Meet our member: Rosalyn Delgado

Today we’re continuing our series on the people who make what we do possible — you, our supporting members. ❤️ Today we’re featuring Edgewater’s Rosalyn Delgado!

Where in town might people run into you? Volunteering at the Humane Society of Greater Miami, sipping on coffee at Vice City Bean, catching a free sweat session at Brickell City Centre or enjoying Peruvian food at Dr. Limon.

What made you decide to become a member of The New Tropic? I love the way your content is relayed to your readers. I look forward to reading about upcoming events, current Miami news and new places to eat in a nice flowing manner while drinking my morning coffee.

What’s something you’re working on — in big ways or small — that you could use help with? I work at a great English language school in Miami called Open Hearts Language Academy — OHLA. We welcome students from all over the world to our campus in Brickell to study English. We have recently created a program to give back to our community and home city that we love so much. We’ve launched a program called OHLA LIFE (Linguistic Improvement For Everyone).

Each Friday we offer free English classes to our community. Everyone is welcome to join no matter their level! The classes start at 9 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. We provide pastelitos and coffee during class breaks in an effort to have our community get to know our students and vice versa. 

If you’ve got a mom, dad, siblings, primos, tio, tia, abuelos or amigos who are new to the city and would like to learn English, they can sign up for OHLA LIFE at www.ohla.com

What local business do you think deserves a shoutout (and why)? NOA Cafe for always being delicious and kind to your customers, Vice City Bean because their coffee and granola are top notch, Sergio’s in the Gables for finally giving the world a “cuban cold brew,” Dr. Limon because “chilcanos” are totally the next pisco sours, and Josh’s Deli everything they make is amazing!

What’s a local event you went to recently that you loved? TripleFit+Global Wellness Day at the Hyatt in South Beach. the class was hosted by Roya Fit and it was amazing!

What’s a recent story you’ve read about Miami that you wish more people cared about? The recent rescue of 100+ of dogs and cats from a “hoarding” situation in Miami. this is so common in Miami. It opens the curtain on the ugly truth that puppy mills exist within our city, but there are ways in which we can help. 

There are so many places to volunteer in our beautiful city, especially at our local animal shelters. There are so many resources provided by Miami-Dade Animal Service and the Humane Society of Greater Miami for low income families to take care of their pets: low cost/free vaccines, micro chipping and free spay and neuter! 

It would be great if more people would visit the MDAS and HSGM websites and consider using their services.

What are you celebrating in your life right now? Celebrating seven years as an Edgewater resident! Also, I started a weight loss journey in March, and I recently celebrated a 30-pound loss so far.

Supporting members like Rosalyn make our work possible — and they get special perks like event discounts, ticket giveaways, and bonus content in the newsletter. Become a New Tropic member today to join the crew.