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Chapter Officers

Chapter Officers

Kristen Giefer


I am a junior Ecology and Environmental Science major with an environmental education emphasis, also studying botany from Rochester, MN. I enjoy participating in intramurals, and attending jacks football and basketball games. My hobbies include backpacking, kayaking, camping, and paddle boarding in northern Minnesota. I also enjoy cuddling up and binge watching Stranger Things and Friends. As President, I hope to advocate for Alpha Xi Delta, and help sisters realize their potential both in the chapter and in their lives.

Cassidy Stratman

Membership Vice President

I grew up outside of Rapid City, SD. I am a sophomore pursuing a degree in Nursing with a Health Sciences minor here at SDSU. I find such a simple joy in surrounding myself with the people I love. You can often find me having movies nights with my friends, laughing until my stomach hurts, or just enjoying a snack. I love meeting new people and learning all about them, one of the biggest aspects that pushed me to join AXiD. Shortly after, I discovered my home-away-from-home as well as a group of spunky, intellectual, driven, indescribable women pushing each other to succeed. I am so excited to help future sisters find their home in Alpha Xi.

Miranda O'Bryan

Communications Vice President

I'm Miranda O'Bryan, a sophomore Journalism and History double major from Martin, South Dakota. I am also a member of the marketing team for the Hobo Day committee, a member of the SDSU women's choir, newly named Choralia, and was previously the Song chair for our chapter. I love to travel, read books, and watch way too many movies in my free time! My position this year is the Vice President of Communications. I oversee many different things for our chapter such as our social media posts and advertising for events.

Becca Peick

Member Development Vice President

Hi! I'm a junior Hospitality Management major from Apple Valley, Minnesota. I initiated in fall 2015, and served on the executive team last year as the Recording Secretary. I'm so excited to continue to lead our chapter and to develop members that prioritize wellness in every aspect of their lives. Outside of Alpha Xi Delta, I'm involved in the American Sign Language Club and love trying out new coffee shops and visiting the humane society!

Tori Peta

Panhellenic Delegate

Hello! My name is Tori Peta. I was born and raised in Mitchell, South Dakota. I am a Sophomore double majoring in Pre-Pharmacy and Spanish. I am also involved in Kappa Epsilon Chi and State-A-Thon. Some of my favorite subjects include Spanish and Chemistry. An interesting fact is that I have been on an Alaskan cruise! I’m very excited to be Panhellenic Delegate for Alpha Xi Delta! I have held the position as Junior Panhellenic Delegate and have experience in what the Panhellenic Delegate does! I’m looking forward to attending CPH meetings and becoming more involved in Greek life!

Kirstyn Polasky

Philanthropy Vice President

I am a sophomore pre-pharmacy student from Brandon, SD. I joined Alpha Xi Delta in the fall of 2016 and that is when I found some of my best friends. I love to go on adventures outside, bake/cook and watch a good movie on a rainy day. My love for this chapter and our philanthropy, Autism Speaks, grows more and more every day and if you asked me what my life would be like 5 years ago, I never would have imagined this amazing opportunity.

Tabby Townsend

Chapter Life Vice President

I am a sophomore Nursing major from Wausau, WI. I am involved in HEROH and the Hobo Day Committee. I love volunteering in the community and spending time with my Alpha Xi Delta sisters. I also enjoy binge watching Netflix and hanging out with my friends and family.

Brianna Humphries

Finance and Operations Vice President

I am a sophomore Civil Engineering major from Aberdeen, SD. In my position, I oversee the chapter’s finances, attendance records, and operational affairs. I joined Alpha Xi Delta in the fall of 2016, and it has been the best decision I have made since entering college. Not only have I gained the best of friends, but I have also grown personally and professionally. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, befriending dogs, and watching Netflix!

