Meet our Mentors

Meet the 2021-2022 Peer Mentors

*Peer Mentors with an asterisk next to their name serve on the 2021-2022 Peer Mentor Programming Board.

 

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T V W X Y Z

 

  Name Major(s) or Major Interests Minor(s) or Minor Interests Hometown Advice for New Students
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Shruti Agarwal '24

Business Undecided Chinese  Edison, NJ Take advantage of all the opportunities given to you by the Honors Program! Honors-only classes, events, and advisors are here to help you.

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Public Health Biological Sciences Piscataway, NJ Find a balance of work and leisure that best works for your productivity and goals, as well as your mental health.
Ann Albert

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Philosophy & Political Science   East Hanover, NJ Try not to worry so much! College is supposed to be fun and everything will fall into place eventually. Just have fun and try your best!
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Political Science Public Policy & South Asian Studies Hillsborough, NJ Rutgers has a lot to offer. Don't pressure yourself to do everything, but set goals to try out different opportunities and commit to a few!
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Computer Science & Cognitive Science Biological Sciences Woodbridge, NJ Never be afraid to visit that student club, reach out to that person in class, or run for that representative position. It will be worth it.
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Political Science Spanish & Religion West Orange, NJ In these uncertain times, I think it is best to embrace the unknown future and live presently each day.
Steven Arnold

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Cell Biology and Neuroscience Economics & Nutrition Livingston, NJ If you feel nervous or stressed during your first few days at Rutgers, try to remember that everyone else is in the same boat as you.
Photo of Jusleen Basra This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cultural Anthropology English & Sustainable Global Food Systems Colonia, NJ Take your time at Rutgers to really explore and discover new things about yourself - be open minded!
  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Mathematics Economics Manville, NJ Rutgers is a big school and it can sometimes be overwhelming.  However, the size of Rutgers can be used to your advantage.  Try to find a club/community to get yourself involved with and remember to utilize all the resources and help Rutgers has to offer. Also, most importantly, have fun and meet as many people as you can!
Photo of Brynn Bean This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cell Biology and Neuroscience Nutrition North Brunswick, NJ Take chances! Even if you are unsure about the outcome, you never know where it could lead you. Try new things and engage with new people.
Photo of Barbara Benda Barbara Benda '22 Astrophysics   Nutley, NJ Don't be afraid of stepping out of your comfort zone; there are tons of amazing opportunities available here!
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Biological Sciences Nutrition East Hanover, NJ My biggest piece of advice would be to stay organized! Also, don't feel scared to reach out to other students for help.
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Cell Biology and Neuroscience & Psychology   Chatham, NJ As cheesy as it sounds, time flies by! Do not be afraid to put yourself out there and pursue different activities!
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Economics Mathematics Ventnor City, NJ Join many groups and their mailing lists, as it provides great information on upcoming events and opportunities!
Bhuvi Boda

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Finance & Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Towaco, NJ Your time at Rutgers will fly by faster than you think. Push yourself outside your comfort zone and try to explore as much as you can.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Political Science Africana Studies Woodbridge, NJ Enjoy and take every opportunity at your fingertips, whether it's the chance to take an interesting class or whether it is the chance to meet a new friend.  Always take a chance because you never know when the opportunity will present itself again.
Samantha Brokaw

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Molecular Biology and Biochemistry   Piscataway, NJ You can change the schedule you are given, so if you don't like the schedule you get, change it! And take risks; go for that internship!
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Furkan Cakir '24

Biological Sciences Undecided Carneys Point, NJ Explore and utilize the opportunities Rutgers has to offer. Enjoy what you are learning and do not stress too much.
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Computer Science & Statistics   Clifton, NJ Have fun! Grades are important but the college experience is a once in a life time thing. Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone!
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Computer Science Economics & Mathematics  Plainsboro, NJ You get out of an experience what you give into it, so put yourself out there and have fun!
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Computer Science Sociology and Economics Mount Laurel, NJ Focus on academics and school first, but make sure to have fun. Try out new things, meet new people, join different clubs, expand your horizons.  Look out for your mental and physical health.
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Biological Sciences Sociology & Health and Society South Plainfield, NJ There will be times where giving up seems easiest, but perseverance is key. It's okay to rely on your support systems.

