250 for 250: Atif Ahmad

Atif Ahmad moved to the United States at the age of 19 from Bangladesh to pursue his dream of attending law school. Find out how Atif’s passion for law transformed into one for policy, as well as the lessons he’s learned along the way.

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Letters To My First-Year Self: Mercedes Samuels

This piece is part of the Letters to My First-Year Self series in which students (current or past) look back on their first year here at Rutgers and give advice to their former selves. Mercedes emphasizes the importance of self-love and reminds her first-year self to live in the present rather than constantly worrying about the future.

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250 for 250: Breahnna Saunders

On top of being full-time students, we often work part-time jobs, dedicate our time to various organizations, and occasionally, we shower. If you’re an introvert with anxiety, college isn’t easy and it’s certainly not always comfortable. Breahnna Saunders, a graduating senior, continues to work with her introverted personality while maintaining several leadership positions here at RU.

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250 for 250: Jamie Layne

Meet the out-of-state Rutgers senior from Arizona who has studied abroad in three different countries, interned in the State Department in Washington D.C. and aspires to be a United States Ambassador!

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250 for 250: Davon McCurry

Davon McCurry’s emotional challenges in his first year at college only drove him to achieve more by establishing the Siani Strong Foundation in his late sister’s memory, where he helps families of cancer patients raise funds for treatment. Read about Davon’s determination in making a difference, while keeping the memory of his sister alive.

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250 for 250: Patrice Williams

“Everything I do surrounds bodily autonomy, reproductive justice, combating systemic and racial oppression, and understanding the power of language, which has the ability to shape how we make and create lived realities, policies, spaces, and knowledge.” Find out how Patrice Williams, a fourth year Douglass student, is making a difference at Rutgers and the surrounding communities.

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250 for 250: Shantell Missouri

Shantell Missouri’s college career has been full of ups and downs, but she wouldn’t trade it for the world. Find out how she got involved on campus as an orientation leader and Scarlet Ambassador, and how she dealt with having to take a semester off from college due to financial struggles.

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250 for 250: Chioma Egekeze

Chioma Egekeze has been a Scarlet Knight since birth! She loved Rutgers from the first time she visited Rutgers Day when she was young. Discover how her passion for Public Health has led her to prepare for graduate and law school.

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250 for 250: Marie Callahan

Marie Callahan, a fourth-year studying Social Work has harnessed her passion for international by co-founding “RU Global Citizens,” while taking this interest further by studying abroad in China and India. Describing her travel as being a transformative experience, Marie will be inspiring students with hearing impairments by traveling to UC Berkley and Beijing this semester to showcase her ongoing project through the Clinton Global Initiative.

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250 for 250: Robert Kertz

Robert Kertz has risen through the ranks of Rutgers’ Navy ROTC Program and is going to serve our country on a U.S. Navy submarine post graduation. Find out how Robert became interested in the Navy and how he balanced ROTC with academics.

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250 for 250: Dan Corey

Dan Corey is the Daily Targum’s newest editor-in-chief. He also broadcasts a weekly radio show on WRSU (Rutgers Radio) and interned with 94.3 last summer. Perhaps even more impressive, however, is the fact that he is only a sophomore. Find out how Dan got involved at Rutgers as a freshman and how he plans to make the most of the rest of his college career.

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