Jourdan Tuttle

Recruitment Events Director

Major: Nursing Minor: Health Science Year: Junior (expected graduate date: December 2019) Hometown: Sioux Falls, SD Work: Certified Nursing Assistant at Good Samaritan Society Luther Manor Organizations: SNA, have participated in Human services club and PRIDE of the Dakotas Marching Band Color guard Interests: Really enjoy spending time with friends and family, playing piano, traveling My position is the Recruitment Events Director. This position includes overseeing stages of event planning for recruitment events, helps develop timing and logistics on recruitment night, and maintains an expense worksheet that coordinates with the MVP on budget allocation.

Hayley Lindberg

Recruitment Data Director

I am a junior Athletic Training major from Watertown, SD. I joined Alpha Xi Delta in the Fall of 2015 and I am so happy to call it my home. In my free time I like to cuddle with my puppy and watch some movies. I love trying new things and I hope to travel the world one day.

Meghan Glancey

Finance Director

My name is Meghan Glancey and I am a Human Biology (Pre-Medicine) and Spanish double major and Chemistry minor from Cottage Grove, Minnesota. I joined Alpha Xi Delta in the fall of 2016 and I have loved every minute of it. I am the Financial Director and I will be assisting the Finance and Operations Vice President with keeping accurate records, issuing billing and monitoring member accounts. On campus, I am a Community Assistant and I am a part of the American Medical Students Association, and Pre-Professional Club. Outside of school, I love traveling and exploring new places, reading and spending time with friends and family.

Emily Kallem

COB Director & Ritual Chair

Hi! I’m Emily Kallem and I’m a sophomore Music Education and Spanish double major. I’m from Ogden, IA. Aside from AXiD, I’m involved in Women’s Choir, Concert Choir, and Navs. I’m excited to help with the recruitment process and bring in new amazing women into our sisterhood!

Caitlin Fornia

Recruitment 365 Director

I am a sophomore Math Education major From Elk Point, SD. On campus I am involved in Love Your Melon, State-a-thon, and intramurals. I love to bake, hang out with my friends, go boating/camping, and shop. I joined Alpha Xi Delta my freshman year, the fall of 2016 and now I am the Recruitment 365 Director.

Brittany Tursam

External Communications Director

I am a sophomore Business Economics major with minors in Accounting and Banking and Financial Services from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. As the electronic communications director, I manage the chapter’s website and social media accounts. I also participate in Economics Club and intramurals. I joined Alpha Xi Delta in the Fall of 2016. I love to shop, watch Netflix, workout, and spend time with my friends and family.

Miranda Nagel

External Marketing Director

I am a Junior Advertising major with minors in marketing and social media from Sioux Falls, SD. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, traveling and enjoying music. As well as being involved in Alpha Xi Delta, I keep myself busy on campus with activities and clubs such as State-a-Thon, Capers!, advertising club, and intramurals. I am so excited to take on this year marketing and branding an image for Alpha Xi as External Marketing Director and cannot wait to see what amazing things our chapter does this year!

Zayna Hustoft

Graphic Designer

Grade: Freshman Hometown: Luverne, MN Major: Pre-Pharmacy Minor: Spanish Hobbies: Working out, playing sports, being outdoors, netflix, hanging out with friends, country concerts, listening to music, traveling Other: I am a part of the Honors program at SDSU. I have also taken part in many intramural activities. I am excited to take on my position as graphic designer through AXiD. I believe it will help me grow as a student as well as become more connected to my school, and to my chapter.

Kristina Wagner

APR Chair

I am a Junior Art Education major with a minor in Psychology. I joined Alpha Xi Delta in the Fall of 2015. Sioux Falls is my home, but I love to travel! My bucket list consists of visiting all 48 United States National Parks and painting the beautiful places I explore there. In Brookings, I love to hangout with my sisters, whether its building a snow man or visiting Tulip Palooza at McCrory Gardens!

Kylee Essen

Foundation Support Director

I am a junior nursing major with Spanish and gerontology minor from Rosemount, Minnesota, and I currently serve as our chapter's Foundation Support Director. I love to watch Jacks football and basketball games and hang out with my friends during my free time. I am also an active member of the Honors College as well as a fundraising co-chair on the State A Thon executive board. As the Foundation Support Director, I act as the connecting link between our chapter and the Alpha Xi Delta Foundation, informing the chapter on the happenings at the Foundation.

