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FEATURE ALPHA XI DELTA’S 40 UNDER 40

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CHELSEA GAYLORD, Iowa ’10 Chelsea recently completed her service in the Peace Corps as a Community Health Extension Volunteer in the West Nile region of Uganda. Chelsea’s focus was on community health education and economic development. She partnered with a Ugandan government-funded health center to design and implement projects focused on HIV/AIDS prevention, maternal and child health promotion, sanitation and hygiene improvement, Malaria prevention and youth reproductive health. In addition to health education, she founded and launched a nationwide initiative called StartUp Uganda, which promotes creativity and entrepreneurship for current and aspiring Ugandan youth business owners. Chelsea has been recognized by Alpha Xi Delta through quite a few awards, including the Helen Reich Scholarship, the prestigious Mary Peterson Greek Woman of the Year recognition and the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation’s Slaymaker-Kinsey Academic Achievement Award.

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ERICA WOLFE, Delaware ’06

MEGHAN SCHENK, South Dakota State ’16

Erica M. Wolfe, Esquire, is the owner and managing attorney at Wolfe &

Megan is a South Dakota State honors college junior studying biology with the

Associates, a Delaware based transactional law firm. Erica began her education

aspiration to become a doctor. She has served the honors college as both a

at the University of Delaware (UD) where she obtained a B.A. in political science,

teaching assistant and presenter at the National Collegiate Honors Conference. She

specializing in public law. While a student at UD, Erica received the Kimberly

is the current president of the Golden Key National Honour Society and Epsilon

Clark Bright Scholar Award, the Middletown Rotary Club Scholarship, and

Eta Chapter’s Academic Achievement Chair. She has held prestigious internships

the Odessa Women’s Club Scholarship – this resulted in Erica obtaining a full

from the Senate to the Mayo Clinic. An average day at the Senate Republican

academic scholarship. Erica obtained a J.D. from Widener University Delaware

Conference involved creating informational videos of senators for their constituents

Law School. While in law school, Erica interned for the Honorable Jan R. Jurden

and organizing informational databases for senators. While at the Mayo Clinic,

in Superior Court. Currently, Erica is a member of the Delaware Bar Association

Megan worked with both cells and animal models to improve treatments

and a member of the real estate law subsection. She also is an adjunct professor

by finding the best chemotherapy drugs. Megan has accomplished so much

at Delaware Technical College, teaching Real Estate Law to paralegal and pre-

throughout her collegiate career, all while maintaining a perfect GPA.

law students.

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KAREN PIERCE, Texas State ’02 Karen is a remarkable Sister, athlete, cervical cancer survivor and coach. She has worked in the fitness industry for more than 10 years and began offering CrossFit® classes exclusively for deaf and/or hard of hearing athletes after she took American Sign Language classes. She is a two-time competitor in the CrossFit Games, events that are made up of a broad range of activities like moving large loads for long distances, sprinting, swimming and more that are designed to test physical fitness. In 2012, Karen ranked 13th in the Games and 25th in the 2015 Games.

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