Meet our Chapter Management Team!
President – Leyla Desjardin
Hometown: Windham, NH
Major: Computer Science
Why CMT?: I wanted to empower the women of our chapter to become the best version of themselves possible and this position lets me do just that. I get to work with different members of our chapter every day and help them reach their potential.
Favorite part of your position: I love being able to work with all of the different teams within our chapter to reach a common goal. I get to see everyone within our chapter grow and do what they are passionate about, and it is great to see how Delta Gamma makes them a better person.
Favorite DG memory: My favorite memory was winning Greek Week my freshman year after we spent the entire week putting our all into the various competitions. We all competed in events and cheered so loud that many of us lost our voices. It was so great to see all of our hard work pay off and show the Greek community how much we love Delta Gamma.
Favorite DG event: My favorite Delta Gamma event was the Biennial Convention I attended in Phoenix, Arizona last summer. It was amazing to see how Delta Gamma truly is a life-long commitment and to meet alumnae from all over the country who have accomplished so much during their lifetime. I loved being able to meet the amazing women who serve on our Council of Trustees and run the organization I am so proud to be a part of.
Future goals: I want to work on user interfaces for companies that create software for educational purposes. Later in life, I want to become a middle school teacher and teach coding and engineering skills. Throughout life, I hope to be a volunteer for Delta Gamma in various capacities and continue to empower other young women to be the best version of themselves.
VP: Social Standards – Hannah Pope
Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Major: Political Science and Communication Studies, Minors in News Media and Psychology
Why CMT?: I wasn’t a Delta Gamma until the second semester of my freshman year, and didn’t know a lot of people or how to get involved on campus in that first semester. My college experience exploded when I joined DG. I’ve been making life-long connections since the day I was handed my bid. I’m so thankful for DG and how it has added to my college experience. I wanted to serve on CMT in order to give back to the chapter that has given so much to me.
Favorite part of your position: I love that my position gives me the ability to get to know my sisters on a more personal level. In my position, I get the opportunity to ensure that members thrive in all aspects of their college experience. I enjoy hearing about my sisters’ amazing accomplishments both academically and on campus. Additionally, I enjoy planning social events year round for all the outstanding members of our chapter.
Favorite DG memory: I can’t pinpoint one DG memory that stands out. From sisterhoods to foundation events to other chapter gatherings, everything DG holds a special place in my heart. But what stands out is how normal college events are always so much more fun when you have sisters standing by your side.
Favorite DG event: Founder’s Day! I love getting to celebrate our Founders on this special occasion, as well as celebrating other sisters for their hard work and accomplishments. Plus, any opportunity to dress up with my sisters is a welcomed opportunity and the icing on the cake!
Future goals: After college, I want to move to Washington D.C. and work in communications for Congress or as a communications director for a political campaign. My end goal would be to end up handling communications for the White House.
VP: Finance – Amber Wesoloski
Hometown: Pittsburg, PA
Why CMT?: I love having the opportunity to serve our chapter and hope to leave it better than we found it.
Favorite part of your position: I love getting to work with all of the VPs and directors on their events, making sure we can work all of their great ideas into the budget.
Favorite DG memory: Over fall break, one of my best friends in DG took a couple of us home with her to Texas! It was such a blast. We went to Fright Night at Six Flags, visited Magnolia Farms, and two-stepped at a real-life honky tonk! It was so fun to spend the weekend getting closer and jamming to our amazing road trip playlist.
Favorite DG event: Slices for Sight was so much fun! We got to eat pizza and play with puppies, all while raising money for our philanthropy!
Future goals: I hope to go to medical school and become a pediatrician!
VP: Communications – Sydney Ryba
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Major: Finance and Criminal Justice
Why CMT?: I decided to run for a position on CMT because I wanted to have the opportunity to bring some of my ideas for this chapter to life! Delta Gamma has given so much to me these past few years, and I wanted a chance to help do the same for my sisters. The women in this chapter are role models and have left a lasting impression on me, and I hope one day I can have that same effect.
Favorite part of your position: My favorite part of my position is getting to help showcase all of the impressive things our sisters are up to across multiple different platforms. DG’s are amazing, and the world deserves to see that!
Favorite DG memory: Last year, some of my sisters and I met up in California for a Spring Break getaway. It was nice being so far from school, yet still being able to hang out with the girls who make Alabama my home away from home.
Favorite DG event: My favorite DG event is definitely Anchor Splash! Not only does this allow us to raise money for Service for Sight, but it’s also a great way to make memories with our sisters and many different organizations on campus. I have gotten to know some of my best friends because we all got to be coaches for this exciting event!
