IGB Blog Series: Ana Morales
Ana Morales joined the Alpha Gamma chapter at Florida International University as a senior in Summer 2000. Having only been an active sister for a year, Ana began to volunteer with Delta Phi Epsilon within a year of graduating. In December 2001, she was placed as an advisor for the Omega chapter at University of Miami and has held that position ever since. Ana has also held various other volunteer positions within the organization, such as serving on the Chapter Management Team and Treasurer for the National Development Corporation (NDC).
Ana was raised in Miami, FL and earned a Master’s degree in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University. She is a Certified Public Accountant with her own small firm and also works as Development Associate under the Senior Vice President of the Southeast Division for AIMCO, a real estate investment company. Ana loves to travel (especially to Disney World!), is an avid sports fan, and loves to spend time with her family and sisters.
Ana transitioned into the role of First Vice President of the International Governing Board at this year’s International Leadership Forum. She is the first hispanic member to hold this position in Delta Phi Epsilon history.
Why do you volunteer for Delta Phi Epsilon?
After delaying going through recruitment in my first 3 years of college, I became a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon during my senior year, and being a sister for only one year wasn’t enough for me. I decided then that I would immediately volunteer after graduation. Being a volunteer allows me to continue giving back to the organization that I am so happy to be in. Being exposed to a wide spectrum of members from the new sisters to the seasoned volunteers that have seen our organization evolve gives me so much joy and makes me so proud.Tto see women who have gone through their collegiate experience turn around and say “I want to volunteer” is a sign that giving back and connecting to the sisterhood is definitely something I want to continue.
What do you hope to accomplish while serving on the International Governing Board? Or what do you bring to the table?
In my time serving on IGB, I hope to be able to provide support for the goals of the organization. I hope to be able to introduce ideas that will benefit our continued growth and success. I hope to be a voice for all members and I look forward to having the difficult conversations and the challenges that will help our sisterhood become stronger and that will continue to move our organization forward.
Favorite Delta Phi Epsilon memory?
I do not have one absolute favorite memory. I have a plethora of them. From my short time in my collegiate experience to so many memories as an alumni. Witnessing my sisters accomplish major milestones, get married, have children, getting to see it all is my favorite thing. I am so proud to be able to call so many amazing women my sisters.
How has Delta Phi Epsilon impacted your life?
Delta Phi Epsilon has helped me become a well rounded individual and has shown me that you always have support in your sisters. Be it from your own chapter sisters, another local chapter or even the sisters spread out all over the world. Our sisters are always willing to help, and have resulted in some of the best friendships I have developed in my life. I’m constantly learning from them and I’m constantly being challenged to become a better woman.
If you could tell an undergraduate sister one thing, what would it be?
We always hear you get out of it what you put in, and is absolutely true. Some of the most valuable relationships – be it personal or professional – will come out of your sisterhood. Make all the memories you can and grow alongside this amazing organization.
This blog series is to highlight the members of the 2022 International Governing Board who transitioned into their roles at this year’s International Leadership Forum. The International Governing Board focuses on the overall governance of the sorority and strategic planning for each biennium. These positions are elected every two years.