2022 Cohort

Participants Matthew Kassi Matthew Kassi is a political science student at The Illustrious Howard University. He is the son of two Ivorian immigrants and a member of the ever-diverse Jersey City community. His unique perspective taught him to respect innate cultural differences and champion inclusivity and diversity in all facets. Matthew has volunteered in urban …

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2021 Cohort

Participants Rimsha Reem Laurence Fine David Chaudhari Julia Almeida Divanshi Kaur Nour Abdelwahab Jose Matos Misha Godha Khadija Khalid Ashley Gonzalez Ashly Estrada Mark Rajah

2020 Cohort

Participants Zuleima Quinonez Madjibe Benedicte Kagne Meer Ismail Ali Brandon Ambrossi Areeba Sajid Daniel Gendy Cayla Aquino Anisa Robinson Hajar Murray Gianella Brignoni Genesis Gabriela Vargas Justin Nguyen Nicholas Molina Topu Saha Juhi S. Naik Waez Umer Murtaza Raja Hooryah Raja Jessica Flores Emanuel Rivera

Olivia Durham

Olivia Durham was born in Manhattan and moved across the Hudson to Jersey City at 6 years old. She has attended five different schools all within walking distance of her home in McGinley Square, giving her a unique perspective on local education. Olivia will be a Senior at Lincoln High School where she is student …

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Marco Rezk

Marco Rezk lives by his motto every single day: “I want to help people.” Going to McNair Academic and then Dickinson High School, Marco now goes to New Jersey City University, where he is double majoring in political science and philosophy. He was born and raised in Jersey City, and wants to contribute to the …

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Hisham Hraiche

Hisham Hraiche is from Jersey City, having graduated from High Tech High School where he cofounded the mock trial club. In High Tech, he majored in drama, with a history of modeling and acting out of school, making appearances in commercials and in Law and Order, as well as appearing in magazines and billboards for …

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Allison Nguyen

Allison Nguyen is an incoming sophomore at the Rutgers Honors College in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy. She graduated from McNair Academic High School and was part of the National Honors Society and was a chemistry tutor. While her academic interests lie in the sciences and in healthcare, she is also very passionate about …

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