Demitra Kallis (alumna & previous staff member) is a graduate of Austin Preparatory School and of Salem State University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Having spent the past 6 years as a registered nurse, she currently works in an intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is working hard towards continuing education in hopes of earning her CCRN which will certify her as a critical care nurse for acute patients.
What is your fondest Kidstock memory?
I have so many great memories from Kidstock as a camper and an employee that it’s hard to choose! I started as camper at 5 years old and worked there until I was 21. I still say Kidstock! was my favorite job and I even know most of the songs still by heart! But if I had to choose, my fondest memory would be dressing up every Wacky-Wednesday!
Did you do any other camps/programs in the area other than Kidstock?
I mostly attended Kidstock as a child but I also remember attending the Boys and Girls Club and Camp Six Acres in Medford for a few weeks in the summer!
In what ways do you find that you have to be creative in order to be successful?
Even in the medical field there are always ways to be creative! Thinking outside of the box to diagnose and treat, and the ability to educate a patient and their families can take some serious creative thinking.
Any skills that you feel Kidstock! helped you get started with?
Spending most of my time growing up at Kidstock! (and Ballet Arts Centre) helped shape many aspects of my life! I learned to be patient, offer kindness and support for my peers, and be able to work together as a group to achieve our goals!
Any notable accomplishments that have happened since you've left Kidstock?
A few years ago, I won a contest on The Ellen Show! I went on a cross country road trip with 3 other winners and Jeannie! We went to 5 different states and surprised families with huge prizes. At the end of the trip, they flew my mom out to surprise me and even gave me a car! It’s a trip I’ll never forget!