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Biological Sciences & Healthcare Administration Undecided North Bergen, NJ My best advice would be to go exploring. Do not hold yourself back from joining a club or program that seems interesting but foreign.
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Biological Sciences Psychology Parsippany, NJ Take advantage of every resource and opportunity available. Devote time in pursuing your passions and do not take anything for granted!
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Biological Sciences Undecided Chatham, NJ Make the most of the opportunities given to you. It's better to try and fail than to never try at all.
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Biological Sciences Health and Society Skillman, NJ Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way, you never know what doors it will open later on!
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English & Psychology Undecided East Brunswick, NJ Winston Churchill once said, "If you're going through hell, keep going." Our collective hell is almost over; keep persevering.

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Cell Biology and Neuroscience Undecided New Brunswick, NJ Be confident. Be open minded. Make the first move when it comes to making friends. Work hard, play hard. Choose classes that interest you.
Yashavani Dhawan

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Cell Biology and Neuroscience Spanish Mount Laurel, NJ Save your eyes and get blue light glasses.
Matthew Dilloian

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Biological Sciences Health and Society & Psychology Oakhurst, NJ Take any opportunity that comes your way, even if it is out of your comfort zone!
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Sahil Doshi '24

Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT) & Computer Science Economics Edison, NJ Stay up-to-date with all of your assignments/club meetings, set achievable goals for yourself every day, and don't be afraid to ask for help.
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Omay Edekar '24

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Chemistry & Religion Westfield, NJ Don't hesitate to reach out to others.
Maxine Ellicott This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Biological Sciences Psychology Williamstown, NJ Use the first few weeks to just explore, get involved, and make friends. This will make Rutgers feel more like home.
Photo of Fareeda Eraky This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cell Biology and Neuroscience Undecided Ocean, NJ Take advantage of being on campus: talk to people, spend time outside, attend random events, etc.! Don't feel pressured to only study.
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Political Science & English   Freehold, NJ Go to office hours and talk to your professors! Professors love to talk to their students about anything.
  Alon Fox '24 Cell Biology and Neuroscience Undecided Summit, NJ Take a deep breath. You've made it to college! Now, just enjoy your freshman year by taking advantage of everything Rutgers has to offer.
  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Psychology Biological Sciences Holmdel, NJ Get involved! Rutgers offers so many opportunities so don't be afraid to try out anything that sparks your interests.  You may discover a new passion and meet some amazing people along the way!
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Vrinda Gagarani '24

Exercise Science & Psychology Economics Monmouth Junction, NJ It's totally normal for college to feel overwhelming at first, but you'll adjust to college life and the workload in no time. :)
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Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT) & Marketing Women's and Gender Studies Monroe, NJ Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone!

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Cell Biology and Neuroscience Economics Morganville, NJ Enjoy every experience you have as an undergrad because, before you know it, these years will be over.

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Computer Science Business Administration & African Languages Skillman, NJ Enjoy your freshman year! Don't rush into creating a resume or applying for internships early; focus on coursework and acquiring new skills!
Isha Gill

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Biological Sciences Undecided Monroe Township, NJ Make the most out of your first year and establish good time management skills as soon as possible!
Joshua Gole

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Computer Science Mathematics & Business Administration Tenafly, NJ Don't be afraid to reach out for help! You are not alone. Whether it's academic or emotional, Rutgers has ample resources to help. :)

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Supply Chain Management & Marketing Undecided Piscataway, NJ It's easy to get caught up in your plans for the future, and while that's important, be sure to enjoy your first year and have fun!
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Genetics Spanish Manalapan, NJ Work hard, but do not forget to have fun and explore all of the opportunities that Rutgers has for you!
Shreya Gupta

