Sidra Zia

Sidra seeks to actively engage with her diverse pursuits.  In addition to coursework, she has actively participated in independent study/research in the areas of astrophysics, Philosophy, Middle Eastern Studies/Arabic, and Sculpture. Her passion doesn’t end at the borders of Rutgers as she also participates in philanthropic extracurricular activities outside of Rutgers in both New Brunswick…

Sarah Waxman

Sarah is described by her nominator as being able to “do anything and everything well, but she is especially good at being a leader, being a generous, personable, creative and forceful agent for positive improvement.   She makes every group in which she involves herself, better.” During her time at Rutgers she has embodied the legacy…

Jeremy Goldsmith

Jeremy has been recognized for exercising the principles Paul Robeson devoted his life to: scholarship, humanitarianism, advocacy, and artistry. This student is actively involved in Students Against Sweatshops, Ben Azzai: Social Justice Through a Jewish Lens, Verbal Mayhem, and is a founding member of Rutgers J Street U. He places his efforts to help feed…

Sapphira Tsang

Sapphira Tsang has exemplified remarkable creativity, ingenuity, and resourcefulness through their efforts both on and off campus. Her unique passion for market research led her to found the Data Analytics Lab student organization, where she effortlessly inspires others to expand upon the knowledge they gained from class and apply them to real life entrepreneurial projects.…

Rutgers University Habitat for Humanity

Rutgers University Habitat for Humanity works tirelessly to combat the lack of sustainable and affordable housing in the community.   To do this, they have developed a three-pronged model to address the universal issue of improper shelter including service, fundraising and advocacy.  They also attend service based workshops at RU, seek local donors, and have partnered…

Rutgers Hillel

Rutgers Hillel is an organization that fosters innovation by allowing its’ students, leaders and general members, to create their own programming and new initiatives. This group fosters a creative and original environment that encourages students to follow their passions.  Their social justice initiatives have made a difference as well, with students visiting hospital patients in…

Benjamin Kern

Benjamin Kern is a distinguished student board member at Rutgers Hillel, he is an active member of the Reform Jewish community on campus, and is a David Project fellow and intern. He is an exemplary leader in the Jewish community as well as the campus cultural community at large. Through his work with The David…

Vlad Carrasco

Vlad Carrasco is a high-achieving student involved in a variety of organizations. He serves as the Livingston Caucus Chair for RUSA and the Director of University Relations for RHA. In these roles this student has represented the student body and provided a platform for students to voice their concerns with a RUSA Town Hall. This…