Taylor Deplazes

Administration Director

Hello my name is Taylor Deplazes and I am the Administrations Director. I make sure attendance is taken at every chapter event and I handle all the points. I am an Animal Science major from Farmington, Minnesota. I am involved in the Dairy Club at SDSU and I really enjoy reading and crocheting in my free time.

Hannah Lund


Hello, My name is Hannah Lund and I'm a junior Nursing major with a Health Science minor from Maple Grove, MN. As the Marshal I enforce the dress code, and play a large role in our beloved rituals. I am also involved in Student Nurse's Association, State-a-thon, Relay for life, and intramurals. In my free time you can find me in the stands supporting Jacks athletics, hanging out with friends and family, being outdoors, and enjoying live music.

Aricka O'Gorman

Ritual and Fraternity Appreciation Director

I’m Aricka O’Gorman, a junior Athletic Training, Pre-Physical Therapy major with a minor in Health Science. I am originally from St. Peter, Minnesota. I am involved in other organizations, including the Pre-PT/OT Club, State-A-Thon, Athletic Training Students’ Association, and Order of Omega. I am an avid Netflix watcher, chocolate covered espresso bean eater who loves spending quality time with my loved ones.

Jacie McDonald

Homecoming and Greek Week Chair

I am a Junior Mathematics major with a concentration in financial engineering! I am from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Outside of my classes I am working as a business analyst, attending math club meetings, and participating in various campus activities like intramurals and CAPERS! I also enjoy going to SDSU football games, volunteering in the community, and cuddling with my adorable puppies.

Dallas Hellmann

Chapter Events Director

I am a junior nursing major. I am from Sutherland, IA. I initiated in Fall 2016 and quickly found a home here with Alpha Xi Delta! In my free time I like to hunt, ride horses, go shopping and watch Netflix.

Katie Crumrine

New Member Orientation Director

I am a sophomore Early Childhood Education major. I joined Alpha Xi Delta in the fall of 2016 and have found a home away from home. Last year I was the chapters foods chair and now I am new MOD. I live in the Alpha Xi Delta house and love being so close to my sisters. I am from a small town in NorthWest Iowa called Sioux Center. There isn't much to do there so In my spare time I like to read, watch movies and eat!

Sarah Eich

Programing Director

Hi I'm Sarah Eich! I'm a sophomore Pre-pharmacy student from Austin, MN. I enjoy shopping, singing, music, coffee, and hanging out with my friends and sisters

Tess Enstad

Campus Activities Director

My name is Tess Enstad and I am a Junior Sociology major here at SDSU. I am from Rapid City, South Dakota and initiated fall of 2015. In my free time I enjoy doing peoples hair and makeup and hanging out at Xi house with my sisters. I am so excited to be more involved with campus life as Campus Activities Director.

Kylie Barington

Intramural and Campus Involvement Chair

I am from Mitchell, SD, and I am currently majoring in Political Science with a Criminal Justice Minor. I am also involved in Criminal Justice club and intramural's on campus and I am in the South Dakota National Guard as a side career. I love to be outside, work out, and watch movies! I am currently the intramural/campus involvement chair which deals with putting together intramural teams within the chapter and including other chapters, and also keeping workout hours up to date for more points. I love this position because I always am doing intramural's and I love to workout and be active in these ways.

Libby Groen

Social Chair

My name is Libby Groen, I am majoring in biotechnology and microbiology and minoring in chemistry and spanish. I am a member of the SDSU microbiology club. I am from Blomkest, MN and I enjoy riding horse, traveling, crafting, up cycling antiques, and spending time with my family, friends, and pets. I am the Alpha Xi Delta social chair and I’m so excited to plan socials with other organizations and have the opportunity to meet so many new people!

Nicole Lauck

Academic Achievement Director

I am a sophomore Early Childhood/Elementary Education major and from Spencer, Iowa. On campus I’m involved in State-A-Thon, Student National Education Association, and Human Services Club. In my free time I love watching movies, baking, rollerblading, and spending time with my family and friends! Two of my favorite things include playing with dogs and eating all kinds of chocolate. I’ve loved my Alpha Xi Delta experience and can’t wait to see what the next few years hold!