Future goals: I hope to one day attend law school and pursue a career in business law!
VP: Programming – Madison Benoit
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Major: Political Science & Criminal Justice
Why CMT?: I served on JCMT last year and loved it so I knew I wanted to run for another leadership position in the chapter.
Favorite part of your position: My favorite part of my position is when members of the chapter tell me they enjoyed an event that I put together. It makes all the hard work worth it when my sisters thank me at the end of an event or tell me what they liked about it.
Favorite DG memory: My favorite DG memory is when we volunteered at Crimson Village and two of the residents sang and played the piano together and we all had a sing-along. It was a really sweet moment.
Favorite DG event: My favorite DG event is the Bid Day Retreat at the Georgia Aquarium! It’s such a cool environment and unique experience to welcome our new sisters. I look forward to going again this fall!
Future goals: I hope to go to law school after graduating.
VP: Member Education – Gemma Truesdell
Hometown: Boulder, CO
Major: Chemical Engineering
Why CMT?: I wanted to be on CMT because Delta Gamma has had such a positive impact on my life and I want to help create that experience for our future new members. As VP: Member Ed, I have the unique opportunity to work with both new members and active members to help them meet and exceed their academic goals. I am so excited about the coming year and I can’t wait to work with the other amazing women on CMT!
Favorite part of your position: My favorite part of my position is meeting the new members in the fall and getting to be a mentor and a big sister!
Favorite DG memory: When my little ran home to me on Bid Day!
Favorite DG event: Big/Little Reveal!!
Future goals: I hope to pursue a career in Biomedical Engineering to work to develop medical devices to help better the lives of others.
VP: Membership – Maddie McNutt
Hometown: Cullman, AL
Why CMT?: I decided to apply for CMT because I am so passionate about Delta Gamma and bettering our chapter. The past 2 years I have had the honor of serving on Delta Gamma’s recruitment team, which prepared me to be DG’s VP: Membership this year. I am so lucky to get to work with the other members of CMT and I am so excited about our year.
Favorite part of your position: My favorite part of being VP: Membership is being able to help Potential New Members through the recruitment process and finding their forever home.
Favorite DG memory: My favorite DG memory would definitely be Bid Day when I opened my bid card and realized that my biological sister would then become my sorority sister!!!
Favorite DG event: My favorite DG event is Recruitment, of course!
Future Goals: I plan to graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, then obtain my Masters in Accounting and become a CPA.
VP: Panhellenic – Grace Mercurio
Hometown: Folsom, California
Major: Public Health
Why CMT?: I chose to run for CMT because I wanted to be a part of networking and planning not only within the chapter but also throughout the Panhellenic community as a whole. Sitting on CMT has given me such an experience working with the chapter that I couldn’t have imagined without it.
Favorite part of your position: My favorite part of being VP Panhellenic is getting to connect not only with the girls within our chapter but also with all of the Panhellenic community. Getting to be creative, plan events and also collaborate with other chapters makes this position exciting!
Favorite DG memory: My favorite DG memory is chapter retreat freshman year. It was a fun weekend getaway for out chapter where we all got to know each other better.
Favorite DG event: My favorite DG event is Greek Week. Greek Week is full of exciting and fun competition events where all our sisters dress up and decorate themselves in DG gear!
Future goals: After college, I plan to go to PA school and hopefully become an OB/GYN PA!
VP: Foundation – Eliane Volk
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Major: Civil Engineering, Focus in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Why CMT?: I wanted to use my passion for our philanthropy to continue on the amazing things we do for our community, and to create a difference in Delta Gamma as a whole.
Favorite part of your position: I love that I am creating and leading the events that benefit others. From our direct service involvement to fundraising money for Service for Sight, I feel that I am helping my sisters to create a positive influence in the world around them.
Favorite DG memory: My favorite DG memory was actually Philanthropy Day when I was PNM. I remember walking in and being in such awe with how impactful the DG’s were in their philanthropy, and how diverse the opportunities were to help others in our community. It’s what made me really want to be a part of this Chapter.
Favorite DG event: That’s an easy one: Anchor Splash. It’s so much fun watching the collaboration between my sisters and the fraternity boys, all while we are raising money for Service for Sight.
Future goals: I am hoping to take my passion for service & my knowledge to help benefit underdeveloped parts of the world. I hope to join the Peace Corps after I graduate UA, then continue my education in either graduate or medical school.