Meet this Week's Sorority Superstar: Natalia Toccoli!

I'm honored to introduce this week's Campus Superstar, Natalia Toccoli! She's a super involved Marketing major from Stockton, California.

 

What are you involved in on campus?

I am mainly involved in Kappa Delta but I am also a member of the Ambassador’s Club.

 

What leadership roles have you taken on during your time at USD?

I began taking on leadership roles in Kappa Delta from the moment I joined, serving on various committees.  As a sophomore I got involved with recruitment preparation and fell in love with everything about recruitment!  I continued serving my chapter and was elected as the Vice-President of Membership.  As VPM, I focused on overall sisterhood and I prepared and led my chapter through Spring 2016 Formal Recruitment!

 

What’s your favorite thing about USD?

As cliché as this is, my favorite thing about USD is the people!  I have made so many amazing friends throughout my four years and I know that some of the friendships I have made are life-long friendships.  Academically, I love that class size at USD is smaller because it fosters a more conducive learning environment and you are able to make more personal relationships with your teachers.  I also love USD’s architecture and campus beauty.  Somehow the campus gets prettier by the day and I am so proud to show people my school!

Where is your favorite place to eat on campus?

My favorite place to eat on campus is La Paloma!  I love that they offer a variety of food options and have a full service coffee bar.  I am addicted to coffee so I often will grab a coffee and study in La Paloma in between my classes!

 

What are your plans after you graduate?

After graduation I will be traveling as a Leadership Development Consultant for National Kappa Delta!  I love to travel and I love helping others so it is the perfect job for me and I am so excited!  Kappa Delta has given me so much so I am honored to be able to give back to the organization!

What aspect of USD had prepared you most for the adult world?

Being a business major, we work on tons of group projects.  I usually take responsibility as the “team leader” and that has given me a lot of leadership skills.  With group projects comes presentations, and after a few years of giving presentations, I am no longer afraid of public speaking, which is a good life skill!

 

What’s one thing you would change about your college experience?

I honestly wouldn’t change anything about my college experience!  I joined a sorority and took on leadership roles, picked a major I love, studied abroad in Florence, Italy and made new friends, what more could I want?!  College definitely has its ups and downs, but I am a firm believer in the idea that “everything happens for a reason” so I am just thankful for the experiences I’ve had and the lessons I have learned!

 

What will you miss the most after graduation?

I am going to miss living in San Diego and seeing my friends every day!  This city has become my temporary home and it is such a beautiful and fun city!  If I don’t move back here after being a LDC, San Diego will definitely be somewhere I’ll come to for a getaway weekend!  I am going to miss my friends so much, but the best part of long-distance friendships are girl’s trips right?!

What legacy do you hope to leave behind at USD?

At USD I think I have made the biggest impact with the women in my sorority.  The legacy I hope to leave behind is inspiring the women in my chapter to be confident and to chase their dreams!  One of my favorite quotes is by St. Francis de Sales, “be who you are and be that well” and that is something I try to live by.

 

What advice would you give to current students about college?

My biggest piece of advice is to get involved and live in the moment!  The more I got involved on campus, the more people I met, and the more I loved USD.  My involvement has helped me grow as an individual so much.  College is such a fun time of our lives and it goes by faster than you’d think!  It is easy to get caught up in being excited for future things, but I would advise to live in the moment and appreciate everything going on in your life.  I get caught up in being excited and ready for the next step in my life, but I know I need to focus on my life as it is right now and appreciate my simple college life!

 

 

 

Thanks for taking the time to speak with Her Campus, Natalia!