Ashley Jorgensen

Maddi Hansen

Assistant Song Chair

I am a freshman music education major with a minor in English. Aside from AXiD, I am involved in Concert Choir and Choralia. My hobbies include watching Netflix, spending time with my friends and family, and reading any fiction book there is. SDSU has been a great place for me to grow as an individual and being a part of AXiD has only continued to bolster that; I am so grateful to be a part of the chapter as Assistant Song Leader! Beth and I pick a song to practice each week during Chapter meetings so everyone knows them for future references! I also bring Beth coffee and clean up after her.

Katie Lucas

Assistant New Member Orientation Director

I am a sophomore Biology – Secondary Education and Chemistry Education double major from Parkston, South Dakota. I am also a Morale Captain for State-A-Thon and a Supplemental Instruction Leader for General Chemistry. Some of my hobbies include crafting, watching Grey’s Anatomy, hanging out with friends, and studying! As Assistant New Member Orientation Director, I get to help new members find their home in Alpha Xi Delta.

Harlie Petrak

Internal Philanthropy Director

Major(s): Political Science & Sociology Major Hometown: Chamberlain, SD Organizations: Criminal Justice Club Vice-President, Lost & Found Club, and Women's Choir My position: I am the internal philanthropy chair. I help oversee our philanthropic events as well as encourage Autism awareness within the SDSU campus and surrounding community.

Isabel Blume

AmaXing Challenge Chair

Major: Pre-nursing Hometown: Redfield, SD Interests: baking/cooking, dancing, giving to others, traveling, running/working out, concerts, and working with the farm animals. Activities: Alpha Xi Delta, Navigators, LYM (pending), and trying out for the women’s step team in the spring. I am very excited to be the first Amazing Challenge Chair and do as much as I can to make sure the philanthropy events are enjoyable and go as smoothly as possible.

Beth Hildebrant

Song Chair

Major: Consumer Affairs - Consumer Services Management Specialization Hometown: Brookings, SD Clubs and Organizations: SDSU Concert Choir, CA Club, Catholic Jacks Interests: music, golf, traveling, watching movies with friends and family Fun Fact: My dream job is to be the Golf Superintendent at Woodside Plantation Country Club in Aiken, South Carolina. I am excited to be the Music Leader because of my love for singing and being able to sing with my sisters!

Lynsey Klunder

Junior Panhellenic Delegate

I am a freshman pre-Pharmacy major with a minor in biology from Elk Point, South Dakota. Along with Alpha Xi Delta, I stay involved on campus by being a part of Catholic Jacks, Hall Government, and Resident Hall Association. I love hiking, kayaking, or really anything outdoors! I also love spending a chill day cuddling with my pup, Matty!

Abbie Lambert

Photography Chair

Hi! I am a foodie, travel obsessed, white Christmas light loving, dietetics and Spanish major from Mitchell, SD. Outside of classes and Alpha Xi Delta, I love to read blogs, take photographs, be active and spend time with my friends and family. I’m always up for a cup of coffee and binge-watching Gilmore Girls on Netflix! FUN FACT: I run my own photography business!

Sydney Swanson

Alumnae Engagement and Events Chair

I am a freshman Pre-Vet Animal Science major with a minor in Ag Business and am from Waubay, South Dakota. I joined AXiD in the fall of 2017. Outside of the chapter, I participate in the Pride of the Dakotas marching band, intramural sports, and State-A-Thon. I enjoy riding horse, watching netflix, hanging out with friends/family, going on adventures, and napping!

Emily Johnson

Social Media Chair

I am a freshman pre-Occupational Therapy major with a minor in chemistry from Mitchell, South Dakota. Being a part of Alpha Xi Delta is amazing and I am also involved in Choralia and the Pre-Professional club. When I’m not busy with school you can usually find me enjoying the outdoors or binge watching Netflix shows!

