The Beta Sigma Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi is proud to have hundreds of alumni who are out in the world achieving great things. We reached out to these alumni essentially asking “where are you know?”. Today we’ll hear from four alumni about what they’ve been up to, and how the Tripod still plays a part in their lives.
“My name is Megan Cashen and I was a phi. Roll call number 459. I am currently an attorney in Macomb County.
Fellowship within Phi Sigma Pi is a huge part of my life, I still have lots of close friends from my days as an active brother. A wonderful thing about being an alumna is that I have formed friendships with people who were not active at the same time I was, but we met through alumni functions and became friends.
Scholarship is different now that I’m not in school but I do think about it often and try to learn new things and expose myself to new information. The biggest takeaway I had from the scholarship leg of the tripod was to never think you know enough about something and always be willing to be wrong. It serves me well in my career.
Leadership is something I still see not only in my life as an alumna but in my fellow brothers. So many alumni I know are in leadership positions at work and in their communities.”
“My name is Alyssa Engle. I was an Alpha Nu; Little to Sasha Collins & Big to Alexa Mijares and Alyssa Zokoe (my babes <3). I graduated from MSU in 2015 with a BS in Neuroscience and Psychology. I rushed as a Junior and during my time in PSP, I served on the Social Committee as well as the Executive Board as Recording Secretary.
I am currently a 2nd year medical student at the University of Utah in SLC, UT. Such a beautiful place if you have never been (I had previously never been this far West). I still love MI, but man these mountains are something. Life is hectic and busy, but I think back to when this was all just a dream in undergrad (and there is nothing I would rather be doing!). Currently thinking about OB/Gyn as a specialty as I am interested in both women’s health and global health (and there is of course a great need for improved women’s health internationally)… but we shall see!
I love how even despite being super busy and a few years removed from college, I still have PSP pop in my life quite frequently. For instance, there are 2 brothers who occasionally transfer to SLC who always reach out to meet up. It’s such an awesome feeling to have these relationships maintained even though they weren’t in my rush class and we are in completely different places in our lives. It’s always so great to catch up and no matter how much time has passed, there’s always that instant brotherly re-connection. I feel that the tripod made me a better medical student and will make me a better physician. I specifically looked to UUSOM as a place to study because they are so holistic in their approach to selecting and educating future physicians. Here, I am able to live that busy medical student life (keeping up my scholarship), while leading several student groups (leadership), maintaining relationships with friends & family from across the country and forming quality relationships with my co-students (fellowship). In addition, I stay very active in the community by volunteering at the homeless medical outreach clinic and serving as an advocate for domestic violence awareness, reproductive health, and refugee health. Whenever I reflect on my time in PSP, I still look back on the memories as some of the best highlights from college. I still cherish my friends/brothers- even though there is now so much time and distance between us. PSP is truly for life!”