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Cell Biology and Neuroscience Psychology Piscataway, NJ Don't be afraid to get out of your comfort zone and explore activities and opportunities. Getting involved will open numerous doors for you!
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Ummehani Hakimi This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Biological Sciences   Plainsboro, NJ You got it.
Photo of Kuhu Halder This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Computer Science Mathematics Highland Park, NJ Step out of your comfort zone, explore new interests and passions, and be involved in student organizations on campus.
Ahri Han This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry General History Fort Lee, NJ Embrace opportunities that challenge and inspire you! Every step beyond your comfort zone is a chance to learn something new about yourself.
Photo of Elaria Ibrahim This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Exercise Science Developmental Psychology & Psychology Edison, NJ You are the only obstacle to your goals. If you put in your mind that you can achieve something, you will, no matter the struggles you face.
Photo of Anum Ilyas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cell Biology and Neuroscience Psychology Paramus, NJ Don't be afraid to make new friends!! Making these connections makes your college experience a lot more meaningful and memorable.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Biological Sciences Psychooogy Atlantic City, NJ Put yourself out there! Devoting time with any organization will give you the full college experience and help you make lots of connections.
Riddhi Jadhav This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cell Biology and Neuroscience Health and Society Wayne, NJ Don't be afraid to leave your comfort zone and try something new!
  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Health Administration   Monmouth Junction, NJ "If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you." College is hard, but you always have a support system here that will help you achieve your goals!
Swathi Jayakumar

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Psychology Biological Sciences Parsippany, NJ Always be open to trying new things because you could find a passion for something you didn't expect.
Photo of Amalia Jimenez This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Psychology & Latino and Caribbean Studies   Piscataway, NJ Don't be afraid to get involved and find things you are passionate about beyond academics. And, most importantly, make time for self care!!
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Photo of Ritik Kadakia This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cell Biology and Neuroscience Business Administration Morganville, NJ Stay on top of your honors classes early because, as you get into more advanced classes, it's harder to find honors sections.
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Tejasvi Kalakota '23

Biological Sciences  Cultural Anthropology Cranbury, NJ Recognize that everyone faces unique challenges-especially during this pandemic. Work with your peers in combatting these hardships!
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Computer Science Undecided Marlboro, NJ There is so much to do and explore at Rutgers, so make sure to take advantage of it. Explore your interests and don't be afraid of failure.
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Jay Kavia '24

Cell Biology and Neuroscience  Nutrition Princeton, NJ Take things in their stride and as they come. It is important to focus on the now.
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Seemal Khan '22

Cognitive Science Biological Sciences South River, NJ Whenever you can, take advantage of all the resources and opportunities that Rutgers has to offer. Time flies!
Sanjna Khanna

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Finance Business Analytics Piscataway, NJ Take every opportunity that comes your way and don't be afraid to try new things!

Hanna Kim '23

Cell Biology and Neuroscience Spanish, Psychology, & Women's and Gender Studies Hillsborough, NJ There is no better time than now to do all the things you're afraid of.

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Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT)   Piscataway, NJ Take risks, try new things, and, most importantly, have fun!
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Biological Sciences  Business Administration Jersey City, NJ Everything is a new experience so try to branch out and take the time to explore. Just enjoy the ride!
Doriana Lacitignola

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Psychology & Cognitive Science Biological Sciences Clifton, NJ Do not stress. Seriously, don't. There are many faculty, staff, and peers (including me) who are there to support you during this time. :)
Christina Li

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Biological Sciences  Chinese Burlington Township, NJ Take breaks when you are feeling overwhelmed and don't feel guilty about them! Breaks can help you be more productive in the end.
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Biological Sciences Nutrition Westfield, NJ Rutgers can be challenging at first, but don’t give up! You will find friends and learn how to be a Rutgers student in no time!
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Cell Biology and Neuroscience Women's and Gender Studies Chatham, NJ Don't fret over not being where you want to be today; you will get there! Take each day as it comes, go explore Rutgers and get involved!
Ashley Mathai

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Computer Science Undecided Parlin, NJ Step outside your comfort zone! There's so many opportunities given to you at Rutgers, make the most of your four years here.
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Saumya Mavuri '24

Undecided Psychology Mount Laurel, NJ There are so many others in the same position as you, so do not worry about reaching out for help with anything you are struggling with!
Jovita Mesa

