By: Ruth Anne Emerson
"I feel as though it really made me a lot more intentional in friendships. I think that living in the house has been a totally different experience this year than it was last year, just being able to bond more one on one and just, again, more intentionally with people." - Kat Wright, SMU '21
Kat Wright posing outside of the Delta Gamma house, where she has lived the past two years. Image courtesy of Ruth Anne Emerson
Although classes moved online and campus activities became Zoom calls, SMU senior Kat Wright did not let the pandemic hold her back.
She used her final year as a time to deepen her friendships and solidify her role as a leader on campus.
Kat received the highest student honor, the M Award a few weeks ago and says that her involvement at SMU allowed her to stay connected during the pandemic.
Her time as an SMU tour guide gave her community during this isolating year, she says.
“It’s been just an honest pleasure and just uplifter each week, to be able to go out on the scene and interact with these families and share my story,” Kat said.
She was also crowned Homecoming Queen last October representing her sorority, Delta Gamma.
Image courtesy of Kat Wright
Kat’s time in the DG house this year helped her feel less isolated, she said.
“I think that living in the house has been a totally different experience this year than it was last year. And just being able to bond more one on one and just, again, more intentionally with people.”
After graduation Kat will get her master’s at Cox School of Business while also applying to med schools.