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Welcome WFIT Intern Heleni Orjales

Heleni hard at work in the studio.

After exploring different options, Heleni found her calling in the career of communication. Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Heleni grew up surrounded by media. She was in a dance academy where she performed in front of audiences and competed against other dance companies. She was also a model and used to represent an important model agency in the island through contests, runway shows and television appearances.

In 2000 her family moved to California where she spent most of her high school years as a member of the school’s salsa club. Following her grandmother’s footsteps, she pursued a career in medicine. She then realized that her passion for music and media was stronger, and moved to Melbourne, Florida to finish her degree in the career of communication at FIT. She is currently working as a volunteer intern at WFIT, where she hopes to gain more insight of how the industry works.

Heleni is bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish, enjoys Latin music, has two dogs, Bachy and Tito, and a blue and gold macaw named Tenshi.