Undergraduate President’s Report – Sophie

Dear Friends and Family of Ivy, 

I hope this newsletter finds you all well. It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I am able to connect with the wide net of Ivy alumni. My name is Sophie Singletary and I was elected Undergraduate President of Ivy this past February. I’m from the great state of Florida (Jacksonville) and study in the School of Public Policy & International Affairs. I play on the club soccer team, co-chair the American Enterprise Institute Executive Council, and am a member of the United Nation Women’s Fellowship. 

It is only fitting to begin by thanking the incredible cohort of officers from this past year. Miles, Katie, Henry, Andrew, Brooke, and Ogechi — your leadership is energizing and inspiring. With the lingering challenges of Covid, you all brought boundless energy to our Club, overcoming any mask mandate or capacity limit that came your way. With that, I am excited to introduce my fellow officers, with whom together we can lead the club with gusto: Keyshawn Felton (Vice President), Stephane Pienaar (Social Chair), Ifeanyi Isichei (Treasurer), and Angela de Santis (House Manager/ Bicker Chair). My fellow officers, like that of our many members, possess spirited personalities, an unparalleled work ethic, and a great passion for the Club. I can’t wait to be living and working with such a great group of friends next year. 

Springtime at Ivy is the best time! With the addition of 72 sophomore members, the Club is bustling at all hours of the day. Pool and ping-pong games are always underway and the patio is full of sunbathers and studiers alike. As the sun sets later and the backyard’s flowers begin to bloom, we’ve begun moving to the patio to enjoy meals outside. Spring has indeed sprung! 

The wonder of Ivy comes from the incredible diversity of backgrounds, nationalities, talents and interests of our membership. A few nights ago, I found myself sitting at dinner with a group of members, soon to realize that our table represented every continent in the world except Antarctica! Suffice it to say, no other club on the Street can say that. In the past year, we’ve had members row for the US National Team, discover the first planet outside the Milky Way, and dance for the Miami City Ballet. Our members are full of vim and vigor, love for each other, and love for our Club. There’s no place in the world I’d rather be than right here in Ivy. 

Ivy is home for our current 230 members and will always be home for our graduate members. I am incredibly grateful for your invaluable support and continued passion for our great Club. I hope to welcome many of you to the Club in the coming months. Happy Spring! 

Until then, Sophie