"Camp dragonfly forest is a life changing organization not only for the children that attend, but for the volunteers that devote their time to making sure those children have the best summer of their lives! I was lucky enough to join the Dragonfly family as a medical intern at Camp while getting hands on training working with children that are diagnosed with severe autism, 22q, sickle cell, hemophilia, and Severe asthma. The staff at Dragonfly are the most welcoming and inspi
This toy drive was beyond successful thanks to our actives, who donated lots of items, and to our AMAZING ΔEM philanthropy chair: Valery Mardini! Without her, we would have never been a part of this amazing toy drive that brings smiles and joy to the children at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.
“Post-graduation, I thought I was going to be able to relax for a little bit, but I guess life had other plans. During the summer, I had the opportunity to help run a summer camp for special needs kids. It was such a fulfilling experience being alongside the kids not only developing relationships with them but also teaching them how to effectively communicate with others. Now, I’m in my first semester of FIU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and I am loving it! It’s pretty
“I joined DEM when the organization first emerged on campus. As a member of the Alpha Class I have seen DEM grow and transform into a huge family. In DEM I found the support that I needed to make my college experience less stressful; I formed lifelong friendships and learned to work for the success of people other than myself. This semester I graduated with a double major in Biological Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies. I am currently studying for the MCAT in order to em
“DEM helped me a lot personally because joining DEM meant leaving my comfort zone, but as soon as I started the process I didn’t regret it. It led to me growing a lot as a person I feel. In January I start studying for the DAT and I apply to schools in May.” Congratulations to our brother, Matthew Gutierrez, on graduating from FIU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. We wish you lthe best of luck in your future endeavors!
“ΔΕΜ has impacted my life by giving me a strong support system and friends that I can call family that will always be my side and have my back and help push me to reach my goals. It has given me the opportunity to grow and come out of my shell more and I thank everyone from the bottom of my heart.”
Congratulations to our sister, Lilia Bernal, on graduating from FIU with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. We wish you the best of luck in pursuing your Master’s Degree in Forens
"DEM has allowed me to meet some of my bestest friends & offered me many opportunities in school & with jobs. As of now, i am finishing up my last two prereqs to be able to apply to nursing school! I graduated with a B.A in Psychology which goes hand in hand with the career i want to pursue: Mental Health Nursing!"
Congratulations to our sister, Ally Garzon, on graduating from FIU with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology! We wish you the best of luck in pursuing the career of
“DEM has impacted my college experience in the best of ways. I met some amazing people that I know I can count on for a life time (I love you big, little, and ofc my twinsie). I’d like to thank DEM for the amazing opportunities and experiences throughout my final years of college. I recently graduated with my bachelors in Chemistry with a minor in Psychology. I now plan to apply to medical school this upcoming cycle and continue my journey on from there, bringing a piece of D
“DEM was able to help me connect and make friends with so many amazing people, it helped me find the job I’m currently in now, which has opened a lot of opportunities for me. It helped me build leadership skills and it helped me grow as a person and a community. I was fortunate enough to be apart of the philanthropy and community service chair so it was awesome to give back and watch everyone else in DEM give back too. Overall though I’m fortunate for a lot of the people I me
"Dem has impacted my life by helping me grow in my college years into who I am today and allowed me to make friends that are my family 💙 . It has shown me responsibility for myself as well as others. I completed my degree in interdisciplinary studies with a minor in biology. I want further my education by getting a masters in public health administration. I have just accepted a job offer to be a manager at a doctors office to gain the experience I need for my future" - Cong