Vanessa Chan, a UCSD undergraduate student and instagram fashion blogger extraordinaire, took some time out of her hectic (yet fun) schedule to talk about her Dlush life. Vanessa is a very passionate person, which is so evident in everything she does. She is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority, Phi Alpha Delta pre-law fraternity, and is planning on going to law school to become a corporate lawyer. With all of these amazing activities and goals, one might sum up Vanessa as a very studious, serious woman. While Vanessa does study hard and take her work quite seriously, she also follows other passions in life, especially her passion for fashion.
Vanessa has an incredible following on her instagram account, @vanessaaameow (https://instagram.com/vanessaaameow/). At the time of this posting, she has nearly 100,000 followers who love both her style and her fun personality. Her #1 accessory? An Orange Freshy in the Dlush glass bottle. Vanessa’s goal is to dress to express, not impress. These are words to live by, and we are definitely inspired by this amazing young woman!
Kellie Avery has her own Dlush love story, which fits into our theme of love for Valentine’s week. Kellie has loved Dlush since our days at Otay Ranch Town Center in Chula Vista (our old location), where she went nearly every day after school. To Kellie, Dlush was (and is) where she went with her friends to enjoy a refreshing drink (almost always a Sassy B) in the hot Southern California weather. When she came to UCSD, she tried to find this perfect blend of social and laid-back vibes in other places on campus, but none of the drink or restaurant spots filled this niche for her.
When Kellie heard that Dlush was coming to UCSD, she was beyond excited. Her memories of being with friends and all of the fun times she had rushed back in an “exciting flashback.” She was one of the first in line when the UCSD location opened, and she has been a loyal fan ever since. We love you Kellie, and we are so happy that you shared your Dlush love story with us!
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and at Dlush, we love love! We love all forms of love, whether it is romantic love, friendly love, sisterly/brotherly love, or community love. Jessica Torres, an incredible 5th year Human Development major here at UCSD, encompasses the definitions of sisterly love and community love. Jessica just came back from Semester At Sea, a study abroad program that takes participants all over the world. She experienced other cultures, peoples, and places, and she has taken what she has learned back with her. Sharing her love for culture is second-nature to Jessica, considering she is very active in Lambda Theta Nu Sorority, Inc, a Latina-interest sorority on campus. When Jessica joined this organization, it was mostly out of searching for a reason to stay at UCSD. Before joining Lambda Theta Nu, she did not feel as if she had any ties to UCSD. Instead of dropping out, she gave the school one last shot by joining Lambda Theta Nu. She has not looked back since. According to Jessica, Lambda Theta Nu’s pillars of community service, academics, and sisterhood bring out the best in her. Jessica and her sorority host an annual conference hosted here at UCSD for Latina middle and high school girls, the Latina Youth Leadership Conference (LYLC). This incredible conference takes months of planning, which includes Dlush fundraisers to help fund the conference. Jessica’s love for her sisters and her community are so inspiring, and she is only going forward from here.
Need something to do this Friday from 5-7pm on campus? Join Rebecca Gosla and her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi, at our Dlush fundraiser to support the Arthritis Foundation, their national philanthropy which focuses on raising both money and awareness to combat juvenile arthritis. This fundraiser is kickstarting UCSD Alpha Omicron Pi’s series of fundraisers to support their new philanthropy event, the Alpha Games. The incredible organizer of the Dlush fundraiser, Rebecca Gosla, is a first year Cognitive Science major who has already hit the ground running in her chapter as the Assistant Vice President of Membership Recruitment. When she joined Alpha Omicron Pi just last quarter, she felt as if she immediately clicked with her outgoing and very supportive sisters. Now, in addition to her sorority position, Rebecca has taken a position as a writer for HerCampus, and this amazing young woman (and, fun fact, talented dancer) is taking the UCSD campus by storm! So, come join Rebecca and her sisters this Friday, February 6 from 5-7pm at Dlush at UCSD. Don’t know which of our drinks to try? Rebecca recommends her favorite, Xtra-C.