Dalyanis Becerra

Degree: Master of Social Work

College: Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work 

Dalyanis Becerra’s success is driven by her unwavering commitment to uplift her family. 

Born and raised in Miami, Dalyanis’ relatives and teachers were the pillars that kept her grounded during tumultuous times. At school, she channeled her energy into her studies and excelled in her classes.

At 16, she graduated with her superintendent high school diploma of distinction and enrolled in Miami Dade College, where her ambitions landed her the American Dream Scholarship to help fund her studies. Two years later, she transferred to Florida International University, where her professor Natalia Giordano inspired her to pursue degrees in social work.  

While at FIU, Becerra’s brother lost his life unexpectedly. As she and her family grieved the loss of her brother, Dalyanis was determined to get to work. She secured multiple jobs and internships while juggling her studies. She also opened a carwash to help ensure an income for her family. With a packed schedule, Dalyanis still excelled in academia, securing the competitive Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program scholarship, which helped her through her master’s degree.  

Today, Dalyanis graduates at 23 with her Master in Social Work. Her goal is to help individuals embrace life’s challenges and become the best version of themselves. She plans to secure her real estate license soon to help her achieve her next goal in life along with her boyfriend, Jonathan - to open a shelter in memory of her brother that provides necessities, a safe haven, and mental health counseling for families in times of need.   

By Stephanie Rendon 
Senior Account Manager 
Robert Stempel College of Public Health & Social Work