Get To Know Us!

Laura Lynn

We are excited to announce our “Get to Know Us,” initiative which will highlight a member of our organization monthly! As a strong sisterhood whose members are the bread and butter of what makes our group so special, we feel that it is important for the community to get to know us on a personal level. With that said, our member for January is our very own President, Laura Lynn! Learn more about our organization and Laura’s 2020 vision for taking WEC Orlando to new heights this year!


Deanna Snyder, RN

Our February member of the month is the lovely, Deanna Snyder! Deanna has been a member of the WEC Orlando since 2001 and has held multiple positions on our board. As a leader of our organization, she is extremely passionate about helping others to step up and use their genius to better our community. Watch the video to learn more about her involvement and plans for 2020!




Liz Whelpley

Our April Get To Know Us member of the month is Liz Whelpley! Liz sat down with us and told us all about her past experiences positions with the WEC, her favorite events, a little about her large family! Thank you Liz for taking the time to share a little about yourself!

Yarmmys Vargas

Our Get to Know Us member of the month for May is Yarmmys Vargas! Yarmmys is currently on our executive board as our Secretary. We had a lovely conversation about her involvement in WAA and her favorite foods to cook during the quarantine. Thank you Yarmmys!


Meet One of Our Scholars

Secretary Yarmmys Vargas sat down with one of our previous scholarship recipients, Tamara Sanon, to see how her scholarship has helped further her education in journalism at UCF. In addition to being debt-free and full-time in school, Tamara has an internship at, and her own blog. Listen to her interview below and tell us what you think!


Carina Gerscovich

Our June member of the month is Carina Gerscovich! We had the opportunity to interview her about her involvement within the WEC and also learn about her hidden talent! Thanks for sharing with us Carina!




Laresa Tapia

Our July member of the month is Laresa Tapia.  She created and founded the patented Polyblox learning tool which helps provide quality learning to children all over the world. She has overcome many obstacles in her life that has led to her who she is today. In our interview, we dive deeper and get to know Laresa's passion and interests as well as her plans for 2020.