Alpha Kappa Delta Board Members

WEB Du Bois“...born with a veil, and gifted with second-sight in this American world,--a world which yields him no self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.”

– W.E.B. Du Bois 

2014 - 2015 Academic Year


Faculty Advisor: Dr. Lauren McDonald

President: Elizabeth Bogumil

  • I am a graduate student interested in urban planning, quality of life, walkable communities and open space usage. Ultimately, I plan to earn a PhD in Sociology or Urban Planning which will allow me to contribute to research on cities and new urban development while encouraging and teaching the next generation of sociologists and urban planners.
  • In AKD I am responsible for guiding the overall direction ofmAKD and promoting student involvement by coordinating beneficial and engaging activities.
  • Personally, I enjoy exploring L.A., documentaries, my biennial road trips across the U.S. and regional history.
Feel free to reach out to me for any questions, comments or suggestions.


Vice President: Karen Sabbah

  • Hello Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society members! I am your chapter Vice President in my third year in the graduate program.
  • My focus is on Sex and Gender and Culture. Upon completion of my M.A., I plan on pursuing teaching opportunities at the Community College.
  • In my “spare” time, I work on renovating my house, enjoying the outdoors, and volunteering where I can.

If you have any questions about anything, just ask, I’m happy to answer.

Secretary: Siobhan Goldberg

  • Hello everyone! My name is Siobhan Goldberg, and I am a third year graduate student in the Sociology Department. I received my B.A. in Psychology from CSUN after transferring over from Moorpark Community College. My areas of academic interests lie in education as well as race and ethnic relations. I’m interested in pursuing a career as an instructor at the community college level. One of my favorite past times is to travel to different countries and exploring new cultures.


Treasurer: Patricia Lara

  • A little bit about me: After completing my A.A. at College of the Canyons, I transferred to CSUN and earned a B. A. in Sociology as an Option 2 Criminology and Criminal Justice student.
  • Currently, I am in my second year of Graduate school. My main areas of interest are Criminology, Sex & Gender, and Deviance.
  • Some of my hobbies include drawing and walking my little Jack Russell Terrier, Lady.
  • At the moment, I have no set paths after Graduate School. I am leaning toward pursuing a career in Law Enforcement

Volunteer Coordinator: Tracy Reed


Hello fellow members! My name is Tracy Reed and I am the Volunteer Events Coordinator for AKD this year. I am an undergraduate who is exc
itedly looking forward to getting my BA in General Sociology this spring. I plan to pursue both an MA and a PhD (phew!) in Sociology with a focus on
medical sociology. I am interested in the sociological factors that influence healthcare delivery and patients’ perceptions of care.
I am also interested in how other outreach and advocacy centers, such as domestic violence centers and low-income neighborhood support providers, work together within a larger sociological framework. My interest in this was spurred on by my volunteer work as a court advocate at a local domestic violence shelter.
My long term goals include participation in longitudinal research related to my field, advocacy work, and teaching. In an ideal world, that would al
so involve a big house, on a huge plot of land, where I could rescue every stray dog I meet! As your Volunteer Events Coordinator, I will be responsible for working with some local outreach and support organizations to find opportunities where AKD can be of service. One event will be scheduled for fall semester and one event will be scheduled for the spring. I will try hard to find events that afford AKD members the opportunity to have fun, bond with each other, and provide needed support to a community partner.

Graduate Advisor: Sarah Stembridge

  • 2nd year grad student interested in media and sex & gender
  • would like to teach at the community college level
  • PhD? Only time will tell
  • Lover of lindy hop, old movies, Kurt Vonnegut, jazz music and crossword puzzles