Andrea Berends


I’m a senior music education major, with an instrumental emphasis, from Echo, Minnesota. I’m involved in different ensembles, such as The Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band, Concert Band, and Pep Band. I’m also on the State A Thon Executive Board, as the Families Co-Chair and the College Panhellenic Council, as the VP of Programming. I enjoy reading, listening to music, playing piano, and spending time with my friends and family. I also spend a lot of time in the SDSU Foundation Philanthropy Center, where I work as a supervisor. As president, I hope to encourage growth in all aspects of our chapter, as well in my sisters lives.

Taryn Fergel

Vice President and Risk Reduction Committee

I am a junior from Aberdeen, SD in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program, with minors in psychology and biology. I enjoy my time working in the Hy-Vee pharmacy in Brookings, as well as frequenting local coffee shops when I’m not adventuring on a camping or hiking trip. I also love reading and going for walks at the Dakota Nature Park. As Vice President and the Head of Risk Reduction for the chapter, I hope to further support my sisters in all of their endeavors and to always be someone that any of the girls can confide in and come to for help. I am also excited to be a part of our philanthropy committee for our annual Fall Fashion Show and Success Week! 


Annika Spors

Membership Educator and Risk Reduction Committee

I am a junior from New London, MN double majoring in mathematics and data science and minoring in accounting, management, and statistics. I'm involved in the Honors College and Math Club. I also work for the Mathematics and Statistics Department at SDSU. My interests include reading, listening to music, hiking, road tripping, and eating ice cream. As Membership Educator, I'm excited to bond with our candidates and guide them to becoming members of Alpha Omega Epsilon.

Elizabeth Braley

Treasurer and Risk Reduction Committee

I am a senior Consumer Affairs major with minors in Leadership and Management of Non-Profit Organizations and Financial Counseling. I work at Lowe’s in Brookings but enjoy visiting home in Sioux Falls on the weekends to see my sister, parents, and my dog, a Beagle mix named Jack. In my free time, I enjoy making jewelry, shopping, and watching my favorite tv show, Friends. My favorite part of A.O.E. is making a difference in our community by fundraising, donating, and volunteering for our philanthropy, Dress for Success. As Treasurer, I strive to create a realistic and manageable budget for each chair position while keeping a detailed list of purchases for our financial records. As a member of the Risk Reduction Committee, I hope to work with other sisters to combat any potential conflicts within the sorority, keep my sisters safe, and be someone they can confide in and trust.

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Laura Stiles

Active Chapter Advisory Committee Representative

I am a senior Family and Consumer Sciences Education major from Lakeville, MN. I am currently the Dakota County 4-H Youth Development Intern and I will be student teaching this fall in Apple Valley, MN. In my free time, I enjoy baking, showing livestock and spending time with friends. I am the Active Chapter Advisory Representative and I am very excited to work with other A.O.E. Chapters across the region!

Olivia Warriner

Philanthropy Chair

I am a junior chemistry and biochemistry double major from Yankton SD. I am also the Co-President of chemistry club. In my free time when I am not working for POET, I go for runs at the Dakota nature park. As the philanthropy chair I am excited to help with the fashion show and the 5k color run to support dress for success.

Hannah Schrader

Professional Academic Chair

I am a sophomore from Neligh, NE majoring in Agriculture Education with a minor in Horticulture. In my free time I enjoy shopping, spending time with my friends and binge watching Dance Moms. As the professional academic chair I hope to help run events and workshops that will help us all strengthen our business skills.

Kylie Larson

Alumnae Relations Chair

I’m a sophomore biochemistry major and biology minor. I am deciding between studying pre-medicine and pre-physician’s assistant studies. I am involved in the Women in STEM club and Esports club on campus. I enjoy working for Kore Cares, a home health care company based in Sioux Falls. I also work as a waitress at the Hartford Steak Co. Tavern. I joined A.O.E. in the spring of 2021.  I hope to help organize and plan events with A.O.E. alumni to strengthen the relationship between sisters of all ages.

Jaclyn Meier

Social Chair and Recruitment Committee

I’m a sophomore from Faribault, MN double majoring in Biology and Psychology on the pre-Genetic Counseling track. I’m involved in Best Buddies, Special Olympics, and Women in STEM. I enjoy hiking, The Bachelor, and meeting new dogs. I am the Social Chair, I plan events for our sorority and with other fraternities/sororities. I am also a Recruitment Chair, I’m excited to encourage girls to join an amazing sisterhood!

Sydney Slouka

Recruitment Committee

I am a sophomore from Harrisburg, SD. I am majoring in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. I enjoy hiking, reading, thrifting, and watching TV in my free time. As one of the recruitment chairs I am looking forward to meeting new girls and encouraging them to join our sisterhood.

Jordana Schutte

CPH Representative 

I am a junior Conservation Planning and Park Management major and Recreation Administration minor from Cologne, MN. On campus, I am a Community Assistant in Binnewies Hall as well as squad leader in the Pride of the Dakotas Marching Band and a LeadState Student Coach. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, reading, playing video games and spending time with friends. As the CPH chair, I am hoping to continue to build relations with other Fraternity and Sorority chapters on campus.

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