We are so grateful to call Meagan one of our sisters, and we could not think of anyone more deserving to be March’s Leading Lady. Meagan is a senior from Birmingham, AL, majoring in Exercise Science. After graduating, she will be starting in the Integrated Biomedical Sciences PhD Program at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine to obtain a PhD in Neuroscience.
Alongside her membership to Kappa Alpha Theta, Meagan has been involved in AU Dance Marathon since her freshman year and served as last year’s Director of Hospital Relations. She played tenor saxophone for the 2018 AU Marching Band and made props for Aubie as a member of Aubie Committee. She also does research in the School of Kinesiology’s Muscle Biochemistry and Muscle Physiology Labs.
What does Theta mean to you?
“Without Theta, I wouldn’t be who I am today. My best friends are in Theta, and most of my favorite memories have been made with those people — rushing the field after the Iron Bowl, celebrating Bid Day for the first time on the “other side” of recruitment, and so many more. When I was a freshman, Theta really helped me come out of my shell and get involved on campus. Without those friendships and people encouraging me to apply for positions on campus, I wouldn’t be nearly as involved as I am, and I definitely wouldn’t be as confident and excited for what my life holds after graduation this May.”
What is your favorite Theta memory?
“This past year I was a member of the Auburn University Marching Band, and as a result, one of my friends said I had to get buttons for the sorority to wear. I had no clue that so many people would want to wear one, and even now after football season is over, I see them around campus on people’s backpacks. Before home football games, the band marches around the field and members are typically shown on the jumbotron. When I was shown on it, I could hear the whole section of my sisters screaming for me all the way across the field. Even now, it puts a huge smile on my face knowing that so many girls are behind me and rooting for me.”
What are three things you can’t live without?
“Coffee, my favorite sweatshirt, and a good book! Call it cliché, but my perfect scenario is a lazy morning sipping coffee and reading a good book while wearing my favorite Auburn sweatshirt. ”
Where is your favorite place to travel?
“I love to travel to new places, so really anywhere that I haven’t been is where I want to be. Out of the places I have been, I would have to say Lake Tahoe has been my favorite. I have never been in a more serene place. I remember being in the middle of the lake on my paddle board and being able to look at the snowcapped mountains around me and the crystal clear water beneath me. It was breathtaking! ”