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Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT) French Bridgewater, NJ Step out of your comfort zone and approach every experience as a learning opportunity. Everything else will fall into place in its own time. :)
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Ardita Mirza '23

Criminal Justice & Political Science  Critical Intelligence Studies Flemington, NJ All that pent-up energy and excitement that you may have for the upcoming school year? Make use of it and enjoy these years at Rutgers!
  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Computer Science & Economics   Dayton, NJ Don't wait until you are ready, because more often than not what you're waiting to start makes you ready.
Matthew Mulkay

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Accounting & Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT)   Lumberton, NJ The extracurricular programs at Rutgers are excellent; find clubs, activities, and events that interest you and get involved!
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Economics & Cognitive Science Critical Intelligence Studies Metuchen, NJ Get involved! There are so many amazing organizations at Rutgers and the best way to connect and meet people is by joining!
Photo of Sachin Mysore This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cell Biology and Neuroscience Physics Edison, NJ Try to get a healthy dose of confidence, anxiety, and motivation from wherever you can (rivals, professors, etc.) when studying any courses.
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Public Health Political Science & Biological Sciences Old Bridge, NJ Relax and take things one step at a time.
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Photo of Tommy Newton This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Chemistry, Mathematics, & Music Milltown, NJ Get yourself out there early. Make connections, go outside of your comfort zone, and experience all that Rutgers has to offer!
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Van Ngo '23

Cell Biology and Neuroscience Psychology Bridgewater, NJ No matter what happens, do NOT give up! Remember to take good care of yourself and stay healthy, because YOU matter most, not your grades!

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Biological Sciences Health and Society Newark, NJ The internal competition you will have with yourself will result in tremendous growth to your character.
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Photo of Shravani Pamireddy This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT) & Marketing Undecided Edison, NJ Take advantage of every opportunity that Rutgers and, specifically, the Honors Program has to offer you. And, don't be afraid to ask for help!
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Cell Biology and Neuroscience Psychology Marlton, NJ Don't be afraid to ask questions! If you're thinking it, there is a good chance that others are also thinking the same thing.
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Finance & Accounting Statistics Piscataway, NJ Go out of your comfort zone. College is about trying new things, so do not be shy.
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Finance & Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT) Real Estate Concentration Bloomfield, NJ Make the most of every second; they say time flies when you're having fun for a reason. :)
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Hiral Patel '23*

Genetics Biological Sciences Secaucus, NJ Staying organized is important; keep a detailed calendar with your commitments including upcoming exams, social events, and extracurriculars.
Photo of Keya Patel This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Computer Science Mathematics New Brunswick, NJ Prioritize your academics, but don't miss out on the college experience. Find your people and your passion at Rutgers as early as possible.
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Cell Biology and Neuroscience Psychology Pompton Lakes, NJ Enjoy Rutgers as much as possible and stay safe. :)
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Meera Patel '22

Political Science & Economics   South Plainfield, NJ Follow your dreams and passions! Everyone's college journey is unique, so do what you think is best for yourself.
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Cell Biology and Neuroscience Psychology Piscataway, NJ Try new things! Sometimes, it's fun to take a class that sounds interesting, even if it's not for your major. Just do what you enjoy.
Photo of Akhil Patil This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Finance & Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT) Sports Management Chesterfield, NJ Make sure to step out of your comfort zone and take advantage of opportunities you wouldn't normally go for.
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Lavanya Pushparaj This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Psychology & Cell Biology and Neuroscience   Edison, NJ Be willing to try new things, and find something that makes you happy! Don't be afraid to reach out when you need help.
Photo of Sukanya Puthur This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. English & Journalism and Media Studies Psychology Monmouth Junction, NJ While Rutgers can seem dauntingly large, there's something here for everyone, and you will find your niche. Be yourself and have fun!

