will carry with me the rest of my life.”

Theta has made an admirable impact on Eilert’s life, but a particular person has enhanced her college experience even more.

“Lauren Ailslieger is the one person who has really impacted my college experience,” said Eilert. “She is one of my best friends and really pushes motivates me to try new things and to step out of my comfort zone. She has taught me how to live life to the fullest and how to keep a positive attitude all the time. I am so glad to have such a great friend and motivator like Lauren!”

Here are some fun facts about Logan Eilert!

  • Her favorite sonic drink is a Raspberry Vanilla Dr. Pepper. Yum!
  • Apart from being an ambassador and member of Theta, she is involved with Relay for Life, Meals on Wheels, and Prayer and Action.
  • She is on the t-shirt committee for Kappa Alpha Theta.
  • Eilert is studying abroad next spring!
  • Her summer plans are to go on many trips with friends and family.