2020 Executive Officers

President
Taylor Payne

Administrative Vice President

Marissa Reeves

Hometown: Madison, Wisconsin 

Why Gamma Phi: I had no intention of joining a sorority, but it is by far the best decision I have made thus far. I was encouraged to go through recruitment, particularly by my parents, as I had recently moved 1,000 miles away from my friends and family, and I would need “home away from home.” I agreed to rush, and as soon as I visited Gamma Phi Beta on the first datebook, I realized that I had found my home away from home. I was surrounded by the most down to earth and genuine women. I called my parents and confidentially told them I knew I found my home away from home. Every day since I have met the most incredible and empowering women. I have the privilege to be a part of a chapter that embraces everyone’s differences and loves them for it, builds each and everyone up, and is full of complete love and compassion for all.

Hometown: Parker, Colorado

Why Gamma Phi: I knew from the first time I stepped in the Gamma Phi Beta house that this was the place I was meant to be. Every day during recruitment I would cry because of how much love and support I felt from all the women in Gamma Phi, and I barely knew them. Since then, I am beyond grateful to be a part of such an incredible group of women who not only support one another every day but are all so genuine. I have met amazing women that I know will be my best friends for the rest of my life.

Education Vice President

Grace Harris

Hometown: Littleton, Colorado 

Why Gamma Phi: I transferred to CU after my freshman year of college and decided to rush as a sophomore. It was a little intimidating at first but when I continued to go back to Gamma Phi I fell in love immediately. Every girl you meet in the house is so unique and genuine and has constant open arms to every new member. It is so special to be a part of an amazing organization that builds strong girls and I am thankful to be surrounded by this community for the rest of my life.

Financial Vice President

Kaitlyn Weiser

Hometown: Littleton, Colorado

Why Gamma Phi: I joined Gamma Phi because it was the place that felt most comfortable right from the start. All the girls were so welcoming every day and made an effort to get to know the real me and I did not feel like I had to put on a show or pretend to be someone I am not around them. Since joining Gamma Phi I have met some of the most genuine, kind, fun, and outgoing girls who I am lucky enough to now call my best friends. Every girl in this chapter is so unique and it truly is a place that builds strong girls, I feel so lucky to call Gamma Phi my home and all these amazing women my sisters. I know I have met my people and friends that I will have for a lifetime.

Membership Vice President

Ally Rizzuto

Panhellenic Affairs Vice President

Lauren Holloway

Hometown: Montclair, New Jersey

Why Gamma Phi: I always knew I wanted to be a part of a sorority but I never knew it could be more than a social thing until I walked into Gamma Phi Beta. Walking through the doors on first datebook I was immediately greeted with a universal feeling of love and support. My conversations each day proved that this chapter was so much more than what meets the eye.  Being a part of Gamma Phi the last two years has impacted me in more ways than I can count. Gamma Phi has proven to me time and time again that sororities are so much more than stereotypes portray. This chapter is my home and the relationships I’ve built have meant more to me than I ever could’ve imagined.  Going through recruitment can be very scary but Gphi eliminated that fear for me and allowed me to feel at ease. Each day I learn more about myself and what it means to be a Gamma Phi Beta because of the women I am surrounded by. These women have taught me what it means to be unconditionally loved and supported and for that, I am eternally grateful.

Hometown: Sunnyvale, California

Why Gamma Phi: I joined Gamma Phi because it helped me get the fresh start I was looking for. I live out-of-state and am a first-generation college student. I came to CU and went into recruitment not knowing what to expect. Gamma Phi exceeded all of my expectations. Every day I feel so grateful to be a part of something so special. This sorority has introduced me to the most amazing girls and I've created lifetime friendships that I will never forget. Everyone is so supportive, hardworking, creative, unique and so much more and I would never want to go through college without this amazing community. I will forever cherish my time as a member, living in, being an executive officer and carry all my memories and things that I have learned with me forever.

Public Relations Vice President

Abby Schirmacher

Hometown: Erie, Colorado

Why Gamma Phi: When I was going through recruitment, my mom was battling pancreatic cancer. I met a Gamma Phi who lost her mom and shared with me the amazing ways that her sisters supported her and lifted her up when she needed them most. Shortly after joining this sorority, my mom passed away and this sister surprised me at her funeral. In addition to this touching moment, I am forever grateful for the sisters who build me up every day and help me in both easy and difficult times, as this sorority has made me the woman I am today!

Recording Secretary

Gia Martinez

Hometown: Pasadena, California 

Why Gamma Phi: One of my first memories of this sorority was during recruitment when I walked in, saw the smiles and was escorted inside by my future big. Through our conversation, I saw how her eyes light up as she talked about how her aunt helped with Girls on the Run and I loved that because in high school I was very involved with the community. My favorite memory is living in my sophomore year, in a quad. My roommates and I were not friends before living together but soon enough we couldn’t stop laughing or talking with each other all night long. From the start of my journey by walking inside, to bid day and then moving in, every memory I have in between and after is my why Gamma Phi. This sorority has become so much more and allowed me to create friendships that I can 100% say will last a lifetime because I know whether a small or big moment happens in my life, they will be my first call.

Photos taken by Carina Bandoni