Omega Weekend 2014: Guest Speakers Announcement
The Omega Weekend 2014 Conference Committee is proud to announce the guest speakers for this year's national conference.
Sofia Pinto-Figueroa | Alpha Chapter Alumna
Sofia Pinto-Figueroa joined the organization Spring 2003 at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, where she has earned a B.S. in Finance and Master of Social Work (MSW). Additionally, she is currently pursuing her doctorate in education at Rutgers. Sofia has worked in higher education for over eight years and is currently the Assistant Dean for Pre-Professional Services, within the Office of Academic Services at Rutgers University-Newark.
Maria Marte | Eta Chapter Alumna
Maria Luisa Marte is a student development professional with over eight years of experience working with student leadership, training and development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Ramapo College of New Jersey and a Masters in counseling from Montclair State University. In recent years Maria has trained students from Ramapo College of New Jersey, The college of Saint Elizabeth and Stevens Institute of Technology with her interactive educational sessions. During her presentations she teaches students about self-image, leadership and personal responsibility. She is the current Assistant Director for the Center for Student Involvement at Passaic County Community College where she is also a Spanish professor.
Yosayra Eusebio | Eta Chapter Alumna
Yosayra “Jossie” Eusebio was initiated at Eta Chapter, Ramapo College of NJ in the Spring of 2002. Yosayra received her B.A in Communication Arts at Ramapo College and her M.A in Higher Education Administration at Seton Hall University. During her undergraduate career she served in various roles within the chapter including, President, Dean of Recruitment and Public Relations chair. In addition, Yosayra also served as Dean of New Member Education in 2006 for the Executive Governing board. Yosayra is an Academic Advisor and Coordinator of Peer Leadership Programs at Montclair State University and serves as the on campus advisor for Mu Chapter. She is also an active member of the Alumni Association. Yosayra shares a passion for student leadership and has a love for animals, especially dogs.
Patricia Benitez | Kappa Chapter Alumna
Born and raised in MA, Patricia Benitez is a native Bostonian with Dominican roots. Her life’s travels and relocations have led her to understand her true purpose – empowering women. Although, currently working in the heart of Boston’s technology sector, Trish keeps her passion at the forefront; cultivating a life where she creates the opportunity to reach out to girls and women. Most recently, Trish sits on the board of WITI (Women In Technology International), a “Big” through the Big Sisters program, and a mentor with both the NFTE and the Chica Project.She is an active participant in several leadership and Women’s organizations throughout Boston and aspires to one day have her own organization – excavating self-doubt and fostering self-love in girls and women empowerment.
Clarrissa Ross | Lambda Chapter Alumna
Clarrissa Ross became an initiated sister of Omega Phi Chi Multicultural Sorority in Spring 2006 at Lambda Chapter at Arizona State University. Since her initiation she has been extremely active within the organization on a Chapter, Alumnae, and National Governing Board level. She has held the positions of Public Relations, Expansion Officer, Alumnae Regional Director, and is currently the Director of Information Technology. Clarrissa’s skill set is diverse, however her passion lies in information technology and graphic design. With this passion, she started CadenceCreatiV Design Company (CCDC). Under the CCDC umbrella, Clarrissa strives to educate individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organizations on how to improve on their brand and capitalize on the benefits a good branding presence provides. By day, Clarrissa is a Business Systems Analyst for software development in the field of Information Technology. She holds 2 degrees: a Bachelor in Journalism and Mass Communication with an emphasis in Strategic Media and a Master in Information Systems Management with a focus in E-Commerce.
Katherine Lopez | Nu Chapter Alumna
Katherine Lopez joined the organization Fall 2009 as a Founding Sister at Rutgers University-Newark, where she earned both a B.S. in Accounting and a Master of Public Administration (MPA). Katherine currently works at Rutgers University-New Brunswick as the Coordinator of Graduate Student Services at the Eduard J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.
Cynthia Sanchez-Gomez | Nu Chapter Alumna
Cynthia Sanchez Gomez was initiated Fall 2009 as a founding sister of Omega Phi Chi’s Nu Chapter. As an undergraduate, Cynthia was actively involved with her chapter holding the positions of President and subsequently, Vice President. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University- Newark in 2012, majoring in Mathematics and Spanish. Cynthia went on to pursue postgraduate education at Rutgers University- New Brunswick, where she recently received her Master’s of Education with a concentration in College Student Affairs. While remaining as an active alumna of Omega Phi Chi, Cynthia’s immediate career goal is to contribute significantly to a higher education institution through her participation in a Student Affairs division. She hopes to work directly with college students and contribute to their college experience and leadership development. Cynthia also aims to support diversity initiatives at a higher education institution by creating inclusive campus programming.