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Cell Biology and Neuroscience Health Administration, Psychology, & Computer Science East Windsor, NJ It's okay to not have all the answers. Don't be afraid to reach out to those around you for support and guidance.
Photo of Karina Rajput This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT) Undecided Monmouth Junction, NJ My most important piece of advice for the next class would be to never put anything else before your own physical health and mental health.
Aishwarya Ramaswamy

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Supply Chain Management & Marketing Entrepreneurship Concentration Dayton, NJ  Not all the knowledge you gain will be in the classroom. Meet people, ask questions, and learn things even if it's not your major.
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Rebecca Raush '24

English Undecided Cherry Hill, NJ Take risks and try new things! Make every moment at Rutgers count!! :)
Spruha Ravikumar '24 Computer Science & Music   Kendall Park, NJ Take a step out of your comfort zone, connect with new people, and take advantage of everything Rutgers has to offer!
Photo of Gabriela Rivera Gabriela Rivera '22 Spanish & Psychology   Middletown, NJ It is so important to get involved! Rutgers has so many clubs and organizations and this is a great way to meet new people!
  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Linguistics Psychology & Jewish Studies Flemington, NJ Approach each day with an open mind, and never be afraid to follow your dreams or try something new!
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Michael Ryvin '23

Political Science Computer Science & Data Science East Brunswick, NJ  Now is your time to be yourself and define yourself. No one is here to tell you who to be and don't force yourself to be someone you're not.
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Jaidyn Schaer '24

Biological Sciences Psychology Freehold, NJ Attend as many social events as possible as this is a great opportunity to meet new friends.
Noah Schneider This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Accounting & Finance   Marlboro, NJ College is all about balance. It is very important to do well with school and internships; you will always remember the friends you make.
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Riddhi Shah '24*

Finance & Computer Science   Plainsboro, NJ Not everything has to go as planned; it's important to find something you love doing. Don't be afraid to branch out and change your plans!
  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cell Biology and Neuroscience Certificate in Women's Leadership Cupertino, CA Give yourself the opportunity to grow and explore.  Take advantage of all the opportunities Rutgers has to offer, but remember that you don't have to do everything at once!
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Finance & Business Analytics and Information Technology (BAIT)   Skillman, NJ Don't be afraid to reach out to your peers and upperclassmen and make the most of your time here at Rutgers!
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Biological Sciences Public Health Berkeley Heights, NJ Enjoy the independence, and try to find one thing you can look forward to everyday!
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Psychology French & Gender and Media Holmdel, NJ Get involved on campus, get out of their comfort zone, and have fun!
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Genetics Psychology & Health and Society Edison, NJ There will always be light at the end of the tunnel!
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Mitali Shroff '24

Cell Biology and Neuroscience Business Administration Plainsboro, NJ Enjoy your time at Rutgers, whether virtual or hybrid, knowing that you have tons of resources you can reach out to at anytime!

Laura Shu '22

Biological Sciences Public Health Livingston, NJ Take classes that are unrelated to your major! Even if you think a class is impractical, it can be enriching and change your worldview.
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This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cell Biology and Neuroscience Psychology Plainsboro, NJ Be yourself, only you can be yourself. Also, find something you are passionate about, and spend time working on your passion.
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  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Cell Biology and Neuroscience Psychology & Computer Science East Brunswick, NJ Don't be afraid to try new things! You may find that your favorite experience ends up being the one outside of your comfort zone.
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Public Health   Biological Sciences Old Bridge Township, NJ Believe in your capabilities and take each day one step at a time. Do not let any single course, exam, or assignment define your worth as a student.
Manjari Swarna

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Biological Sciences   Psychology New Brunswick, NJ Enjoy your experience at Rutgers to the fullest!! Don't be afraid to try new things and get involved, because college really is amazing!

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Psychology Biological Sciences Old Bridge, NJ Enjoy these next four years! This is a time of self discovery, make the most of it.
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Cell Biology and Neuroscience Religion & Psychology Flemington, NJ Time management is key! Make to-do lists for each day, start long-term assignments or exam studying early, and try your best to stick to it!
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Anna Trinh '24

Public Health Spanish Lindenwold, NJ You don't need to know for sure what to major in yet. Just pay attention to your small interests, and explore different classes!
Photo of Vinnie Vaca This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Biological Sciences Psychology Bayonne, NJ From now on, in everything you do, do your best, and do it with passion. All you have to do is learn with an open mind and an open heart.
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