Baraka’s identity is multidimensional. Rutgers’ diverse student body has enabled her to embrace all aspects of her identity and become more vocal about her beliefs.
Rixie found a sense of belonging while at Rutgers and will always view this school and community as her home away from home.
While at Rutgers, Taylor Au has learned to appreciate the little things and act with purpose.
Rebekkah has been through obstacles to be where she is now. Thanks to the support of her family, friends and Rutgers, she has been able to gain confidence in herself to pursue her dreams.
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.
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.
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.