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Derly's story


When Derly first came to the U.S., she thought it would be for a few months. Twelve years later, she still lives here, and she loves her job in marketing for ALSAC, the fundraising and awareness organization for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. 

ALSAC employee Derly Sarmiento-Smith with her colleagues

Derly Sarmiento-Smith (center) with colleagues at a radio marketing event.

At ALSAC, I’ve been able to meet a lot of Hispanics, and it’s really nice to know each other and to learn about the cultures. We have different cultural nuances that we learn every single day.


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