Jeanette Klein

Alumnae Relations Director

Major: Double major in Hospitality Management and Agricultural Science with minors in Events & Facilities Administrations and Management Hometown: White, SD Other organizations/clubs I am involved in: Hobo Day Committee (Assistant Pooba of Events), State A Thon Exec Board, Little International Staff, Admissions Ambassador Interests: All things coffee! Brief description of your position: My position acts as a medium between our current chapter members and our alumnae. I will be in charge of alum letter writing and disbursement, as well as planning our Founder's Day celebrations. I am very excited for this position since this year it is our 50th Founder's Day so I get to plan a very special weekend full of cool events for our sisters!

Tatym Zins

Wrap Around Events Chair

Hi! I am currently a sophomore majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences Education with minors in Mathematics and Human Development and Family Studies. As Wrap Around Events Chair, I help plan events to raise money for our philanthropy, Autism Speaks. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, sewing, singing, and playing piano.

Cameron Schroder

Campus Relations Director

Hello, my name is Cameron Schroder. I am a sophomore from Huron, SD. I am seeking a Communications Major with a specialization in Speech Education and a Journalism minor. I am involved with Journalism Club and the KSDJ radio station here at SD State. I am also involved with the Miss South Dakota organization and currently hold a local title. Some things I am passionate about include: dinosaurs, vintage items, and the pain you get in your stomach when you laugh way to hard. My position is Campus Relations Director. Essentially, I am the “middle man” between A Xi D and the faculty, staff, students, and other greek life on campus. Need a thank you letter written? I’ve got you!

Logan Hoffman

Sisterhood Director

I am an Agricultural Education and Agricultural Leadership major with an Agricultural Law certificate. I love all things SDSU and you can find me at most of the football games and upc events! I also love to workout, eat junk food, and watch Netflix, sometimes at the same time. Planning sisterhoods is exciting because I like to create those opportunities for my sisters to enjoy and have fun!

Lexie Vetter

Parent Relations Director

Hey All! My name is Lexie Vetter! I am an education major from Sioux Falls, SD, and I attended Roosevelt High School, where I was heavily involved in choir and volunteer groups! I wanted to continue to stay busy during my college career, and join something bigger than myself! I initiated Alpha Xi Delta in the fall of 2016! I am also involved in Colleges Against Cancer, and I am an assistant teacher at Grace Point Preschool! I love to spend my time traveling, attending sporting events and concerts, and spending time with my friends and family! My job consists of planning Mom and Dad’s Day here at Alpha Xi Delta, and communicating with them about the wonderful things we do here on and off of our beautiful campus! I cannot wait to continue to fulfill my duties as the Parent Relations Director.

Carlyle Rieff

Co Merchandise Chair

I’m Carlyle Rieff, a freshman pre-nursing major from Omaha, Nebraska. I am merchandise co-chair along with Autumn. I enjoy to listen to music, hang out with my friends, and have movie marathons! I love being a part of Alpha Xi Delta and having fun with all of my sisters.

Autumn Lundeen

Co Merchandise Chair

I am from Sioux Falls, SD. My major is early childhood education. On campus, along with being a part of Alpha Xi Delta, I am in volleyball intramurals. I love to read and catch up on my favorite tv shows in my free time. Going out with my friends and sisters is also always a fun time as well. I am AXID's Merchandice CoChair! I love this job because I get to use my creative side, creating designs for bid day shirts, philantrophy shirts, and more!

Kayla Flanagan

External Philanthropy Director

Hi! My name is Kayla Flanagan and I'm a junior Nursing student from Sioux Falls, SD. As External Philanthropy Director, I seek out sponsors for our philanthropy events for Autism Speaks and support the rest of the philanthropy team in running them smoothly. Alongside AXiD, I am also very involved on campus. I am currently on the executive board for Student Nurses Association at SDSU and just got elected for next year's state board! I also participate in State-A-Thon, Capers, and Relay for Life. I'm excited to help the girls in our chapter grow in their philanthropic endeavors and raise some money for Autism Speaks!