Hey! My name is Christine Kuhns and I’m a sophomore Marketing Major at Santa Clara. I grew up in Manhattan Beach in Southern California but fell in love with Northern California after visiting San Francisco!
In Alpha Phi, I have worked with the New Member Team for two years now and currently serve as the Director of New Member Education with the Executive Team. The time and effort the New Member team puts in makes a huge difference for New Members, and I am excited to be a part of their first impression of Alpha Phi! We plan fun sleepovers, sisterhood events, and trips off campus to make them feel welcome. Alpha Phi has been my favorite part of college so far, and I hope that all New Members could say the same!
At Santa Clara, I’m primarily involved through the Business School. I’ve been a part of a few leadership programs such as ACE, CLASP, and NPI. CLASP was a great way to get off campus to hike and explore the area, and ACE has given me a lot of useful leadership skills. I also work in the Undergraduate Office as a Program Assistant – helping out business school visitors and implementing programs for students. During the school year, I also serve as a Brand Ambassador for Tilt, a SF based crowdfunding company. Although it is still catching on, Tilt has been a great way for Alpha Phi to pool together money for apparel, sorority events, and group dinners!
I’m also very passionate about health, fitness, and wellness so I spend a lot of my free time at yoga or trying out new recipes! I’m currently doing the Whole30 - Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, and Alcohol-Free for 30 days leading up to Spring Break. Call me crazy but challenging myself like this really is something I love to do! I’m blogging about it too to keep myself accountable - https://healthydaysofmylife.wordpress.com/.
During the summer after my freshman year, I had the chance to intern at a Start-Up in San Francisco. I got to work on some awesome projects in Marketing, Sales, Human Resources, and Product Development. Because it was a small company, I got to explore diverse areas of the business and even voice my opinions on different business decisions. At first it was hard to be away from home, the Start-Up environment was crazy busy all the time! By the end of the summer, I had helped reconstruct the website, LinkedIn page, constructed a plan for iPad implementation with the sales team, and coordinated product testing events. I’ll be going back next summer and can’t wait to see what I’ll be working on as the company expands quickly. Additionally, SF is the coolest place in the world and I am anxious to continue exploring all it has to offer!