Razor’s Edge Alumni

Razor’s Edge Alumni 

The Razor’s Edge program focusing on teaching students “To Learn, To Lead, To Achieve” throughout their time in the program and in their life journey.  After four years, the students in our first class, the Alpha Class, embark on the next stage.  These students have graduated from the Razor’s Edge program and Nova Southeastern University.  Below you will find a little bit about what they were involved in during their time at NSU.  Additionally, each student in the program is given a Legacy Question during their first Razor’s Edge retreat which they reflect on throughout their four years in the program.  Each of these students reflected on the question, and during their capstone course wrote and presented about their legacy question.  In addition to their involvement information you will find out a little bit about them and the response to their legacy question.  We know these students are leaving the walls of NSU and going out into the world to do great things.


Noemi Bermudez

Noemi Bermudez
Hometown:  Hollywood, FL
Involvement:  IOC Chair for Students Working for Equal Rights, Women’s Connect Group Leader for Ablaze, Academic Society Program Peer Leader, President’s 64, Leadership Conference Presenter, CommunityFest Volunteer
Legacy: “In the next year, I plan on completing a Master of Arts in Christian Studies at Duke’s Divinity School, followed by four years of medical school.  I am going to be tempted to put academics and my career first, but I will take the steps necessary to not get sucked in.  I am going to set limits to the amount of time I spend studying and working, so that I can spend quality time with others.  In this world of selfies and commands to ‘do you’ it is easy to become self-absorbed and forget what matters most.  It is family, friends, and strangers that give life its meaning.”


Kamryn Blackwood

Kamryn Blackwood
Hometown: Farmington, NM
Involvement: Student Athlete Advisory Committee, President’s 64, Captain of the Tennis Team
Legacy: “I lead to inspire, to help, to create, to move others, so others can follow, so I can follow others.  I lead because I care, because I want to grow, I want to change, I want to challenge myself, and most importantly I lead because I love.”


Daniel Brookins

Daniel Brookins
Hometown:  Coral Springs, FL
Involvement: Undergraduate Student Government Association President, Resident Assistant in the Commons, Kappa Sigma, Ablaze, Intramurals, CommunityFest Volunteer
Legacy: “These experiences have led me to see that it’s not organizations I want to change.  I want to be an agent of change by making meaningful investments in the lives of the people around me.  Whether these changes are big or small, I’ve realized through these experiences that investing in other people is the most meaningful change one can make.”


Nile Dresser

Nile Dresser
Hometown: Monroe, NC
Involvement: Secretary for Beta Theta Pi, President’s 64, Orientation Leader, Intramurals, Leadership Conference presenter, Intramurals
Legacy: “Who will come with me?  I was told I would have four years to think about the question but honestly it finally came to me about 10 hours ago.  Every single one of you will come with me”. 


Kat Fleming

Kat Fleming
Hometown: Satellite Beach, FL
Involvement: Vice-President of Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Vice-President of Exercise Science Student’s Organization, Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society, Official DII Soccer Representative for Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Research Symposium Representative for Exercise and Sports Science major, CommunityFest Volunteer
Legacy: “Throughout the years of overcoming adversity I have truly found my calling and my passion.  I know exactly where I want my future to go and how to accomplish my goals … I hope that through my passion for health and wellness, armed with my dedication and determination and equipped with everything that has been shared with me, I will give everything I have.  I will give more passion to my work.  I will give more dedication to my cause.  I will give more love to my friends and family.  I will trust more … I will GIVE more.” 


Jennifer Goetzl

Jennifer Goetzl
Hometown: Aurora, CO
Involvement: Delta Phi Epsilon, Fundraising Chair of Psychology Club
Legacy: “In my freshman year, I was given the amazing opportunity of taking an old storage room and converting it into a fully functioning office that would act as the home for all student organizations … Looking ahead, I will continue to make a positive and impactful difference in the lives of those around me by focusing on the youth of the world.  I will achieve this by going into the field of school counseling.”


Lindsey Goldstein

Lindsey Goldstein
Hometown: Pembroke Pines, FL
Involvement: President of Omicron Delta Kappa, Vice President of Traditions for SEABoard, President’s 64, Homecoming Committee Director, Orientation Leader, Leadership On Demand Facilitator, Leadership Conference Presenter
Legacy: “I realized in a lot of ways I have been a fish trying to climb a tree.  I let my fear of failing stop me from opportunities such as trying out for a sorority because I didn’t think I was pretty enough or would be liked enough.  I didn’t try out for SGA because I was scared of not being elected.  I learned that I am never going to be the best at science like all of the bio majors at Nova.  But I have learned in a new of being my best, by being in the moment … To put it simply, when am I at my best  When I am not trying to be the best?” 


Josh Grant

Josh Grant
Hometown: Naples, FL
Involvement: Resident Assistant in Goodwin Hall, Undergraduate Student Government Association Residential Senator, Pledge Educator for Beta Theta Pi, Intramurals
Legacy: “As President of CAUSE this was the first time that everybody in an organization turned to me to find an answer to the problem, how are we going to get the organization back on track?  This was probably one of the biggest responsibilities I have had as a leader … Law school and the path to becoming a lawyer will be a difficult one … but, those experiences such as having people turn to me for guidance and making personal connections will benefit in the difficult path to becoming a lawyer.”


Brynne Hunt

Brynne Hunt
Hometown: Weston, FL
Involvement: President’s 64, ICUF, Delta Phi Epsilon


Sindy Mandujano

Sindy Mandujano
Hometown: La Ceiba, Atlántida
Involvement: Vice-President of American Association of University Women, President’s 64, CommunityFest Volunteer, Intramurals
Legacy: “I will do good to others even if they are mean to me.  Forgiving is something really hard to do, but once we do it, it’s very liberating.  Forgiving is not something we do for other people, we do it for our own inner peace and happiness.  So, now if someone asks me what will I commit to, my answer will be, living my life in a way where I can look back and smile, look back and feel a sense of pride and fulfillment, because why throw away the only life we get to live?”


Jennifer McDaniel

Jennifer McDaniel
Hometown: Kissimmee, FL
Involvement: President of American Association of University Women, Out of the Darkness Walk Committee, Intramurals
Legacy: “When things don’t work out, finding those next steps to get where you want to go and not giving up, that sometimes the path we take isn’t always the one we plan.  But I’ve learned that to get to your goals some paths have not been written yet and it’s up to you to write them.  Take the first step.”


Wacey Mooney

Wacey Mooney
Hometown: Hollywood, FL
Involvement: Community Action Using Student Empowerment, Athlete Training Student Organization, Cozy Corners, Intramurals, Crunch Brunch Volunteer
Legacy: “I do not know where I want to go in life.  I believe if we were to know where we will end up, we will never reach our full potential because we will be comfortable with the end result.  I do not want to know where I will end up if it means I will never reach my highest potential.  I would rather be the best I can be so no matter what happens I could be ready for where I end up.”


Dona Rose

Dona Rose
Hometown: Parkland, FL
Involvement: Vice President of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority, Inc., Resident Assistant,  President’s 64, United Greek Council delegate, Out of the Darkness Walk Committee
Legacy: “What do I want to influence?  I want to influence the field of medicine, challenge it so it could change from what it was to what it could be, and alter the idea of doctors simply working for money rather than care for their patients.”


Katie Ostrovecky

Katie Ostrovecky
Hometown:
Haymarket, Virgina
Involvement: Athletic Training Student Organization, FCA, Suicide Prevention Walk, Fall Senior Year Internship at Virginia Tech University