Belinda

Belinda

I am a student at Rutgers University–Newark in the Class of 2017, pursuing a degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration. As a first-generation college student raised in a Haitian household, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to come from a family that is unfamiliar with the United States and its culture. Growing up, my parents instilled perseverance in me, especially in education. In high school, I participated in college access programs that prepared me for higher education. Now, as a college student, I serve as an office manager and student mentor to high school students who come from similarly disadvantaged backgrounds. After experiencing both sides of the spectrum, I realized that working for a team that helps staff and students is extraordinarily fulfilling.

I thrive on empowering others. Working with high school students has taught me the importance of advocating for those that cannot advocate for themselves. I want to continue impacting the lives of people I interact with every day. I want to inspire them to become better versions of themselves. In the process, I get to be a better version of myself, as well.

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