#RUIDProject: Barakah Iqbal

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.

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#RUIDProject: Rebekkah McLellan

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.

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#RUIDProject: Kelly Rogers

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.

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#RUIDProject: Kierra Pean

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.

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#RUIDProject: Ankita Veta

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.

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#RUIDProject: Kofi Addo

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.

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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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