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Dee Dee Effinger

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Dee Dee Effinger

Dee Dee Effinger

SOPHOMORE | MATHEMATICS MAJOR
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
Dee Dee absolutely loves UMSL and wants everyone to succeed in all that they do here on campus. She loves to help her friends and new students find all of the resources that they need to be as successful as possible.  Her love of helping new students led her to become an Orientation Leader after only a year at UMSL. She is also a swim instructor and lifeguard at the Recreation and Wellness Center. 

These roles have taught her effective communication skills and how to self-motivate.  She has also learned the importance of working with others to achieve a common goal. Her favorite thing about UMSL is all the opportunities it has given her to get involved with such a diverse community of students. Dee Dee’s favorite leadership quote is “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Dee Dee lives this quote in all of her roles on UMSL’s campus.