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Phi Delta Kappa Officers

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Goals for PDK:
"I would like PDK to champion the scientist-practitioner approach in the field of Education. I hope PDK can support and provide graduate students with research and resources that will enable them to become better educators."
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Renee Ann Ortega-Go

President
Doctoral Student, Organization & Leadership

Contact Renee for information about:
General information on PDK, membership, events, benefits.

Favorite quote:
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Mahatma Gandhi

Goals for PDK:
"I hope to bring unity between the PDK 'mothership' and the USF Chapter, so that our students can benefit from the multitude of resources available to them through the association. I plan to support in this process by recruiting new members and educating returning members through our diverse set of events."
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Victoria Strelnikova

Membership Representative
Doctoral Student, Organization & Leadership

Contact Victoria for information about:
Membership, including: general information on PDK, benefits, initiation process.

Favorite quote:
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." - Albert Einstein

Goals for PDK:
"I'd like to share the knowledge and resources that PDK has with the local community."
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Leann Pereira

Foundation Representative
Doctoral Student, Organization & Leadership

Contact Leann for information about:
Gifts and donations, partnering opportunities and community outreach.

Favorite quote:
"Each friend represents a world in us, a world not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born". Anais Nin

Goals for PDK:
"I hope to explore and introduce programs and activities that will compliment the educational experience of masters/doctoral students."
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Shawntee Reed

Activities and Programs Officer
Masters Student, Organization & Leadership

Contact Shawntee for information about:
General information on PDK and upcoming events and activities.

Favorite quote:
“If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs.” Dhirubhai Ambani

Goals for PDK:
"Networking with other graduate students and professors."
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Susan Stryker

Activities and Programs Officer
Doctoral Student, Organization & Leadership

Contact Susan for information about:
Ideas for upcoming events and programs.

Favorite quote:
“Far better to live your own path imperfectly than to live another’s perfectly.” -Bhagavad Gita

Goals for PDK:
"I am passionate about connecting educators around the world. Through PDK, I hope to support the connection between research and best practice in the classroom."
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Sally Hirsch

Newsletter Editor
Doctoral Student, Organization & Leadership

Contact Sally for information about:
The PDK website, writing for the USF PDK chapter newsletter.

Favorite quote:
"The best thing you can do is the right thing. The second best thing you can do is the wrong thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing at all." Aldo Leopold

Goals for PDK:
"I would like to explore the options of connecting our graduate students with scholarship opportunities and to provide professional development to enhance their academic careers."
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Thanh Ly

Scholarships Officer
Program Assistant, Department of Leadership Studies

Contact Thanh for information about:
General information on the School of Education and scholarship opportunities.

Favorite quote:
"When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal". - Napoleon Hill

Goals for PDK:
"I hope the USF Chapter will continue to offer a forum for local and area education leaders to broaden their perspectives and enrich their practices through service, research and leadership."
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Dr. Patricia Mitchell

Faculty Advisor
Associate Professor, Department of Leadership Studies

Contact Dr. Mitchell for information about:
PDK.

Favorite quote:
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school." - Albert Einstein