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.
As the youngest in her family, Allison set expectations to follow in the footsteps of her brother and sister. As she began her journey at Rutgers she realized that she had to leave her own footsteps. Learn about Allison’s self-discovery of her passions and career endeavors.
Karishma came to Rutgers thinking she would spend most of her time studying or on a dance team, but once she joined RUPA, everything changed. Find out how Karishma uncovered new interests and combined seemingly polar opposite passions into a diverse college career.
From a young age, a love for competition and sports has fueled Julia. Whether cheering on her beloved Patriots or pushing herself to be the victor, her fierce spirit has never faded. Find out how Julia’s passion for sports helped her discover her place here at Rutgers.
Since coming to Rutgers, Nick Cahill embarked on a successful weight loss journey, got involved in a fraternity and numerous on-campus organizations, and turned his passion for history into numerous internship opportunities. Find out how Nick is making the most of his college journey.
Bhavna has lived in many different countries and has called many different places home. Find out how her time at Rutgers has enabled her to define a personal identity within a larger community and carve her own path.
Ajay Kashi, a senior studying chemical engineering and physics, has conducted research on renewable energy in world-renowned schools like the University of Southern California and Columbia University. Originally from California, Ajay has always had a specific interest in climate change and has gone a step further by trying to tackle this problem through his involvement both at Rutgers and on an international level.
Michael found his home at Rutgers. He has the opportunity to showcase his words in front of a large crowd that he has come to know as family.
Sydney’s transition to a new school 3000 miles away from home was tough, but through Rutgers she has been able to immerse her creativity in her work and make new friends.
For Shantell, gratification doesn’t always need to come from recognition. She believes she has made a difference in the lives of many people around her without having to step into the limelight or receive any validation.