Beta Pi Chapter at University of Florida

Kappa Delta

Our Officers

Mary Prakas

President

Mary is a third year Family, Youth, and Community Science Major and double minoring in Nonprofit Organization Leadership and International Studies. She wishes to work for a nonprofit that benefits those in underdeveloped countries to empower women through education. When she is not in school, she enjoys being at the beach, spending time with her family, and traveling to new countries.

Lauren LaRuffa

Vice President - Member Education

Lauren LaRuffa is a second year Vocal Performance Major from Orlando, FL. She plans on becoming a professional Opera singer and eventually getting her Masters in Music Therapy. In her spare time, Lauren enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, going out for brunch, and being outside! Lauren is endlessly thankful for all the amazing friends, opportunities, and memories Kappa Delta has given her so far. She is so excited to serve the members of Beta Pi chapter, new and old.

Summer Orsini

Vice President - Membership

Summer is a junior studying public relations. Her family moved to Orlando before her first year at UF, but she swears she'll always be a jersey girl. Fun Facts: she cries at the sight of snow (because she hates the cold) and will also eat ice cream at any point of any day. After graduation, she hopes to work in the communications and events industry for a digital media company in NYC!

Emily Emmanuel

Vice President - Operations

Emily is a second year Marketing major. She is originally from Tallahassee, FL, but the Gators stole her heart. In her spare time you can find her journaling about her ideas and plans, going for a run, or hanging out with friends in our sweet, pink house! She is so excited to serve this year as the Vice President of Operations!

Natalie Vala

Vice President - Community Service

Natalie is a third year Applied Physiology and Kinesiology student, aspiring to be a Pediatric Physician Assistant one day. Born and raised in South Florida, she loves anything that has to do with the ocean and sun. She is so excited to be representing KD as the VP of Community Service!

McKenna Schaar

Vice President - Public Relations

McKenna is a second year Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Major. She plans on one day attending medical school and becoming a Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon. Her passions include free diving, fostering animals, and traveling. She is excited to be serving as the VP of public relations and can't wait for what this year has to offer.

Kate Marrero

Vice President - Standards

Kate is second year student from Long Island, New York in the UF College of Health and Human Performance. She hopes to pursue a career in Orthopedics. In her spare time she likes to workout or go for a run. Until attending UF, Kate was heavily involved with dance and softball, and enjoys representing Kappa Delta by being apart of the different dancer related philanthropies.

Tori Marcy

Secretary

Tori is a third year health science major on the pre- physician's assistant track. She loves corgis and all food items that involve cheese. She also really enjoys helping people and her favorite part about being secretary is solving organizational problems.

Katie Gannon

Vice President - Finance

Katie is a third year Finance major and is pursuing a masters in International Business. When she is not hanging out at KD, you can find her reading, relaxing outdoors, or playing with puppies! Her goal as the Vice President of Finance is to be as transparent as possible about our chapter's spending. She is so excited for this year, and we can't wait to see all that she accomplishes!

Emma Rutherford

Panhellenic Delegate

Emma was born in Seattle, Washington but I grew up in Ocala, Florida so you could basically say she is a Gainesville local! She is a junior majoring in Applied Physiology and Kinesiology. She plans on attending Physician's Assistant school and specializing in Neurology or Dermatology. Once she has her career all figured out, she plans on getting an English Bulldog and Golden Retriever because she says she is "OBSESSED" with dogs!!

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