Hello Phi’s! My name is Megan Chait and I am a psychology major (thinking about focusing on bio-psych) from Los Angeles, California. Unlike many of my friends, I am not studying abroad; wish I was but the application was so tedious that I decided I would rather do something abroad over the summer by myself (or with my family)- sorry I’m too lazy for that application! But, luckily my parents love traveling so I’ve had the opportunity to visit many places (one of my all time favorites being South Africa).
Currently I work for the development office here at Santa Clara. I’m one of those annoying people that call up and ask for money-sorry ‘bout it. The job itself is not the most riveting but I absolutely love the people I work with. I’ll admit, they’re not the people I would originally go out of my way to get to know so I am so thankful that I got to meet them and become friends with them. They are super funny and awesome; a couple other A Phi’s work there too, which is awesome! This past summer, I also worked, but I was a nanny. I love kids, so spending the summer with twin 8 year old boys and a 12 year old girl, while tedious at times, was super fun. I also got to see Lady Antebellum (I love country music, sorry) and Ed Sheeran. Both ah-mazing experiences. For the upcoming summer I’m either going to nanny again or, fingers crossed, get an internship with a hospital.
This spring break though, I’m still not doing anything special… One of my best friends from school might come home with me and spend spring break with me just hanging out at the beach (one of my favorite places to be). We might drive up to San Diego, it’s only like an hour and a half drive and meet up with some friends but who knows. I’m just happy to be able to spend time at the beach.So far, being an Aphi, working, and my overall experience here at Santa Clara has been phi-nominal. I’ve had the opportunity to meet some of the most amazing people and have learned so much about myself. I love my family and am extremely lucky to have my older brother here at school with me!