As managing director at WDDG, an interactive advertising agency in New York City, Courtney Baker, Florida, helps the ad team build Web sites and interactive online experiences for a variety of clients such as Marc Jacobs, Duncan Hines, Sesame Street and MTV. "I love what I do," she says, "because it allows me to be creative and entrepreneurial at the same time."
That creative and entrepreneurial spirit was cultivated as an undergraduate at the University of Florida, from where she graduated with honors, earning a Bachelor of Science in advertising. She says an integral part of her undergraduate experience was Tri Delta. "With such a large student body, I wanted to have the feeling that I was part of a smaller community," she says. Her parents, also involved with the Greek system during college, supported her desire to join the Greek community wholeheartedly.
Joining Tri Delta was on her mind from the beginning. "I'd heard wonderful things about Tri Delta through friends and past members," she says - but ultimately, sisterhood was the most powerful draw. "It just felt right," she says. "I was so thrilled when I opened my card on Bid Day!"
Today, Courtney counts her college years as some of the best times she's had in her life so far. "The friendships and memories I made last until this day," she says. "I really learned how to be independent and make my own decisions, and I valued the exposure to so many different things that I don't think I would have gotten at a smaller school."