Hi! Our names are Cristina Garcia-Montes and Diego Henriquez-Garcia, and we are the NUDM Emcees this year! We are extremely excited to work with Starlight Children's Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation in their missions to help the communities around us. Starlight, our primary beneficiary, is an amazing organization that helps chronically ill children live better lives. The funds we raise for our primary beneficiary will go directly towards building up to 10 Starlight Sites across the Midwest. These centers are no-white-coat zones to help families escape the drudgery of hospital life, including hospital treatment rooms, playrooms, and teen lounges!
In previous years, Cristina has been a dancer and part of the Dancer Relations committee that plans all the fun games and keeps you happy during the 30 hours. In fact, Cristina is part of the 120 hour club! Her smooth moves, funky costumes, and vibrant energy have been a part of NUDM for four years now.
Diego has danced and worked with the Public Relations Committee. He was involved in the making of the committee lip-dub last year. Diego is part of the 90 hour club, and can't wait until next year to say he is a 120 hour club member!
We are counting every second until NUDM begins. Being in the tent with such a large part of the NU community working towards one goal is such an honor. Both of us cannot wait for the excitement during Block One, head-banging to Sandstorm, jamming out during "Here Comes the Sun" when the morning arrives, and all the surprises this year will have in store. We hope everyone is as stoked as we are, and that this NUDM is the best one yet!
See you in the tent!