Name: Alison Welch
Little: Allie Smith
How We Met: We went on a Quill Pal date to Halcyon and I knew right away I wanted to be her big because she reminded me of myself!
My Favorite Personality Trait About Allie Is: Her kindness and tenacity
Allie Would Lose It If She Met: Harry Styles
She Could Spend All Her Money On: Concert tickets
If Allie Wasn’t Her Intended Career She Would Be: A zoologist because she loves animals!
One of my Favorite Memories Together Is: After my last final during the fall semester, we baked cookies and talked for hours!
Something That Makes Me Proud About Allie: Allie was part of a freshman research initiative group and did some really cool research on bugs! She also took on a leadership role in our sorority as our programs director which made me so proud!
Name: Allie Smith
Big: Alison Welch
How We Met: We went on a double Quill Pal date! We instantly connected with everything we talked about and I could see how similar we were in our interests!
My Favorite Personality Trait About Alison Is: Her determination
Alison’s Celebrity Crush Is: Harry Styles
She Could Spend All Day: Reading
My Favorite Activity To Do Together Is: Brunch
If Alison Wasn’t Her Intended Career She Would Be: A therapist. She’s such a great listener and cares deeply about people!
Something That Makes Me Proud About Alison: She worked so hard this past year to get a great GPA in order to study abroad this summer at Oxford. She deserves it so much and I know she’s having a great time!
Name: Alana Callahan
Little: Marissa Cole
How We Met: We met shortly after bid day. After hanging out with her at an event, I knew I wanted her to be my little!
My Favorite Personality Trait About Marissa Is: Her kind heart. She is the sweetest person I've ever met!
If Marissa was a Movie Character She Would Be: Gabriella from High School Musical
She Could Spend All Her Money On: Getting her nails done.
One of My Favorite Memories Together Is: Eating sushi at Zilker followed by a sleepover at Xi House!
Marissa’s Go To Outfit Is: Probably anything from Francesca's
“In Ten Years I See My Little As…”: The best teacher ever!
Name: Marissa Cole
Big: Alana Callahan
How We Met: Alana was one of the first girls in the sorority I talked to and we instantly hit it off!
My Favorite Personality Trait About Alana Is: Her humor
A Reality TV Show Alana Would Be On: My Strange Addiction: Bunnies
Her Favorite Food Is: Sushi
One of My Favorite Memories Together Is: Getting to see Alana put on her class ring for the first time at the UT Ring Ceremony!
My Big’s Pet Peeve Is: When people doubt her ability to become an engineer because she’s a girl.
Something That Makes Me Proud About Alana: This summer Alana interned at an engineering firm called Halliburton. She’s already pretty legit and I can’t wait to see her be amazing at her job and prove all her doubters wrong!
Name: Jillian Grisko
Little: Lauren Chamberlain
How We Met: Lauren and I are a unique big-little duo because I’ve known her since we were both awkward middle schoolers! The second I saw her walk through our doors I knew she was going to be my future little. She’s one of my best friends from our hometown and now my forever sister and little!
My Favorite Personality Trait About Lauren Is: Her humor. She’s the funniest person you’ll ever meet!
If Lauren was a TV Character She Would Be: Phoebe from Friends. Lauren has such a cute and unique perspective on life (but also because she likes to sing everything she says).
Her Favorite Food Is: Pasta
One of My Favorite Memories Together Is: Her reaction when she saw that I was her big during Big-Little Reveal. I convinced her I didn’t get her as a little all week long so she was genuinely surprised and it was so cute!
A Phrase My Little Says A Lot Is: “I can’t believe it!”
Something That Makes Me Proud About Lauren: Is it cheesy that I can’t think of just one thing? Lauren is one of the greatest girls you’ll ever meet and I couldn’t be any prouder to be her big!
Name: Lauren Chamberlain
Big: Jill Grisko
How We Met: I met Jill over eight years ago through mutual friends at the same school. I knew I wanted Jill to be my big the second I got a bid from Alpha Xi! Jill had been my best friend throughout high school. Fortunately, I was able to join the same sorority as my best friend! I couldn’t imagine having anyone else as my big, role model and best friend.
My Favorite Personality Trait About Jill Is: Definitely her sense of humor. Jill can make me laugh until I cry for hours!
Jill’s Celebrity Crush Is: Close tie between Rob Dyrdek and Matthew McConaughey
She Could Spend All Her Money On: Me, duh ;)
One of My Favorite Memories Together Is: The day Jill finally revealed to me she was my big! I have never been so happy in my life!
If Jill Wasn’t Her Intended Career She Would Be: A singer/actress! She was born for the spotlight!
My Big Would Be Voted “Most Likely To…”: Be sleeping
Name: Kailee Atkinson
Little: Brittany Ballou
How We Met: I met Brittany on Bid Day and fell in love!
My Favorite Personality Trait About Brittany Is: Her outgoing nature. She’s so welcoming to everyone!
Brittany Would Lose It If She Met: Lana Del Rey
She Could Spend All Her Money On: Festivals, concerts, live music, etc.
One of My Favorite Memories Together Is: When we went to grab sushi and sat there talking for three hours about anything and everything!
A Phrase My Little Says A Lot Is: “Girl...”
My Little Would Be Voted “Most Likely To…”: Use buckets of Purell because she gets sick so easily :(
Name: Brittany Ballou
Big: Kailee Atkinson
How We Met: Kailee was my Bid Day Buddy and she looked at me and said “you’re going to be my little” and that’s when I knew.
My Favorite Personality Trait About Kailee Is: Her fun-loving but also at the same time mom-like personality!
Kailee’s Celebrity Crush Is: Liam Hemsworth
She Could Spend All Day: Doing math
My Favorite Activity To Do Together Is: Yoga or get sushi
Kailee’s Go To Outfit Is: Alpha Xi t-shirt and shorts of course
My Big Would Be Voted “Most Likely To…”: Save Brittany’s life if she ever needed it!
Name: Reese Roehrig
Little: Emily Roth
How We Met: We went on a Halcyon s’mores date and we just clicked! I didn’t want anyone else as my little!
My Favorite Personality Trait About Emily Is: Her wittiness
If Emily Could Meet Anyone at Any Time Period It Would Be: Steve Jobs
One of My Favorite Memories Together Is: After Bid Day, we had a pool party at the house and I instantly knew we had a connection. It was one of my favorite convos!
If Emily Wasn’t Her Intended Career She Would Be: A model because she is super fierce!
My Little would Be Voted “Most Likely To…”: Create the best new social media app! She’s currently interning at Facebook and learning all the tips and tricks!
Name: Emily Roth
Big: Reese Roehrig
How We Met: We went on a Quill Pal date and it just clicked! I felt super comfortable around her and I just knew I wanted her as my big. She made me feel super welcomed into her family and I can always count on her!
My Favorite Personality Trait About Reese Is: Her ability to connect to anyone, even if they have very different interests.
A Reality TV Show Alana Would Be On: The Bachelorette because she deserves to be showered with love constantly!
She Could Spend All Her Money On: Accessories! They are all to die for.
My Favorite Activity To Do Together Is: Getting our nails done before a date event. It’s kind of becoming our thing and I can’t wait to keep continuing the tradition!
A Phrase My Big Says A Lot Is: “Time for Sorority Social Hour!” It’s a lighthearted joke for when it’s time for a much-needed study break to catch up.
Something That Makes Me Proud About Reese: I think it’s so amazing how she’s able to excel in mechanical engineering while also being active in the sorority. She manages her academics and social life so well and I really look up to her for this when I’m feeling stressed!