Kelly came to Rutgers unsure of her major and career goals. Three years later, she feels much more certain about the future and is thankful to have discovered subjects she feels passionate about.
As the daughter of two immigrant Haitian parents, Kierra struggled to find a feeling of belonging growing up. It wasn’t until she came to Rutgers that she felt accepted by a diverse student body and discovered new opportunities to explore other cultures.
These students are working hard both inside and outside of class. Learn what inspires them and how to motivate yourself to stay true to your fitness goals this semester.
Ankita Veta has always been passionate about learning. Since coming to Rutgers, she has channeled this passion into a mission and is now the president of a club that fundraises money to provide scholarships for women who are the first in their families to get an education.
Kofi, or Nicholas, gives the background story of his name and how it has played an integral part in his Rutgers journey. Here Kofi shares his identity through his name and his story.
Gabe is from Piscataway. Rutgers’ English and Media studies degree has given Gabe an opportunity to connect to his hometown in creative ways.
Kevin Hejnas is the president of the Powerlifting Club at Rutgers. A natural-born athlete, Kevin took up powerlifting during college where he fell in love with the sport. His passion for nutrition makes him more successful, as he has learned to balance his diet with the sport.
Tatianna came to Rutgers with a completely different mindset on what she wanted to do in life. After being asked what she really enjoyed doing, she focused on her passion. Ever since, she’s had various internships and been inducted in one of the most esteemed honor societies at Rutgers.
Sean Downey considered himself an introvert throughout most of his life. It wasn’t until his sophomore year of college that he decided change needed to be made and his talents should no longer be hidden. Learn more about how Sean used Rutgers as the platform that would help him begin to take new strides and leaps.
Nadine Azari is on the Board of Directors for Rutgers’ largest student-run event, Dance Marathon. She is also in her third year as a Resident Assistant on College Avenue, where students go to her for support. Nadine plans to do research abroad when she graduates in May.