Athlete Student Spotlight: Kevin Hejnas

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.

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#RUIDProject: Tatianna Amatruda

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.

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Woke Radio

Aswan Carbonell, a senior majoring in political science and minoring in entrepreneurship and music is the host and creator of Woke Radio. The show went on air this semester, and airs every Thursday from 10pm-12am on one of Rutgers own channels, WRSU.

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#RUIDProject: Sean Downey

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.

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250 for 250: Nadine Azari

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.

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250 for 250: Radha Patel

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.

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250 for 250: Deondre Smalls

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.

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#RUIDProject: Safaa Khan

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.

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#RUIDProject: Allison Chicoma

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.

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#RUIDProject: Karishma Motwani

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.

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