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.
Radha Patel is a third year supply chain student who has not only interned for companies including Diaspark and Verizon, but also remains actively involved on campus as an RA, a RBS tour guide, and as the Director of Internal Affairs for her professional fraternity, Phi Chi Theta.
Jason Gaines tells the story of how the Rutgers Future Scholar Program helped shape his identity and affinity for Rutgers, as well as how he dealt with the untimely death of his mother.
Find out how Deondre chose Rutgers and has taken advantage of the opportunities and extracurriculars offered. He is on his way to graduate in Journalism and Media Studies in May 2017. He’s landed an internship with CNN and hopes to work in sports production after graduation.
Safaa Khan’s hijab has ignited her desire to stand up for marginalized communities and defy inaccurate stereotypes. Her decision to wear her hijab while at Rutgers has enabled her to not just be okay with her identity, but to be proud of it.