Kinan is a soon to be Rutgers graduate who recently finished her last Dance Marathon as Director of Communications. Kinan was kind enough to take some time out of her busy schedule to tell us about why she’s excited to join RUDM Alumni!

What’s your favorite thing about DM?

It’s so hard to pick one favorite thing about DM, but I love that DM brings together so many people on campus for one cause. It’s so hard to find something like that to unite over 1,000 people. I love that DM is a Rutgers tradition that gets stronger with each year, bringing together more and more people each year.

What was the best thing about RUDM 2015?

The best thing about DM 2015 was family hour. I know everyone always says family hour is the best part of DM, and with good reason. This year’s family hour was truly special because there were so many organization-family pairings through RU4Kids and we had so many families there participating. The kids and families had the opportunity to dance and celebrate with their paired organizations on the floor of the RAC, and everywhere you turned there were smiles on the faces of kids, parents, and students.

How has DM impacted your life?

DM has impacted my life in so many ways. This organization has given me so much, and has really reminded me of the importance of giving back. I’ve also been impacted by all of the people I’ve met this year on the CPT+. I’ve never met a group of people so passionate and dedicated and so many of them have become my close friends. Everyone is so supportive of each other throughout the year and during DM weekend, and that sense of family is something that I will always cherish.

What part of RUDM Alumni are you most looking forward to?

I’m so excited to return to DM next year and see what RUDM 2016 has in store, and I’m honestly upset that I have to wait an entire year before I get to experience it all over again. I can’t wait to see what the next generation of RUDM accomplishes.

Thanks, Kinan, for sharing your story! To learn more about RUDM Alumni and to sign up for our emails, visit us online!